Tuesday, December 22, 2015

December Highlights

December was a busy month as usual but here are a few highlights from the month. We got most of our Christmas decorations up in November but we put the finishing touches on in early December. Each of the kids have a tree of their own in their rooms. However, the cats knocked Reese and Sam's over multiple times. Reese ended up taking all the ornaments off of hers and we moved Sam's to the top of his bookshelf. Hayes was in love with his and would leave it glowing all night.

We had a dinner party at Lance's boss's house early in the month so my parents had the kids over for the weekend. Saturday morning Lance and I got up and hiked the mountain alone and then I went to get my hair cut before dinner. We had a great time at dinner and were thankful to not have to worry about getting home to a babysitter.

Meanwhile, the kids were having the time of their lives. They went to a craft day at my mom's school in the morning and then went to ride the Polar Express. They finally got to see Santa too.

 We had a small group Christmas party and we did a pajama/breakfast theme.

Hayes had a Christmas sing-a-long at school.

We had a going away dinner with some friends who moved to Florida.

Lance's company party was at the Ritz Downtown.

We sat in a lot of traffic trying to get there but ended up having a nice time.

Holiday parties at school...

The boys started gymnastics this month. They are both loving it. It took Reese walking Hayes out to his teacher and then promising him a treat to stay out there...she is a good sister.

We went to see the Christmas lights at Life University and then swung by Krispie Kreme on the way home...along with everyone else in town.

Reese and Sam sang on stage at church.

And then we headed to lunch with Claire, Bryan and Hadley. Reese and Hadley just love each other!

Hayes got a hair cut after begging for a while. I think he just wanted to get to go and play with the trains and sit in the airplane seat.

The first weekend of Christmas break we did a double sleep over. Reese and Sam slept over at Joci's house Sunday night (Sam's first sleep over) and then Joci spent the night with us Monday night. We pulled Reese's mattress in to Sam's room and they all slept in there. I took the kids to IHOP for dinner because I had no food in the house!

All three kids had their well checks at the pediatrician. When Reese put this paper gown on it reminded me of her having that on for the first time when she was three. She was still just as unhappy with it five years later.

We celebrated a sweet friends 25th birthday. We hadn't seen them all in about a year so we jumped at the chance to go over. My kids just love these girls so much.

And Hayes loves their dogs!!

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