Friday, December 26, 2014

Favorite Things

My two favorite gifts that I gave this year were both in memory of my grandma.
She passed away the day after my mom's birthday and I had a necklace made for my mom with my grandma's handwriting from that last birthday card. 
My grandma called my mom "sissy"

I had my aunt send me photos from my grandma's address book of my sister and my name and had keychains made for each of us...

One For The Books

We had a fantastic Christmas morning. Yaya and Papa were here from Arizona to spend the holiday with us. We had a quiet morning full of happy hearts. The big guy really came through for these kids.
Lulu wanted a new baseball mitt and headphones, Henry wanted a robot dog, and Charlie wanted a green bird and a red umbrella. 
The Gengos came over to visit and open presents. Group picture of the kids. Beau just knew he was meant to be in the picture with the rest of the gang.  

Christmastime Fun With Friends

We have had a lot of fun celebrating the season with friends!
Supper club:
Bunco/Laurie's birthday celebration 
School parties
Ugly Christmas Sweater party

Lunch and park playdate :

Christmas Eve

We spent Christmas Eve at my sisters house and my brother in law out did himself once again with a delicious Italian dinner.
My cousin Mari and her husband Matt and baby Tesla came over to say hi :)

Charlie playing peekaboo with Tess
Henry tracking Santa online 
Allie made this beautiful Rapunzel doll for Lulu in sewing class. She worked so hard and Lulu LOVES it. 
Charlie and his papa, or as he likes to call him, Grumpy Bear.
Watching Home Alone. Always funny.

Nose In A Book

Henry is a bookworm. He loves to read. He doesn't read seven year old kind of books. He reads books that are junior high level. Mythology. Long. He started the Rick Riordan books in September and read all ten by December. These are HUGE books. So proud of our little reader.

Sleepover Fun

Lulu's friend Taylor had her over for a sleepover. Taylor's little sister, Tessa (fabulous name), is in Henry's class and she was having a bunch of girls over too. Henry was more than happy to go with me to drop Lulu off and hang out for a bit. 

Christmas Cotillion

The cotillion at Christmastime is gorgeous. The Martine's really go all out and make it very special. Even Henry was excited to get dressed up to watch.

Lulu and her BFF Taylor. 

The boys!