Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Oops! Oct. Nov. Dec. in review....

We have been doing a lot lately....Let's start with OCTOBER:

Emery Turned 1!!

Grammy Garth came to visit and met Emery for the first time...we had so much fun with Grammy and Grammie!!!

Halloween came and I took the girls to Scare on the Square...Avery was a cowgirl dancer, Kyndall was a gold medal gymnast and Emery was a ladybug (that was Kyndall's first halloween costume)

Uncle Paul (Jim's Brother) got married to Lauren and the girls were flower girls in the wedding!  We are so excited to have her in our family!!
Avery had a sweet Thanksgiving program I got to go to!
We have been saving/planning on moving the summer before Kyndall goes into 2nd grade/Avery goes to Kindergarten.  Well, we found this house and decided it was perfect for our family, so we bought it and moved in about 6 months sooner than planned.  We are only 6 minutes away from the old house and neighborhood but we are settling in and enjoying a little more space!

This is the house we moved from....Jim and I bought it the first year we got married 8 years ago.  Three kids, 8 years, and a dog later has enticed us to move.  We'll miss our old place, but we love being in the new one!  The sad part is, we were so busy moving and doing Christmas activities I never got Christmas cards done:(  First year since Kyndall was born!  Oh well, I will try next year!
Avery had her first recital!  So she is with Ava (left) and Lily.  They pretty much stood up there and smiled, but they were SUUUUUPER cute!
Santa was at the is the only Kelly girl who likes him:

He had to photo bomb Avery...and Em just wasn't having any of it....I think she was hungry and tired!  BTW:  you need to know that Avery had no idea Santa came in the picture until we showed this to her later!!!

Christmas Eve, Snowflake, our Elf on the Shelf left the girls matching PJ's and a new movie to watch in our new movie room.  They loved it.  I know Santa and Elves are somewhat debate-able about whether you are "lying" to your children about actual Christmas happenings.  But the excitement in their eyes as they find the Elf each morning and come down and see what "santa" brought them is worth it...I dread the day that innocence is gone.  Even though they enjoy Santa things if you ask them what Christmas is they will tell you it is Jesus' Birthday.  As long as they know that, the extra magic is still fun to do:)

And....the finale:
in McKinney Texas!!!!
You better believe that in our stuffed up noses and completely hoarse voices, the big girls and I had a MAJOR snowball fight.  I loved it because they were such good sports and did a great job on making their own snowballs.  I pegged them pretty hard a couple of times and they just laughed and got me right back!! 
Now we are ready for the new year....and hopefully I'll be better about updating the blog more!