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Monday, December 29, 2008

The Playhouse

I was finally able to get some pictures of the playhouse on here. It is far from finished, but at least you guys can see it! It has only been primed so it still needs to be painted (inside and out), and Wayne's going to finish the porch and build stairs. There are windows on each side, and it even has electricity.
Makenzie playing inside...notice the ceiling fan? Are they spoiled or what?

We were going to put carpet in, but the more I thought about it, the more it grossed me out. I knew we'd have to rip it up after a while anyway since kids would be tracking junk in on it so instead I just put one of those hot pink rugs in there for now. It's going to be really cute once we get everything painted, curtains on the windows, etc. The girls are both loving it, and they NEVER want to come out of there!

Friday, December 26, 2008

A Very Merry Christmas

We had a HUGE and busy Christmas as usual, but it was great! We always have so many places to go each year, and it never fails, Makenzie gets sick right at Christmas, but despite the girls having runny noses and running low-grade temps off and on, we managed to have a wonderful Christmas. We started the season off by having Christmas with the Scarbrough's and Memee and Pop then Christmas dinner with Mimi and Papaw T. (Audrey and Hermon) where the girls got to open presents. They got the Loving Family Dollhouse that they've been wanting so badly, and after setting it up, we all decided maybe Presley isn't quite ready for! Instead of playing with Makenzie, she tries poking her fingers through all the windows and moving the furniture, or she tries to push it over. Makenzie on the other hand loves it and spends HOURS playing with it!
Next, we had Christmas with Yaya and Papaw (Ricky and Mary), and the girls were spoiled yet again with lots of new toys. Papaw and Yaya even brought Makenzie and Hailey a beautiful tea set back from the Biltmore! We also had Christmas with the Fulgham's which is always loud and crazy with all the grandkids running around, but despite getting a late start (we didn't get to start opening gifts until nine that night) and the kids being tired, we had a great time.

On Christmas Eve, we visited with the Oglesby's and Morgan's. At the Morgan's, the kids all sit and listen to the story of Jesus's birth before opening presents. My Dad has always read it directly from the Bible, and the kids are really good about paying attention even with the anticipation of presents waiting for them! Mass confusion then ensues as all the kids rip into their gifts...when we were kids we weren't allowed to touch a gift until it was our turn to open, and we had to go in order from youngest to oldest so that everyone could see what the others got. Now with so many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, it's hard to keep the little ones from ripping into their gifts as soon as they get them so we kind of have to open in!

On Christmas morning, Makenzie woke up and asked if Santa had brought her a bycicle. When she walked into the living room with Presley (who we had to coax out of bed) and saw her presents and bycicle she was sooo excited. Daddy built the girls a playhouse for Christmas as well, so we also had to walk out there to see if Santa left anything in there for them. They loved it so much that they cried when we told them it was time to come in! I'll try to post pictures of the GREAT playhouse their Daddy built as soon as I can!

Presley riding the trycicle Santa left her. She thought she was a big girl, but she didn't want to have to learn to pedal! She liked being pushed around the house just fine :) Poor Daddy!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas pictures of all our pretty girls

Hanna and I dressed our girls up in their Christmas outfits to try to get a good picture of them, and they actually did a pretty good job! Aren't they precious?
Presley thinks she's such a big girl...she actually got mad because she thought she wasn't going to get to take a picture with Britlee. She was sitting there holding her arms out, yelling "baby!".

I love this one! Poor Britlee looks uncomfortable, but Makenzie took a great picture.

Hanna and Britlee...We had to take lots of pictures because Brent is out of town working on the oil rig. We took some special pictures with Hanna's phone and emailed them right to him so he could see how precious his little girl looked.

Can you tell Makenzie is a big-time Popa's girl? We were taking pictures of my Dad and Britlee, and Makenzie just had to get in the picture too. It was such a cute picture that we tried to get Presley in too, but she'd had enough and wouldn't take any more. :(

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