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Wow, we sure did have a lot going on in December! Along with celebrating Billie’s birthday, my mom too has a December birthday. We had a low key celebration for her at our house with dinner, opening gifts, and dessert- combined with our Christmas celebration with her (other pictures are included in my Christmas (part 2) blog entry.) We are thankful for my mom and her kindness and love. I am blessed to have such a caring mom and wonderful grammy to Alivia and Nolan.
Opening her birthday gifts…
We hope for many blessings on the upcoming year for her!
This past December, Ben’s mother celebrated her 60th birthday. We celebrated her with a dinner, games, and an enjoyable evening with family. Billie is a wonderful mother-in-law and grandma to Alivia and Nolan. We are blessed that we are able to spend time with her, and we are thankful for her generosity and kind heart. It is often that she invites us over for dinner and we are thrilled- not because we don’t have to worry about making dinner (although a positive)- but rather because we get to spend time with her.
To many more wonderful years, Billie!
Our last Christmas celebration was on Christmas day. We opened Christmas gifts with my dad, enjoyed the day playing with toys & reading books, and relaxing!! Alivia is now officially a pro at opening gifts. She got lots of practice with the 3 Christmas celebrations. Alivia picked out her own outfit for Christmas day. I must say she did a fine job of matching!! I had a Christmas day dress planned, but she wasn't having it. Silly girl.
We had a really great time celebrating Christmas with my dad being in town. We are so glad he came here for the festivities!
We bought Alivia a play kitchen for her combined Christmas/birthday gift this year (we don’t plan on combining gifts when she gets older, but she doesn’t know the difference yet so we did it and she loves it)
Here’s Ben putting it together the Christmas Eve. It took a couple hours to put this together and my dad and I had to run to Wal-greens- and be among the other people who needed to still buy gifts for people- to purchase batteries (that we completely forgot about) for the electronic pieces.
Her favorite saying for weeks now has been “play kitchen”! We are glad we could get her something that fosters creativity, independent play, and that she can enjoy so much! Here’s to many pretend cooking/baking dates and eating from Livie’s kitchen. :)