Tuesday, December 14, 2010

An Awesome early Christmas

My best Christmas gift didn't come in a package or a bow; it came in a minivan this year! Our two beautiful nieces made the trip up from South Carolina and WE HAD A BLAST. Here are a few of my favorite pictures.
Clare spent the first night at our house. She and Delilah really hit it off.

In the morning, we did a few projects.

Followed by a bath.

And a rousing game of Hungry Hungry Hippos. Doesn't that bring back memories.

After that we went over to the neighbors to check out the chickens.

And Clare found an egg!!

We all got dressed up and went over to Gammy and Pappa's house. How adorable is this bunch?

We got in some good family time and some good cuddles.

So did Grammy and Pappa.

We got in a lot of play time too.

Some extended family came over as well and we had a blast with our Uncles, Aunts and Cousins (none pictured because apparently I only take pictures of those below the 4 foot mark). Here is my Cousins little boy, Nolan.

Aunt Sarah was able to tame the beasts, and everything was pretty calm (although Pappi may beg to differ).

Uncle Danny and Aunt Claudia came over as well and we did an early Christmas for the kids.

Clare and Caroline got a sweet dress up set. Here is a picture of the "bride before her wedding". Her words, not mine. I think she looks a bit more "Material Girl" than "Bride", but hey...

And here is sweet Caroline in her tiara. Adorable!

Uncle Tad and Clare reading some stories to the boys. Please note the footwear.
Of all the gifts, the large box was the favorite. Everett and Clare spent hours in it just reading and talking.
After the oh so sad departure of my favorite little girls, our fam got together with some other adorable little girls (and some other great friends). We caught them kissing after dinner....Uh Oh!
It all tired the boys and Delilah out.


Alison said...

So cute! Looks like you guys had fun. We can't wait to see you in a couple weeks! We need to chat to hash out details.

Anonymous said...

I know you want to move to SC so you can see them more often, right??

Anonymous said...

These are great photos Amy, looks like the cousins had so much fun together, great memories of all your family celebrating.