Last year, my mom started a new tradition with the grandkids. She makes them all Christmas PJ's and gives them out on Thanksgiving. This year, she let each of them design their own snowman for the shirts and then appliqued them on. The kids LOVED them and we got these cute pictures of them all together.
The Whole Crew
The "Big Kids"
The kids who can stand on their own :-)
These guys have been the best of friends since they were babies.
Abby turned 2 years old, finally! She has been talking about her birthday for weeks! Ever since her cousin Ollie's birthday at the end of September, she has been waking up everyday and asking, "Almost Abby's Birthday?" When the big day finally came, she woke up to balloons, streamers, and some presents to start the day off. For breakfast I got doughnuts, which I thought would be a fun treat, but it turns out that none of the kids would eat them! Strange kids!
This year, the boys helped me decorate the cake. They were so excited to help! They each got to decorate a butterfly (after I frosted it). It thought they turned out pretty cute!
Later, we had the family over for dinner and cake. It was lots of fun. We had "breakfast for dinner" since that is her favorite meal. I made waffles and scrambled eggs...probably the easiest birthday dinner EVER! After dinner she opened presents, with lots of help from her brothers!
This is the princess towel the Grandma Olson made for her.
She also got a baby that crys when you take out the binky and LOTS of stuff to care for her babies such as bottles, bibs, a highchair, etc. She is such a little mother!
Here's the birthday girl with Grandpa Olson and her cousin Ollie. She is such a Grandpa's girl!