These are a few of the things that our Elf Criddle did this year! He showed up this year in a hot air balloon with a note from Santa saying that he new what they wanted and that if they were really good he would love to bring to them. Also that even though Christmas is so fun not to forget the real meaning of Christmas. He made sugar cookies, put their underwear all over the tree, had lunch with Winnie the pooh and went crazy with some bows all over the bedroom. We love having Criddle around, I will admit this year was a little harder than other years because of the baby. She is a lot of work! I love her to pieces but I forgot how much work a baby is and how tired you are. I am trying to enjoy her now while she is so little, It's not going to last long she is already looking so different and she's only almost 4 weeks.
December 19th we had a crazy snow storm and the boys have been going crazy spending so much time in doors so me and Bethany took the boys out side to shovel the snow. Brenton came over to say hi and he came out to help us and it turned into getting the boys super wet throwing them into the huge pile of snow that we were shoveling. I was not super excited about spending time in the snow but I actually had the best time being with the boys and goofing off with Brenton and Bethany.
We had a Christmas party at Great Grandma Orullian's house (December 15th) and Santa came to the party. Peyton loved him so much, he kept going up and giving him hugs. He brought fun toys for the boys and we had Great Grandpa Orullian's home made doughnuts. Tex didn't come he stayed home with Paisley cause we didn't want her to get sick. I was glad to get out of the house for a little bit and put some make up on and some real clothes. I can't wait to start exercising again so I can wear my old clothes.
We went with Vaughn and Teresa and their family to the Utah Zoo to see the lights and see Santa. The Boys wrote him a letter and sent it to him and then we went back in to the freezing cold weather. By the time we were done Peyton was screaming in pain cause he was so cold. His toes were numb and it took him a good 30 min to thaw out. Even though it was cold it was my first outing out after Paisley was born and I missed being with my 3 boys.
Lots of time has been spent holding, feeding, and loving on baby Paisley! I am so thankful for all the help my family has been to me while Tex has been studying and it has been an adjustment getting use to three kids. I am going to miss all the hands that are always willing to help hold her while I get the boys ready for bed or get a bottle ready for the baby.
Mee Maw Evans had a Christmas party the day before Christmas Eve and the boys were part of the nativity. Peyton didn't last long he didn't like having the towel on his head, so I had to hurry and take a picture with his cousins while he had it on. Mee Maw and Papa gave the boys really fun presents. Hungry hippos and a huge book that has Disney stories that we read at night to the boys. She also gave Tex and I a beautiful picture 9of Christ that I can't wait to hang in our new place.
Breanna was so cute with the boys reading them stories on the stairs. They would grab her a book and go sit on the stairs to have her read them. I love my sisters so much! I am going to miss them so much when we move away.
The boys love Paisley so so much!! They sing her songs, grab diapers for me, kiss her and hug her to death and Tate has even got to a point were he picked her up and walked up the stairs and into the kitchen to give her to me because she was crying. I need to be more patient with them because the other day Tate whispered in my ear do you love the baby more than me? So I am working on letting them kiss and love on her even when she is crying and letting them sing songs to her so they feel like they are helping and being a part of her life. Tonight he told Aunt Faye- Dawn that the reason baby's cry is to let their owners know that they need something. I thought that was so funny when she told me.