Friday, May 18, 2018

Christmas Eve 2017

24th - Seattle Christmas Eve Morning. Elevator riding. (We got in trouble for letting the kids ride them up and down.) Gingerbread viewing. Donut eating. The Gum Wall. Lighting the Christmas Eve candle. Family Picture. The Greatest Showman - Tuff and his sidekick - Coal. Opening our Christmas Jammies!! Mama & Dada & our littlest peanut.

2017 December

9th - Decorate the tree day. It was Jasper's year to put the star on top.
11th - Coal's first haircut!
12th - Youth Group Christmas party. Kivi goes bold as an elf.
13th - Little brothers wrestle on the wood floor. Sweet sleeping Flinty. Dress up like a Bible character at Awana - Pella was a dove. 
15th - Dada and Mama as Dwight and Michael Scott as Jesus for Uncle Kookie and Buggy's Christmas Office Trivia Party. Dada "Dwight" WINS!!
16th - Our own showing of Star Wars! And later that night Coal takes his first steps at only...
21 months!!
17th - Family Christmas Movie Night on our new big softy carpet!!!
18th - Fake Snow Play
20th - Making the gingerbread Bethlehem
and Our Family Christmas Pageant at LC3!
21st - Gingerbread Party! All the mamas left to go get leftovers from the food bank and the kids all lined up when we got back and cheered! Ha!
22nd - Babies under the tree.
23rd - The two littlest. & Plumbing is easier with a helper.

Christmas Tree Hunt 2017

Mama's side of the family all spent the night after the duo birthday and we all went to Clyde 'n Dale's to find our Christmas tree. We were going to go to our favorite Family Farm, but they ran out of trees! This place was good too, it had a horse drawn wagon that we rode out to get our trees and free apple cider. Three other families friends were there too!
The whole gang. (Coal is on Dada's back.)
Berg and Opal finding our tree.
Helping Mimi.
We found it! Everyone tossed their hat on this tree, so this is the one.
Strong man pic.
The sexiest, strong man. (That's the tree dripping all over his face, not sweat.)
Sisters and babies.
Funnel cake, too!
Time to take the tree to the car - climb on for a free ride!
On the way home we stopped at Mima Mounds. Coal and Mimi slept right through it. We had fun finding our own mounds and jumping off things.

The nakey cousin picture.