Friday, December 30, 2011

A month of celebrating (in pictures)

Two awesome kids ... two birthdays ... two parents ... two households ... two times the Christmas celebrations ...

With two kids born the week of Christmas, a lot of planning is required for the entire month of December. The kids are constantly celebrating ... gifts need to be purchased, wrapped and opened. This was only complicated this year, by them living in two households, but I think we made it work.

They had twice the birthday celebrations, twice the visits from Santa, twice the gifts and twice the fun. They are simply reminded how much they are loved. And, I was reminded how much I am loved too, when I wasn't able to be with them.

Family Birthday Party #1

Friend Sleepover in Mommy's Apartment

Family Christmas #1

Family Christmas #2

Santa's Second Stop

An entire day of opening up toy packaging
and twistie ties and filling up the recycling bins!!
And, there is some sense of accomplishment about
completeing one of these Lego sets on my own, with a 4-yr-old!

After a day of strep throat and vomitting,
we decided to pamper ourselves.

Traded out our boots for bowling shoes.
Also, there's a great sense of accomplishment when
surviving three games of bowling alone
with a 4 and an 8 year old!!

I hope that you and your family
are just as blessed this
holiday season.


  1. Dang it - I still LOVE those pick boots! Every girl needs cowboy boots!

    Looks like a great month of celebrating! Hope you have a very happy New Year!

  2. Great Pics - Have a great 2012!!

  3. Looks like you made the best of the celebrating!

  4. LOVE the masks. Too bad it came after such yuchiness!