Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Christmas, Christmas, and more Christmas!

 We started by celebrating with just our family here in College Station before we left for Abilene.  We all exchanged gifts and made homemade pizzas for dinner.  Hadley and Cooper were so excited about their gifts to each other.  Hadley was thrilled with her Princess Sophia amulet and slippers and Cooper loved his legos.

 Then it was off to Abilene to celebrate with the Chambers family.  All the cousins were happy to be together!

 Ready for presents!
 Uncle Case made an appearance with his Santa sack.  Ha! It was a hit!

 Hadley made the trek around all the chaos to show MiMi every single present. Ha!
 Wild Kratz!
 Lots of "Let It Go" happening here.

 Eating "Happy Birthday Jesus" birthday cake!
 Reindeer food!

 Saying goodbye to our elf, Sir Edward.  This broke my heart.  Cooper was truly sad to see him go.

 Christmas morning! Hadley was thrilled with her purple tutu and immediately put it on (as she does most of her presents)
Cooper immediately transformed into Ninja mode.

The singing Elsa dress...

 The day after Christmas we headed to Grandmommy and PaPa's for a full day of more fun.


Ready for more presents. 

Legos, legos, and more legos!

Modeling all her new accessories!
 Aggie shoes all around!

Thanks for a wonderful Christmas everyone!  We are blessed!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Christmas programs

Cooper had a fun Christmas party and program at his school.  We are always so proud to see him interact with his friends and teachers.  Such a good student!

Hadley's ballet class had a little Christmas party and did a little performance for the parents.  So, so sweet.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

All I want for Christmas...

Just before Christmas Cooper hit a big milestone.. losing his first tooth!  It was hanging on by a thread and he refused to let me pull it.  I finally convinced him to eat an apple.  He took one bite and out it came.  He was so proud!
I honestly can't even fathom how he is old enough for this.  But, doesn't he look adorable?! Of course, a visit from the tooth fairy followed.  The tooth fairy and Santa all in one month!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

We love all the fun Christmas events in our town each year.  Such fun traditions!
First up, our favorite, "A Night in Bethlehem" at our church.  The church is transformed into the city of Bethlehem and the kids get to travel around to different areas of the city.  Cooper loves this every year, and it was fun to see Hadley participate this year too!
Making bread at the bakery

Making nativity ornaments

The Petting Zoo!

 Christmas at the Creek
 I forgot to take many pictures here this year.  Both kids really wanted to take a picture with this thing.  I think it's a reindeer???? Ha!
Ready to get milkshakes (they prefer ice cream over hot chocolate) and look at Christmas lights in our PJ's.  They were SO excited about this!

Making Cinnamon Ornaments

And Gingerbread Houses! 

Making Christmas cookies!

Decorating cookies with friends
It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!