Sunday, December 31, 2017

Delightful December

December 2, 2017
Tonight we went to our church's Christmas Social. They invited all the kids up on stage to sing some Christmas songs and then Santa came in. All of the kids just sat there as if they didn't know what to do, so Conner went up and sat on his lap first. He had an easy request: a candy cane! Isaac got on his lap next. They both made a huge mess with their candy canes but they loved them.

December 6, 2017
It makes me happy when all the kids are playing peacefully! Conner playing with cars, Caleb with his toys and Isaac reading books!

Isaac can be such a goofball! I often time find him sleep like this: pillow as blanket and blanket as his pillow!

Caleb is rolling over now, and when he rolls over while sleeping, it wakes him up. So we put him in the diaper changing pad to sleep, because the small "walls" on it keep him from rolling over. He was pretty proud today that he managed to roll over in it! Stinker!

December 7, 2017
Snow! Can you believe it?! Elise texted me first and asked if it was snowing here in New Braunfels and I laughed. Then she sent a picture of them (in Austin) and it was snowing there! It didn't take long and it started snowing here too! What a super fun and unexpected winter surprise!

We were so cold from playing in the snow that Conner and Isaac took a bath. Isaac wanted to get out of the bathtub, but then was trying to be all sneaky and get back in. I believe there is a similar story of me doing that when I was little...

December 8, 2017
The next morning Conner was so excited to play in the snow that he didn't want to wait for me to make breakfast, so he grabbed a piece of bread and headed out to play!

Isaac the Elf

December 12, 2017
Tonight we met up with the Cranmers and went to The Salt Lick for dinner and then to Johnson City to see all the Christmas lights. We got to go on a hay ride, see the electric company, dance to music and see Santa and Mrs. Claus! We had a lot of fun!
This is the electric company located in Johnson City. They put up all these lights! It is incredibly beautiful!

Conner started making "snow angels" in the rocks. It didn't look very comfortable to me, but this just proves how much he loves snow!

December 18, 2017
Caleb has joined the big boys sleeping upstairs! Up til now he has been sleeping in the pack n play in our master closet. This morning I found the boys playing with Caleb. What turkeys!

December 21, 2017
Poor buddy wasn't happy about staying up late while Dad and Mom are tiling. His big brothers loved it though!

December 24, 2017
What a cute boy!

Conner asked earlier in December if he could have a birthday party and birthday cake. I explained to him that it isn't his birthday, it's Jesus' birthday. He started insisting that we have a birthday cake for Jesus. I Pinterested it, and having a birthday party/cake for Jesus is really a thing. So I said why not?! We went to Cranmer's house for Christmas Dinner (well, we did lunch so that we wouldn't be out too late) and had a birthday cake for Jesus. While we weren't looking, Isaac got into the cake. Twice.

Conner body boarding on JD's skate board.

December 25, 2017
Merry Christmas!
Christmas morning we celebrated with our own family. That afternoon we exchanged gifts with the Powell family. That evening we exchanged gifts with Grandpa and Grandma Dietz. December 28th we did Christmas with the Eggett side of the family. And December 30 we exchanged gifts with the Strasser family. It was so much fun spreading Christmas throughout the week! But it made get pictures of all the cool new things our kids got hard. Please forgive me if I missed something you gave them! I'm hoping between the movies and pictures we captured all of it!

This Christmas morning video is a little long, so feel free to just watch the first little bit!

These cool kids sunglasses are flexible. So they can take some mishandling before the lenses pop out (but can be put back in). They're not suppose to be able to break (fingers crossed).

We have felt for a long time that it is time to get our kids a trampoline. They are very active boys and we think that it will be a great way for them to get their energy out! Watch as they discover their new trampoline!

We are in love with this trampoline. It is 8' across and 2' off the ground. It is the PERFECT size for our kids!

 These are magnetic building tiles. They're really fun to play with!

 Caleb with his new trucks and puff snacks!

 These boys got some pretty cool gifts this year!

We get some pretty good rainy seasons, so this will definitely be used!

December 29, 2017
Grandpa and Grandma came into town and we did so many fun things! We went to the children's museum, The Jumpy Place, Costco, celebrated New Years and went out to eat for breakfast! Here are a few pictures from The Jumpy Place.

December 31, 2017
We can't forget to be Cougar fans, even on New Years Eve!

Happy New Years Eve!

Since Grandpa and Grandma Eggett are in town, we decided to have a traditional Eggett New Years Eve. That means we had a lot of yummy appetizers throughout the night as our dinner! We had so much fun!

I planned activities throughout the night. I did a bad job of getting pictures of them, but here's a list of what we did!
Our Balloon Board...hmmm...I wish I had a short video of how it works. It's pretty awesome...
Saran Wrap Ball (a ball of saran wrap with candy in it. You have to unwrap it with tongs and collect candy as you go. But the dice determine how long you get to work on it before the next person's turn!)
New Years Eve Bingo
Balloon tied to ankle game (where you run around trying to pop everyone's balloons)
Made Ice Cream (we got a Yaylabs Ice Cream Ball for Christmas and had to try it out. Google it, they're really cool!)
Pop Its it was cold outside, but the kids loved them!

And then for the grand finale, a balloon drop! We used Netflix Beat Bugs New Years Eve Countdown.

Goodbye 2017, Welcome 2018!