Now that we're all settled into 2017, how about a look back at December? It was a hectic month, and I didn't take as many photos at home as usual, but I did manage to capture Afton performing two of her newest tricks at the same time: climbing onto the coffee table and playing peekaboo!
Of course, Christmas in Kentucky was the obvious highlight of December, and I did take plenty of photos to document that. Sweet T and Granddaddy's house was beautifully decorated as usual.
Our sugar cookies may not have been all that beautiful, but they sure were tasty. :)
I always have fun playing with Christmas light bokeh...
...but this year I decided to try experimenting with different shapes. It was kind of tricky, but I think my results are kind of neat even though they aren't perfect. Perhaps I will master this next year!
Afton had tons of fun exploring her grandparents' house.
Not to mention the big world outside!
She enjoyed a visit from some of her great great aunts...
...and she entertained the crowd on Christmas Eve.
My attempts at family photos were not as successful as last year...
...but I managed to at least get Afton in a picture with each of her most adoring fans. :)
Even uncle Alex, who we thought was not going to be able to come home for Christmas this year! I had been super bummed about the prospect of spending Christmas without my brother (for the first time since he was born!), so his presence was a very exciting Christmas surprise!
We were so glad to spend time with this guy!
Afton had fun opening presents on Christmas morning! She (and we!) got so many wonderful new toys and clothes! We flew to Kentucky this year, so the big gifts haven't made it to Mississippi yet. It'll feel like Christmas all over again next time Sweet T comes to visit with presents in tow!
Afton loved her new "car" and "popper" so much that she could not decide between them and insisted on playing with them both at the same time.
She eventually gave up and reverted to her typical behaviors of walking down the middle of the road and showing off her belly. ;)
Granddaddy joined us for some fabulous playtime at the park!
It's always so wonderful being around so much family! Not only did Afton's aunt and uncle babysit while we joined my parents and Granny for a concert at the Paramount... Sweet T and Grandaddy also let Alex and I have a rare date night! We enjoyed dinner and a walk around the park.
I hope your Christmas was as merry as ours. :)