MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! My favorite time of year is here and we have been enjoying it. We leave for Wyoming on Monday to spend Christmas with my family and everyday since before Thanksgiving (when we told her the plan) Hadley has asked if we are going on an airplane. I can't wait for Monday when I can tell her YES! Janet was able to come down for an extended weekend and we celebrated Christmas with her (Kemper was watching too via Skype--gotta love technology). Our family....not everyday you can get a picture with both girls smiling and everyone looking at the camera!
I had to do some Christmas shopping one morning at the mall and got Hadley excited about the idea too when I told her we could go throw money in the water. I gathered up about 50 pennies and she was a happy camper when we got there!
One of her most favorite things to do now is "see Hadley" or "watch Hadley." She will sit for hours and watch videos of herself we have taken. It is getting more and more difficult to get her to smile for the camera...unless I say, "Smile nice then you can look at Hadley."
My mom sent us 2 giant boxes of Christmas outfits for the girls and they are all so so so cute! Here are a couple.
Andy's boss gave Hadley a gingerbread house kit and we had so much fun. It brought back all kinds of wonderful memories! Hadley was quite the helper.....
putting on gumdrops....
making the roof look nice....
giving her input....
putting on the candy lights....
and making sure the box was correct in saying "edible"....
This was our happy Joni while we put together the house.
The finished product.
We opened presents that night. Janet is awesome and gets me Cricut cartridges (a craft cutter). I love them!
The girls opened all their presents. Hadley got her new favorite toy.....a Furr Real baby penguin that makes sucking noises and flaps his wings. She carries it everywhere, puts it to sleep and feeds it.
Joni enjoying her gifts.
Andy enjoying his gift....a Qdoba gift certificate! He was sooooo excited!
It seems like Hadley was just opening presents for her birthday....she is very good about being excited about every gift! Note her baby penguin already sitting next to her.
Then that night for dinner we had a special breakfast. We made Aebleskivers (with the new pan Janet bought us), thick cut bacon, and sausage with eggs. It was so delicious!
Then after dinner/breakfast we went to Lights Under Louisville. They have a mega cavern under the zoo that you can tour during the year but at Christmas time they fill it with lights and then you drive through it. It was fun (not counting the 1 hour wait to get in).
More to come when we get back from Wyoming! We pray that everyone has safe travels! Love to you all and Merry Christmas!!!