Three Kids

Three Kids

Monday, January 15, 2018

Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve we went to Justin's grandparent's house. We had lunch with his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. After going through my pictures, I realized that I didn't take a single picture there! I'm not sure how that happened! Ugh!

Later in the afternoon we headed to George. We were greeted by three deer as we headed down the gravel road!

Trying to convince E that she should crawl!

Uncle Justin thought she should skip the crawling stage!

We went to the candlelight service with my family. As we went to get ready for church, our evening became a bit comical. I realized Jayla's dress was left at home ... thank goodness that her and Ryleigh wear the same size ... and then I realized my leggings were at home. I was going throw on jeans until my sister told me she had maternity leggings along that I could borrow. So yep, I wore maternity leggings to the Christmas Eve service. Ha! 

My dad was one of the readers at the service.

After church we went back to my BJ and Devin's house. The kids got to open their pajamas from Grandpa and Grandma. :) 

Love these kiddos! We were missing Calvin and Tessa though!

Grandpa and Grandma took all of the kids to their house for a Christmas Eve slumber party ... the rest of us stayed at BJ's house.  We played a fun game of Balderdash!

Christmas with Justin's parents

Justin's parents came over the afternoon and evening of the 23rd to open gifts and celebrate Christmas with us! We had a fun afternoon and evening with them!

Make up! Help me! Ha! They were so excited about this!

The kids were excited to this open this family gift ... a Nintendo Switch!

We went out for supper together and then watched Vikings! Such a fun day!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Celebrating Christmas!

We always celebrate Christmas with just the 5 of us on December 23rd. Jaxon woke up before all of us, and got his "friends" ready! He had been busy making and wrapping gifts for each of these friends.

And oh my goodness! How cute are the self portraits he made for each of them?! I love his creativity!

The kids were pretty excited to open gifts! Stockings first!

This year I took each of the kids shopping individually to buy gifts for the other two siblings. It was so much fun! Jax picked out ice cream cone pillows for the girls and picture frames - and he had specific requests for what picture went in each of the frames.

The kids love this gift that they gave Justin!

Opening gifts from Jordyn ...

Soft blankets!

And opening gifts from Jayla ...

Jordyn got some things for her American Girl dolls ...

Jax got some new art supplies!

New Oakleys! (I've lost count ... is this like #25?!)

New running shoes!

Reading the riddle for the girls' next gift ...

New bikes!

Besides new running shoes, Justin surprised with me two other gifts! He had worked with my sister to make a collage of some of our pictures from our front row experience at the Garth Brooks concert.  I know this isn't a great picture because of the glare, but this is new the frame in our bar area! (complete with pictures, the front row ticket, and the guitar pick that I was given)

Then I got this surprise! Wow! I love it!

After gifts, we made homemade pizzas, and then we got ready to celebrate Christmas with Justin's parents!