Ellie was lucky enough to have her Grandpa Crawford and Estelle visit the 19th through the 22nd.
Pete worked really hard and late the week before they arrived so that he could spend most of the afternoons home with us.
Ellie got to make gingerbread cookies for the first time - an annual tradition for me and Pete!
We opened presents under the tree with them Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday after Carl and Estelle left, I hosted a cookie exchange. However, in all the excitement, I failed to take a single picture. Suffice it to say that we had a great time! There were five mommies and five baby girls all together and we finished off the afternoon by making hand print ornaments we had seen on Pinterest. Then it was time for all the darling babies to whisked off to their homes for their afternoon naps.
Pete got home from Dayton Thursday evening and mentioned that he had a scratchy throat (note the foreshadowing).
Friday Matt and Jen came by while they were in town/on their way to Jen's parents. Again, we opened presents under the tree. By 'we' I, of course, mean Ellie.
Then we all went to an early dinner at Pazzo's, where Ellie tasted her first-ever cheesy bread!
It was love at first bite! (why yes, that is a cutie nutcracker-bapron)