Friday, December 16th Samantha had a half time show for the Logan High School basketball game. I took a video so we'll see if I can get it to upload.
Saturday, December 17th Nash had his last basketball game. Apparently they lost...badly. After Nash & Travis got home from the basketball game, we headed for Manti. We had the Whitlock Christmas party on Saturday night. We definitely felt Grandpa Charlie's absence. It was a good, fun party though.
All 8 of the great grandsons got chaps. A bunch of leather and buckskin was found after the funeral that Grandpa Charlie had been holding onto. The leather was taken to my Grandpa Russ to make chaps out of. I didn't get Prestin, Kash or Talon in the picture. The boys LOVED their chaps. Especially my boys. My boys wore them the rest of the night and part of the day on Sunday. You should have heard all the boys change their voice, their vocabulary and their swagger. I think Caleb has the best swagger! They kept stealing Trav's cowboy hat to wear while they played with their chaps on!
All 9 great granddaughters got buckskin purses. I didn't get Kenzie, Peyton, Brookelyn, Olivia or Savara in the picture. The girls were thrilled with their purses. Especially Samantha. She had seen the purses as Grandpa Russ worked on them and kept telling him and me how much she wanted one. They wore them around the rest of the night as they played dress ups!
Olivia and Brookelyn sure played cute together. You'd never know these two were only 3 days apart and that Olivia was older. Brooke weighs more, sits up by herself and likes to stand on her legs. Not Liv! They played really cute together though.
On Sunday we had the Christmas party with the Bowns. Santa Clause came as we were finishing up dinner. Caleb was excited to see him. It was cute to watch him wait so patiently to get his turn.
Despite not liking Santa too much, she did like her present. She was pretty content to just sit and play with it all wrapped up for awhile.
Nash got a Nerf gun from the cousin that had his name. (Yes, Samantha has been shot - it the face, by Caleb) with said gun since we got home.)
These last pictures were taken on Friday night. Trav's mom has a bear for every year since 1980-something. The collection takes over the entire front room. We have a picture of the other kids in with all the bears so I thought we'd better get at least one with Brooke!