Friday, December 30, 2016

After Christmas Shenanigans

We spent all of Monday putting away all the new things and washing all the new dishes! Feels good to have everything in it's place!

That evening Rylie begged to go walking with me. She got a new "fitbit" kid step tracker for Christmas and it's her favorite thing. She's obsessed with how many steps she takes now! But it was such great motivation for me to get back into walking again, so I went by myself the next night too!

Remy went to work with me Tues for the first time. She was SO giddy all morning about having a day with me. She brought her babies and napmat and after lunch I played classical music on my computer and turned off the lights and she conked out while I finished working. She was SUCH a big girl while up there, but said it was boring lol

Rylie made us dinner that night with some of her new kid cooking tools. She didn't want to make anything out of her new cookbook though and instead wanted to make a complicated sesame chicken recipe lol

I had to run up to HEB and get burn gel because 3 of us got splattered with oil.

But her dinner turned out really yummy! She said cooking was exhausting lol

Sent my mom a picture wearing the new leggings she gave me for Christmas

Rylie LOVES her new bedding and throw pillows and throw blanket! She tells me everyday that she can't stop looking at her bed lol She is DONE with pink and wants it all out and her bedding was a main thing.

Thursday evening the girls finally opened their oysters they got for Christmas! We've kinda been obsessed with this lady who does oyster opening parties live on Facebook a couple of times a week. So we've been dying to open our own oyster someday and see what pearl is inside! Mimi got the girls these kits so they could open their own!

Video of them pretending to be the pearl lady lol


Still can't believe Rylie actually got a rare dark one!

And Remy loves that hers is light!

The kits came with necklaces the pearls fit into and they both wore them right away!

Then they had a mermaid slumber party on the couch with their new tail blankets!

Checked on them later and found Remy and her new babydoll from Santa. She named her Isabella and she got another doll from Mimi that she keeps telling me "is NOT a baby, she's 3" and named her Ally. Precious girl!

Family Portraits 2016

We had our family portraits taken in October for a MOPS fundraiser discount and got some really cute ones!

Christmas Eve and Day 2016

Christmas Eve we woke up to a surprise from Dina! She took Elfie selfies with all of us while we slept and brought a little doll camera and elf-sized cookies and milk for the girls' dolls! Rylie and Remy went ballistic about this all day!

Watching Elf on the Shelf movie

Later I took the girls to our church's children's Christmas Eve service.

They both insisted they weren't babies and didn't need glow sticks and could hold the candles. So I carefully let them have them. I had to draw the line though when Remy requested her 2 dolls she brought with her each have their own candle!

Then we rushed home to change clothes super fast and throw dinner on the stove and Mimi and Gaga came to attend the candlelight Christmas Eve service with us. David had to work at another church downtown for their televised service.

Rylie helping light the Christ candle

When we got home, we had our yummy meatball soup dinner with french bread and then the girls got to work on their traditions! 

Reindeer food outside first. Rylie was so cute and sprinkling it ever so carefully.

Then Remy got her half and just dumped it in one place lol

Then Rylie read The Night Before Christmas to Remy

Then, per the letter the girls also received that morning from Dina, Santa gave them permission to give her 1 hug each!

Cookies and milk

Last pj pictures before bed!

The next morning Santa had some surprises!

Remy's Santa goodies

Rylie's Santa goodies


Love seeing them run in on Christmas morning!

Rylie's face!!!

Rylie always checks the cookies and milk first thing lol

Remy's face! lol

All she asked Santa for was "happy chappy" (aka chapstick) and she got it!

That's our Remster! lol

My favorite thing was this sweet card Rylie made to go with my new tea kettle!

Then we cleaned up a little and went to church in our pj's! We sang Christmas carols, heard a short and sweet message and sang Happy Birthday to Jesus with cake!

Then we got dressed and ready to head to Mimi's for Christmas round 2!

I had so much fun watching them that I only took 2 photos!

Such a great and sweet Christmas this year!

Here's pictures of our decor this year and Christmas card!

Outside lights and candy cane sidewalk (that David hates lol)

The girls switched trees this year but split the ornaments lol Rylie now hates pink so she gave Remy the pink tree and she used the white one with blue and green ornaments and Remy just used the purple on hers!

Our card this year