Thursday, December 26, 2013

Gammy's Birthday/Christmas Eve

Before all the festivities started this year, I wrangled the kids together to take at least one family picture! And we got one! Julie is making a goofy face, she's not upset about anything, just a goober.
Then we got one of just the kiddos.
And one silly one.
Sadie was super excited, though, I don't think she knew why!
Then Grammy, Pop-pop and Sean got here, and the kids were all excited.
Grammy got to open her gifts first since she was the birthday girl. But then the kids got to dig in. Sadie has barely stopped wearing her puppy backpack!
All 3 kids got new helmets which they desperately needed.
Andy got Legos! He is in love with Legos right now. Actually Julie is pretty into them too.

Soon, the rest of the family showed up.  The place got loud and crowded fast, just the way we like it.
Cousin Carter stole a few snuggles from his Papa amidst the chaos.
Julie with Uncle Ted and Aunt Sharron.
Sadie really wanted Carter to sit on her lap, but he is just as big as her. So Andy obliged her, and we got the sweetest picture out of it!
All the cousins cooperated much better this year and sat nicely for a picture!
Andy takes his science stuff very seriously!
Happy birthday Grammy!! I always swear I am going to take more pictures of the grown ups and every year, I don't! Maybe next year.

On a side note, I got the shirt John is wearing as a gift for him when Julie was born. I hid it in the suitcase I packed for the hospital and gave it to him after she made her appearance. I love seeing him wear it. It says "Proud Daddy" Swoon!

Sadie liked sharing her boat with Uncle Ted. I think he enjoyed her as well.
More cousin pictures. These 4 are so fun right now, all getting along and so loving.
The big sisters club!
We are lucky to have such sweet, smart, sassy, beautiful girls!
As the party wrapped up, the kids went to bed and Santa made his rounds! Happy Birthday Anne!

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