Last Friday Randy and Andrew flew to Dallas to visit Uncle Ryan and see the Steelers and Cowboys game.
So we packed Jack up and he went off to Nanny and Pa's to hang out with his boy cousins and we had a house full of girls!
It was fun!
We ran to the grocery store for some supplies and the little girls wanted to ride on the dragon.
I said, "sure"....because at our house "ride on the dragon" means "pretend to ride."
I NEVER put money in it. NEVER. EVER.
So.....the girls were DELIGHTED someone had stuck 2 sets of quarters, 2 Christmas cards, and 2 candy canes to the side of the dragon.
They got to actually ride!!!
Thank you Sweet Secret Santa!
I did make them ride together and share the candy cane so someone else could be blessed.
They enjoyed it!
Sophie had Meridith over so EVERYONE loved that!
Girls are so much quieter then boys!
They were a treat.
Then Saturday we had basketball practice.
Sophie plays in a much more competitive league. Last year she dominated. Not so this year. A lot of the girls she's playing with have played AAU....so the competition is fierce! The goal is higher this year too! She loves it!
After basketball my brother Matt, and his wife Holly, and their kids came over. My YOUNG Aunt Amy and her kids came over too. Uncle Matt started out by reading the kids a Christmas story.
Then we got busy decorating cookies!
They were all proud of their masterpieces!
Such a great tradition!
Then it was time for ornaments!
This year we made beaded snowflakes!
What a fun weekend!
After a night of sleepovers and a day of basketball and company we were all pretty tired.
So I gave the kids a box and I sat down and propped up my feet.
They turned the box into a Gingerbread House!
That house has brought a lot of fun this week!
Kids are so imaginative!
Whew....I can't believe it's almost Christmas!