Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas with Mimo and Mimo’s Birthday!

Today we headed to Waxhaw for Christmas and Birthday celebrations with Mimo.  Mimo looks awesome for 42 years old!

We had another yummy brunch prepared by young Anna Southern (although her days in the 20’s are ticking away very fast!).  We had Christmas celebrations and then we had cake and birthday celebrations. 

We had some fun family Catch Phrase going this afternoon.  Both teams won so everyone was a winner today.  We are very glad Aunt Jamie’s head didn’t explode when the Catch Phrase gizmo kept buzzing as soon as it got handed to her!

Will got some fun gifts from Mimo.  He got a cool marble race track he can build and he got a talking globe.  Will is very into maps and learning places on the map.  I think he’ll have fun learning new places with the globe.  Aunt Anna got him a globe leap pad game and Aunt Jamie and Uncle Ed got him an Angry Birds game he was having fun with.

Lindy got her first American Girl doll today and she named her Wendy!  The coolest part of the doll is that she came with chestnut blond hair (the closest we could get to Lindy’s hair), blue eyes, pink glasses and pink hearing aids!  How cool is that?  The hearing aids are drilled in her head but I might have to glue the glasses on.  It’s almost like living with Lindy again when she took her glasses off a million times a day.  I’ll be shocked if we don’t lose them!  I just love that she has a doll like her!  Way to go American Girl for having hearing aids and glasses!  Mimo got Lindy an outfit similar to what Wendy is wearing.  Lindy’s favorite part is most definitely a new pair of tan boots!  She has definitely become a boot fan!  Aunt Anna got Lindy another outfit for her doll and Aunt Jamie and Uncle Ed got her a new pirate game. 

DSC_9546DSC_9548DSC_9550Meet Wendy – Lindy’s new doll!DSC_9555DSC_9557DSC_9559She hugged Mimo and said, “Thank you Mimo” after opening her boots!DSC_9562DSC_9568DSC_9569It was a very happy and booky Christmas for Drew.DSC_9576A thumb war game between Ed and Corbyn.DSC_9580Happy Birthday Mimo!DSC_9583DSC_9590DSC_9592A reenactment of 2009.DSC_9597The picture from 2009! (Will was so little!)DSC_0437DSC_9600DSC_9603Southern SiblingsDSC_9605Southern Siblings with their MamaDSC_9608
When we got home we had dinner, took baths and then got ready for Santa to come.  The kids each picked out a cookie for Santa and then we put the reindeer food the kids had made at school out in the yard.  One is already asleep and one is still awake right now! 
Taking cookies to the fireplace!DSC_9614Taking the milk to the fireplace!DSC_9615DSC_9616DSC_9617DSC_9618Milk and cookies for Santa!DSC_9623DSC_9624DSC_9627Reindeer food in the front yard.  (No clue what is up with these pictures.  Is my lens that dirty??) DSC_9632DSC_9634DSC_9637

Christmas with Bob and Suzette

Saturday we had Christmas with Bob and Suzette.  Because of some scheduling conflicts we actually had Christmas at Ed and Jamie’s house, instead of at Bob and Suzette’s house.  We had a yummy brunch and then we exchanged presents with them.

The kids got some fun new stuff to play with.  Will is really loving the game Kerplunk that he got and Lindy is loving the new sparkly sequined fedora they got her. 

We hung out for most of the afternoon before heading back to our house for a little rest.  We all met up again for dinner at a Mexican restaurant and then our family, Bob and Suzette, and Anna and Brian piled in the mini van and headed to A Pilot Mountain Christmas.  It’s another tradition we do each year.  None of the others had ever been with us so it was fun they got to experience it as well.  And it was neat they got to see the kids experience it because it’s pretty ridiculously cute to see them so excited and saying “Wow” a lot.  When we drove up Will said, “Oh my goodness gracious.”  The craziest part of the whole thing is that you are in someone’s yard.  You walk through their backyard.  It’s awesome they do it for everyone to traipse through their yards! 

We had a very fun family day with Bob and Suzette!


DSC_9457Will beating GrandBob in Connect Four.DSC_9459DSC_9461A Pilot Mountain Christmas!DSC_9471Santa was in Pilot Mountain!!DSC_9473DSC_9479One reason I love going there is because everything is close enough for Lindy to see!DSC_9483DSC_9486DSC_9488DSC_9490Our family – with a darkened out Lindy!DSC_9493A couple of lovebirds – and a Lindy who backed up into the picture!DSC_9500DSC_9501DSC_9503DSC_9505Looking good Brian!DSC_9506DSC_9507DSC_9508Before church on Sunday before GrandBob and Suzette left.DSC_9510DSC_9511My beautiful babes in their Christmas outfits!DSC_9516DSC_9523DSC_9530Drinking out of some cool straws Ms. Callie sent them!DSC_9532DSC_9534Our family after Christmas Communion last night.DSC_9538