Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Cheer

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. We have been enjoying this holiday season and Carter is so excited about Santa. It is so cute. He fell asleep immediately tonight (Christmas Eve) so that Santa would be able to come. Abby does not have a clue but is excited for wrapping paper and being around people. We will be heading to Indiana to spend some time with my family, so we have a long drive ahead of us. Please pray for safe travels. It should be interesting with a 4 year old and a 10 month old.

As you can see Abby is growing by leaps and bounds. She is 10 months old and has such a personality. We have been battling ear infections and she just cut her first 2 teeth, so we are adjusting to her "new" routine. We took the kids to a train museum that had train rides with Santa. It was a lot of fun, but very cold. In the 30s which is really chilly in South Carolina.

We also went to Lights at the Zoo at our local zoo. We had a great time and Abby thought that it was fun to "dance" around when the music came on. Too Cute.

Carter giving his sister some loving. He is so sweet to her and hope they continue to have a neat bond.

Today, Christmas eve we made cookies for Santa. Carter decided that he would be "Chef Carter" for the day and even put on an apron that came in the mail this week from a grocery store. Abby joined in for the picture.

He rolled out the sugar cookie dough and used the cookie cutters. After they cooled, he decorated them with sprinkles. He was so excited to make them for Santa and his elves. You know that the elves come with him and then go get busy making more toys. Tonight he said that he needed to look out the window at the north pole with his magic eyes. Such an imagination.

We have had a full schedule with work and family get togethers which has made for a busy few weeks but enjoyable times.
Please enjoy the time with your family and have a wonderful Christmas.

Monday, December 7, 2009

More Christmas Fun

We have had a busy week getting ready for this holiday season. It was spent decorating for Christmas, we have 6 trees in our home and had a Christmas drop in on Saturday. I will post some pictures of the trees soon. Carter takes karate at his school and was able to go for his first belt. It was alot of fun to see him "in action" and get his yellow belt.
As you can see in all of the Christmas fun, we had the pleasure of putting our live tree up a second time. It fell over last week and Carter says that Abby was the culprit. Who knows, but the tree was down and 2 kids were just sitting by it after if fell. A few ornaments lost and now a little extra weight to keep in in place and we are good to go.

Carter is such a big boy these days and so excited about Christmas.
Abby is growing up so fast. She loves to just point at the lights on the trees and dances around when Christmas music is on.

Carter in action getting his yellow belt.