I apologize; I am SO behind on blog posts! I am going to try my best to get caught up in the next couple of days. Wish me luck. :) I took over 500 pictures just in the 24 hours from Christmas Eve dinner to Christmas Day dinner alone, so it may take me a while to sort through everything! We had an awesome Christmas and I can't wait to show you the pics, but I have a few other posts to get through before we talk about the visit from the man in the red suit.
So now, on December 31st, let's rewind all the way back to November 30th when, like last year, we had a big ol' family birthday party for all the December birthdays. My sister-in-law Beth, Wyatt, and Beth all have birthdays during the first week of the month, and Anna's falls on Christmas day. This year, we also added my father-in-law, Bill, to the celebration since he was in town visiting and has a birthday the last week of November.
Since 8 of the party guests were already living at our house, we hosted the party. It was an unseasonably warm day which worked out great because the kids stayed outside the majority of the time. Nothing like taking the chaos outside. :) We kept dinner simple with a crockpot full of chili, plenty of hotdogs, and the makings for frito chili pies. Patricia, Matt's mom, made delicious oreo cupcakes for dessert. We had to drag the kids in from playing outside so they could eat and we could open gifts.
After dinner we worked on some hidden talents. I taught Bren how to do Monkey lips and Wyatt can touch his nose with his tongue!
These last two pictures are just so we have it on record that Uncle Nick [sorta] got a hug from Katie Wynn. He was able to win her over by giving her a bandaid for her [nonexistent] boo-boo.
It was a good celebration and a great way to kick off the month of December!