My sweet friend Amy hosted an awesome Christmas party for one of our playgroups. She is an amazing hostess and always makes her parties so fun for the kids. We started out with a regular playgroup, made more fun by popsicles (how is it that we can be playing outside and eating popsicles in December??) and a shiny red convertible...
Here is Charlie O. (the source of the famous "Charlie O. raisins") and Charlie B.
This picture just scares me. What a frightening glimpse of our future!
Charlie O., Reese, James, and Charlie B.
Another sweet pair of siblings.
Evie is getting wilder and wilder. She used to be so nervous at playgroup, but now she loves it. She is getting to the point where she plays just like one of the big kids, and it's so funny to see her following them around.
She loved jumping on the trampoline!
Sweet Layne looks so big now that she's sitting!
Then, after we'd played for a while, guess who showed up?
The kids were in awe (except Charlie O., who had a sneaking suspicion that it wasn't the real Santa; just his dad in a Santa suit :).
Here is Charlie and Santa. Poor Evie became hysterical as soon as she saw him and was very hard to calm down (she didn't really get comfortable until he was gone). She has developed a strong aversion to the guy, so I am not forcing anymore photos for her this year. :)
Sweet Bo with Santa.
Harper and Santa.
Charlie O., thinking this might be his dad (his little brother Will did not realize who it was, and reacted similarly to Evie :).
James and Reese with Santa.
Such a fun party!