Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Weekend 2011

Christmas is already over... :) We had such a fun month of decorating for Christmas, buying/wrapping presents, Christmas music, and lots of family. It is always bittersweet the week after Christmas is over. Our family was so blessed this holiday season and celebrated Jesus' birth with family and friends.


My Christmas cuties :)This is a Christmas present for the kids. A Jack Russell puppy appropriately named "Joy."
Little cowboy in his boots, pjs, and hat.

Taking Joy to a Christmas for Casey's grandmother.


Cousin Bella and Toas


Cousins Chloe, Boone, Avery, and Creek at Grandmomma's Christmas


Somehow Avery's name got left out of the "name drawing." At first she was upset, but then each family started giving her money to buy a present... see the smile.


By the end of the night, she had $38! I'd say she did pretty good and was happy as could be.


Avery and Pose, Boone and Grandmomma opening presents


Christmas Eve we went to my parent's house... Joy came too.


Taos opening a present


Avery sitting by her pile of presents! Taos trying out his new broom. Maybe I can use mine without him wanting to "help" so much.




Getting tickled!


Opening more presents


Snuggling up in her warm kid snuggie.


Riding his new horse from Uncle Lance and Aunt Kallie


She applied all her new "play" makeup by herself - if you can't tell.


Play makeup, pretend jewelry, and snow white costume while making Christmas cookies... doesn't look like it could get better.


Icing her creations


Christmas stockings at our house ready for Santa


Looking in his stocking Christmas morning


Riding his new spring horse from Santa


Looking at her stocking and scooter


Playing with her Fur-Real friend "Go Go" that she asked Santa for


Trying out his new rope


Ready to open presents from mom and dad


New horses


New boots


Eating chocolate first thing in the morning


Casey's parents, sister and brother-in-law, and niece and nephew came over Christmas morning for more celebration.


And lots of presents!


Taos (20 mo.) Boone (7) Bella (2) Avery (4)


Opening up her presents


Playing with his new cork gun




Bundled up while driving the mule


Dandad posing by the warm fire


Ready to play with her new princess craft set... daddy was "thrilled" to see that it contained over 1500 pieces :)


Bella modeling her new puffy jacket




Taos playing with a new barn in his new rain bootsStaying warm with mommy




Angela, Bella, and Avery ready to ride around



Boone was a pro riding his new 4-wheeler behind the mule


Looking for varmits... needless to say, don't take a 20 month old with you when you want to see if you can be quiet enough for a varmmit to come up so you can shoot it. Taos caused quite the camotion.


The hunters and kiddos. Avery, Boone, Dandad, Casey, Shawn, and BellaAll warm and cozy watching Dumbo before bed. Love the babies.

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