I took Lily down to the eye clinic two days before Christmas to pick up her new glasses and guess who was there to help her?!?!?
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Back in October we had family pictures made again. I almost didn't have them done this year but Lily and Parker have both changed so much since last year because they both got glasses so I decided to go ahead and do them. I am so glad I did- they turned out great! Kim did another great job capturing our family and I was so pleased with the results!
Saturday, December 27, 2014
After Grandma and Papa left, the kids got everything ready for Santa and his reindeer. They each picked a cookie to leave Santa, Eden got the carrots for the reindeer and Parker poured the milk.
The kids slept until 6:45 which is actually a little later than I was expecting. They couldn't wait to see what Santa had brought them!
More books for Parker! So thankful he loves to read!
Barbie cars for the girls
This was the first Christmas that we didn't have anywhere to go after our family Christmas and it was so nice to relax and not feel rushed. After a leisurely breakfast, the kids got to start playing with their toys and Cory and I got to sit and enjoy watching them play.
We did drive over to Emily and Jon's for dinner on Christmas night. Emily and Jon surprised Addison, Aubrey, and Ryan by finishing out their upstairs bonus room/playroom so we went over to play with them for a few hours in their new room.
Another great Christmas had come and gone! I always feel so blessed this time of year and am so thankful for my family and the time I get to spend with them during the holidays! I hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas too!
We enjoyed celebrating with Grandma and Papa on Christmas Eve this year.
The kids were so excited about opening presents and did not want to wait until after dinner so we compromised and let them open their stockings before dinner. The girls loved their Hello Kitty dolls and Parker loved his new Lego Movie pajama pants.
They played Connect Four while I finished getting dinner ready and then we enjoyed a great meal with ham (courtesy of Dr. Ranelle), scalloped potatoes, green beans, fruit salad and pretzel rolls.
After dinner, the kids finally got to open their presents! Eden and Lily loved their new Elsa doll and Parker had fun learning how to transform his helicopter into a dinosaur.
We had a great Christmas Eve with Grandma and Papa. We are so blessed that both sets of grandparents live close and that we get to spend quality time with them at every holiday.
We celebrated Christmas with Granna and Granstan on Christmas Eve Eve this year because Uncle Jon was on shift on Christmas Eve and Aunt MerMer had to work on Christmas Day. Luckily, the kids are still young enough that they don't care when we celebrate as long as they get to open a few presents!
We started our gathering with the annual family picture in front of Granna's Christmas tree. The kids not only cooperated for our picture but for a few with Granna and Granstan too. (It's amazing how well they cooperate when you tell them they can't open their presents until they smile for a few pictures!)