Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Leading Up to Christmas

These pictures are from a few weeks ago. One afternoon after school, the kids decorated some “Christmas Trees”.

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The really enjoy getting to do this and then loved to get to eat them right afterwards.

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And they enjoy making messes too! Winking smile

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This little cuties just sat and watched them. How much do I love this picture? It is soooo cute!

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Hayes is obsessed with the tree. He usually takes an ornament or two off but really hasn’t been to destructive…which is a surprise!

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This past weekend one of Lance’s best friends from college came to visit with his family. They have three month old, identical twin girls. We all fell in love and couldn’t get enough of them.

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Reese and Taylor

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Sam and Maya

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Hayes and Taylor. Hayes was too funny with them. He wanted to pet their heads but he was a little rough. He would pet a few times and then whack them.


We all loved having them here. We were supposed to go to Stone Mountain Christmas Saturday night but it was such a yucky day we decided to stay home. We tried to get a group picture but it didn’t turn out so great. This is the best we could do.

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Erica and Justin needed to run a quick errand so we kept the girls. It was time for a quick nap so it was an easy job. We tried to talk them in to staying out longer but instead they brought home food to cook out. The babies were snuggled up in a double Boppy!!


After feeding our kids and putting them to bed, it was dinner time. It was so yummy!! And we had our first meal at our new dining room table.

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Sunday morning as we were leaving for church, these sweet babies we heading to see their grandparents. The picture below is a perfect representation of the weekend. There was always one of us on either side of the babies and the kids were always holding their hands or petting their heads.


After church Sunday we headed over to another family friend’s house. After hanging out for the afternoon we went to eat BBQ. Silly kids!


And then we got to have a sleep over with their sweet girls. It was Joci’s first sleep over and she was SO excited. She kept saying, “I always wanted to have a sleepover!” I think having her big sister there was good for her first time sleeping over with out parents.  It was Sam’s first sleep over too…ha! Don’t get too comfy Sam. Around 10:30, Sam decided he wanted to sleep in his own bed. Around 11:00, Joci came in to my room and said she couldn’t sleep. I offered to lay with them and she was asleep with in three minutes.


The next morning they all just played. Reese and Maddy made a million Rainbow Loom bracelets while Sam and Joci played and watched a show. They all had a blast and I am glad they were able to do this.


Today Lance is taking each of the kids out for some last minute gifts and I plan on cleaning for Santa’s arrival.

Merry Christmas!!

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