Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas 2013

Our Christmas tree this year is pure hilarity.  The girls bent the lower branches beyond repair.  Abraham broke about a dozen ornaments and removed the rest that were in reach.  He would ever so sweetly walk up to me at least once a day each day in December, hand me an ornament, and tell me "tank you".

Each year's attempt to get a picture of all the kids together results in some of my favorite pictures ever despite how frustrated I get while trying to take them.

It sort of sums up the last busy month around here.  The girls being up to mischief: swaying minute to minute from either loving each other's company or pulling each other's hair out.

And Abraham, my dear sweet little boy, being a holy terror.  I didn't know what it was to have a such a busy one-year-old before Abraham.  I can't hardly take him anywhere unless it's somewhere set up for toddlers.  The child is into everything constantly and there is no sitting still being entertained for this one.

We had a pretty crazy Christmas schedule as well this year.  We started with our family Christmas in KC on the Saturday before Christmas.  We had a fun day of homemade banana donuts, playing in the snow, drinking hot chocolate by the fire, opening presents, and watching movies.

The next day we drove to Iowa to celebrate with Scott's parents and siblings.  The following day we headed to my parent's house to celebrate with my family and siblings.  Then finally on the 24th we celebrated with my extended family.  Four Christmases in four days was more than enough for us!  We had exhausted kids, so on Christmas day we took it easy.  Scott had to drive back to KC for work and my mom and I took the girls to the movie theater to see Frozen.

I didn't even Christmas cards sent out this year through all the crazy.  So don't feel left out if you didn't get to see my family's picture show up in the mail.  Here's what you would have gotten.  Feel free to print it out and hang it up with your other cards, or toss it in the recycling bin in a week with the rest of them!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Evolution of Abraham's Hair

Just scroll and sob along with me.

I gave him his first, ever, haircut at home.

Prepare your heart.