Cleaning and scrubbing will wait ’till tomorrow, but children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs! Dust go to sleep! I’m rocking my baby. Babies don’t keep. – Ruth Hamilton

Friday, December 30, 2011

Holidays with the Family: As It Should Be

This year Christmas was so special and fun.

We hosted Chrismas Eve at our house after church and both sets of parents came to join us.  I made Lasagna for the first time-usually we have a huge sea food buffet, but since it was a small group we just had crab legs.  Our two kiddos lasted for awhile, but they were happy to go to bed and we enjoyed a nice quite dinner.

Before dinner Avery and Mack handed out one of our handmade gifts-the signs.  They were a hit!

Every other year we get to have Christmas morning at our house.  It was fun to see them come down in the morning to thier gifts.  Of course the first thing they see is Avery's Bitty Baby-a little crying did happen until Mack found his gifts

We had a fun slow morning with the kids.  Then I made eggs benedict-YUM!

In the afternoon, we headed to Mark's parent's house for another Christmas!

They received a lot of great, thoughtful gifts!  We are so thankful for all of our family!

They all had fun together and we kept reminding ourselves that next year we will be adding two more babies to this crew!
Mack had some words and maybe some physical actions for this penguin!
This was an ice cream truck that is still giving them thrills.

It took a few days to recover from all our action, but it was worth it to be with family.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you have as much organizing as I do. I am running out of spots to hide their toys.
    I wanted to let you know I awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award! (Kind of a chain letter for bloggers.)

    Happy New Year!