Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas with Matthew and Riley

This morning we celebrated the holidays with Matthew and Riley. My mom, grandma, Ashley, Marty and I enjoyed getting together as well. We are so lucky to have such wonderful best friends in our lives. They are like family to us and we love them very much. The kids are growing up so fast! :)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Play Date with Claire and Colton

This morning we went to my good friend, Amy's house, for a play date. Alivia was really excited to play with Claire and Colton. Makena and Mason were going to come too but Makena got sick. :( We missed them. Claire and Colton's new playroom was so much fun. They even had a new bounce house. The kids had a great time together. Thanks for letting us play. We LOVED it! :)

Giggles. I tried to get the girls to pose for a picture but this is the best I got!

Alivia going in for a hug!

Alivia and Colton...too cute! :)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Alivia's New Room

My good friend, Allison, painted the letters. She did such a great job! LOVE YOU Allison!

Her reading area...

Makeup and hair area...

Work area....

Alivia got to pick a few toys to keep in her closet since we had to take a lot of the toys downstairs. She chose her baby dolls and play house, dress-up clothes, princess dolls and some books. :)

Baby Will's room is cleaned out and ready to decorate with blue!!

My mom made us a blue blanket in case it was a boy! :) We are so excited to have Will join our family. :)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Afternoon

Alivia's cousins, Tara and Brooke

All the Richeson grandkids

Alivia now has a stone with all the grandkids

Her new Dora pillow!

Excited about her new vanity!

Grandma Mary and Papa Terry's surprise! Its a Boy!


Christmas Morning

Alivia came in our room around 6:00 and was so excited to check and see if the reindeer had eaten all the food we laid out. I will have to admit that I was actually already awake hoping for Alivia to wake up too! ha. We immediately went into the living room and Alivia just yelled, "SANTA CAME!" It was so cute. After we opened presents at our house we went to my Grandmas to open presents with my mom and dad. It was a wonderful morning with everyone. We are so blessed to have our families so close around the holidays. :)

Checking Santa's milk and cookies. He left her a note that told her to check the playroom. :)

LOVES stickers....

She has been wanting a Dora pinata for some time now. We were planning on getting one for her birthday in a month but Ben picked this up for her. SHE was so excited!

Checking the reindeer food outside. It was gone!! YEAH!

Santa left the dogs some treats too!

Can you say obssessed with Dora??

A new princess mobi go game! :)

Her very own pink digital camera....

Her first time seeing her new room!!!

She is so excited!

Santa's note!

After opening Santa's presents at our house we went to Grammy's to open presents. She LOVES Strawberry Shortcake dolls!

Princess shirt.....

This is the cutest sleeping bag ever. It has a dog pillow and feet. :)

Uncle Phillip got in the sleeping bag too...

My mom and grandma made Ben and I this amazing blanket. She used both of our t-shirts from college. We are going to hang it up downstairs on the wall when our basement is finished. There are so many great memories made just by looking at this shirt. What an amazing gift!

This is a picture of me on the Chiefs stadium when I was a baby. My mom got another print made and put it in a frame for Ben. My mom was the director of the Chiefs cheerleaders when I was a baby so she had this picture made. Ben is obssessed with the Chiefs (win or lose) so he would LOVE to hang this up in our basement. :)

Her new easel! :)

Aunt Mable, Alivia and Grammy

Grandma Sara, Alivia and Grammy

Grandma Sara,  Alivia, Me and Grammy (4 generations)

Grandma Sara, Alivia and Papa Steve

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

So excited for Rapunzel

In shock that she got a Rapunzel doll!

Her mobigo! :)

Reading books with Grandma Sara. They could read for hours!

Grandma Sara and Papa's surprise! It's a boy!

We are so excited! :)

Alivia is excited too!

What a great big sister.

Before Church

Cheese with Daddy!