Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Eve

As mentioned in the last post, we had Brent's sister Cara, her husband Clay, and their 3 kids in town from California for Christmas. (in addition to Gammy). Their kids are 4, 2, and 1. So we had lots of chaos, lots of noise, and lots of excitement in the Parnell household this weekend!

Thankfully, the weather on the 24th was absolutely beautiful. The kids were able to spend most of the day outside. They did crafts, played games, rode bikes, and played on the playground. That evening we went to the 5:00 service at church, had a heavy hors d'oeuvre dinner, sprinkled reindeer food on the lawn, opened presents from each other, and left our cookies for Santa. It was a busy day!

cheers! (griffin 4, cooper 4 1/2, avery 5 1/2)

spiderman's new pajamas

avery is so proud of her new gown and real slippers!

this was the first gift graham opened - and for quite a while he refused to put it down to open anything else! he was precious!!

enjoying opening gifts from each other

gotta love the enthusiasm!

getting ready to sprinkle our reindeer food in the yard

(griffin, cooper, avery, cohen)

and finally, setting out the cookies and milk for Santa before heading to bed

1 comment:

  1. That's a fun Christmas Eve, what did you use for the 'reindeer food'?