We’ve had a lot going on this week! We celebrated our Christmas with Justyce and CeeCee on Tuesday. CeeCee tried to get all of you laughing and smiling while Mommy was taking the picture…I’m not sure what happened to get this response!Santa made a “trial run” this week at Nana and Papa’s house, so we went to see what he left you you guys! Balance Bikes!!! Cody felt like such a big girl in her helmet! Avett, you took to your bike like a fish in water! You were amazing zooming around the cul-de-sac with the big kids! Cody hitched a ride with Dada on one of the big kid scooters…After riding bikes for a while we went into Nana and Papa’s for dinner and Avett was so excited about wearing his helmet that he wouldn’t take it off for dinner…After dinner, Santa came around the neighborhood in a fire truck and gave you guys candy canes! You were SO EXICTED to meet him!!! Cody you ran over to Santa right away and gave him a big hug! A few nights later was Christmas Eve and Nana, Papa, and Uncle Matt came to our house to celebrate!Cody, you really have your “CHEESE” face down for the camera now. : )Then it was time to get to the good stuff!!! Presents!We did some woodworking…And Avett tried on princess shoes while wearing his superhero mask…Firefighter Cody to the rescue!Papa tried to wear the Fire Chief outfit, but it was a little small for him…The next morning we had a quiet Christmas morning with just the four of us! Santa ate all the cookies we left for him and his reindeer ate all of the carrots!!! Here we are opening our gifts and thanking Santa for all his hard work!
This week CeeCee has been trying to fit is as many Christmas projects as possible. Poor Avett…you are so NOT interested in the arts and crafts, but at least it keeps Justyce and Cody out of your hair while you play with your toys! : )
Everyone loved the little glittery sticky ornaments for the tree… Avett actually seemed to enjoy painting his candy cane ornament! Maybe it’s because you love candy canes so much!
During Thanksgiving week we went up to Cashiers to spend some quiet time with the family and it snowed. Yay!!! We decided to head outside to the Christmas tree farm for a few holiday photos! It was chilly, but we all had a blast!
We have so much to be thankful for! We love you guys.
One of our favorite things about you right now, Avett, is seeing what your shoe choices will be. Women’s shoes are your favorite, with women’s boots being at the top of the list. Just to keep things interesting, you also like to wear a different shoe on each foot. : )Every day that CeeCee and Justyce are here you immediately put on whatever shoes Justyce wore here. You wear the red mary jane shoes of Cody’s way more than she does…it is so endearing! When Nana and I took you to Target a while ago to buy some winter boots you wanted nothing to do with any of the boys shoes…clearly the girls shoe department was waaaayyyy more interesting! I agree! Who wants boring plain brown boots when there are pink sparkly ones!!!
Last week we went to Nana and Papa’s for dinner and you were wearing Cody’s red mary janes while watching Curious George with Papa. You two are such a mess!
Last night’s shoe choice before bed was pretty funny…you found these in the closet and pulled them out. It was pretty funny trying to get them on your feet because you are extremely ticklish on your feet and kept cracking up when we were trying to help you put them on!-Love you buddy
A few years ago we started a tradition with our friends that we love. Our friends are truly our “chosen family”…we are so lucky to be surrounded by amazing friends to raise our children with, celebrate the good times with, and support each other through the rough times. A few weeks before Thanksgiving we have a “Friendsgiving” potluck party. All of our friends bring a side dish or dessert, Dada cooks a turkey, and everyone has a chance to visit and catch up! Thanks to our buddy Dean who hijacked mama’s camera for a while and took some photos for us! Doug and “Douglet”… Traffic in Atlanta can really get to you…Don’t make me come over there!!! Joe busting up a traffic jam between Hank and Avett… Jenny & Hank Charlotte & Levi enjoying some time on the slide… Joe, Justyce and Avett mugging for the camera! Jon, Dean, Merry, & Jaimie…love these people! NayNay! Kirty and Papa spend some time catching up on the deck… NayNay with the kiddos on the porch swing… Andy took everyone for wagon rides…Avett is a big fan of Nana’s bacon deviled eggs…CeeCee walked him around the deck…like dangling a carrot in front of a horse! : ) Double Trouble…
Dada made a wonderful turkey breast on the Big Green Egg!Nana & Gma assembled deviled eggs for everyone!Papa wanted to skip the turkey and go straight for Renee’s homemade pumpkin pie! We had more kids here this year than ever! The kids table is growing! Coen! : ) Humza by the fire working on his AMAZING sketches…unreal talent!!! After dinner the kids enjoyed a screening of Madagascar II while playing in the basement…
We are so excited for fall! Today Renee “NayNay”, Andy, and Levi “Pea Pie” came over to spend the afternoon and carve pumpkins! Dada and Andy started off the carving! Cody, you woke up late from your nap and needed some extra snuggle time with Nana to get ready for the festivities… Once the top of the pumpkins were removed you guys were ready to scoop out the insides! Levi and Avett worked on scooping out their pumpkins together… You guys were quite the pumpkin carving crew! Cody, you thought fitting the lid back on was just like working with your puzzles! Nay Nay drew the faces on our pumpkins as a guide for us to carve while all the kids played on the playground… And the carving began!!!The pumpkins turned out great! We carved a kitty pumpkin for our house!The finished product!Looking forward to a fun fall with you kiddos! We had such a nice day with the Spinks family!