Monday, January 7, 2013

Christmas Time

Happy New Year everyone! I wanted to flash back to December and show you what we have been up to lately.

December was crazy. We were out of town almost every weekend having so much fun, but we are glad to be home for a while and into our routine.

For Christmas this year, Santa came to our house a few days early because we were going to be out in Aledo with Andrew's family for Christmas day. This actually the first year that being Santa has been fun, because Luke finally was understanding the concept. We decorated cookies for Santa, put reindeer food out, read books, etc. Luke kept looking out the window watching and waiting for Santa. It was so cute. After Luke went to sleep, Santa and Mrs. Claus spent a few hours assembling toys, but it was so fun- I live for these sweet moments. When he woke up he was so excited. We got him a tricycle and Andrew's parents sent him a train table that we set up here. He kept running back and forth between the tricycle and train table and was so excited he couldn't decide what to play with. Seeeing his joy and excitement just made my day! Santa also brought the family bikes to ride, so after we opened our gifts- we wanted to take a ride, and where else does one go for breakfast with a 2 year old? McDonalds. We rode our bikes to McDonalds and Luke loved it. Now almost everyday he asks if we can ride our bikes to McDonalds. So cute. I love to try and guess what gifts are so in a gift from Andrew to me he put popcorn so that it would throw me off. Now I know how sneaky he is, so guessing gifts is going to be a lot harder. :)

That night we then went and rode the Polar Express, and had Christmas with Andrew's cousins. After that we headed out to Aledo for a few days. The kids made pancakes with Bobba and played and played. Andrew's brother David Todd came up with an idea to make a cardboard town for the kids for Christmas. So for a few nights after the kids went to bed all the adults work on a cardboard city in the garage. On Christmas morning it was set up in the living room for the kids to play in. It was so fun, and the kids had a blast playing in it. The kids (and adults) were spoiled and fun toys.

On Christmas day it actually snowed, and we had a white Christmas!!!  Some of the guys braved it outside in the hot tub while it was snowing! I stayed inside and napped with my precious newborn neice Cora. After the kids went to sleep, us grownups finished the holiday off with karaoke. So funny. We loved our time with family!

We headed home the day after Christmas and met my family at my house. My sister had surgery over here, so we had our Christmas at my house, and we hung out and relaxed for a few days. Luke was spoiled again with toys galore. He has the best 2 sets of grandparents ever!

The holidays were great, but we are most thankful for our Savior, and we remembered that Jesus is the reason.

1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed the post, Abbi :) Luke is such a cutie!