Friday, January 24, 2014

A Look Back at December...

Here are some of the things we were up to in December...!
We went to my friend James' first birthday!
I like to play with my friends!
Aunt Eliza ("Ziza") came home & I LOVE hanging out with her!!
I ask for her all day long & get excited when I see her!
I went golfing for the first time!
I'm a quick learner...  :)
Mommy & Daddy took me to meet Santa. He was big & scary.
I stopped nursing this month (17 months) so all my food is table food!
There were some pretty days so we played outside...
...throwing & kicking balls is my favorite!!
Bath time is probably my favorite time of the day!
I'm a great helper! I help with things like putting away my dirty laundry.
I love to cuddle. My mommy doesn't complain.
Daddy & I watched the sharks at the Greensboro Science Center.
I ate my first Yum Yum's hot dog!
And of course I couldn't leave without ice cream. Mmm.
I worked on my coloring skills in the evenings. 
I celebrated Advent and got to decorate my Advent Tree
I watched some Panthers games!
Miss Emily came in town for Christmas break!
I love to go outside! It's one of my favorite words ("side") to say over & over!
When I'm outside, playing in and around the shed is my favorite. I could stay out here all day!
I went to the Grey Gables Christmas lights walking trail
with my parents & some of our friends.
We went to the Christmas Eve service at church.
I celebrated Christmas morning with my mommy & daddy!
We also celebrated Christmas at Nana & Pop's house...
...and Grandaddy Rick & Mimi's house.  :)
I had a great Christmas!
I was so glad that almost all of my aunts & uncles were in town!
I got to hang out with my mommy & daddy's friends from childhood
and some of their little ones! We had lots of fun!
Then we celebrated Cousin Christmas at Grandmother & Pop's house.
I was sad that I had to say bye to all my O'Hare aunts & uncles
but had a great time while they were here!!
Man, these days are flying by! 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Snow (Dusting) Day!!

It snowed last night so we woke up this morning to an inch or so of snow on our yard.  :)  Which is exactly how I like it -- pretty to look at, but it doesn't stick around too long or mess up the roads!  Here are a few pictures of Davis playing outside. 
My snow bunny!
My favorite part of snow days is getting warm by the fire!
Now that we've had a little snow, I'm ready for warmer weather!!  :)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Christmas 2013 with the Riddles!

I can't lie, I'm sad Christmas is over.  All of my siblings (except for Aaron & Stacy) were able to come to Greensboro for a good chunk of the break and Aaron's siblings all live pretty close to us.  Aaron was able to take 2 weeks off work since December is the slowest time for the youth group so it was FABULOUS getting to spend so much time soaking in the family time! Have I mentioned that I love time with family?!  :)  Here are some of the pictures from our break... 
4 stockings this year...  :)
We debated whether or not Davis would demolish a real Christmas tree...
we ended up getting one & he did great with it!
But this was his own tree that he was allowed to play with (velcro ornaments).
We saw Santa at Chick-Fil-A and Davis was not a fan.
Aunt Ziza came back from El Salvador and Davis WAS a fan.  :)
We went to the Christmas lights walking trail at Grey Gables with some friends!
Yum Yum's date was a must.
Someone liked his first Yum Yum's hot dog. Probably because you barely have to chew.  :)
Aaron & I went on a Christmas date while Davis played with Nana & Pops!
Christmas Eve service at Westover
The O'Hares and Stephen  :)
Micah & Virg!
We celebrated Advent this year
and Davis put his last ornament on the top on Christmas Eve.
Christmas morning we celebrated at our house!
Don't worry, he's not bleeding!!
He was playing with his red finger paints that he got for Christmas in the bathtub.
Then we went to Nana & Pop's for the Riddle Christmas!
He was more interested in the puppies than the gifts.  :)
Christmas afternoon, we went to Grandaddy Rick & Mimi's for the O'Hare Christmas!
Davis loves the fireplace.
Playing on his new chair.
So many stockings! 
Christmas evening!
My favorite!
Siblings.  :)
Bahaha.  :)
On December 27, we got to hang out with some of Aaron & my friends from middle school (or earlier!)
So fun to think of our kids being friends one day!!
That evening we went to the Duhan Cousin Christmas at Grandmother & Pops!
Davis was LOVING having Aaron home to play with him!!  (I was too!)
Sweet boy!
Then we said bye to Micah & Virginia and Isaac & Caroline. Boo.
Another great part of the break was that Emily was in town!!!
And last but not least, we had Cousin Christmas with the Busters!  :)
Whew, so many festivities!
Merry Christmas from our family!
And the angel said to them, 'Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."  
--Luke 2:10-11