Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

So many of you may be wondering how I am already putting up a post at 11:30 am.  Well, when you have been up since before the sun, it's pretty easy.  We have unwrapped, eaten, played, played and played some more, filled a few trash bags and gone back to playing. Molly is certainly enjoying her first Christmas and new toys.  She has even passed out she's so tired from the excitement.  The rest of us are still going strong around here and having the best time.  
Lily Grace was up at 6:00 am and squeals filled the living room as she made the corner.  Christmas has been absolutely magical this year with a 5 year old.  Lily Grace's excitement has completely filled our home.  To hear her get excited about our visiting elf, predicting what Santa might bring or talking about the birth of Jesus, it has just been so special and wonderful.  We are so blessed.  I could go on and on, but who am I kidding?  I know you just want to see pictures of Lily Grace so.... from our home to yours, Merry Christmas and may the joy that comes from the true spirit of the season be yours today and all throughout the new year.  
Merry Christmas!!!  

Christmas Eve breakfast at the Peabody

Lily Grace with the Duck Master

Spreading her reindeer hay from one end of the yard to the other.  This year she declared that she was big girl enough to do it herself.  

We made cowboy cookies for Santa.

Priceless first looks at goodies left by Santa 

A telescope was one of her big wishes this year.

Her very own camera, in pink of course!

Her double stick tape from Santa was a big hit.

She named her cat Pearl and her American Girl doll, LG.  She's a just like me doll so of course he name should be LG.

One of our favorite gifts

We are so proud to have our first "school gift."

New pink cowgirl boots

Her first real purse

Molly enjoying her Christmas goodies

Two cute, funny and happy girls

I see many shows in our future

Once cleaned up where we could move about, Matt and I got quite the performance.  And yes, her daddy rigged her a guitar strap until we can go and get her one.  Only at our house would climbing rope serve as a meg shift guitar strap.  Oh! And no, we've never been climbing. ??

Friday, December 23, 2011

Cold, Icy Fun!

Today we met friends at the zoo for ice skating.  We had a great time and Matt kept us all up off the ice.  Thanks Matt!
After fun at the rink, we warmed up in the cabin, took a peek at the grizzlies and wolves and then we were off to lunch.  
It was a great way to spend the day and I'm pretty sure that Lily Grace and Mia will sleep quite well tonight. 

All set to go and just plain CUTE!!!!

Two cute girls ready to skate

Matt took a turn holding all of us up today.

Warming up by the far after a fun but cold time skating

Here's something you rarely see, just Matt and Me.(We don't look nearly as good without Gracie in the middle.)  Lily Grace snapped this picture of us.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Festive Friends

Lily Grace adores Beckett and in her eyes, I think he will always be ,"Baby" Beckett.

Such sweet friends

Mrs. Misty's dessert this year, Melted Snowmen- sooo cute!

Dress up involved- of course!

Lily Grace received this book she has been hoping for from Elliot.

This year's craft was a reindeer canvas made with foot and handprints. Such a cute keepsake!

Today we had friends over for our annual Christmas get together.  We enjoyed lots of play, a craft, a book exchange and as always, some yummy food.  We have been doing this since the kids were two and it's become quite special to all of us.  Watching them grow together is so special and calling them all friends is a blessing.