Our first Christmas as a family of four
was filled with all sorts of shenanigans…
…mostly because we became a fantastic family of 5 with Auntie Cha Cha home for the holidays; she takes fun to a whole ‘nother level!
G getting her Auntie Cha Cha time
Aunt Cha Cha feeding G
Decorating my dinosaurs with cheese curds and pickles. Just because.
Some highlights of our fun include the adventures we had in our kitchen,
Attempting homemade tortillas (in honor of Nana Florence)
“This is going to be fun!”
Look at that skill!
Not-perfectly-round, but perfectly delicious!
Challenge #2: Make tamales
“Am I doing it right, Cha Cha?”
Spreading the masa onto the corn husk
Steam-ready tamales, made with love.
Misson Tamales = Success!
…gift opening with Cha Cha,
Gift-opening with Cha Cha
I was G’s lovely assistant.
G eyes up her gift.
Uh-oh! This is what a gift-opening hangover looks like.
… cheering for Ashlee at her basketball game,
Watching Ashlee play basketball
“Go Ashlee, go!”
G doesn’t quite understand the game yet.
Dad & G in the bleachers
Silly Cha Cha, sitting on my lap!
…enjoying sub-zero temps via sledding and 4-wheelers,
Getting all bundled up!
Ready for the cold.
Yay for body heat!
Running around on the pond.
It’s a winter wonderland.
Mom & G say in the warm Honda.
Red light, green light with Cha Cha and Dad
I’ll take the driver’s seat
Me and the Chachster
Mom and G
Pick me up at the bottom!
…and trying out my brand new, not-approved-by-mom BB gun! Luckily, dad is a good safety-first teacher and as it turns out, I’m a pretty darn good shot. After all, my name does mean “Hunter.”
Dad getting things set up
I am ready.
Here I go…
…in front of a live audience.
But like all good things, the shenanigans had to come to an end. So, just before Cha Cha left Melrose place, we froze time through photography to ensure that our future selves could point to these moments, should we ever wonder where all our smile wrinkles came from.
Thanks for visiting, Auntie Cha-Cha!