My Mom's birthday is the day after Christmas, so while the boys went hunting, we girls decided to go to the spa. Nana, Natalie and I got a pedicure, Natalie loved being able to pick out her own color and she even got little flowers.
And we ended the day at Uncle Bill's. The kids got to eat a wonderful dinner that Uncle Bill made, they got to open presents, ride on the gator and get the eggs from the chicken coop. Not to mention they got to spend the whole day with all of their family, what a way to spend a day, it was busy, but it doesn't get much better.
We spent Christmas morning at Grandmother's house, and yes, the cute little puppy is the latest of the Whaley boys, that is Jake and he fits right in. We had a big pile of kids this year and they all seemed to love every minute.
Santa Claus has come and gone and I think the kids are still finding stuff. Donovan was really suprised that Daniel and I got him a new Rossi gun for Christmas, and yes, it is a real gun, not a bb gun, but trust me when I say, he will be under much supervision with the new gun and it will be very well protected from a curious little boy.
Jancee and Wiggles (That would be Janis and Willie, the folks that kept Donovan and Natalie from the time we came home in 2000 til Janis decided to go back to the state in 2007) came by and spent Christmas Eve with me and the kids. They always find great treasures for the kids. Natalie had just outgrown the winter jacket that Jancee got for her two years ago and low and behold, she got a new pink furry jacket for winter. What a great way to spend Christmas Eve.
This past weekend, Daniel decided to take Natalie and I hunting with him, since Donovan is hunting with his Papa Frank. We got all the way to the spot where we park and walk in to hunt and we lost our Might Hunter to her need for sleep. Needless to say, Daniel and I got a big laugh and decided to ride around and look for deer since she was in need of her nap. What an enjoyable afternoon.
Natalie had her first Christmas show yesterday, Daniel and Nana Carol were able to go and videotape for us, so I will have video to share soon. Natalie sang her little heart out and really had a blast, she was talking about it all night. Our little Christmas Elf was just too cute in her little hat. Dad really did a good job on pics and videos.
Watch out Tyra, because these two models are more than you can handle.....Natalie and Riley decided to do a little modeling for Aunt Vickie to take their pictures. The thing that you can see in this picture, are me, Auntie Chell and Nana Carol laughing histerically at these two little messes.