We especially enjoyed getting to see Chad's brother, Blake, and his family, Maren and Braden. The kids sure love him. They are really going to miss him. We're going to have to figure out a way to make sure we see each other more often.
Mira Catherine feels like such a big girl in comparison to her younger cousin. Here she is pushing him around in a toy stroller. They were both happy with the situation. Mira got to be boss, Braden enjoyed the ride.
This was an attempt at getting the kids on the Barnett side to sit still and smile for the camera with their Aunt Amber. This is as good as it gets.
Micah and Colin loving their cousin, Braden.
Ella and Mira 'helping' Braden discover his new Christmas toy. (Taking over the toy, more like.)
My cousin, Michaeline, is here visiting. We don't get the chance to see her often, so this has been a nice treat.
Here we are, Christmas morning. Now, the three older children had their designs as far as what they wanted Santa to bring. Above you'll notice Micah doing his karate pose. He requested from Santa a ninja costume. Now I have to go hide "The 3 Ninjas" movie or it's going to get mighty dangerous around here.
Alright, I know what you're thinking. No, I will never allow Mira to wear a dress like this to her prom. But, hey, when you're 2 and you love all things 'princess', who really cares as long as you can put the thing on? And this is nothing compared to the reveal she was giving us all afternoon in this getup. (I'm talking ULTRA looo-ooow neckline! It was hilarious. But she felt like a million bucks.)
Colin's most treasured gift from Santa was a guitar. I've seen Guitar Hero and think it's pretty awesome, but who wants a 7 year-old to be jammin' to a Black Sabbath song? Hmmm...So he is now the proud owner of the Fisher Price I Can Play Guitar. And he loves it.