Monday, December 19, 2011

this past weekend

snowmen smores

Abby and her friend Reid at the neighborhood Christmas party

Prestonwood's family event - live nativity

Abby making an ornament

H did not like this Santa.  
Abby warmed up to him.

H listening to a story and 
Abby getting her face painted

The Dallas Baylor gang at III Forks

Hollywood made an appearance

white elephant - we got the shaker workout

We had another fun, busy weekend!  Friday was our neighborhood Christmas party for the kids.  We joined this play group when Abby was 6 months old.  These kids are some of her best buds and their moms are pretty special to me as well.  Didn't take too many pictures at this one!  Loved the snowmen smores idea, however!

Saturday we went to a birthday party and then to Prestonwood's family event that they have every year.  There are 6 stations set up.  They have face painting, cookie decorating, a live nativity, pictures with Santa, a craft and a story is told by Mrs. Claus.  After you complete each station, they mark your card and at the end you are given a free gift.  The gift is a whole nativity set.  What a blessing that church is!

That night, the Dallas Baylor gang met at III Forks for a nice dinner together.  We had our own room and we had a ball.  It was nice to get away from the kids for a bit and enjoy some adult time.  We have a Christmas party every year with kids, but now that we all have at least two kids it gets a bit crazy.  This was way more fun for this year and it wouldn't surprise me if we made it a tradition.   It is so neat that we are so far out of college and still remain so close.  Love each of these friends and love that our kids are growing up together as well!

We did a few other fun things as well...more pics to come!  Hope you guys are enjoying this month as much as I am!


Melissa said...

Fun! LOVE that picture of R & Abs! So sweet!