December 29, 2009

Bath Time!

Seriously, too cute for words!

Christmas...Here and Gone

There is nothing better than a baby's first Christmas!
We started the festivities Wednesday when we went walking around our neighborhood looking at lights. On Christmas Eve, we met up with Joseph, Sadie and their kids at the park for operation "exhaust the kiddos," which worked out beautifully!
By 5 o'clock Christmas Eve, our kids had eaten dinner, taken baths, put their special Christmas jammies on, set up Santa's plate with cookies and were ready to pour the milk, and they wanted Sy to read the story and go to bed. Fortunately for us, we held them off for a bit by watching Polar Express (Excellent movie!).
They were up by 4:30 and came in to get us...where we barely looked at them with one eye open and asked if they wanted to snuggle for a bit. Sy and Nolan fell back asleep within minutes. Emmett, on the other hand, could not stop shaking in excitement while laying in bed with us. At one point he even started crying exclaiming, "I feel like we are not going to get to open presents!" We gave in at 7 and off we went to see what Santa had left.

Reading the story, "Twas the Night Before Christmas."

Pouring Santa's Milk

Patiently waiting while daddy made sure Santa came (i.e. made the coffee)
Before the tornado...

That's right....Santa brought Nolan a drumset!

And Weapons...

And Emmett weapons as well...
(There are a lot of military battles in this house)
and a BMX racing helmet for his bike.

And Jackson got an activity table, which he LOVES!

Then it was off to Grandpa and Grandma Allen's house for more presents (can you believe it)
an amazing dinner, and great company!

He had a wonderful first christmas!

We are taking that as a "Thank you!"

December 22, 2009

Santa Baby

Seriously, if this doesn't put you in the holiday spirit...

December 14, 2009

Nolan's 5th Birthday

In keeping with tradition, to celebrate Nolan's 5th birthday we went up into the snow to cut down our Christmas trees. We went sledding, built a fire, had cupcakes and wonderful company! Nolan had great time, we can't wait to do it again next year!

Uncle Matt hauling my giant tree out!

The Babies!

December 11, 2009

Our Christmas Light Display!

I saw a picture of this in my Parent's Magazine and told Sy we HAD TO try it!
Who doesn't love a little humor for the holiday's?
People driving by to look at the lights (our neighborhood has a good display) and they drive slowly past our house, stop half way, back up to do a double is hysterical!
We scared our neighbor, she ran into the house to tell her husband she thought Sy had fallen off the roof.

December 03, 2009

Jumping Bean!

Loving his Johnny Jumper!

Best Buddies

Jackson and his best buddy, Alden.
Seriously adorable!