Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
We then cooked a big breakfast/brunch. After eating we took them down to the playroom were Santa left them their big present, a train table. They were so excited, but from being so tired from being up and down all night they kept getting frustrated when their trains would come off the tracks. We decided it was time for an earlier nap, for everyone and my parents headed back to their house to get ready for us to come there. We left later on Christmas day to head to my parents, because the day after we were doing Christmas at my parent's with my brother and his family. When we got to my mom's I realized I forgot my CAMERA!! I am pretty crazy about taking pictures, so I wanted to drive back to Raleigh from Greensboro to grab it, but Andy talked me out of it. So the pictures I have are from my mom's camera and my sister in law, Beth. Thank you both so much!! We had a great time with my family. The boys of course got way too much stuff! That's ok it will keep them busy until their birthday, which is in May. It was so nice, once the kids opened their presents they all sat and played and let us adults open our presents.
The next day, after Cale recovered from his mommy induced 4 am vomiting episode, we left to head up to Sparta to do Christmas with Andy's side of the family. It was really nice. The boys had a great time! I was hoping for snow, but maybe sometime really soon it will snow and we can make it up there to play. It is very relaxing up there and the boys love riding the wagon around and around on the deck. They once again, got a lot more stuff to keep them occupied and out of my hair for at least 20 minute stretches of time. All in all I would say this has been our best Christmas yet with kids. Christmas day got kind of stressful with Cale not feeling well and me forgetting a lot of stuff., but we all recovered and had many more good times than bad. That is something that is hard to do in this family so far. We are kind of like the Griswolds when it comes to family time, too high of expectations and too much bad luck. I am looking forward to things turning around for us though and this being the end of the sick Christmas'. I will post more pictures tomorrow, hopefully!
Monday, December 24, 2007
Cale waiting his turn to choose a wrapped book.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
There are definitely more outside lights to come. What we have now looks kinda skimpy, but that is all we had time for on Saturday afternoon.
Here is a tree I put up in the basement just outside the playroom. I was going to put it in the playroom, but the boys can be a a little wild down there. Next I am looking for a nativity scene that the boys can touch and learn about. I have a couple ceramic ones around the house and they are really interested in them. That after all is the TRUE meaning of Christmas, all this other stuff is just for fun.
Here is Carter doing it the safe way.
Cale falling over because it isn't really safe to ride down backwards.
As you can tell he thinks it is funny, probably because Mommy is laughing too and Daddy is yelling that it isn't funny and the people that were walking down our street were probably thinking, "those dumb, young parents" (because Andy and I look all of 20 years old).
Carter working hard.