Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve 2015

 Christmas Eve is all about getting ready for a visit from Santa.

Santa needs two things: Milk and Cookies. We got both.

Luke examining the cookies for quality.

Gwynn getting Santa's milk.

Cheesing for the camera.

Now it was time to go outside and leave some food for Santa's reindeer.

Daddy suggested Gwynn put the food on the roof since that's where the reindeer would land, but Mommy nixed that idea.

Our next door neighbor goes all out with their lights. Anything we'd put up would be sad in comparison.

Our Christmas tree.

The kids were going to make out pretty well.

Some of the Christmas goodies.

Our 2015 Christmas Card

This year we had Pop take our Christmas card pictures. He's quite the photographer. Luckily the kids cooperated. 90% of the pictures we got were of them pouting or acting silly, but we got some good ones eventually.

One of Mommy's friends makes the cards. So our semi-homemade card turned out pretty well.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Reindeer Games

The Homewood Library had a Christmas themed event for kids that we went to with Uncle Jack and company. 

Gwynn sat with Daddy for most of it.

Uncle Jack and Kate sat next to us.

Luke in a selfie.

The best part was when the kids got a red nose (courtesy of Ringling Bros).

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christmas Party

It's always hard for us to get together with everyone for Christmas, so we decided to invite all the family over for a Christmas Party at our house. A few people had never seen the new house, so this was a good chance for a Housewarming Party too! 

Waiting patiently for the guests to arrive...

 The dessert table...

 I'm really surprised Luke didn't eat anything off the table while he was sitting there.

 Time for the gingerbread man decorating competition!

 Luke is trying to decide if he should decorate a gingerbread man or just eat all the candy...

 3D glasses = best invention ever!

Cornhole is a must at any party! 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Cartoons at the Alabama Theatre

The Alabama Theatre shows Christmas cartoons a few times in December and we decided to make a trip to check it out. The Alabama Theatre is very old and the architecture is gorgeous. 

Before the cartoons (Rudolph, Charlie Brown, and Frosty the Snowman) the director of the theatre came out and played some Christmas carols. It was fun.

Ready for some movies.

 Gwynn getting restless.

Luke enjoyed Rudolph the most.

Almost asleep.

Christmas Cookies

Mommy loves baking with the kids. This time she decided to start from scratch and make some Christmas cookies (not the ones for Santa though).

Putting flour down so the dough won't stick was fun for the kiddos.

Luke observing the cookie making process.

"I want to do it! I want to do it!"

Luke realizes the flour sticks to everything.

Gwynn did a lot of work herself.

Putting sprinkles on the cookies (and eating some along the way).

"Oooh, so they go in the cookie, not in your mouth? Hmm... interesting"

We did it!