Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas morning!

Christmas morning was special with just the four of us at our house. Graham got a soccer ball and goal, tee ball set and tool bench. Anna got a doll house, Barbie camper and a doll. They were super excited and haven't stopped playing with their new goodies.

Look, the reindeer ate their food!
And Santa ate his cookies!
Wish I had pics, but Honey and Papa came over a little later for breakfast. We spent the day watching A&G play tools and dolls and we had several soccer games in the hallway. Christmas mornings are always precious memories and this was nothing short of that.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Eve at Home...

We spent Christmas Eve in Plano and McKinney with the Halls. We visited sweet Mema in the morning. Here is Anna giving her a new picture collage of our family.
It doesn't take long before we take over Mema's house.
Four generations of Halls.

Mike, Kim and the kids came back to our house for the afternoon and then we went to the Christmas Eve service at church.
After church, I got to host our first holiday dinner in our house. I loved every minute of preparing and having everyone at our house for this special time together. The little boys got to sit at the adult table.
The girls sat at the kids table in the hallway:).

I think this pic is funny, but typical. Spode Christmas china pitcher with a booster seat in the background.
chocolate pie for dessert, missing a bite.
The cousins opened presents from each other and from Papa. Anna's favorite was this horseback riding Barbie from Papa. (This was the Christmas of Barbie for this girl! All she asked for!)
After everyone left, we got our cookies that the kids had made ready for Santa!!
Don't forget the reindeer food!
It was wonderful spending more time with the Halls and being at home for Christmas.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas in Houston...

The weekend before Christmas we traveled to Houston to be with the Halls and Chenoweths. We started out Saturday morning with the Hall cousins and Mimi and PawPaw. Aunt Kim made a wonderful breakfast and the kids opened presents from Mimi and PawPaw.

Anna got this Barbie she has had her eye for a long time!

Saturday night all of the Chenoweths and Halls gathered at Mimi and PawPaw's house.
lots of cousins!
Just some of the grandkids, I missed the other table of the older cousins.

Lighting the advent candles.
Wish this was in focus of my sweet boys.
G got tools!
Present chaos with 24 people!

The biggest gummy bear you have ever seen! Thanks Mary:).

Sunday morning we went to Mimi's and PawPaw's church and then to brunch at their club. The Christmas decorations are always incredible!

The Halls met us there, too.

The food is always amazing. Graham's plate was waffles, pizza, fruit and mac n cheese. What more could you want?
Santa was there!
This is how G feels about Santa.
Decorating gingerbread men. He wanted a few sprinkles.

Santa and the Hall kids. (I wasn't going to torture G again.)
Sweet cousins! Mimi got them all these cute outfits!!

Boys gotta stick together.
Thank you Mimi and PawPaw for a wonderful weekend with our wonderful Houston family!