Little tidbits about our family: Matt, Alicia, Lyla, Hayden and Ella

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

No More Baby Mullet!

You read it right, Hayden just got her first haircut today!  She has been slow at getting her hair to grown on top so we figured she wasn't going to sport the business in the front, party in the back look anymore!  I actually cut around 2 inches too and she was a great sport! Now her Aunt and Uncle cannot poke fun at her anymore....not naming any names!

Merry Christmas 2012

We had a great Christmas this year with the girls getting lots and lots of presents and us getting to spend time with family and friends. We had some changes this year as this was the first year we didn't have Christmas Eve with my dad's side of the family.   We at least were able to Skype with them so they didn't seem so far away.  I suppose we now need to make our new Christmas Eve tradition.

The girls were great in helping me decorate the tree and house in getting ready for Christmas.  I actually took a whole day off to just do this!  Seeing the sparkle in the girls eyes makes it even more special!
Hayden loves pushing the chair up close to the tree to look at all the ornaments!

Christmas with the Brown's:
We first celebrated Christmas with Matt's immediate family where the girls were certainly spoiled!
Lyla's new bike from G and G Brown
The best family picture we got!
Hayden loves her train!

Christmas Eve Morning:
We told the girls Santa came a day early with presents since he knew they were going to be in IL for Christmas.  It took us 2 hours to open all their gifts!
The girls just before opening their presents
Ella's big bone!
Hayden's new baby
Our Little Rockers
Hayden loves walking around in momma's slippers!

Christmas Eve Night:
We then headed to my parents for Christmas Eve.  We got to spend time with close family friends, the Swinters, to go to church and then have a great dinner.

Christmas Day:
The girls got to open even more presents on Christmas Day morning!  Then we headed off to Joliet with my mom's side of the family.
Lyla loved her new flashlight!
Lyla and Keira playing trumpet

Following Day:
Lastly, we were able to spend some time with Auntie Kristi and Kevin.

It's been an exciting last couple of weeks but we are now happy to slow down a little and just relax!

Our Little Rockers

I just had to show a video of Lyla and Hayden dancing and singing to their favorite band, Mumford and Sons.  After getting guitars for Christmas, they like watching their music videos and dancing around for us!  I'm so glad my girls have such good taste in music!