Dec 27, 2012

Zoo Lights

A couple of days after Christmas we decided that we needed to experience the Baton Rouge Zoo Lights on one of the coldest nights of the year.  The exhibit would be closing soon, and lots of rain was in the forecast, so we braved the chilly weather for some family fun.  Getting bundled up for our adventure was quite the ordeal...
Thank goodness Cille's hand-me-down snowsuit from Talia still fit her.  Note to self: go back to February and post a blog about our ill-fated ski trip...

Whooo's that lady?


Cille is not always a happy recipient of her parents' affection...
You may notice that Watts chose to wear his Halloween costume to the zoo lights.  He was a lion, so I thought it was appropriate...
Oooooh.   Aaaaaah...
I'm proud as a peacock of my kiddos...

Two little monkeys...
A kind family offered to take a picture of all 5 of us...
My big monkey...

Watts looks very content, but things went south soon after this and I had to hold him AND push his stroller for the second half mile of our trek...

In spite of our struggles, it was still a fun outing!

Dec 25, 2012

Christmas Day

After breakfast we made our way through a torrential downpour to Mawmaw and Pawpaw's house to celebrate Christmas Day with our extended family...

Reid was glad to see us...

Tucker likes to look at the world in his own way...
In his spare time he enjoys attacking his brother...
Watts is glad he only has sisters to push him around...
Cille was really excited about her very own cup...

See what I mean?

Watts thought Aunt Alaina's wrapping paper was quite tasty...

Stella worked on some art projects while we were there...



McDonald's!  Our new favorite toy...


How cute are these chef hats from Aunt Sheila?
Now if only they had someone who could teach them to cook...

Mawmaw Shirley is trying to cuddle...Watts is trying to watch television...


Stella was a little excited about the hairstylist chair Mawmaw Shirley gave her for Izzy... 
The only person whose face was happier than Stella's was Damon.  He has great hopes that this chair will cut down on Izzy's beauty salon bills...

We had a great day opening gifts with the family, and celebrating the greatest gift of all, our Savior Jesus Christ!

More Christmas Morning

After that invigorating bike ride, it was time to come inside and take some pictures in our Christmas jammies.  There was usually at least one unwilling participant in each picture.  I wonder who it is in this one? 

Gotta throw the cousin in there, too!
Not that he really wanted to be a part of this group...
"Please, Aunt Scarlett!  She's choking me!"  Cille gives tough love...
Eventually I released Cille and Tripp and just took a picture of my two cuddlers...


Then we had a fashion show...
It's not over yet!  More pics coming soon.