Wednesday, December 30, 2015

IPhone Pics of the Season

Christmas prep began with three little helpers.....
 Maddox had a painting party to attend.....she is quite the artist!
 St Nicklaus Day....goodies are left in each shoe overnight....Matthew the elf was keeping watch on their goodies!
 MK was feeling better on this day following her surgery.  She asked to play her favorite game ever, Monopoly Pet Shop.  I love the light in this pic....very symbolic of her gradual healing.
 Our dear friends surprised us one evening with Starbucks for everyone!  So sweet!  Pretty sure Maryn wore most of hers:/
 A Christmas Carol = one of our traditions.  We LOVE going to see this show each Christmas season!
 Shopping with Maryn....never a dull moment.
 Santa and his reindeer?
 Our day at the mall, which technically happens once each year, turned into an amusement park day.  The girls road on these animal cars, then they caught a train, we ate all kinds of foods at the food court and then we had pictures taken with Santa.
 So fun watching these kiddos thoroughly enjoy themselves!
 All five kiddos....and all five still go willingly for this pic.  So thankful!  
 Of course, this may be my favorite pic of the 2015 season!
 Pryce escorting his Social partner into the Christmas formal....and then there is that Spencer in the middle!  Thankfully, we love him!
 One week post-op and MK was up and ready to paint the night away with her cousin Emma at Smocks.  Such a great job!
 A house full of middle and high school kiddos celebrating the Christmas season together....
 Maryn and her ballet teacher....she loves ballet and all of the twirling she has learned!
 MK was on homebound instruction following her surgery for the month of December.  We are so thankful for her teacher, Ms. Fortino, and her willingness to teach MK in our home each week.  She is fabulous and it made MK feel so special!
 Matthew the Elf is one of my favorite little things to find each morning during the month of December.  He is always up to something!
 An evening at the zoo....
 joined by friends and cousins!
 Lights of the South....MK and Chloe....
 Our crew....the Mohrs, the Popes and us!
 Maddox and Brooklyn, these two are awesome together!
 So sweet and such good friends!
 The littles met Elsa at Ryan's Christmas party....
 Ho, Ho, Ho!  Maryn jumped right into his lap.  Amazing, considering she wanted nothing to do with him at any other time of the season!
 Christmas Eve Pedicures for all.....
 The girls love their mini chairs with tablets while the boys relax in the large massaging chairs....
 this little one observed the entire process....she was not having anything to do with sitting in a chair and getting her nails done!
 Christmas Eve service at our church....such peace.  
 And two Shenzhen thankful for these two!  

Sunday, December 27, 2015

A Whole Lotta Dancin Going On

December was full of dancing and singing with our kiddos.  Pryce was first up with his Social Christmas dance. 
 Pryce and his partner, Kaylee, have been friends since they were 5 years old and in Kindergarten together.  We have always loved their friendship and we are thankful that they get to experience Social together this year.  
 Our littlest ballerina....
 She really is the cutest little ballerina.....
 those cheeks, and those lips, and those perfect!
 Oh, and her lively personality....she is full of fun!
 And our little Maddox Ren....
 this girl loves all things performing.....
she is our girl who believes in all things make-up and dress-up..... 
 and dancing....
 Maryn is in preschool this year and she had her first-ever little Christmas program....she did so well!  She sang a little, waved a little, smiled a little, and just stood there a little....really sweet!
 And Maddox was just made for the stage....she knew every word of every song and every movement to go along with it!  She is the go-to girl in her class!
 We were so thankful to have Gran and Pop here to watch our girls!