Saturday, December 28, 2013

Topeka Christmas

Friday afternoon we arrived in Topeka to celebrate with Ben's mom's side.
It was a beautiful afternoon.

Noah loved the very short ramp...he went UP and DOWN over and over. Prior to getting so brave to walk down it, he would turn around and "slide"down. It was very entertaining for him..and probably equally to watch him.

We checked into the hotel (thank you Jack and Karen!!) and enjoyed the pool for a couple hours while Noah took a nap. Sam, Diana, Phil, and Great Grandpa John came over to enjoy the water too. Christian thoroughly enjoyed himself.

We went back to Grandpa and Grandma H's house for the celebration part.
Noah was supervising his great aunts and grandma in the kitchen.

 Mary Hope (Arizona), Diana, and Priscilla (Berlin, Germany)

Prior to eating we opened presents...
Grandpa H read him the book he and Grandma gave...Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel.

Priscilla and Christian played with his new bath toys...his orcas. He is so funny about orcas, ever since he learned about them at preschool. He has many facts that he can share about them!!

Jack and Karen (Colorado) flew in, and arrived around 8:45. So we opened a few more presents...all the "light" gifts were a big hit for everyone!!

A John/Betty Bergey family photo

The four cousins...
Ruby (Germany), Paulina (Arizona), Ben and Sam

We got back to the hotel about 10:30ish...I've never seen Christian fall asleep so fast. It was very impressive. I guess the fun-filled day, and two hours of swimming without a nap will do it! I'm glad we got to see everyone, we had a very Merry Christmas with the Bergey's!

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