Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tis the Season!

So much fun stuff going on these past few weeks. This is all a little out of order. We traveled to Houston to do Christmas with Mimi and PawPaw and lots of aunts, uncles and cousins. PawPaw had this train set up on the kitchen table, which was a big hit! Graham would rather watch than eat his lunch! Saturday night we had our family Christmas.
Mimi, Carter, G and Dave
Little ones helping light the advent.
Anna is into this arm around the shoulder pose.

cousins playing
Once again, hug pic!

G's first time to open presents. What fun, the paper of course!
Present extravaganza!
Sunday after church we went to Mimi and PawPaw's club for lunch. It is always so beautiful at Christmas time!
After an enourmous lunch, time for dessert!
Mine and Anna Lou's favorite part!

Attempt at sibling pics (G scratched his eyelid with his own finger nail. Just can't cut those often enough!)
How bout a kiss?
Or a smothering hug?

These Christmas trees outside were made to look like bears.
It was a wondeful weekend in Houston!
One night this week we met Honey and Papa at Frisco Square to see the light show to music. It was actually very warm that day, but nice not to have to bundle up to walk around outside. We enjoyed some Dimples Cupcakes to top off the night!
The only pic I got of Anna over-cheesing it with Honey.
Random pic from one day at home. Anna in her cute Cmas shirt from Honey.
A few weeks ago, my friend Summer had all of the "little" siblings over for a Christmas playdate while the older kids were all at school. Before attemping a group pic, we gave them all lollipops.
Here is G with Emerson and Jake.

Aren't the lollipops hilarious. It worked!
My good friend Becky hosted a little playgroup gingerbread house party.
Here they are ready to go!

This kept G content.
ps- they wore their Christmas PJ's.

So proud of their masterpieces!
Then we played outside.
And a goodbye hug for Brady, the host.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Santa and more...

A few weeks ago my sis and her three munchkins, along with Wendi's dear friend Tracy traveled the globe to come home to Texas for Christmas! Nick has now joined the fam as they are in Houston visiting his family now. When Wendi and the kids got here we hit the ground running doing lots of Christmassy activities. The Bass Pro Shop was a fun outing one evening. As you can see, everyone loved Santa except sweet Graham.And poor thing, we made him do it again!He cheered up fast with a carousel ride.
Lots of fun things to climb on at BPS!
And fun things to shoot too!
Graham looking a little sleepy.
Honey Hugs!
One day Wendi was doing errands and seeing a few friends and I got to keep Barrett for most of the day. Graham followed his big cuz around all day!
When Graham was sleeping we made some cookies.
So many fun things to do this year with the people you love!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Start of THE Season!

I meant to post these a few weeks ago, but just now getting to it. Bring on December! Truly the most wonderful time of year!! A few things around here that make me gitty! I love Christmas decorations but have a hard time buying them since it's at the same time we are doing the extra shopping. But so thankful to be given some like these first two from my mama.
My mother-in-law gave me this wooden nativity from THE Bethlehem a few years ago.

These two are playing/knocking down the Melissa & Doug nativity. And this was super fun to do for the first time this year. Anna Lou got her own pink tree. I picked a pink tree for her, of course! She loved hanging the "ornamanaments" on it and turning the lights every morning.

So proud and SO smiley!
Love it, Love it, Love it! It's the start of THE Season!! Yippee!