Even still, we did enjoy creating new memories. We spent this month doing new activities: viewing Christmas lights, meeting Santa Clause on his North Pole ferry, getting to know Great Grandparents better, learning magic tricks with Alvin, sowing with Alex, reading a Christmas Carol (original version), drinking fresh cider, teaching Rilie songs, and decorating a neighbors door (only to find out they moved the week before, but hey! it was a good effort!).
Here are some fun pictures of the excitement!
Christmas Breakfast with our ward.
Alvin & Alex were shepherd in the nativity play.
Alex sowing a puppy.
Look at his stitching!
Alvin has made many snowman and forts.
The snow is wet and packs well.
Jackson enjoying the rattles Grandma Joel'lene knitted.
Christmas bows are fun too... they crinkle!
Soft blocks from Aunt Sam and Aunt Andrea.
Beautiful bracelet from Joel'lene.
Doesn't this picture make my arm look freakishly long... and broken?
Santa brought Rilie a 24 inch T-Rex!
We have all sorts of fun with it!
Alvin took this pictures. He's getting better!
Alvin show casing my new stroller, Graco Sit and Stand.
It has a seat for Rilie to sit or stand on in the back.
Jackson's car seat clicks into the front.
Jackson enjoys oranges.
Beautiful quilt Joel'lene made.
It's missing something...
Great Grandparents Welsh wanted to take the boys on an eagle cruise. They gave patches to those in Cub Scout uniform. Great Grandpa Welsh has two large blankets hanging with patches all over them!
Great Grandpa Welsh teaching how to play an electronic fishing game, while we wait int he port.
Great Grandma Welsh, Nick, and Rilie.
Future Cub Scout.
Tired daddy... early morning!
Rilie enjoyed running around, but was very upset he couldn't jump into the lake.
Where are the eagles?
Beautiful Coeur D'Alene. Northern Idaho is so pretty!
Two more... there were lots... but this is my favorite picture.