Tuesday, February 16, 2016

January Fun

We started the new year with visiting our new Playstreet Museum with our friend Husdson.  There is a cow you can milk and a life-sized Lite-Brite...what more could you want from life? :)
 We also made dinner (and dessert) for a friend who had a baby. Kaden definitely loved licking the bowl after we were done! :)

We were able to eat dinner with some of our friends from church- these girls are such a blessing!
And Mr. Neil and Ms. Tammy had some awesome helpers working on their fence.:)

We had the best time eating ice cream with Uncle Charles...
Kaden helped Daddy serve communion one Sunday- so precious. 
And he helped mama make dinner almost every night!

Ellie invited Katherine to ballet class and they had so much fun!

Kaden studied their every move and was such a sweet little encourager!

At the end of the month, I was blessed to be able to attend our church's Ladies' retreat. It was such a wonderful weekend. Love these women!

Even though they might not be the best at makeovers...:)

Kaden and Katherine, we love you so much!  You are constantly making us laugh and adding so much joy to our home. One of our favorite things that you are saying right now is "Bammer." When you constantly look for, use (and fight over) your "Bammer", we can't help but giggle.  You love to build and to use your work bench, so the hammer is always needed! You are also really into what time it is and you want to make sure "it's not enough o' clock yet" or "it's o'clock to eat my gummies!" Love you two so much!



Three year olds are so much fun ALL the time, but the Holiday season is EXTRA magical for them! They enjoyed a party at school with their friends.

Our small group went to see the Shops at Legacy tree lighting. They are such a precious group of friends!

We enjoyed some Fireside Pizza with our sweet friends, the Zairs.:)
And then lots of fun staying warm at home as well!  Gluing marshmallows on anything is always a big hit.:)
And then our sweet Kaden picked flowers, because "I need to make the flowers pretty for you mama."
And then baking brownies...
We saw our first movie, The Peanuts Movie, with our friends Brady and Ellie.

And we had a fun night at Merry Main Street with our friends the Bucklands...
We love glow rings!

And carriage rides with Mama...
We LOOOOVE snowman blow up dolls at church Christmas parties...

And snowman pancakes before church on Sunday!

Love these two and their amazing bedhead. :)
And they LOVE snuggles on the couch while eating snowman donuts in their pajamas from Aunt Molly!

Aunt Molly came to Texas and watched their Christmas program. Such a sweet treat!

And then at the end of the month, we headed to New Mexico, to spend some time with Karson's family.

Kaden and Katherine went skiing for the first time! They loved it! They mastered the wedge and only cried when the skies had to come off.:)

And then it was time to drive to Cali to visit Grandma and Papa.:) In pajamas, sunglasses, and snow boots, of course.

And we had the most adorable welcome when we arrived!
We love cooking with Grandma!!!

Snuggles and cartoons with Papa are the best...:)

Grandma and Papa gave Kaden and Katherine MagnaTiles- they were such a hit!

But not as awesome as the quilt from Grandma.  

This quilt was started and stitched with lots of prayers during Katherine's time in the NICU and Grandma's masterpiece is finally finished!  Can't wait to see Kaden's! 
These boys...:)

Such good helpers...
After all of that work, you've got to relax a bit.:)

We went to In N Out with Grandma Jo. Such a fun tradition.
And we enjoyed a nice dinner with Papa David and Nana Faye...

Ice cream at Dewar's with the singing moose is always a huge hit!
They loved making gingerbread houses with Papa and Grandma!

And reading stories...

And playing in their ladybug tent..

And getting snuggles.
So very thankful for our sweet family.