…and Through the Woods

On Christmas morning, after opening presents in Greenwood, we left for Evansville to spend the rest of our Christmas break with my family. Fortunately, my family is used to waiting well into the day to open presents.

It’s been a Knight family tradition for my mother to prolong the present opening as long as possible. One year, we were required to make our beds before opening gifts — after we had already had a long, sit down breakfast. It’s torture, but this year, I was thankful so that Ryan, Charlotte and I could be there in time for the main event.

It wasn’t long after we arrived that Jeff Knight posed for his new favorite photo opp. And then he finally gave up the babies so that Marmee could hold both of them together for the first time ever.

grandpa_jeff

marmee

The day after Christmas, the Midwest blizzard struck Evansville, and it’s safe to say, there is no place I’d rather be snowed in than my parents’ house.

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Baby Carol in the snow.
Baby Carol in the snow.

We indulged in lots of snow ice cream, egg nog and marathon sessions of Ticket to Ride, the new favorite board game in the Knight household. Oh…and there was lots of taking care of babies too. It was a little weird to have TWO small babies at our house during Christmas. If one wasn’t crying, the other one was. There was no big family outing to the movie theater; rather, we had to go in shifts.

But the babies definitely brought a different kind of magic, and I can’t wait for next year when they’re both toddling around the Christmas tree and playing together.

"There, there, Jack. I'm only a total psycho some of the time." However, Jack looks pretty skeptical.
“There, there, Jack. I’m only a total psycho some of the time.” However, Jack looks pretty skeptical.

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Well, Charlotte sure surpasses Jack in one thing: head circumference.
Well, Charlotte sure surpasses Jack in one thing: head circumference.

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