Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Here is our family Christmas tree.
This was Cailyn’s first Christmas. She really did enjoy all the lights, paper, cardboard boxes and ribbon!!
First let’s start with Christmas Eve. We went to the 7PM service as church. It was wonderful and the kids were EXCELLENT!!Christmas miracle. As soon as we got home we set out our treats for Santa.
Hung out stockings by the chimney with care.
Then read Twas the Night before Christmas. This moment to me was priceless!!
Christmas Morning…look who left foot prints all over the carpet…
and left lots of goodies for the kids…
Oh the pure excitement…
Cailyn doesn’t know what to think of all the toys!!
Lawson’s favorite toy…her awesome Barbie camper. Check out her expression when she notices her camper…
Wesley’s favorite toy…the shot gun (toy) to get those squirrels!
Cailyn’s favorite toy was Olivia. It says her name. Santa is pretty awesome!
After Cailyn’s nap it was time for presents. Daddy was Santa!
More great pictures to follow of Christmas Day, presents time…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Wesley’s last day of preschool was December 15th and the children all worked really hard to preform the Christmas Story for us. It was absolutely adorable!! Of course, I had a few butterflies not knowing if Wesley was going to make it or not (believe it of not he is kind of shy!) It was at this age that Lawson was the Saddest sheep in Bethlehem.
I am thrilled to report he did a fantastic job!! He sang (most of the time) and was just adorable!!
Wesley during one song covered his ears!! Too funny!
One neat part of the nativity scene was having a live baby. See Wesley behind “Mary” smiling. He loves babies!
Mommy and Wesley. I love my buddy!!!
Mommy and Daddy with Wesley. We left Cailyn at home with our neighbor napping and Lawson was at school. Believe it or not Wesley quite enjoyed himself not having his sisters around.
More Christmas posts to come. I am going to catch up before the end of the year!!!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
EDIT: I had 2010…forgive me I am still in shock next year is 2012…
The annual picking of the Christmas Tree is a slightly stressful event but none-the-less fun. Why you ask…
1 little man who insisted on sticking his foot with crocs and a sock in the mucky tree stand water…
And one Miss know it all.
I am not saying who did what I am just saying…
It was fun, and we did pick out a pretty Christmas tree although the really pretty ones were $80 and higher and that is simply ridiculous for something that is going to die in a couple of weeks…
None-the-less, we came we saw, and had we known they were giving out hayrides this year we would of done that too. Next year (unless we get a fake tree).
But, it was time to get home because there was a sweet little girl who needed to go down for a nap!!
I don’t even have a picture of the tree but I will soon!!
Monday, December 12, 2011
Lawson was in her very first Christmas parade (the first weekend of December) with her Girl Scout troop. Unfortunately, there are lots of rules so she could not pass out candy but she still had a great time. She was such a cute reindeer!!
She was almost a no show. Collins was a #1 daddy and took the big kids to the parade while I stayed home with Cailyn (you know naptime). Well, he walked up and down the parade convoy two times (over 100 entries), carrying Wesley, until her troop leader yelled out “hey, she belongs with us”. At least she made it!! Once the parade started Collins had already had a great workout so he was ready for some treats. haha! There were no pictures of Wesley but he was there and racked up in the candy department. He was really sweet and shared it with Lawson (without prompting).
Some of the normal highlights of the parade. (I was very impressed he got pictures)
This parade really kicks off the Christmas Season for us!!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Thanksgiving this year the whole family went to VA to be with my family. We decided to travel on Thanksgiving Day (to beat the traffic) and that was the way to go. It was easy sailing most of the way there and less stress. When we arrived we were unloaded the car and got straight back in to go to Gaylord’s Madagascar on Ice. It was so cool (literally and figuratively). The kids had a blast as well as the parents. It is pretty amazing to see 2million pounds of ice look real. Here is a photo dump of the trip…
To keep Cailyn warm in 9 degree temps I wore her in a Moby Wrap and then got an XL poncho. She was toasty warm.
I was more concerned about Cailyn being warm then I was about my own vanity. I should of considered that a little more…my hat looks like Pope John Paul II.
The whole gang. Thanks Nana and Dah for an excellent time on Thanksgiving Day.
The part I thought was most spectacular with the ice nativity set. It was breathtaking.
The Thanksgiving table. I can’t tell you how thankful I am for this group of people!!
The kids love this time of year and being able to drink Sparkling grape juice out of a wine glass.
The best part after a big meal…Relaxing.
We had a wonderful time and it was a Thanksgiving full of many many blessings!!!