Mike decided to get all gung-ho and put up lights on our house this year. Bryson thought climbing through his bedroom window out onto the roof was pretty much the coolest thing ever.
Bryson was off track the ENTIRE month of December, so I decided to do an advent calendar and filled the packages with activities for him to do each day so he wouldn't get bored--things like card games, puzzles, art projects, movies to watch, etc. His favorite activity was a little wooden pirate ship that he got to build and paint.
Another one of his favorite activities was putting together (& eating) this ginger bread house.
Mike's parents let us use their very tall 10-foot tree this year and I had so much fun buying decorations for it and making it look festive and pretty. I love the lit up star on top.
We had our annual Hinckley family Christmas party at the SLCC institute building, which is always a blast. Here's a little clip of Mike biffing it on a RipStik (I love you babe!).
At the party my talented little sister Taylor filmed all of the grandkids talking about Christmas so she could put together a special Christmas video/gift for my parents.
Because of some health issues, my parents got transferred back home to finish their mission here (they will now be serving at the Family History Library on Temple Square) and so we were lucky to get to spend Christmas with them.
They gave all the grandkids new Christmas jammies and cool name plates
On Christmas morning Bryson got this Star Wars Lego set (he is totally obsessed with Lego's and all things Star Wars) and Lilly got a little purse, baby doll and baby doll bed.
Favorite quote this week: