Monday, January 1, 2018

New Year's Eve 2017

On New Year's Eve Emily, Ashlyn and I went to my friend Dee Dee's house for a party.  It was so fun!  The kids all played and entertained themselves so us adults could have some grown-up time.  The food was great too.  Such a
fun way to ring in the new year!

Christmas 2017

We had a great Christmas this year.  It was a nice balance of calm with the older kids and crazy with Evie and Cara.  We had our traditional lasagna dinner and Cara's favorite chocolate pie for dessert.  Tim's mom again sent us a very generous gift card for Applebees that we used today for our usual New Years Day family lunch.  All in all a great Christmas!  By the way, Cara wouldn't have anything to do with the family picture again this year, so I took one of just her with her new dolly stroller and dolly.  The girl knows what she wants!

Preschool Christmas Program

Once again Evie had a darling Christmas program at preschool.  They sang, danced, and rang bells.  And Evie even participated this time!  So cute!

Decorating Christmas Cookies

We decided this was the year to start decorating Christmas cookies again after not having done it for several years.  Evie was definitely a big fan!


Annie belongs to a bowling league, and for their Christmas party family is allowed to bowl too.  Here's Evie getting ready for her turn.  She actually changed her mind and didn't bowl at all, but she sure looks cute in those bowling shoes!

Peabody December 2017

Our homeschool group went to the Peabody Hotel to watch the ducks again this year.  We watched the ducks get out of their pool and onto the elevator and then had a yummy dinner downtown.  A great time was had by all!

Gymnastics Party

Evie got invited to a little friend's gymnastics party.  She had so much fun!  I wonder if
we have a future gymnast here?