I feel like time is flying by and I can't keep up with events - aka this is gonna be a bit of a long one!
We had a lovely Christmas Eve and Christmas - which made me happy as I kept having nightmares that Haevin decided to come extremely early and I missed all the family time on Christmas Eve and Christmas... Luckily baby girl is still cooking. With that said - It's fun to have something to look forward to this January as most years I'll be quite honest... it's one of my least favorite months. I can't wait to meet our beautiful little girl.
This Christmas season was so fun with Rose. Here is how things went down for us.
Rose loves all the decorations and all things Christmas. She would always ask me to turn on the tree or Christmas music while at the house. One day when I asked her what she wanted to wear she picked out this Christmas tutu that was in the back of her closet (and I honestly didn't think it would fit her anymore). We tried it on and it fit and she got so excited. So I had to get some cute pictures of her wearing it. :) Love her!
|Not sure what face she is pulling but it cracks me up.|
Christmas Eve we spent at my parents house - we decorated cookies, opened gifts, had a lovely dinner, and then finished the night off singing carols together.
|Cami and Ari getting in on the action.|
|She learned pretty quick how to open gifts. :)|
|Love these two.|
|For a girl that has never worn high heels I was surprised how well she walked in them.|
|I didn't quite catch it... but she was brushing Great Grandpa's hair. Rose has a special place in her heart for Grandpa's of any kind. She loves them so much.|
|We were very blessed this year. :)|
|Coming down the stairs!|
|Her face. :)|
|She loves her rocking horse.|
|Girl loves books! Luckily she got a lot of new ones for Christmas!|
|Her own new stylish headphones.|
|I'm not sure if these were for Rose or really more for Braedon. ;)|
|Spook was there too!|
|Braedon had to show her what Lincoln Logs were all about.|
|Helping me open one of my gifts.|
|I think this is probably the favorite toy she got... so simple but she can't stop playing with it. It could be because of her OCD to want to have the balls "put away" but they just keep coming out. Pretty funny to watch.|
|She picked this snake out herself one day when I was at the store. She loves it. So weird.|
|Trying to blow the bubbles.|
|Making Aunt Nana help opening more gifts!|
|An extender for our car rack.|
|Braedon's mom had these Teddy Bears made up out of their Great Grandpa's clothes that passed away this last year.|
|Traditional family PJ picture.|
|We are special. :)|
|Brad was afraid that we wouldn't have a white Christmas... so he made sure to make the basement look special on Christmas morning.|
|So happy to see Chanty!|
|These two have a special relationship. :)|
|Sibling love. :)|
It was a great Holiday and we loved spending so much time with family.
Then the day after Christmas we were lucky enough to have Braedon home again as he took the day off work. We decided this was the perfect time to really introduce Rose to snow since we hadn't gotten any before Christmas. As none of my snow stuff fit Braedon was a trooper and took out Rose into the cold to have some fun. I came out long enough to get some photos. We also then took her sledding later in the day and loved it. She wouldn't stop giggling or saying "Ready, GO!" So fun to watch her try new things.
|All geared up and ready to go!|
|She had to show Braedon every "Christmas tree" in the back.|
|Pointing out the next tree to look at.|
|Loving the snow.|
|Braedon's face when I told him he should show Rose how to make a snow angel.|
|Good thing he is a great sport and an even better dad and does it anyways. :)|
|I think this was her favorite part about snow.|
|My cute little snow bunny.|
|Sledding for the first time. That smile. She wasn't afraid for even a second.|
|Basically Rose loves the snow. :)|
Life is good. :)
Love and hugs and Happy New Years!