Our children at Mimi's house with the "older" cousins and for now the only cousins in the family. As you can see, the day was just too full of excitement for little Lilly. She became so irritable that it was actually funny then her Aunt Lala held her and in just a few minutes, she was out. Even during the switch-off to cousin Amber's arms and through the annual cousin pictures, Lilly slept! It was Ellie's turn for a nap on the way to my grandmother's house and for the first half of our celebration there.
One of Ellie's favorite gifts from her Aunt Renee- a baby who moves, talks, and makes sucking noises as if she is really drinking the bottle. Thankfully, we did find a switch to turn this doll off! However, Ellie also found the switch to turn her back on. And Lilly got this doll's twin so now it's like we have 8 kids!
Big girl Lilly with her new Princess scooter. Her brothers helped put it together and were so happy for her to have a scooter like they do.
Ellie and Ethan enjoying sitting in an empty box that was their "boat". Ethan is always using his imagination.
Katie and Ellie checking out the goodies in their stocking. I found Christmas candy with scripture verses on the package so each older child read their verse on Christmas morning. We try to downplay the gifts and focus on Jesus' birth each Christmas season. We do well at our house, but it becomes more difficult when we get to the 3 Grandmoms' houses when there are so many gifts!
Lilly with her "BB" as she calls her. She can say Shelby fine now, but Shelby prefers Lilly to still call her "BB" rather than Shelby. They are a sweet pair as are Katie and Ellie!
Fulton getting some sweet hugs from Lilly and Ellie. He is such a sweet big brother- most of the time until one decides to mess with his "stuff".
She loves music so the musical set with lots of instruments and a very big drum was a huge hit!