We are so blessed!!!! Love my baby girls!!!
Thursday, December 29, 2011
We are so blessed!!!! Love my baby girls!!!
Monday, December 26, 2011
Love to all,
Saturday, December 24, 2011
We had a lovely, relaxing Christmas Eve day and evening in our home! I just love this time of year so much! We spent the day around the house and then got ready for Christmas Eve service at church early this evening.
Carol’s sweet Aunt Penney sent Addie this special Christmas dress…
Then we went to P.F. Chang’s for a nice dinner! It was such a treat! Addie loved her noodles :) and was so excited to eat her chicken with chopsticks!
Then we came home and decorated cookies for Santa. She had a blast! We used a special Christmas china plate that belongs to a set that was my Grammie’s. My Dad and Julie saved these plates for me because they knew I love things like this! It was fun to use them for our Santa cookies tonight! I bet she was smiling down on us!
She was so proud of her cookies and milk for Santa. She even said, “Decorating cookies was fun Mommy and Daddy!!”
Thank you Hicare and Uncle Micah for the adorable Christmas jammies!!
Then we tucked her in bed and listened to the audio version of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas read by Cece and Grandpa!
We are excited to see what Santa brings tonight! I think she’s going to be really excited!! She is so much fun! We feel so blessed that she is ours.
Just to reminisce a little, it’s crazy to look back to just a year ago on Christmas Eve…
And even crazier to look at Christmas Eve TWO years ago!
Oh I could JUST SQUEEZE her!
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
“And the word became flesh and dwelt among us…and we beheld his GLORY…” John 1:14
Friday, December 23, 2011
We have had such a fun week with Brandon off work! We have tried really hard to do some fun things with Addie since we know next week her world is going to be turned upside down! It has been so nice to just play with Addie and enjoy her.
Some of our fun has been….
Playing with gifts from sweet friends like this matching alphabet set from the Cannons…
Playing with playdough from Sharon and Hillary….
Listening to REAL Christmas carolers on our porch!!
Making rice krispie houses (instead of gingerbread houses)
Eating more icing and sprinkles than we put on the houses…. ha ha
Enjoying some Christmas shows….
Playing in the Toy Wonderland at Neiman Marcus Dallas…
Looking at the window displays in downtown Dallas….
Having a fun dinner with good friends….
Organizing and checking things off our lists…
Eating yummy treats….
And looking at Christmas Lights in Deerfield!
I have also loved reading to Addie a lot this week, especially her “I’m a Big Sister” Book! So much to look forward to, but so much change too! I’m ready! :) Let’s do this!!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Well, we took the plunge! We cut my baby girl’s hair for the first time! It was getting really long, and unfortunately the ends were all baby hair, so they were scraggly and a little hard to comb through. We took her to a cute little kids’ haircut place locally called Sharkey’s and she got to sit in a hot pink Barbie jeep while her hair was cut. At first she was not too happy about it all (as you can see in the pictures) but after a few minutes she calmed down and realized that this could be fun!
Before the cutting began….
After her haircut the lady took her to a special room to have her nails painted. She chose purple for one hand and blue for the other. Then they did some glitter art on her face. She thought she was something else!
Checking out her new “do” and face art in the mirror…
It didn’t take her long to find the microphone and bust out a little song!
Before we left we took some pictures out front of her with her new haircut. She was really excited. We cut about 3.5 inches off!!
Modeling the back….
On Thursday we had her Christmas Party at preschool. It is always so fun for me to see her in that element. She was precious and so happy to have me there!
We started by making a craft together, it was a “Baby Jesus” in the form of a stuffed sock placed in a paper bag manger. She loved making it, and we had fun together.
So proud of her Baby Jesus. This year we particularly love the way she says Mary is Jesus’ Mommy and JOFAS (her version of Joseph) is Jesus’ Daddy.
Addie’s sweet friend Ben and his mommy Ms. Amy…Addie sure loves these guys!!
Sweet, sweet Baby Briggs was having fun with Ben’s manger bag. This little guy is the happiest baby you’ve ever seen! Addie could eat him up!
Showing Ms. Amy her Baby Jesus…
Praying Hands before snacks….
We did this neat activity where they placed their ornament picture of themselves on the baby Jesus as a symbol of “giving themselves to Him.” Addie was first and was so excited to go up in front of everyone and put her ornament on the manger. She put it SMACK on top of his face, which we all laughed at. If you look at the manger behind her you can see her ornament over his eyes, mouth and nose. I guess Baby Jesus doesn’t need to see, because Addie is all up in his business! It made me giggle, but she was so proud, that it just melted my heart.
Finally, on Thursday afternoon Brandon’s boss called an important meeting and he didn’t know what it was about. He showed up to a conference room and they had put together a surprise shower for him! They had gifts and cupcakes and drinks! He was so surprised! He actually sat and opened all the gifts in front of them all and even wrote his own thank you notes that night to pass out the following day! It was such a sweet surprise! The guy in the striped polo got him a container of baby powder called “Baby’s Anti Monkey Butt.” But the funny part? He crossed out Baby’s on the package and replaced it with Brandon’s. So he got a container of “Brandon’s anti monkey butt.” HILARIOUS! We are so grateful to his coworkers for stocking our diapers and wipes stash for baby Emerson! Here is the ONE picture I got from the shower. He is is such a cutie!