Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Playgroup Christmas Fun!

On Monday we had our playgroup Christmas party at Brittney & Quinn's. Chapman & I arrived to an absolutely beautiful, Christmas-y home! It was so warm & inviting :)

Brittney had planned a fun craft for us to do with our boys (which involved painting their hands - yikes!). It was a cute little Christmas scrapbook with a handprint Santa on the cover! 8 little toddlers ran around & played while the mommies painted, glued, ate & chatted!

Then, we did our gift exchange in by the tree...Hudson got Chapman some fun new colors, a GIANT coloring book & a cool ABC book!! He was thrilled :)

After lots of talking, laughing & eating, it was time to snap a few pictures & head home! Thank you Brittney for hosting, & we are so thankful for our sweet friends!!

Check out Brittney's is too cute!

Here are some other pics from the party...

Chapman checking out his scrapbook...

Mommy & Chapman hand painting (take 3)

our crafting table...

Landon watching some Mickey Mouse cute!

Time for gifts! Amy & Porter

Reid opening his gift from Chapman



Sutton, Reid, Chapman, Landon, Tanner, Quinn, Porter, Hudson

Friday, December 12, 2008

All Ye Faithful

This video was made by some of our friends at Igniter Media. I get chills listening to the beautiful voices...what an awesome way to worship the Lord this Christmas!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Traditions...

Every year my parents do the "Grammy & Poppi Christmas Game" for the grandkids. The kids get to open fun presents during certain days in December leading up to Christmas Day. This year Chapman got some presents to open, and it all started with his own Little People Nativity! How precious is this?? He loves to push the angel, which makes the star light up & "Away in a Manger" plays. I have to keep an eye on the characters though...I found baby Jesus in the kitchen earlier :)

Here he is playing with his Nativity...

Friday, December 05, 2008

Sick Chapman...

This is my little man earlier in the week...we are doing much better now!! I never knew I could watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse for such extended periods of time :)

Monday, December 01, 2008

Thanksgiving in the Falls

David, Chapman & I headed to Wichita Falls to spend Thanksgiving with my family this year. It is always nice to be able to get away from Dallas for a few days.

Thursday was a day of delicious food, watching the parade, hanging out, etc. On Friday, we went to a display of lights in Wichita was really fun to walk through, but super cold!! Throughout the weekend, we also found time to play outside, see a movie, run errands, eat lunch at Casa Manana (yum!) & visit G.G. (Chapman's great-grandmother).

All in all, it was a wonderful & relaxing holiday! Thanks for everything Grammy & Poppi!!

Claire helping put up the candy canes...

Working hard!!

Chapman's helping too...

Walking with Daddy...

Lots of football to watch!

Hanging out in the frontyard...

The Penuels' turkey place cards (an art project by Maddie & I)

at the lights display...

Its cold, but I want to see some lights!

Love those lights...

The Nelsons

Grammy & Poppi

the wind is strong!!!