Last weekend we went to the Festival of Lights in St. Augustine with Derek, Jessica, Mya and Addy. It is a Christmas Festival with all sorts of activities. They got to take a picture with Santa (kinda). Again a lot different from last year. Last year they sat on Santa's lap without a problem. This year, they would not go near him. So we got a family picture, but that was about it. They also had some little houses for the kids to play in and we also made s'mores. By the time we did all that, it was well past their bedtime and they had enough so we didn't get to go on the carriage ride with Mya and Jessica, but we still had a lot of fun.
I am proud to say that Mark and I are done Christmas shopping almost a week early this year and everything is wrapped and under the tree. (we made a very smart desicion this year, to put the tree in the kitchen. The girls can't get into the kitchen without someone opening the baby gate, so it has allowed us to put ornaments on the tree and presents underneath it.) However, we have been so busy that we have really dropped the ball on video tapping and pictures. The girls are doing so much new stuff and are starting to talk a lot more. I am hoping this week, they will be willing to let us get them on video. Here are a few pictures that we have from Thanksgiving and the Christmas festival.
Family picture with Santa...Jillian was stuck with Santa and wasn't too happy.
|We got an early Christmas gift from Grandma Mimi which was a seat and and trailer for the bikes so we could go bike riding. We also got bikes from Uncle Conor so we went on our first family bike ride together.|
Jillian looking through the window of the little houses in the Elf Village at the Christmas Festival
Jillian inside one of the houses
Jillian in Conor's sunglasses.
Payton making the home alone face
Chloe under the pew at Addyson's baptism. This is where she was the whole time. Who knows why.
Chloe showing off her pretty smile!
Chloe waiting on her s'mores to be made
I love this picture of Grandma Mimi and Jillian
Payton, Chloe and Grandma Justine
Relaxing with Great Grandma Justine
Eating at Grandma's house
Playing in Grandma's pop up tent
Jillian's pretty smile
Peek a Boo
I see you!
Mommy and Daddy
Chloe with Cousin Myles
Jillian with Aunt Kim