Jan 14, 2009

Dressing Up!

MiMi gave Mandie a huge pink box full of play clothes for Christmas! Here are some pictures of Mandie in all her dressed up glory!

A princess in her carriage . . .
A ballerina with a purple hat . . .
A cheerleader!! . . .
Wonder Mandie . . .
A princess/butterfly/hoola girl . . .
Chef Mandie . . .

Jan 8, 2009

Christmas Day Pictures!

Well, I'm only 2 weeks late . . . right??

Playing Christmas morning while Daddy puts toys together . . .
Christmas meal with the Chaffin's (we always get the poppers that have a prize and a hat inside!) . . .

I love that one of Pop-C and Aunt LaJean with their eyes closed!! They look like the feel asleep at the table!

Opening presents . . .

"Hook 'em Horns!!" with Poppy

Mandie and Whitney riding their scooters on the driveway . . .

Decorated Ginger Bread cookie . . .
Dad and Matthew taking a snooze . . .
Bye Bye Pop-C and Aunt LaJean!! . . .

Christmas Eve Pics!

FINALLY!! Here are some of our pictures from Christmas Eve! We had so much fun. This post won't be to wordy, but it will be really picture-y!

Luke pushing Matthew around in a gift box, sweet boys! . . .

Mandie and Matt getting in the Christmas spirit! . . .

Mandie and Matt with their Great-Grandmother on Luke's side (her name is Gran-MiMi) . . .
The Magnificent 7 (the seven cousins, alone and with Gran MiMi) . . .
My handsome Hubby playing guitar! They do this every year! . . .
Matthew and Noah playing with Mandie's new shopping cart. . .
Matthew and Noah with Gran MiMi. . .
Heather pushing Mandie around in her shopping cart. (Congratulations Heather for the arrival of little Mason on the 31st!!) . . .
Mandie wearing Heather's pretty shoes. . .
Matthew, Noah, and Emma shopping for some Mandie . . .

Mandie's favorite ornament on MiMi's tree because it has a pink bird for Mandie and a green bird for Daddy . . .
Mandie drinking Santa's milk . . .

Mandie and Matthew fixing to go to bed in there Christmas jammies . . .

Jan 1, 2009

Christmas and California

Christmas was a wonderful season! I loved every minute of it! We did Christmas Eve with Luke's side of the family! Always a merry time with the Haney/Cooper Family! We enjoyed seeing our cousins and we LOVED the white elephant exchange! (Somehow we ended up with the disgusting used scale and cover in the back of our truck . . . YUCK!) Christmas morning was a special moment for our family. After some thought and consideration, we decided to do Santa. (I love all who do Santa and who don't do Santa the same!!) Mandie was excited to see that Santa had actually brought what she asked for: a pink bunny and a sleigh bell. Mandie and Matthew played together all of Christmas morning, they took an early nap, and then we went to my parents house for the afternoon and evening to do Christmas with the Chaffins! It was a great time. My parents got Mandie a scooter, and Mandie and Whitney scootered around outside for a long time! I'll have to post pictures later!

New Years (tonight) was also a special day! We went to our cousin's house for a party and had a fabulous time playing 'Catch Phrase' . On the way there, I surprised Luke with something you want to know nothing about, and then Luke surprised me with a trip to CALIFORNIA! We are leaving on Friday, and coming back Tuesday! I am so excited to see our friends there, and to see the beach, and Mandie can't wait to see Mickey Mouse! We literally have not taken ourselves on a REAL vacation since our honeymoon! We are ready and very excited!! Thank you baby!

Happy New Year to you all!!