Saturday, January 19, 2013

Christmas 2012 and New Year 2013

This Christmas was by FAR the best Christmas I have ever had!  I got into the Christmas spirit really early and couldn't wait to put up our tree.  We ended up getting our tree the first weekend in December.  It was SO pretty!  I decorated it all red and gold, my favorite Christmas colors and our wedding colors too.  I took probably a hundred pictures of the tree and lots of pictures of Kellen helping decorate it and Grayson laying underneath it staring at the lights.  Grayson loved laying under the tree looking at all the lights.  I wanted to decorate a lot outside, so I strung lights outside on the back porch so Kellen could see them from his bedroom window.  Kellen loved looking at the lights outside.  We would go for a ride at night specifically in search of lights.  2 days after we decorated the tree, I was making dinner.  Grayson was napping in his swing in the kitchen and Kellen was playing in the living room.  I noticed that Kellen was being extremely quiet, so I peeked into the iving room and saw that Kellen had taken the bottom half of the decorations off the tree!!  I had to laugh as I tightened all the ornaments back on the tree, it never looked as nice as I had made it after that.  He is only 2, what can you expect!  We watched lots of Christmas shows and cartoons this year.  I wanted Kellen to have an idea of what was coming, the most wonderful time of the year! 

On Christmas eve we continued our tradition of opening our new Christmas jammies.  And we all went to bed wearing them.  I was so excited to see Kellen's reaction when he opened his bedroom door on Christmas morning.  I went to bed too late, and got up too early!  I opened Kellen's door and he did a triple take when he saw ALL those presents under the tree!  Some were unwrapped, so he immediately smiled and giggled as he ran to the tree and started playing with his toys.  He was SO excited!!!!  And Evan and I LOVED watching his reaction!

The boys had so many presents to open that we decided not to over stimulate Kellen and just let him play with a few at a time.  We opened one or two presents a day for about a week!  No joke!!  His last present was opened on New Years! That worked out really well!  Thank you everyone who sent our boys Christmas presents!!!  Thank you for making our Christmas so special!

I took lots of time off for Christmas and New Years, it was GREAT spending the time at home with my boys.  Evan had to work early on New Years Eve, so I took the boys to Target and got some stuff for NYE.  We got home, ate and then Evan got home.  We watched the ball drop and then we all crashed.  Happy New Years!  I think 2013 is going to be GREAT!!!  And I won't be pregnant!!! :)


Friday, January 18, 2013

6 Months Old

Dear Grayson,

Happy HALF year birthday baby bird!  Six months of pure happiness and love.  What an amazing little boy you are!  You have the best laugh and the most beautiful bright blue eyes!  You've been learning and doing more and more every day!  I don't know what your weight and height is yet, you've got a drs appointment next week.  But for now, this is what you've been doing:

* you like to play with your feet!
*rolling all over the place on the floor
*lifts up off chest
*blows raspberries
*loves your mommy
*wants so bad to play with Kellen
*wakes up once during the night (usually around 4am)
*eating solid foods!  cereal, apples, banana, sweet potato and peas.  Peas is your favorite!
*loves light up toys and music
*loves Baby Einstein
*loves to be tickled!
*loves to chew on his blankie
*loves sleeping with mommy
*wears 9 month clothes
*size 4 diapers

You really are a sweet baby and I love you SO much!  Happy Half Birthday Birdie Bird!


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Update is on the way!

As you might imagine, I've been a little busy around here! It started in July, having Grayson, then returning to work and the extraordinary difficult schedule Evan and I have, then I threw Kellen the best 2 year old birthday party that I could, then we had Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas, then New Years. I feel like its been a whirl wind, but hopeful that life will slow down a little. There are many new things that the boys are doing and I am sad that I haven't been able to document those milestones as much! January should be slow, with the exception of a needy Grayson and a clingy Kellen!  I am going to hire a part time babysitter, so that should free up some time.

Please stay tuned, I haven't forgotten about you!

A sad, sad day (writen 12.14.12)

I heard about the tragedy today shortly after it was announced on news, but for the first time today I am watching the video clips.  Evil was very obvious today in the small town of Newtown, CT.  I am deeply saddened.  I don't have many words, but to please remember that life is not guaranteed.  I for one have been hugging and repeatedly telling my babies how much I love them.  May God bless those who are affected by this evil.  We will never forget.