Saturday, December 31, 2016

December 2016

December was a great month and a busy one. We really enjoyed spending time together in our home the first part of the month. We all enjoyed sitting by the fireplace and tree and listening to Christmas music. We all got a nasty cough that lasted forever and so spent a lot of the month laying around trying to get over it while enjoying chicken noodle soup and bubble baths. Hannah learned to write her name and we are pretty sure she is going to be left handed. Kate discovered blanket rides and loved coaxing James to give her rides. 

 We took a trip to Utah to spend Christmas in the mountains with family. We loved our trip and the time we got to spend with our family!

We spent the first week with my family and loved seeing my parents new home. For the first time in years my family was all together for the holiday and I loved catching up with them. 

We had a lot of fun making gingerbread houses, having a tea party with the girls, watching movies in the theater room, playing greed and ping pong, and just being together. 

We spent the second week with Joe's family! My kids were so excited to see Santa at the Palmer Christmas party and they loved being together with their cousins again. 

Santa came to our house while we were on our trip and the kids were so excited to open presents again when we got home. 

I like to write down some of the presents they received because I feel like it shows what they are interested in.  James got a kindle fire, flying helicopter, basketball, metronome, Mario 3D world Wii game, magnetic transforming balls, knect toys and books. Ali got an I-pod, gumball machine, jewelry box, new coat, hunter boots, legos & clay. Hannah got a kindle fire, magnetos, piggy bank, pasta play set, cupcake game and play-doh. Kate got some new clothes, pajamas, pacifiers and a toy. 

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