Monday, December 21, 2009

It's Christmas Time!

Avery and I made a road trip to celebrate Christmas with some of the family in Houston. Luke couldn't make it this year b/c he had to preach on Sunday; we really missed him! My dad's side of the family always celebrates the weekend before Christmas. It's always so much fun! All my cousins are there and family that I haven't seen in a long time. Avery loved being around every one. She was so friendly and let anyone and everyone hold her and play with with her. There were plenty of little kids for her to play with too. I love having such a big family and getting to celebrate Christmas with them! All in all, we have 4 Christmas gatherings every year. It's alot of traveling for Avery, but she has loved every second of it. On Sunday after church, Santa always comes to the house and brings all the kids a present. Avery may have loved every one of the 40 people there,but she did NOT like Santa! It was funny and sad at the same time. Poor thing! She did get a little better once he gave her a gift and she opened it. It's ironic as much as she hated Santa, she did say her fifth word this weekend, Santa. Ha! I guess she heard it so many times. She would walk around the house and point to all the Santa decor and say it over and over. Maybe next year she'll be ready for Santa!
We stopped and ate Mexican food on the way down to Houston. Avery sat in my lap and ate half of my enchilada plate while using her fork the whole time! She's getting so big!

opening her presents
looking at the tree with cousin Elise (she was fascinated with her!)

Playing with her Papa
Playing with Elise
Reading her new Elmo book with Mimi
Snuggle time with Uncle Steve and little cousin Zane
Avery loves aunt Laura!
Sis, my cousin Corrie and me
All the kiddos get to hit a pinata every year. Avery loved it!

Avery and Seth hit it off. They even have the same birthday!

The three littlest ones in the family. So cute!

Avery and some of her cousins
I love this pic; looking at the big girls!
To say Avery didn't like Santa would be an understatement!
She got happy when we started opening her present from Santa

this was the only santa she liked :)

pretty girl

Me and my girl

Hope you all enjoy Christmas with your family!!

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