Sunday, January 1, 2012

Christmas Eve Picture-palooza

Christmas Eve was a busy day! Our first celebration was with my mom's side of the family. Always good food and fellowship! I love how when I tell Reese we are going to see Christian and Casen (her second cousins), she's old enough to know who they are and gets super excited to play with them!

Cru, Reese, Christian, and Christian's new puppy, Baylee! Our family grew in puppies this year instead of babies :)

The gator was the main source of entertainment for all the kids. They'd hop on it and say they were headed to the North Pole. It was priceless!

Back - Reese, Christian, and Cru; Front - Casen and Aunt Becky

Audrey and Charlee Mae

Reese and Gladys (my cousin, Derek's, new puppy)

My cousin, Amanda, and Reese. They are buds and like to talk about American Idol and Modern Family :)

Audrey, Cru, and Gladys

Grammie feeding Evee dirt cake!

We had a special visitor.....

Reese loved her new porcelain doll lamp.

Everlee opening a present with Aunt Becky

Great Grandma Mary and Reese

After all that fun, we took Everlee home for a quick nap before church. I'm so thankful our church added an earlier Christmas Eve service a couple years ago; it's nearly impossible to take three small children to the midnight service.

After church, we headed to my parent's house for our Christmas Eve celebration like we do every year.

It's go time!

Modeling new gear :)

Practicing ballerina moves in her matching American Girl doll outfit

Chet tells her all the time, "You aren't a dog!" because all she does is chew on shoes!

Grandpa opening his new rock chalk golf bag.

Playing with the box rather than what was inside it - just like every other 15 month old.

This little missy shook containers of m&m's all evening.....when she wasn't chewing on shoes.

Mini American Girl doll, Kirsten.

New jammies and awesome new dino slippers from Ty, Audrey, and Charlee that he sleeps in every single night!

First steps!!!

Evee's new bike

Charlee and her new chair

Wonder what they are so excited about????

Introducing Trigger!

It was love at first sight!

Charlee taking a ride

Evee's size

In their new Christmas jammies

Thanks, Grammie and Papa!!!! We love you!!!

It was late when we finally got home that night, but the kids definitely weren't tired. They were excited for Santa to come! So we got cookies, milk, and orange juice set out (Daddy likes to set out the juice). We said good-bye to Pauly since he was headed back to the North Pole until next year.

They also set out carrots for the reindeer.

Finally, they were ready for bed!

And a few hours later, which included wrapping, assembling, and a trip back to Grandma and Grandpa's across town, Santa delivered!

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