Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Kee Kee's First Christmas

Kenadee is turning into such a fun little stinker.  We were able to enjoy this Christmas with her and I think Christmas is so much more fun as a parent.  She really didn't understand what was going on, but she loved it and got spoiled rotten!!! 

We had so much fun with family this year and were thrilled that we were able to continue to participate in many of our traditions. On the 23rd, Kenadee and I attended our annual cousins lunch with my mom, sister, Averie, my aunt Barbara, my cousin Cheri, and her 3 wonderful girls.  We went to Olive Garden and had a great time catching up and enjoying each other's company.  I look forward to this time every year. 

On Christmas Eve we exchanged gifts with Cheri and her family (another wonderful tradition) and then we spent some time with Dru's family.  Kenadee had such a blast with her cousins on both sides and loves all of the extra attention she gets!  Kenadee also got to open her Christmas Eve present from Daddy and Mommy and they were her very first pair of Christmas Jammies!
On Christmas morning we went over to my parents and opened presents and talked to my brother Robbie on the phone.  It was so good to hear from my little brother, but I am so excited when he will actually be here for Christmas again.  It feels so much different without him!  

Kenadee enjoyed unwrapping all of her presents (it took her like 10 minutes to do each one, but she was in Heaven).  She wore herself out so much that she fell asleep in the middle of present opening.  It was hilarious!!!  

We went up to Egin for Christmas dinner with Dru's grandmother and many of his aunts, uncles, and cousins.  I must say that I really enjoyed spending time with some of Dru's extended family (we don't do that very often).  Some of them I had never actually met before.  Kenadee again had a blast.  She loves watching kids play and even got in on the action a little bit with her cousins.

Needless to say that as wonderful as the day was it was completely exhausting and we came home from dinner and took a long nap!!!!  

Kenadee opening presents at Gma and Gpa Ingram's Christmas morning.  She is getting a little sleepy at this point.
And she is out!  All of the excitement was exhausting!  (Look at her cute Christmas jammies!)

Candy Cane with her cousins Kenna and Brenley!  (Her cousin Clay thinks Candy Cane is her name! So cute!)

Kens rocking her cute smile because she is spoiled rotten!

Kenadee and Averie with the cute Dobson girls on Christmas Eve!

Kee Kee (Averie's name for her) playing with her kitchen from Grandma Janny and Grandpa Stanny

Concentrating while dad helps her open her present from the Dobsons

All of her loot from Dad and Mom, Santa, Gma and Gpa Ingram, Gma and Gpa Charles, Averie, and the Dobsons!
The day after Christmas was almost as busy as Christmas day filled with much more family time!  We enjoyed it very much and now we are looking forward to our annual New Year's weekend at the cabin!!!!  We just love the Holidays at our house!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

The 3 of Us

I was looking at baby pictures of Dru and I the other day and decided to put them right next to Kenadee's to see the similarities. It is so much fun to see our different traits in this sweet little baby!  The bottom picture is what most of my day is filled with....SMILES!!!!  Love my little girlfriend!