Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas with the Grandparents

It's hard to believe Christmas has already come and gone! We have a magnetic nativity scene on our refrigerator that the kids have had so much fun with...of course Mary went under the refrigerator within the first 30 seconds of it being up, so the angel had to double as Mary. :) It's also been fun to hear Ailie really be able to sing Christmas carols this year. She loves "Away in a Manger" and "The First Noel."
This was our year to spend Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa Wetterlund's in Greenville, so we had our Christmas with Grandma and Grandpa McCuen last Friday night and then headed out for South Carolina on Saturday morning. The kids got lots of fun presents from Granny and Grandpa and Aunt Laurie that kept them entertained on the trip down, especially Ailie's Chapstick, which she is literally addicted to!
We got to Greenville around 9:00 pm on Saturday and talked with everybody for a few minutes, then unpacked the car and got everybody down to bed, so we could be up early to go to church with them in the morning. We had such a fun time visiting with Uncle Jim and Aunt Jenny and the cousins, Isaac and Hudson, and also Aunt Mary and Uncle Matt and of course Grandma and Grandpa! We opened a few presents on Christmas Eve and then more on Christmas morning. Lots more fun things for the kids to play with! Jude especially enjoyed their dog, Dusty. He followed her around quite a bit hugging her and Ailie tried to feed her the dog food one piece at a time. :). Wednesday we did some shopping and then drove around and looked at some Christmas lights at night. Thursday morning we headed out around 8:30 to go back to South Bend, but we made a stop at a bakery in Hendersonville with Grandma and and Aunt Mary for donuts first! We will do our family Christmas on New Year's Eve day, so the kids have had many exciting days to look forward to!