Our favorites from December:
Ellie is part of the girls gymnastics team where I work, USA Youth Fitness Center.
This year for their holiday party they did something different. Something special. I had been asked to make some sample cards & kits. The night of the party girls made cards for kids in the hospital. The girls were creative & loved that they were going to make someone happy with their card.
Traditional "Gingerbread House's" night at Davy & Syd's house.
It's a great night that all the kids look forward to so much.
I watch(ed) Lucy every Thursday. I love it so much.
One Thursday in December she was asking about what the guy outside WalMart was doing with a bell. After I explained we decided she should help the salvation army.
She was so cute & so excited.
This year at Lance's holiday party he was so excited to win his first Apple iPad.
.. Just what we need- more technology..
But really, he was very excited to win it!
Ellie & Roxy danced in their dance recital together.
They were in an Acro Jazz class.
They did awesome & looked so cute.
Our parents came & watched along with Shalae & Sophie.
Ellie also performed with her "Broadway Kids" class.
Last year for Christmas Auburn gave my mom a Nativity costume set.
We set a date to do the nativity & a hay ride.
Although or family doesn't have much singing talent, we sang & the kids put on the nativity.
After that we all went on a singing sleigh ride.
When we came back, we all had donuts & hot chocolate.
It was such a fun night.
We are lucky to celebrate with Grandma Riggs in December. We have our Riggs family party & also celebrate her birthday in one night. We are so grateful to have her as our grandma. She is the sweetest & funnest grandma.
At work, we had our "DROP & SHOP" for Kids Day Out.
I created this event last year or the year before. The parents love that they can go run their last few errons without their kids. But even more, the kids love that they get dropped of to play at the gym & then they get to pick out a gift for their mom & dad. Then they get to wrap their gifts & make tags.
I love watching the kids get so excited about picking out their special gifts.
That same night we had our traditional Progressive dinner with the Cummard family.
Seeing each others houses decorated for Christmas & sharing food & memories is one of my favorite traditions each year.
We all live so close (besides Lee & Sarah) that we can ride on a hay ride to all of our houses.
Oh Elle! She loves her cousin time so much.. & making crazy faces!