I love this time of year, Nate on the other hand is a bit of a bah-humbug, but surprisingly this year he was great (I think the girls have something to do with that =)). Avery was excited about the paper and just "stuff" that was around and Reese loved everything! It was so fun watching her open presents. Both girls received lots of toys/books/crafts so we cleaned out and donated 3 boxes of toys. It always feels so good to clean house =).
Avery got a Fox piggy bank from Santa
so excited about her hello kitty flashlight
A talking Doc McStuffins!
Jess had two friends in town for Christmas....they had the coolest presents for the kids, snowballs!!!
Avery sporting her new hat
Amazing sugar cookies made from a bakery in California! Thanks Jen and Tish!
I absolutely love being a parent, but especially love being a parent this time of year....This year Christmas Eve was just the 4 of us. The girls opened up presents from us, and tomorrow morning it will be all about Santa =).
Christmas on the West Side is always the weekend before Christmas. It is always great to spend time with my family, but always seems to go by so fast. The girls had a great time with their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We had lots of good food, fun memories, and presents for the girls. This time of year is so much fun!!
Christmas with My Dad, Darcie, The Lentz Family, The Vrieze Family, and the Washington Family.
Miley meeting Avery for the first time
Easton and Avery playing
Reese having a dog pile with Kellen and Grayson
The attempt to get a Christmas picture with all of the cousins (Grayson 2 1/2, Kellen 5, Reese 2 1/2, Avery 8 months, Alaina 1 1/2, Miley 8, Easton 8 months)
Family Picture =)
Christmas with my Mom's side of the family
Avery with Faith
snuggles with Aunt Kay
Grammie with the girls
Reese and Mom selfie!
A gumball machine from Grammie
Another Christmas Family Picture =)
putting on a dance show of course
The girls and I also went to visit Santa while we were on the West Side....
Avery is always on the move....quite the army crawler these days. She loves her solids (only likes vegetables though if they are mixed with fruit). She is still trying to decide if she likes meat, but overall is a great eater. She has adjusted to two naps and is still an amazing sleeper (about 12-13 hours at night and 1-2 hour naps).
Loves: bathes, her sister, talking, playing with her toys, and crawling.
Dislikes: vegetables, sitting (although she is getting more tolerant), and loud obnoxious toys that move.