The greatest Christmas 12/26/2016

On December 26, 2016, after two low key days in Edgeware, we were ready to get out and about in London. And out and about we did! We walked all over and the girls were such troopers! (D got a lot of time in the Ergo :)) We went to see the changing of the guard at Buckingham palace, I tried to look for Will and Kate at Kensington, we walked to see Big Ben, explored St James’s park, then through Green Park to meet our friend Michael and his lovely companion Monique near Wellington Arch before heading into Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.
We totally gave Mike an out but he insisted they were up for meeting our full crew for Winter Wonderland. I was so glad we went with them because Mike and Timmy did the rides with the girls while baby Declan stayed with Monique and I. When we got hungry we hit the beer garden for brews, pretzels and the girls got down to music…and used Mike as a jungle gym. We talked international politics, life, love and had the most lovely time. Then they dropped us at an Italian restaurant to cap the night. We recently read a magic treehouse story that mentioned Hyde Park and the girls remember it well! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งโ™ฅ๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ

The changing of the guard at Kensington Palace

St. James’s and Green Park



(This did not come through to the blog, bit this was a 360 degree photo)

Tim was amazing at these.

Me and the crew at Buckingham… Notice the much needed coffee!! โ˜•

Games and rides at Hyde Park. Rose especially loved the bumper cars… The announcer kept saying “Dodge em!!!” and she repeated it for days!
Note Annabelle pulling Mike around like she’d known him for years…

More rides… And Michael Jorge as a jungle gym!


She’s posing in front of that bridge in St James’s park because it was on an episode of Sherlock

Mike and Monique โ™ฅ๏ธ

Getting down to some live (American) music. Always, my loves, dance like no one is watching!

We terrorized this Italian Restaurant. Rose housed that huge bowl of pasta…look at those bags under her eyes…what a trooper.


Beautiful, crowded streets of London. Note the double decker red buses ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งโ™ฅ๏ธ

Author: marybethgaige

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