And just like that, it's a New Year! It has been a good year, and I am excited to see what 2016 has for us. Frankly I am too darn tired to write cute, quippy things about the past year or New Year ahead, so let me just stick to what I wanted to accomplish with this blog post: To show pictures from our last month, maybe share a little of what we did, and wish you a Very Happy New Year!
|This is a regular occurrence in our house: dressing up!|
|This is a what snuggling in the morning watching TV looks like when we don't have to rush to school or work. |
Everyone still fights to sit on Mommy's lap!
|This is the kids' preschool class, as they sang Christmas songs for the parents. |
Yes, you counted correctly. Our kids are 1/3 the class!
|Grandma had the kids get in the Christmas spirit by making these cute Christmas Trees with them!|
This is L-R: Tyler, Lauren, Hannah & Tanner
|This was me getting the kids in the Christmas spirit by making homemade Gingerbread Cookies. The whole process took the entire day, but it was so much fun & the kids loved making and eating their cookies!|
These are washcloth puppets made by Grandma & Grandpa Thorson. So cute!
|This is Mimi as a Grandma Angel on the Christmas Eve Church service. If you look closely, you will see a sweet Tanner perched under that Angel's knees!|
|This is Christmas morning finding the presents under the tree!|
|This is Tyler receiving big boy underpants in his stocking. I decided to potty train the boys the day after Christmas, they were more than ready! (the girls have been potty trained for almost a year now).|
|This is Grandpa Ted, Julia & Anna looking at a calendar with Hannah|
|Auntie got the kids these amazing magnetic blocks. Fun for all!|
|So much joy from a... flashlight!|
|Jenna picked out this ornament for Grandma all by herself.|
|Uncle Steve & kiddos|
|Aunt Cindy & Kayden|
And THESE are two boys who did AMAZING with potty training! It literally took 3 days and I have not had an accident ever since. They are truly super!
|And what big boys they are! They no longer rip up books (or walls... or carpet...). |
Phew. Maturity is a wonderful thing!!!
|"Mom, I gotta go potty!"|
|"I DID IT!"|
~ Goodbye 2015, hello 2016 ~
Wishing you and your loved ones a very blessed New Year!