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Saturday, December 01, 2007

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

the "fam"!

Tonight was our first Christmas party of the year, and it was a great one! We had our daycare party, it is a good group of people to get together. We meet at Hy-Vee (in their party room) and have a great meal. Everyone brings cookies too, and then the left overs are split up with everyone at the end of the night!

This year the kids did a gift/book exchange and Charli got the cutest touch and feel book with "little bears" in it called "Who do you love?", it is adorable! Lynn and Lonnie also buy gifts for all the kids. Charli got her two most favorite things right now, Lego and little people!!! She has already enjoyed playing with it tonight! The kids get such neat gifts. I can't imagine how hard it is for Lynn and Lonnie to buy the gifts for so many kids - but they do great!

Charli had a great time playing with all the kids. They danced and ran around, it was so much fun to see! When we pick her up at night there are only a few kids left so we rarely get to see her in her "prime" with all of her friends!!!

After gifts, when the cookies were broke out, Lonnie got to feed Charli a cookie! He said that he isn't "best buddy" for nothing! Much to our surprise she wasn't bouncing off the walls when we got home! She ate the entire chocolate chip cookie by her she mooched off of Melissa (Lynn and Lonnie's oldest daughter) for a while too!!!

Charli was so cute tonight (I think!!). She was polite to everyone, passing them smiles or a "HI!" every once in awhile! Melissa even asked "Who's your best buddy" and she quickly replied "Lonn-nah", which is Lonnie!!

Enjoy the pictures!!!

Lynn, Lonnie & Charli (she was big into hitting her head tonight!!)

Charli and her buddy Nathan!!

yummy chocolate chip cookie! Mmmmm

How low can you go...can you go down to the floor?!

my turn, my turn!!!

Lynn & Charli opening Lynn's gift, a volleyball!

the WHOLE gang!!! make a pretty present!

supporting my cousin Andrew!! Go NWU football!

mommy & Charli before the party...she wasn't feeling it!

just the kids!

dancing with my friend Elizabeth!

getting down with my friend Taylor!!


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Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the outfit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.......and the SHOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GLAD she had FUN!!!~amanda

Stacy from Michigan said...

Too cute!! Looks like a wonderful night!! Thank you for sharing all of the pictures!! Have a good weekend...Take care and God Bless!

Anonymous said...

I love her shoes!! Looks like Charli had a great time. What fun!! Thank you for sharing the pictures.

Katie VanDyke

Gavin Robert Wiechman said...

How fun, looks like they go to a lot of work! I love Charli's faces that she makes.

Anonymous said...

It looks like you guys had a great time! The family pic is VERY cute you all look GREAT! Glad the first Christmas party went so good!

NB Warrior said...

I love those pictures of Charli. I'm not sure when our Christmas party is at daycare, but I can't wait! =)

Talk to you soon!

samm said...

Aw the cutest photos ever - Charli Ann looks amazing and what beatiful photos - how I love Christmas and how grateful I am that Jesus was born to save us from our sins and to heal our beautiful children! God bless, prayers and hugs
Samm and Deqlan
South Africa

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Cindy said...

I love Charli's party outfit and sparkly shoes. Brenda, you look great! :)