Thursday, December 31, 2015

Leading Up to Christmas

So many fun Christmas activities went on in the week leading up to the big day.  The Friday before Christmas we had our family Christmas dinner at Nana's.  Nana always has her house decorated so pretty!  We all eat and open gifts from Nana.  Bryce was very interested in all the tissue paper and boxes.  He was the most interested in Nana's staircase but the paper was fun during present time.  The girls loved their gifts from Nana.  Kate got a bag with puppies to carry around (our animal lover), and Cohen got an art set and a new scarf.  A scarf she has tried to sleep in since she got it despite it being 75 degrees outside.  I know she will have some scarf weather soon though.  Bryce got a big truck and a cute outfit.

Kate & Bryce thought it was fun to fix Pop's hair!
The next day we had a fun Christmas party with our close friends.  We look forward to their Christmas party each year and this year's theme was the 70's.  This theme had me in the attic dusting off some old Halloween costumes.  IT was hilarious to see everyone dressed up.  I love how much fun we all have together!  The Christmas party is also the annual ping pong tournament and this year's winners were none other than Kelly & Westley.  These boys were proud to show off their winning bracket!   Now all they were missing was that umbrella prize they scored for me and Dawn!

On Sunday we did a little caroling at the assisted living home with some of our church members.  I'll have to get some pics from that because I was too busy chasing Bryce to have my own.   I did get this sweet picture leaving church Sunday morning.  Bryce has really taken off with his walking but on this morning he was glad to hold hands with his sisters going through the parking lot.

On Monday we had a little Christmas party with our friends.  The kids had several different ornaments to make.  We had snacks and enjoyed being with our friends.

Cohen had a little Christmas party of her own on Tuesday.  She invited a few of her friends over to make some cute ornaments and have a little party together.  These girls were all so sweet and had such a fun time together.
This is what I found when I got Bryce up
Making ornaments

These 2 got in on making ornaments too
Warm weather means eating on the porch
On Wednesday we celebrated Christmas with Papa, Grannie, Aunt Vicki, and Aunt Danette.  This time Bryce chose to ignore the bags, boxes, and tissues and was instead happy and content to carry around his "bawl" which was a potato.  He loved picking it up and throwing it back down.  Each time saying "bawl" as he did it.  He might glance at his gift and play with something for a second but it was always back to the potato he went.  Santa may just get out real cheap this year!

With Aunt Sara holding his potato

around with his potato
"You keep the gift Mama, I have a potato."  
Here are some other random pictures we have from December events.  It has been one busy month!
 Someone likes crawling in the cabinet! 

 Bryce loved the Christmas tree, especially pulling off the ornaments or "ointments" as Kate calls them.

Happy Birthday Sug!

Kate sings at church!
 Bryce wanted to ask Santa for a new car seat so we had to try them all out at the store!

Cohen and Kate making Christmas ornaments.

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