Saturday, January 14, 2012

Our family christmas!

It was super fun to get to get to enjoy Christmas Day at home this year. While it felt so sad not to get to be with our own church family at all on christmas (we were worried Olivia and Ava were about to get strep too since Kate had just gotten sick the day before), we got to celebrate the birth of Jesus in the quiet at home.

The girls and Daddy singing "Away in the manger"
Singing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus.
Ready to open stockings!
Daddy had a present Ava picked out just for him in his stocking: a little ornament that said, "World's best Dad" : )
These two just make me smile: in case you didn't notice, they may have gotten some gum in their stocking (amazing what half a day on medicine can do - huh?!)
Ava had made a present and card for Ryan and I at preschool and insisted it stay under the tree until Christmas.
The beautiful christmas decoration she made for us!
Olivia and Kate got a toy washing machine
Ava was quite excited with her kitty shirt she got
And Ava got our other black friday buy: a leapster!
Me trying on my cozy new fleece from Ryan. Will LOVE this for winter trips to the gym.
We had one extra special present under the tree this year: a present for our baby. I love the words of this book and how it address the waiting and hoping for our child.
Daddy showing off a new sweater
Ava coloring from her new art pad
Waiting for christmas dinner: the family chose homemade calzones with PINK lemonade. Not too hard to please! : )
Ava checking out her leapster. Kate was a little intrigued. : )
Love these two.
Ava and Daddy made and put on a puppet (and Ariel) show for us. It was "Little Red Riding Hood." Fitting, don't you think?
Ready for Cheetos and a movie!