Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas at the Martzes!

I just have to say, this Christmas was the very best Christmas that I have EVER had!  Last Christmas was wonderful because it was mine and Evan's first Christmas with Kellen.  And THAT made the holiday so much more special, PLUS Christmas day last year my sweet little monster turned 2 months old and it was the first time that Kellen actually smiled in response to me and Evan.  This Christmas Kellen turned 14 months and he is SO close to walking (he actually does walk...on his knees!!!)!  He isn't at the age where he wakes up at the crack of dawn, tears into mummum and daddad's room to wake us up, but he was VERY interested in the packages, especially the pretty bows on the presents.

I really love family traditions, so I wanted to start one for our family.  We decided that we would buy each other a new pair of pajamas for Christmas Eve so we could all sleep in really comfy pajamas and open our presents in them too.  So Christmas Eve we opened our presents to each other.  

Here is Kellen sitting on MY Christmas Eve present!

Sophia was ready for Santa too!

Then we all went to sleep and Santa came!!!

We took a quick picture of us in our new pajamas.

Kellen was patiently waiting for us to get our coffee!

 Then he couldn't stand waiting anymore and started ripping off the bows!

And then he discovered his Lightning McQueen Race Car!

The first present that Kellen opened was from CharChar and PapPap.  It was a stuffed Husky (who looks just like our Husky Kaden) who responds by barking and Husky singing to a book called "Jingle All The Way" as you read it.  Here is the video of Kellen opening his first present. 

He loves this toy!  

After all the presents were opened we had Christmas brunch.  We had such a great time, I think we might make that a new Martz tradition!

The rest of the day we just relaxed and played with Kellen's new toys.

 Merry Christmas!!!  I hope that you all had a beautiful holiday!!!

I can't believe that it is almost 2012!  In 6 months we will have a new little addition to our family!  Today I am 11 weeks and 4 days.  My next appointment is Jan 5. We will be able to hear the heart beat for the first time!  I will try and get a sound sample to share on my blog.  But, for now, here is a little info about what is going on with Sweet Pea.

Your baby, just over 1 1/2 inches long and about the size of a fig, is now almost fully formed. Her hands will soon open and close into fists, tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under her gums, and some of her bones are beginning to harden.
She's already busy kicking and stretching, and her tiny movements are so effortless they look like water ballet. These movements will become more frequent as her body grows and becomes more developed and functional. You won't feel your baby's acrobatics for another month or two — nor will you notice the hiccupping that may be happening now that her diaphragm is forming.
See what your baby looks like this week.

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