Friday, December 23, 2011

December iPhone Fun

There are many times when we are out having fun (especially this month!), but I don't have my camera with me. So, I thought I'd document our December activities with some iPhone photos!

All bundled up and ready to go!

Someone else likes being bundled up too!

Making dad's favorite chocolate chip cookies...

And eating chocolate chip cookies too!

Taking afternoon naps...

Helping daddy build fires...

Getting all dressed up for church...

Hanging out with our play-group friends (Will is on the bottom left--yes, the only one not looking/smiling)

Attempting Santa's Village in Richardson--worst decision ever. Will never go again. Ever.

Painting pottery with Melissa & the boys...

Jasper did much better than Caroline. She wanted nothing to do with the paint on her hand/foot. :)

Helping sister with her bottle...

Wrapping presents...

Playing in the bouncy seat...

Brunch with friends!

What a fun month! We are so excited that Santa is coming tomorrow!! We've got our milk & cookies ready!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Diapers & Dresses

On December 1st, some of my dearest friends hosted a small little get-together for Caroline. It was so much fun! My mom came in town for the weekend, and my dad decided at the last minute to come too! We loved having them here. The party was wonderful--they thought of everything! And Cayce's home looked beautiful with all of her Christmas decor--it was a great start to the holiday season. I loved catching up with dear friends--new and old--and I felt loved and celebrated.

We are so blessed to have family and friends who love us and encourage us as a family. Caroline is one lucky girl!

All the yummy desserts

Fun mugs for coffee & hot chocolate

Milk & Cookies!

The sweet hostesses: Cayce, Becky, Lauren & Dana

BeeBee and Debbie came to meet Caroline for the first time!

Getting some love from Debbie

Caroline got to meet her friend, Lila Humphrey, who is 6 weeks older than her. I see many play dates with these two in our future!
Me & Sarah (Lila's mommy)
We love Aunt BeeBee!

GJ, Caroline, Aunt BeeBee

Me, Melissa, Becky
Caroline's party shoes   :)

My snuggle-bunny

Me & my little love

The guest of honor

Mom & me

Three generations
What a special night! Thank you to my hostesses--it was wonderful! Love you all!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

O Christmas Tree...

The camera has been found! Hooray! Will was the culprit. It was in one of only two drawers he can get into in the kitchen, buried in a box of Ziplock baggies. Stinker.

The Saturday after Thanksgiving, we took the family (MiMi included) to the Christmas tree farm. It's one of our traditions to chop down our own tree. I grew up doing this with my family, and I love that we are continuing to do it.  We had so much fun last year, we went to the same place. I'm glad we went, but it was much more of a challenge this year--mostly because of the weather. It was cold and WINDY. Caroline absolutely hated it. I had her bundled up as much as possible--I even wore the Moby wrap to keep her close--but she cried the entire time. And by cry, I mean scream. To make it even more eventful, it was really muddy. Mud + 21 month old = crazy. All Will wanted to do was run around (which we mostly let him do), but we tried to get him to avoid the mud. He got frustrated and started to melt down pretty quickly. SO....all that said, we chopped down the first tree we saw. Seriously. I didn't even check the shape/if it was straight/color/etc. I'm usually really picky about the tree, but this year time was of the essence. And good thing--the minute we got in the car, it started pouring. Not just a thunder-storm, but torrential rain. Phew. I'm exhausted just remembering the whole thing. However, we got a beautiful tree and it was a year I'll never forget. :)


Will always loves on Caroline when she is upset. He is the sweetest big brother in the whole world.

My man, chopping down the tree. It was sad to see so many dead trees because of the drought this summer.

Classic "will face". I like to think he is saying, "really C-C? You're STILL screaming? I mean, come on...I gave you a hug and a kiss. Get over it! It's fun getting a real tree!". :)

How we both felt about the crazy wind

An action shot

Even with all the chaos, we love having family adventures together!!

Yes. She's still screaming.

We love MiMi! We couldn't have done it without her help. So thankful for loving family.

Attempted the petting zoo, but this was as close as he got to the animals. He kept saying, "Woa" over and over. :)

Much happier back in the car.

She loves staring at her big brother. They love sitting next to each other in the car. :)

The finished product

Some other decorations around the house...

I love our crazy little family!

Merry Christmas! Only 7 more sleeps until Christmas Eve!