Pretty much my favorite month of the year! Christmas crafts, lights, decorations, music, the works!
Our first Christmas in our new home, and we got a BIG tall tree! It took a few tries to get the star right ;)
Coley LOVES the lights and the ornaments. LOVES.
Now most importantly, NANA CAME TO VISIT!! All the way from New Zealand!
We went to see the lights in Alameda, and had lots of fun while Nana was here!
Christmas Eve at grandma's house
"Santa Grandpa" came to visit, as per tradition!
Then Christmas morning came, and Santa stopped by our house!!
We made this awesome sweater for daddy! Definitely saving it for next year (and the year after that)!
Jacky got his first real bike, and Riley got her first two wheel bike! She took it out for one spin with the training wheels on, and after that it was all two wheel riding for her!! So impressed with how quickly she learned!
New Year's Eve! Not quite the late night party that it used to be, but I think the kids made it until 9 or 10?
Cole loves making daddy a coffee. His "drink of choice" before driving us back to our house. :)
Oh yeah and December would not be complete without going to see Santa!!
And yet another holiday card that I designed, ordered, and never sent out. Next year. Promise.
Getting ready for Christmas!! Putting ornaments on at Grandma's house, Cole thought this was pretty much the most fun EVER.
And some video gaming with these two.
Lawrence Hall of Science. Our favorite.
Way back to October of last year, since I'm so far behind!! We have a favorite little hiking spot, which also happens to be great for some pictures!
This is a pretty standard result of any attempt to get any shots of the three kids together. Cole says NOPE.
When I still did preschool/kindergarten pictures of these crazies.
This little dude loves to destroy towers!!
Also thoroughly enjoys eating sand.
Farm day at preschool!!
I got Jack's hair cut, trying to be all cute and hip- I actually did really like it, but it required way to much effort to keep it out of his face, so we abandoned the look by the next haircut... but it was cute while it lasted!
The baby's current fave face.
Mad baby brother!! I think big brother took his truck, or something like that.
Halloween adventures! We went to a new pumpkin patch this year, closer to where we live now. It had pony rides and go carts and a huuuuuge area of corn. And pumpkins, of course.
Riley had her very first school Halloween parade! She was Grandma this year!
Riley has been sweet with Jackson, she loves to read to him, but he can only be convinced to sit with her with a very specific kind of book- namely trucks. :)
This guy! Walking machine (or just starting to walk, with those wobbly legs).
Carving pumpkins and being silly with a spoon.
Halloween 2015: A grandma, a minion, and a grandpa. The sweetest.
On to November!