Christmas in the ‘Couve

Adam here- I meant to have this up a few weeks ago but better late than never.

It was an odd numbered year so that means Christmas on the west coast, and it as a White Christmas too boot!

Making snow angels with Ellie
Goofy faces with Molly

It was a fun year, with the two Kiddos. Sloane was so smart and really got into the fun of the season. Soren started to be a smiley little guy, so he channeled the Santa spirit.  Sloane loved singing Christmas carols (Frosty and Rudolph were her favorite to sing, but she enjoyed listening to all of them and giggled to Dominic the Donkey whenever it was on).  Since her birthday was just a week before she was primed for present opening.

Sloane picked Christmas morning to sleep in, so the cousins were all ready to get started, but she made up for it with her happy little elf smiles and cute glee at the presents. She enjoyed helping to bring people their presents.

Molly gave Sloane her old cabbage patch doll Violet, it was a big hit!
Christmas morning hair… how lovely

Darby and the Zips came into town for over a week, which was great as the cousins are great with each other and it gave Soren a chance to warm up and smile with each of them. The older cousins were great with Sloane and with Soren.

Sloane and Ellie helped to make gingerbread cake, great bakers in training
Matching jammies thanks to Nini!
it is easy to focus when cookies are to be made for Santa

My Parents got us a session at JC Penny for some portraits… it was fun to get all dressed up and the kids liked that afterwards they got to have bubble tea. Here are some of the shots.

I may be silly but I love her little curls and the the face she made, she really didn’t know what to make of the photographer, who kept putting a stuffed animal literally into her face.
I love this shot! I am blessed with very adorable family
the whole clan, I’m actually surprised we are all looking straight ahead, let alone most of us are smiling

Sloane had fun with the food that we got to eat over Christmas. She tried crab on christmas eve, had shrimp, ate prime rib, and despite the fact that there were a number of treats and her tooth was still loose she did really well.

Sloane thought it was fun to eat the prime rib right off the bone.

See some more pictures below of people holding Soren. He did great on his first Christmas.

We get to have a New Hampshire Christmas in 2018, which will be great (I just hope we make it through the flight in one piece with two kiddos)

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