Monday, December 31, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Jonah's first Christmas, 2005
Henry and Jonah, 2006
Bridget's first Christmas, 2007
And finally....the whole family in one picture (a rare occurance!), 2007
Five more days 'till Christmas!!!!! :)
Sunday, December 16, 2007
And Jonah is still a blanket boy. I think he would have a mental breakdown if he lost his blanket. Sometimes we wonder if it isn't attatched to the end of his fingers!
Anyone else out there have kids with special comfort items?
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
When we got home from the Grinch party, Sam noticed that there were a LOT of wasps flying around in our backyard. So he took the time to hunt (yes, hunt!) them until he found where they were living (they apparently built their nest in the soffit on the back of our shop!) and then he attacked! As you can see in the picture, Sam has a can of wasp-spray in each hand. He had to take a break mid-way through to run to the store for more cans of spray. It was pretty funny to watch--the boys and I cheered him on from the safety of the house!
And by the time evening rolls around, do you think he was too tired to read stories to the kids? Absolutely not! Sam cuddled up on the couch with the boys and read books to them and then he even put them to bed!
Yep, he's one of a kind. I appreciate my husband so much. I am so very grateful that God brought us together, and I just love every moment of being his wife.
Thank you Sam for being you! I love you more than words can say. You inspire me and make me want to be a better person. You are the best friend I could ask for and an amazing daddy to our kids. Oh yeah, and you make me laugh too! :)
Monday, December 10, 2007
Here is our lovely Christmas tree, decorated ENTIRELY by the boys (with the exception of the angel on top--that was my job). They were so cute contemplating where everything should go! I was a little nervous with them up on the step-ladder, but finally we all agreed that just Henry would be allowed to hang the very high ones.
This is a Christmas count-down clock--a gift from my mom. The boys run out and check it every morning to see if Christmas is getting closer! The smaller decoration is a polar bear decorating a tree with bottles of coca-cola. It plays the song that goes, "I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony...." That one is a gift from my brother. Henry carries it around the house playing the song--he especially likes to stick it right beside Bridget and insist that she loves it!
This is a project we made in MOPS this year out of coat hangers. I have it hung up in the play room to make it more festive. I'm planning on replacing the ribbons with something prettier, but I haven't found the time yet.
Also in the boy's room is this fun nightlight. We have a really pretty snowman one too, but the picture just wouldn't come out right!
Saving the best for last! If you were actually touring my home, this is the first thing you see when you walk in, but I thought it would be more fun to leave it for the end of the tour. This is our nativity--it is rearranged almost every day, sometimes by Henry and Jonah, and sometimes by Sam!
Thanks for joining me and touring my home this Christmas! :) Hope you have a wonderful and Merry Christmas!
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Oh come let us adore him, oh come let us adore him
He got a huge smile on his face, put his hands around my face, turned it towards him and shouted out, "Hey! You're singing about ME!"
Monday, December 03, 2007
These two handsome fellas love to dress up......but they know how to cut loose too!
And here's where their crazy/silly streak comes from! :)
Hope your Christmas season is off to a great start!