Texas Christmas

I love it that each year our kids get to have an Oklahoma Christmas and a Texas Christmas.  :)

On Tuesday, the 27th, we packed up and headed to Arlington for our Christmas celebration with Pops and Gigi and the cousins!  We stayed there the 27th through the 31st.  We had an awesome time just hanging out and letting the kids play together.

Gigi had a lot of fun things for the kids to do together.  Here is Emma playing with play dough.

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Everyone arrived on Tuesday evening but we decided to wait until Wednesday morning to open presents.  We started a new tradition this year… Pops and Gigi hid baby Jesus from the manger scene and had the kids search the living room for Him.  They explained that we couldn’t have Christmas until we found Jesus because He is the whole reason we celebrate!  Pops helped Emma find Jesus hidden in the tree.  She was so excited that she got to hold him throughout the gift opening.

Here is everyone looking for Baby Jesus…

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Here is Lylah holding her “payback” gift from us!  When Emma turned two years old Criag and Fallon gave Emma a HUGE stuffed dog for Christmas.  She loves that dog and carries it everywhere.  We have had it in our bed at times, in the carseat with Emma, on the couch, etc.  It takes up quite a bit of room!  So this year we got Lylah a huge puppy dog. :)

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Lylah and Zane playing the drumset that we got for Zane

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Foster loves his Pops

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TRACTORS from Craig, Fallon, and Lylah!

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Each of the Grandkids got books from Pops and Gigi where they recorded their own voices reading the stories- I loved these gifts.  The kids love their books.

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Foster and Zane playing with their car ramps

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At the very end of the gifts, Robin found another gift from “Santa” under the tree.  Santa brought Foster and Emma and bounce house to Pops and Gigi’s house!  The kids had a blast playing in the bounce house over the next several days!

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Dinner time…

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We also celebrated Lylah’s Birthday (it’s in early January)…

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Here are all 4 cousins: Foster, Zane, Emma, Lylah.  It was IMPOSSIBLE to get a good picture of all of them!  It’s hard to believe that 3 years ago Emma was the only Grandchild!

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Emma and Foster playing football with Uncle Craig

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Robin wearing his “Heisman shirt.”   On Thursday night we watched the Baylor Bears beat Washington in the Alamo Bowl!  It was exciting to say the least.  I almost woke up the kids screaming several times.

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Foster is obsesssed with cars and trucks and knows that Uncle Craig drives a truck.  Whenever we talk about Craig, Foster talks about his truck. So, Craig let Foster sit in the driver’s seat and check out the truck.

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Foster and Zane got along really well.  One day I walked in the living room and found this.  Adorable.

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We had a great time in Arlington!  I’m so thankful that my kids have so many family members who love them.

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