Grab a cup of hot cocoa and settle in for our December in pictures!
We took our annual trip to Branson to visit Santa Claus. No tears! And Dylan asked him for a kitchen for himself and a baby kitchen for his brother.
We also took a little time to shop, and Mawmaw let the boys do Build a Bear.
Dylan chose a bear.
Name: Brown Eyes
Outfit: St. Louis Baseball player & Camo boxers
Caleb chose a puppy.
Name: Nelli (given by big brother)
The high while we were there was 32. It was absolutely frigid. We tried to stay inside as much as possible. Dylan and Caleb loved playing in the hotel room. They also enjoyed their first time to miniature golf. It is the same indoor spot I enjoyed playing at as a child. I love making those memories with my boys.
We enjoyed the Arnold family Christmas get together, even though Dylan had a double ear infection. Food, fun, family, and cousins always make you feel better!
Christmas Eve has become a day for just our family to enjoy holiday activities. It is a day I look forward to because it is a little slower paced than the rest of the holiday festivities. We went downtown and rode the trolley. Then we drove thru Sonic for lunch (high-class, ha!). Caleb was coming down with a bad cold and started running a low-grade fever. Of course, the doctor's office was closed, and I was nervous about his ears, so a sweet "Dr." friend of ours checked him out. Ears, chest, lungs, ALL CLEAR, so we took care of a very puny baby with a very nasty cough and cold. As of today, he is still fighting it, but getting a little better.
Tasting the reindeer food, making reindeer cookies for the neighbors, and a flour explosion while making cookies for Santa.
Our annual pictures with Santa on Christmas Eve. I must say, the pictures explain so much.... And opening our matching pajamas!
Playing with his new kitchen, opening the hammer and nails Dylan picked out for Daddy, reading a new Dr. Seuss book, and testing out their chairs from Mommy & Daddy
Love these boys to pieces!
Christmas day at my parents house:
One of my FAVORITE pictures! (Thanks Uncle Craig!)
Uncle Craig built a barn for Dylan, complete with a garage door, camo truck, tractor, boat, and 4-wheeler. UH-MAZ-ING!
My sister made the "gadget" board for Caleb. It is awesome and full of things for his little hands to figure out!
The digital camera is still a hit! Thanks Pop and Mawmaw!
A bike with training wheels to keep at Pop and Mawmaw's new house! They have a huge driveway to learn to ride!
Playtime with cousins!
My great-grandfather: Daddy Vell and Mrs. Kathleen
Love this for so many reasons! Makes me smile!
And here are a few from my phone of us playing the day after Christmas.
Trampoline, xylophone, and Caleb putting his blankie in the barn silo.