Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Jesus!

Last weekend we celebrated the best Christmas yet. As Christmas has always been a special time of the year because of the birth of Christ, family functions and tradition, this year was even more special as we were able to spend it with Garrett and I's early Christmas gift from God, Mr. Banks Nolan Redding :)

Holidays, family time and just life have taken on a whole new meaning since his arrival. He is our world.

Dennan came to town and stayed with us for a good 8 days and Banks was so happy to spend quality time with his Uncle Dennan, as was I. My mom and dad also stayed with us for 4 days and we traveled to McPherson for Christmas Eve with my family's uncles, aunts, grandparents and cousins! On Christmas morning we opened gifts at our house with my mom and dad and brother after a perfect morning breakfast complete with cinnamon rolls, breakfast casserole and ham sliders topped off with mimosas - which I can now drink! Yay for that! :)

Later that afternoon we all traveled to Clearwater to have Christmas with Garrett's dad, Kathy and his siblings. We had a great time. More food, games, laughter, gift opening and just good family time.

Banks, of course, was spoiled by all. He has a closet to die for - way too many clothes! He now is the proud owner of 6 pairs of shoes - craziness - and yes, he got some Jordan basketball shoes from his Uncle Dennan, a basketball and basketball goal from his Grandma Julie and Grandpa Wayne - so he is now ready to become a baller :) We are already needing to expand his room as he has a toy store to put away.

My dad took on my grandpa's tradition and dressed as Santa. If you know my dad, this was a quite impressive move for him. His quiet self, took on the Santa role perfectly. He entered the house with a loud HO! HO! HO! dressed in his Santa outfit from head to toe carrying a bag full of toys for the kids. Seeing Banks sit on Santa's lap was extra special this year, as Santa was his own Grandpa... but, SHHH! We won't tell Banks that until he is much, much older :)

I'm so in love with my family. They are all great and we are so, so blessed to add a perfect little child, Banks to our holiday season. I hope you enjoy his newest, Christmas pictures! Oh, and Happy 4 weeks baby Banks!!

Santa giving Reese her present.

Santa/Grandpa and Banks!

Daddy and Banks!

Mommy and Banks!

Dennan feeding Banks.

Uncle Dennan

Grandpa Wayne and his favorite lil' man.

I take baths and don't cry! 

Our holiday decor for the year!

Hadley opening his stocking!

Banks watching us open gifts, his gifts :)

Dennan making Banks smile! 

Our family!

Baller gear.

Our lil' candy-cane.

Grandpa Steve and Banks.

Daddy loves you Banks!

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