Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas 2012

We had a WONDERFUL Christmas and would like to thank all of our grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins for helping us do so!  We truly were spoiled!  We're so grateful for our family, for our knowledge of the Savior and His birth and for this special time of year to show kindness and gratitude to all those around us. 

Christmas Outfits.  Thanks Grandma T for the cute new dresses for the girls and for Caleb's outfit!  This is the best we could do for a quick family picture! 
 I was in Primary on Sunday and they acted out the Nativity for sharing time.  Very cute!  Ali is a sheep and Andie is the star. 
 Christmas Eve....make sure to leave Santa some milk and cookies (or other holiday treats if your mom hasn't baked!)
 I wrote the letter, but the girls dictated! 
 Ali, discovering what's in her "stocking"
 Adalyn and her magic wand

 After playing Bingo at her birthday party, Andie was very excited to get Bingo from Grandma Nicholls.  Thanks grandma!
 Cute, cute Broderick Children!  I love them all so much!
Caleb and his Bulldog book.  Thought we should have at least one thing representing UGA before we move.
 The girls wanted a picture of Caleb opening his present. 
 Cinderella....dress-up, slippers and DVD. 
 Tired baby!  Thanks for the new cozy blanket cousin James (and Aunt Liz).
Andie sitting by her stash...and trust me, if anyone walks near it, beware!  "Why does everyone always want what I have?"  Age 6 has been a little bit rough.  Suddenly she doesn't like sandwiches any more or nothing for lunch "Why do I always have to eat healthy?  All I want is treats, treats, treats!"  If she has an idea and one of the other girls wants to do the same thing or eat the same thing, it breaks into tears, "Why do my sisters always copy me?"  She had another breakdown the other day, because she saw the weather and they said it was going to snow.  When Shawn said that was for other people and not us, she lost it.  "Why can't we live in a house where it snows.  We never get snow."  Needless to say, we still love her - but boy oh boy - watch out hormones.  I can't even begin to imagine the teenage years on this one!
 Ali discovered ON Christmas day that she has a lose tooth.  She is more than excited.  "I'm going to pull it out so I can get MONEY!"  Ali has been very sweet during the Christmas break, sharing, giving, helping.  We're so very happy to have at least one child in a good mood most of the time.
 Caleb and his new play mat!  Thanks Grandma T!  He also got some other toys from his other grandmas!  Thank you!  He loves laying on this and kicking!  He goes crazy - it's so fun to watch him.
 Adalyn also enjoys Caleb's play mat.  She also enjoys everything that she got - and everything her sisters got.  This little girls is sneaky and knows exactly what she's doing.  If you ask her to not touch something, then she will find a way and snicker while as does it.  She has been quiet entertaining as of late.  She walks around with her hands hanging in front of her (like a gorilla) and says, "Look at me, look at me" and giggles the whole time doing it.  She thinks she is so funny.  We constantly hear, "Adalyn, stop following me!"  After multiple attempts from the sisters, Shawn and I will finally step in and say, "Adalyn, leave your sisters alone."  She smiles completely guilty!  She loves to harass Ali and is good at it.  I'm not saying that's a good thing, but she definitely knows how to get a rise out of everyone.  She suddenly has no more need for sleep and wakes up during the middle of the night and refuses to go back to bed.  Oh Adalyn....we love you!
One of the other gifts the girls got was a Disney, Just Dance Wii game from their Grandma and Grandpa Broderick!  Thanks!  We played it for the first time yesterday and had so much fun!  After "dancing" to a few songs, Andie said, "Wow - this is so much exercise!"  It's great.

Thank you again to everyone for a wonderful Christmas!  We love and miss you all!


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