Tuesday, December 30, 2014

December 2014

The final post of 2014!  Crazy!  Heavy on the photos, per usual.  Sorry.  :)

We spent a fun day doing Christmas-y things with two of Eli's favorite friends from school, Victoria and Elise.

We went to "Christmas in the Park" at Westlake Park with our friends the Ninos.  

This is, of course, a horrible picture, but they had a bunch of bounce-house-type slides and obstacle course things, which the boys loved.  

They also had a "Grease the Grinch" game where the kids got to shoot this guy dressed up as the Grinch with paint balls while he ran around and hid behind things in the field.  That sounds ridiculous all typed out, but Eli loved it.  :)

He rode the mechanical bull a few times, too.

And we finished the night off with pony rides.

Look how big our little puppy is!!!

The leaves are finally falling in Texas, and I think the whole neighborhood's worth has blown into our yard!

Eli and Timothy decorated their "treehouse" for Christmas.  :)

And we decorated a bunch of cookies!

And delivered the cookies to Greenway, where our sweet friend Ms. Vergie lives.

My little shepherd, prior to the church Christmas musical.

In action, and looking confused!

Post-performance with Timothy, looking a little worse for the wear.  :)

Eli's first grade class on the last day of school before break.

Eli had the flu right before Christmas, so we had a few slower mornings at home.  

The boys wanted their faces painted like "dragon-trappers."  (They are SUPER into "How to Train Your Dragon" right now.)

Early Christmas morning...

My favorite part- stockings!

I loooooove the expression on his face when he first walks out to see the presents.

He got roller blades, which have gotten MUCH use already!

He also got a toolbox with a bunch of "real" tools from Eric, also a hit.

Opening stocking gifts...


The Mannings have been here for Christmas, which has been so fun for all of us.  Here are Eli and Jacey on Christmas morning:


Hank likes his Christmas present.

The kids have spent so much time together this past week!

They all had a sleepover at my parents' house last night, too.

And that's it for 2014!  Happy, happy new year, with love!