We celebrated Christmas a little early this year...since Stacy, Justin and the kids are not coming up for Christmas, we decided to have a little celebration after Thanksgiving. This way the kids could open their presents and enjoy them all month before they get more - perfect! But even better was having everyone together for a fun, relaxed evening. The kids love being together and it's a gift to watch them play and have fun together.
Sloane had fun exploring all of Kennedy's stuff - here she is at the art table.
She is such a doll ~ so full of spunk and personality, not to mention seriously adorable!
Bennett, Sloane and Brady
banging playing the piano. Our house was definitely louder!
Presents before dinner
my two littles
four out of five
Our attempts at pictures with all five cousins were laughable. We attempted to get professional ones taken, too - I think there might have been three to choose from.
Even strapping Sloane into a chair couldn't contain her!
A few books for B
Don't think Brady liked his little suitcase much - what a face!
Kennedy, however, was thrilled!
And Carter was pumped!
#1 and #2 in the Harry Potter series (we had borrowed them from a friend when we read them, and Carter really wanted the complete set. Thank you Auntie!)
Princess Ariel and and fairy movie
A Lego set for Bennett
Another Nerf blaster for Carter
Cute little owl backpack and lunch bag for Sloane
And then the real fun began...
dancing, singing, guitar playing...things were about to get crazy!
one must play the guitar without a shirt naturally
some serious dance moves
Brady got in on things too
Uh oh, sweet Sloane lost her shirt, too!
Carter and B
such good buddies
Bennett wanted to do everything just like Carter, it was sweet to watch his adoration. When he was home he told his Grandma Michelle that he can eat the crusts of his sandwiches now, because Carter eats his crusts. I'm thankful Carter was influencing good habits :)
Love these little ones!