Our big, beautiful tree!
Oliver wrote and directed a Christmas play with each family member playing a part in the Christmas story. It was well done and adorable! He came up with it all on his own! Not only was I proud of his writing all of the parts, directing how we should all act, but his comprehension of the story of our Savior coming to earth filled my heart!
Gabriella was SO excited about EVERYTHING we did! She is an easy to please and very fun girl so she was filled to the top with joy about each and everything we did. Some of her favorites were making Christmas cookies, wrapping presents, doing the advent calendars every day, and Christmas parties at school. Her excitement was catching and is a fun addition to our family dynamics!
Melia was starting to comprehend some of what was supposed to happen at Christmas... but not sure of the when. She was ready to open presents much sooner than Christmas morning and had a hard time understanding why she had to keep waiting, and waiting...
When Daddy fixes hair :) Cute.
We had fun watching Christmas movies together, wearing our cold weather clothes, going to Christmas parties, visiting a live nativity with Matt's parents, and spending time with family!
At Grace Bible Church's "The Joy of Sharing Christmas" with Granna and Papa
At Matt's Office Party
Christmas Family Movie Night - new jammies and slippers for all!
Looking at what Santa brought
His new magic set
Showing off Gabby's new boots
Opening presents is fun!
A quick Christmas morning visit from Papa and Granna
After opening gifts, we loaded in the car to head to my parent's house in Fulshear, TX for 5 days. We left a day earlier than we told them we were coming, so it was a surprise to them when their doorbell rang on Christmas afternoon and there were some carolers at the door. Some very familiar carolers! It was a great surprise and the kids were so excited to park the car down the street and sneak up to the front door and surprise them :) We enjoyed all being together as all of the sisters were in town by Christmas night!
Going for a wagon ride with Grandpa Pepe!
Oliver lost another tooth! His fourth one - and his first one on the top! He lost it while eating a smore we cooked on Pepe's outdoor fire pit. And he REALLY lost it... it dropped to the ground in the dark and was finally found by Uncle Bossy after bringing out the flashlights and searching for 15 minutes. Oliver was very relieved to have it found! All I want for Christmas is...
With their new Texans jerseys from Pepe
We were so thankful to spend this wonderful season with friends and family celebrating the birth of our Savior! Merry Christmas!