Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day

Santa finally made it last night.

Only Christmas magic could've gotten that trampoline inside. ;-)

This was one excited girl. 

She literally jumped for hours today. 

We convinced her to sit and rest for a few minutes, but it didn't last long. 

Papa and Nana and Grandma and Mike came to check out Avery Claire's Santa loot. I'd love to tell you I cooked them a big Christmas dinner. But we all went to Ryan's instead. And in case you think we might be have been the only ones there, you'd be wrong. It was packed. 

Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve

We came back to our house today so that Santa could come see Avery Claire here. We had a few cookies in the fridge to fix for the big guy.
Dusty and I have been married for almost 9 years and haven't even spent Christmas Eve in our own house. We were excited to be home for Christmas this year.

Avery Claire thought Santa would appreciate a Mt. Dew much more than a glass of milk. 

She was so excited, especially after we showed her a picture of Santa flying over the bridge near our house. She tried so hard to get to sleep fast!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Gatherings Continued...

We had Christmas at the lodge tonight. There are kids everywhere.

After we'd been there awhile and I thought to tell Avery Claire not to climb on the bunk beds, I was informed she's been climbing up on top like a monkey already. 

I had to put all of these pictures so you could see the additional people in each one. 

I was in the family before Ashley and Madi were born. It makes me feel so old to see how grown up they are now. 

And again with the stuffed animals. Avery Claire wants to see them and touch them, but she is so scared they might really be real. 

Steph thought she might convince her to get close. 

Two cutie pies. These two are so much alike. It takes them a bit to warm up, but once they do....

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Gatherings Continue

Bobby's world changed when he got that iPhone. And it really changed when Dusty introduced him to Twitter.

They start young. 

Every time we go to Robin and Greg's, Avery Claire has a love/hate relationship with this stuffed bobcat. She wants to touch it, but she hesitates every time. 

Some pics of the fam:

This one was griped about. A lot. But I'm so glad we got it. 

These two. Oh, me. 

Someone ask me in a few weeks if I've printed these for Grandmother. She'd be so proud of them, so I'm going to get that done! 

Christmas Gatherings Begin

If you hear her yell "Get your hands up!" or "Get on your knees!", please blame her daddy and her Uncle Matt.

We test drove a couple of cars this weekend. I think she got pretty comfy in this one. 

We had lunch with Grandmother Joann and Mike today. Grandma spoiled her AND gave her "a dollar." 

Silly kids. 

We exchanged gifts at Nana and Papa's this afternoon. 

Meet Bitty Baby. I asked Avery Claire what name she was going to give her baby. She quickly told me "her name IS Bitty Baby!"