Monday, December 28, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
We wish you all a Merry Christmas! Enjoy the time with your family and friends.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Having 2 toddlers that want to "help" with everything and an infant that just wants to be held all the time make it a little difficult to decorate a tree and put up breakable decorations all over the house. So far our decoration casualties include: 2 snowmen candlesticks, 3 ornaments and a few magnetic snowmen that are missing limbs. I'm sure that won't be all by the end of the season.
Part of my snow dome collection. Again I know it is a little silly but I got all of these growing up and I love them.
Here is the boy's tree that I let them decorate and redecorate constantly. They are very proud. :)
Some of my favorite ornaments-
Star for Sawyer's birthday.
This Tinkerbell ornament came from Walt Disney World when I was in elementary school. I can still remember picking it out.
I have grown to really love nativity sets. I have a few now. Last year someone pointed out to me that they loved this Mary and Jesus because you don't normally see Mary holding Baby Jesus in the nativity. I thought about that a bit. Having a newborn gives you a new perspective on Mary's role in the Christmas story. Lots of things come to mind- She was so young! She must have been scared and excited all at the same time! Was she worried? I could go on and on. In the end though she was still a new mom and I know the Bible says that she placed him in the manger but I bet she held him just as much if not more. She probably couldn't take her eyes off of him. He was her brand new baby let alone the Son of God!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
This past Saturday we went to "Breakfast with Santa" at our Community Center. To say that it was a little hectic and crowded would be an understatement! Thank you to Ben for giving up hunting for the morning and going with us instead! I would have never survived with all three boys on my own.
Here are a few pictures of our morning.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Yea! Daddy is home!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
If you remember I said I wouldn't post the identity of the poor person in the photos and I am sticking to those words.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
This morning Charlie said, "Thank you Mommy for breakfast. May I please be excused? Oh Wait! You didn't get me my breakfast. I got it out. So... Thank you Charlie for breakfast. You may be excused."
Ben and I died laughing!
We are off to cut down our tree and decorate the house. I can't wait to see our "Griswald" tree. Ben always chooses a doosey! They usually end up with comical names like "Big Bertha."
Friday, December 4, 2009
A few weekends ago we had the chance to catch up with some of Ben's cousins- Matt, Courtney, Nolan and Meredith Richards. They recently moved back to the U.S. from Italy this past summer. We were anxious to get all of the little cousins together so they could have fun and the adults could catch up.
Here are the boys holding a WWF wrestling match.