We spent Christmas in Benton with my family and had such a good time. Here are just a few pictures of the very many that we took while we were there. We put together a gingerbread house and made Christmas cookies together. Julie was so excited for Santa to come and still talks about "when Santa came to Papaw's house and brought her a kitchen." Too cute. Aaron slept through most of it but that's alright, he wasn't left out, we opened his gifts for him. : )
Over the New Year's Eve long weekend, Ben's brothers Paul and Dan and their families came over for a short visit. Julie REALLY enjoyed having her cousins over to play. Claire slept in Julie's room with her while they were here and the girls had a blast together. I think there was more giggling than sleeping taking place but it was just precious to hear them having a good time together. I hope we have many many more opportunities for these cousins to be together. While they were here we went to Chuck-E-Cheese and had a great time too. What a good weekend!
We got a little bit of snow last week and the temps stayed low enough for it to stick around for a day or two. Julie loved it! Ben stayed home from work for a hour or so in the morning to play with Julie outside. They made snow angels and a little snowman. Ben put the snowman on the table in the back yard right outside our dining room window so Julie could see him whenever she wanted to. She has checked on him everyday, a couple times a day to see if he has melted yet. Today he started to melt and fell over. She was a little disappointed but I think she understands that snowmen don't hang around too long around here. Here's a couple pictures of our snow day.