Merry Christmas to all (from our family to yours), and to all a good night!
Saturday, December 24, 2011
The cookies & milk and celery & carrots are out, the stockings are waiting to be filled, two very excited little boys are sleeping soundly, the jingle bells are set up on Cal's door to make sure we don't have a middle of the night looky-loo, and this mama is ready to call it a night.
Friday, December 23, 2011
I can't get over how big my boys are getting. It's ridiculous. I want to shed a little tear every time I shop for Cal cause he's officially out of the 'toddler department.' No more 5T for this guy... Which is a bit of a bummer for a 3 year old cause that means no more cutesie 'my mom's a rock star' shirts. And Bennett, he's growing like a weed, talking up a storm and is getting insanely independent. He hits the big 1.5 in a week. How did that happen already?!
pics by MKC Photography
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
for holiday get-togethers, checking out all the Christmas lights, seeing Santa & just feeling jolly.
setting off on the Tour de Lights, complete with a map, popcorn & lots of Christmas music (and an excavator)
If only I could upload some of my other pics, but blogger is deciding they should all show up sideways. Only seems to happen with pics taken on my SLR. Anyone else have this problem?
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
We've been so pleased with Cal's preschool. He begs to go every morning, loves his little friends and adores his teacher. And it's a catholic school so he's learning all about the meaning of Christmas and lots about The Big Man above. He's actually fascinated with God & Jesus. In fast, when he woke up from his nap the other day, he came out of his room like this...
Not sure how PC it is to 'play God' but it makes me happy.
Friday, December 9, 2011
On our way home from Ian's folks on Sunday we stopped by a tree farm just outside of town to pick out our beauty. And that's just what we got... an 8 ft Colorado Blue Spruce.
Bennett was less than trilled to be tree hunting again (that's 'the one' behind us)
Every year the boys get ornaments that kinda represent the year. Last year Cal picked out a skateboard and Bennett a 'baby's first Christmas'. This year, the kids got their ornaments as gifts the night night we decorated the tree.
Bennett got a "choo choo"
and Cal, a hockey player
I forgot about the joys of a 1 year old and a Christmas tree. On day 1 of the tree being set up we had 2 ornament causalities
Thursday, December 8, 2011
We spent last weekend in The Woolley and enjoyed a long weekend with Ian's folks. On the agenda, get Grammie & Pa a Christmas tree.
on a mission
look who found 'the one'..... Bennett!
these two really were on a mission
And while momma while out & about, #1 dad sent me this pic of my little sleeping beauty
Thursday, December 1, 2011
I love Thanksgiving... family time, great food, eating way too much, making Black Friday shopping lists & a day to remind us all to be thankful. Typically we travel over the holiday however we were home this year and hosted Thanksgiving for the very first time (in 8 years) at our house. And for the last 8 years, Ian has been dying to cook a turkey so this was the year. It was an intimate little gathering and was a great day.
Ian w/ the guest of honor
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Just getting an early jump on this post since I have some catch-up to do. 17 months and as independent as ever... Little man insisted that he put his beanie on all by himself, can you tell? We were heading to the park yesterday and he was SO tickled when he got it on.
and of course big brother wanted his pic taken
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Two of my favorite holligans stayed the night with us.
and this guy couldn't have been happier.
We snuck in a little more of this.
And then the snow came.
So the kids have been up to all kinds of crazy antics around the house.
Cal & I went on a date to see Lo in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat (it was awesome).
Oh, and can't forget that my girlfriends & I carried on the tradition of going to the midnight showing of Breaking Dawn on opening night (in a theater where I'm pretty sure we were the oldest).
pic from here
And last but not least... a couple pics of my two other loves.