Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Eve

I LOVE Christmas Eve. When my kids are grown I really, really hope Christmas Eve is my night to spend with them and their kids. I love all the anticipation and nobody is worn out from Christmas Day yet...everyone is ready to party! And, party is what we did at the Williford house. My mom decided to do a full-blown Thanksgiving dinner because it's our favorite meal.

Sarah was in charge of dessert and she did chocolate, raspberry boats (i think that's the name)...they were insane. Here is Diddy all ready for dessert.

This crowd cracked me up when it was game-time. Hoooooly craziness. We played Christmas Bingo and "The Thankful Game". People were demanding re-matches and it went on and on. Maybe it was due to the most amazing prizes brought my myself. The peanut butter cups from Trader Joe's, brought on the frenzy.

Even after re-matches were called...Rachel remained the winner of "the thankful game". She knows everyone the best.

Sarah won bingo in less than thirty seconds.

Audrey is always in the kitchen at my mom's house. She LOVES to cook with anyone who will let her. She doesn't even wait for assistance...she drags in a chair from another room on her hands and knees all by herself. Somehow she has realized she can push big chairs better from the bottom. Here she is buttering rolls with aunt Rachie.

This guy was asleep before the party even started...

Party people

When Audrey wasn't in the kitchen she was wrapping and handing out gifts. She LOVES to wrap and give gifts. She has thoroughly enjoyed wrapping at my mom's gift-wrap station the entire month. other Christmas Bell.

Friday, December 24, 2010

My Christmas Bell

My little Christmas Bell has been oozing Christmas spirit all month long. She is SO excited for Christmas to come, she is just a little unsure of what she is waiting for. She keeps asking if it'll be Halloween that day b/c I think that's been her best day yet. I'm sure Christmas will top the fav holiday list for her once she realizes she gets a basketful of toys instead of a basketful candy.

Audrey has been killing us with her very consistent yet RANDOM Christmas wish list. It's always the same and has been all month roller skates (like Minnie wears) and "camycanes". I think it's so sweet that she assumes she gets one item and that's all she's asked for. I'll never forget last month when she and I went to Costco and she saw decorated Christmas trees (basically for the first time) and gasped and begged for one to bring home. She just wanted to keep going back to the Christmas trees and we had leave with her crying for a Christmas tree. The idea of a decorated your house, was pure awesomeness to her.

We decorated a gingerbread train with daddy. Of course it was a big hit...what kid doesn't love candy-building?!

She was very fact she peed her pants with excitement and that is why she is pant-less.

We went to the mall randomly one evening to let her run around. If Audrey has a late nap we have to take her for a run/walk somewhere and when it's freezing outside we usually let her loose at the mall for an hour or so. All she wanted to do was see Santa, to ask for those roller skates and I did not want this to be her big Santa moment b/c we were not dressed for our official Santa picture. I begged her to go on the train or the merry go round but she ONLY wanted to see Santa. He was the sweetest Santa ever and when I told them I didn't want a pic they let her visit with him for free. There was nobody else in line so he sat and read her a whole Christmas book and took her order. It was really adorable. I got dirty looks from the staff when I snuck in my own picture. Santa offered her a handshake but she asked for a hug. So funny. I'm just glad she didn't try to give him a kiss on the lips b/c that's usually how she rolls.

My visiting teacher dropped off this little advent Calendar from Trader Joe's at the beginning of the month and we have enjoyed it every single evening since. Every night when KT gets home she runs to get her "cowender" so she can open up a window and eat a piece of chocolate. Next year we'll have to do the real advent calendar for sure.

I want to celebrate Christmas with Aud at this age, forever. This has by far been KT and I's favorite Christmas yet.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


We started our Thanksgiving morning looking for daddy and Co. (Sarah and Jared) at the turkey trot. We eventually spotted KT but he was too worn out for a drink or a visit. The plan was for the three of them to run the 5k together but KT accidentally ran the 10k....whoops! We couldn't figure out what happened to him but he eventually showed up at the finish line. Audrey had her open bottles of water all set up hoping to pass them out.

We had such a fun Thanksgiving this year. We got to enjoy both our families at the same time at our house. So, it was double the fun! Everyone brought SUCH delicious food and we played some fun Thanksgiving games. (Thanksgiving bingo and "the Thanksgiving Game"...I highly recommend both)

Aunt Kristi and Aud

KT and the turkey

KT, Grandma Joyce, Natalie and Lon.

OHHHH...Baby Easton, my nephew. just doesn't get any cuter than this.

Kacey and JJ (Easton's mommy and Daddy)

Kellie, Brett, Baby Gwen and New Baby Camilla. This lil fam gets extra credit and should have received a prize for the cutest co-ordinating outfits. I have a special appreciation for that.

Gwen, Aud and Easton. Audrey LOVES her cousins and talks about them ALL the time.

cutest turkey ever...

Audrey spread magic all night long with her wand. She helped make it a magical Thanksgiving.

Rachel and Jared (Jay-yed). Audrey has a special place in her heart for Jared.

Sarah, crazy eyes and Kristi

Thompson fam

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Williford Family Pics - 2010

Thanks Kellie, for being so patient with all of us!