Last year at Christmas time, this little pup came to join our family :)
best Christmas present ever!!!
We started out in Van Buren this year and these cousins played sooo hard together that even this little bundle of energy crashed and burned :)
I got to spend lots of time with my sisters in law!
and these two pics are just because he's so darn cute!
Every year on Christmas Eve, the kids get to decorate Mimi's special tree with all of the ornaments from when the kids' mommy and daddies were little...
celebrating advent with the kids...
and then present time! The kids all opened their presents on Christmas Eve and had a blast!
Then...the children were nestled all snug in their beds while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads! We tracked Santa and decided that we should hurry to bed so we could be alseep before he got here! When Luca heard us talking about Santa, he got very afraid and went to bed crying, "saaantaaa". Not a fan at all!
Luca was the first one up and when we told him Santa came, he covered his eyes in terror and had to be coaxed out! haha
Then Miss Ella and all the big kids woke up and ransacked their Santa goodies in the living room!
After Santa gifts and Mimi and Pops, we packed up and drove to Nana B and Papa Bo's in our pjs for more christmas fun!
Luca got the hang of this whole present thing this year! Over and over he said, "I got pesant! I open it! OOOOO!"
mouths full of bubble gum treats!
We had a holly jolly Christmas for sure!