Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

What an amazing Christmas we have had! We are so lucky to have all of our family so close, so very little traveling was involved. Thursday we kicked off the celebrations at Tillie and Tim's house. As always, Avery had a blast with her cousins. We attended Christmas Eve service, then celebrated Christmas at Rachel's house.

Avery and Peyton

It was so much fun to spend Christmas Eve with a new baby.

Of course, Avery wanted me to hold her like a baby.


Christmas morning 2010

She got LOTS of Hello Kitty gear, and she loved every piece of it

Brian, flying his new helicopter

Avery and her new kitchen from her Meme and Pawpaw


For Christmas dinner, we headed down the street to Tim and Tillie's for some prime rib, yummy!

Hope you enjoyed your Christmas holiday!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Breakfast with Santa and the fishies

Last year, Tamara and I took the kids to see Santa at the aquarium, so we decided to do it again this year. Avery was a little unsure of Santa this time, but seemed to warm up to Mrs. Clause

I think Avery was kissing Noah in this one....

Noah and Tate with Mr. and Mrs. Clause

The kids got their faces painted, can you guess what Avery wanted???

Hello Kitty!

A Crafty Christmas

One of my favorite parts about Christmas is all the crafts that go with it. Last week we made little glass ornaments that you bake in the oven. Brian used to make them as a kid, so we had to try them out. Avery's didn't turn out so well, so I had to intervene...

Mommy's ornaments

The finished products

Then I had to try out the pottery place by our house. The Christmas stuff wouldn't be in before Christmas, so we had to paint a princess instead. She loved it anyhow.


And I had to add this pic in as well. Here is little teacher Avery, reading the night before Christmas to her stuffed kitty.