Friday, December 12, 2008
me and my sweet baby girl!
checking out the tree
Jackson loves this baby girl, sometimes a little too much. If she's in the room, chances are he's got his hands on her or is right by her side.
she's got the best smile! I enjoyed dressing her up in all her Christmas outfits. I tried to have her wear them over and over so she could get the most use out of them. After Christmas, I was washing them and setting them aside and it was kind of sad. Her first Christmas has passed by already! She won't wear these precious clothes again and there probably won't be a baby sister to pass them on to. I had a little moment in the laundry room. :)
I like pulling his hair and bothering him for a change!
loving her Papa!
Harrison's best bud at school, Donovan
I was able to go and help with the 1st grade Christmas party at Harrison's school. They had a lot of fun moving to the different stations to make their snacks and crafts. He made some Reindeer food that we saved for Christmas Eve and sprinkled on the lawn, a marshmallow pretzel snowflake and a ginger bread house out of a milk carton. It was a fun day and I loved being able to be there with him!
snapping beans with Mimi!
The boys really got into all the fun this year. Each year seems to be even more fun as they remember our little traditions. Mimi has lots of Santa hats to go around and Harrison loved making sure everyone had on on for all our celebrations!
Mimi and Papa are so wonderful about coming in to celebrate Christmas with us "before" Christmas. They've gone to Germany the last 4 years so we've had to celebrate a little earlier in the month. However, they always make it feel just like Christmas for the kids. They come in plenty of days ahead so Mom and I can cook and take our time with all the preparations. Harrison loves Papa taking him to school in the mornings and Jackson gets excited about his adventures to the mall and "chick-a-lay". What special memories we are making as a family and with these precious children. I have to say, this was one of my most favorite years with our children. Our family feels even more complete now that Addison is here and it's fun to see the boys remembering our traditions and getting excited about the special things we do as a family.