Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas! Ho, ho, ho!!

Merry Christmas to all! We've enjoyed this last weekend. I hope you enjoy all the pictures.
Thank you Terry Family for having us over Christmas Eve for dinner and fun. Our small children dressed up for the Nativity. Cael was a shepherd. :)

Emmett just hung out.

Before going to bed for Santa to come we took some pictures by the tree.
Here are my wonderful presents! - handsome, healthy boys!

Before the boys saw the toys....
A fun, simple Christmas.
Cael was impatient when it came to unwrapping the presents. "Help me, mommy" is what he said almost every time.

It was a Cars Christmas for Cael. Thank you grandparents for all the fun toys!
Emmett was more patient when it came to unwrapping presents.
Yay! Cars stuff!
Emmett rolled around with his toys.
Cael loves playing the drums. Bam, bam, bam!
Daddy played with Cael on the floor.
Rock and roll!

Cael got another 'baby jaguar' paw. ROAR!!!!
Thanks to all of you who sent us Christmas cards! I was horrible this year about getting cards out so please forgive me. I will send some pictures of the boys in the next couple of months.
Thank you Beesha, Dziedze, Granny, and Grandpa for making this Christmas so special.
Nana, Papa, Mimi, and Poppi, we will take some pictures of the boys in their new clothes and send them to you.
Aunt Judy and Aunt Sandy, thank you both for the gift cards. The boys will love more toys and movies we buy with them.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Can you believe it is almost Christmas?

We went and saw Santa yesterday. Emmett was not scared.
Cael didn't want to give the other kids a turn. - the exact opposite from last year.

Mommy loves Cael!
Cutie by the Christmas tree
Emmett's first solids

Making rolls with mommy.
My birthday stack.
I am sorry it has been a while since I last wrote. It has been crazy around here... Good crazy!
Emmett was 6 months old on 11/19. He weighed in at 18lbs 6oz and 27 inches long. Apparently when they measured his length back in September they did not do so accurately; therefore it appears he did not grow in length when it is obvious he has. He is in the 75th percentile or less for his measurements which of course is great. Emmett is not the tank Cael was. :)
Mark's birthday was 11/10, turning 32 years old. Time flies when you are having fun! I got him a video game - the new Black Ops game and surprised him with a cookie cake. The last couple of years I have tried to surprise him and be as sweet as possible because I was not always the most thoughtful. :) I took Friday, 11/12 off and we went to lunch and to a movie. I love Mark so much!!!!
I turned 31 years old on Thanksgiving. Yep, that's right. I am a turkey! We had a nice holiday together just us as a family. Mark surprised me with several gifts which left me feeling like it was Christmas - 3 sets of comfy, warm clothes for around the house, the latest scent collection from Bath & Body works, a new Willow Tree statue, and a little something for Victoria Secrets. :) That was a late present for Mark! We did make some good food for Thanksgiving:
  • Ham, we always make ham instead of turkey. We buy the Sam's Club brand it is always yummy!
  • Rolls - I used my sister-in-law's recipe to make some yummy homemade rolls
  • Sweet Potato Souffle - Mark's mom's recipe. Make you smack your granny they are soooo good!
  • Old South Carrot Cake - compliments of Sis. Author. Yummy!
  • Broccoli - not the casserole this year since I cannot have the cheese
  • Banana pudding - made by Mark for him and Cael to enjoy
  • Stuffing - made by Mark and enjoyed by Mark

Emmett had his first solids on Thanksgiving - sweet potatoes! I did not give him the ones I made but the Gerber brand. :) We also put up the Christmas tree over the long weekend. I love this time of year. I love to be merry, cheery, and bright! Cold comes with it but that goodness this year has been very tolerable so far. :)