The short version: we celebrated Jesus's birth by seeing lots of sweet family, eating LOTS of great food, and exchanging gifts. I hope each of you enjoyed your Christmas!
Below are the details.
Saturday, December 22nd we went to Hickory to celebrate Christmas with my mom's family. We ate lunch (barbecue from Lexington BBQ every year!) and then let the kids play.
|For the past couple years, Santa has stopped by! It surprised Adelyn and James and they leapt into my brother's lap. James took a while to calm down!|
|Bobby and Brenda with the grandkids|
|Trucks! And blocks!|
|Her eyes have stayed this big for the past few days!|
|Love my new jacket!|
|The men putting Adelyn's trampoline together|
|Don't be fooled by how domestic I look! Seth's sister got me this cute apron. I love it!|
|Adelyn and James are sprinkling reindeer food on the lawn. We were going to make cookies that day, but we ran out of time. Santa got donuts and egg nog. I hope that was ok with him.|
|Adelyn loves her "American Girl" doll (it's actually a Madame Alexander/Dolly and Me....I just couldn't spend that much on my 3 year old for a doll). She is all about the matching outfits!|
|James at Papa's in Thomas's truck|
The next day, my parents came after lunch to see the kids.
|Here is James watching his tractor movie. He plays with his hands and really studies the tractors.|
|James will be sporting his BMW shirt this summer|
|Dressing up in Seth's new shirt|
|Eating....once again! We had steak, green beans, squash casserole, and salad|
|Kate and Adelyn getting ready for bed|
|This is a couple days after Christmas....they are loving their Gator!|
|C'mon James, let's go to the playground|