Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Maddux

Maddux requested a Lego birthday party, and Legos are exactly what he got. Good gosh, I've never seen a kid so small with so many Legos! The sad thing is, he doesn't know how to put them together yet, so Daddy has been building Legos for hours!
This kid is loved!

Happy 4th Birthday Maddux!

The Best Christmas Ever

My favorite Christmas Eve tradition is making gift bags for the homeless. We fill the bags and then drive them around and deliver them. This year we had a really great experience!

watching Elf and eating snacks...

Off to Church...

Big present from Mommy and Daddy...

Then to mom and dad's house for evening celebrating...
Reese found Vander's present a little early...
This was such an amazing Christmas because Maddux was SO into it. He was ecstatic from the second he woke up. In fact, he was SO excited, that I couldn't get a picture of him that wasn't completely blurry! Hence, the lack in pictures of Maddux this year. Sad.

Preschool Christmas Program

Maddux started at Bright Beginning's Preschool this year (and if you ever ask him who he will marry, it is Miss Jenny, his teacher). They had the absolute cutest Christmas Program and it was to die for.

Here are a couple of videos. There is one more, but it won't upload. I will try again soon!
I apologize for the horrific video skills. I was giggling so hard that my hand was shaking out of control. But you get the idea...MAJOR cuteness!


My favorite part of Christmas is the whole month that leads up to it. The carols, shopping, activities with the kids, Santa, I love it all! Here are a few pics of things we did with the fam this year.

Neighborhood Snow Party
As you can see, us Arizonans aren't equipped for playing in the snow. Bad mom! My kids were freezing, so we didn't last too long, but they loved it!

Gingerbread Houses
We had a little contest between Kasey & Joel, Mom & Dad, Drew & me (& Maddux). Kasey and Joel won, but they were the ONLY ones who didn't have Maddux "helping" them. Can't wait to see their house next year when Vander is helping. ;)
Pre-Christmas with the Ingram Girls
Wendy, Jess, and Sam went to Utah for the week of Christmas, so we celebrated early with them. We played the family Christmas games (I won again...woohoo), ate yummy dinner, and opened presents. Fun night!