Saturday, December 11, 2010

Southern Family Fun

This week, we skipped out of the snow and cold in Minnesota in order to visit T's family in Alabama.  What a treat! By the time we arrive home, there will be a new foot of snow in MN.  In the meantime, we get to enjoy a week of milder southern weather.

The cousins always have a great time together.  G-Bear and E-Bear have been in heaven.  All together this week, we have cousins ages 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and 0 if you count Baby Bear, currently in my belly.  What a hoot!  Just try to keep up....

This morning the church hosted a preschool breakfast with Santa.  Oh, my, did we have fun!  The decorations were spectacular, and Santa had plenty of time for each child to sit on his welcoming knees.

G-Bear and Cousin L

Cousin buddies in pajamas

Santa praises the cousins for how good they have been this year.

G-Bear and Santa share a special moment

Smiles with Santa
 Like I said, the fellowship hall had been totally transformed with spectacular decorations.  I wish my house could look like this!

After breakfast, we drove out to the Old Baker Farm to help the cousins choose their Christmas tree.

The tree cutting ceremony was impressive:

T was a big help with the tree!

G-Bear,  so proud of her daddy.

We finished our trip to the farm with a ride on Patsy the Mule.  She treated the kids to a super sweet trot around the tree row.

Hold tight, G-Bear!

Big smile and white knuckles.

Cousin A proves you don't need a hat to be a cowboy.

Cousin L loves it!

We have more celebrating and more memories to make before we head home.  Hope you are having a happy Advent!  Have a great weekend!

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