Thursday, December 30, 2010

8 years

On the 27th we celebrated our eight year wedding anniversary! We haven't run out of things to say to each other yet (that was one of my worries with marriage :) I'll even go so far as to say that I bet Dave sometimes wishes I WOULD run out of things to say...
I'm so glad we're family, I love this guy!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Six years...

December 19, six years ago, Alex joined our family. (Dave looks sickly pale here because of the horrible delivery...)
We love having this guy in our house. He has embarrassed me in public places so many times I can't keep track. He likes the rules and likes to enforce them... and he has this AMAZING vocabulary, probably from Dave. He never gets stage fright when he sings or talks in front of a whole bunch of people, he's actually quite a little thespian. Watching movies with Alex is always an adventure, he's so completely involved in the movie that he literally cannot watch while sitting... he's in on the action. Sometimes he'll just scream out at scary parts (in the theaters too). He loves to play with Lydia until she puts too many princess stories in the pretend play, and then he must go on kill mode...
He loves legos and star wars, but since another little boy had a star wars birthday not too long ago we chose lego theme. Dave made the cake because I was too afraid :)
We love you Alex! Happy Birthday!

Monday, December 13, 2010


First off, Disney on ice totally rocks! Really. So much fun! We even let Alex skip school for it :) That's the kind of mom I am ;)
That piggy bank ice skater (ham) deserves a LOT of credit, he really had real ice skates on his hands, crazy. There was also a toy troll that I couldn't stop laughing at. I tried to get a picture but they skate fast...
Now for some seasonal funnies. Alex and Lydia like to point out lights on houses while we're driving in the car. They just yell, loudly, "CHRISTMAS LIGHTS". There are lots of christmas lights out there, so we were getting tired of the yelling. I told Alex to describe them instead, like "pretty lights" or "look, blue ones!". So the next house he yells "PLEASANT!"... he kind of got it :)
Lydia was telling a friend at church that "Christmas is about giving" and then she said, "I've got lots of presents under the tree, and they say Lydia, Lydia, Lydia, Lydia" So, does she get the true meaning or not? :)

Sunday, December 05, 2010

christmas time!

Christmas parties have officially started! I'm surprised at how busy I am and how I choose to keep adding more and more to my to do list :) But, I'm still happy so I guess I'm good... right?

I had to monitor the "asking Santa" portion for our kids this year. They started getting very vague and obscure... like Lydia wanted a 3-D world (what???) we decided to change it to a barbie car ;) I also had to quietly remind Alex that he didn't want a Lego atlantis, he wanted Hoth. How in the world do parents just let their kids ask Santa for whatever? Does Santa ever disappoint? I don't remember.
Kids before church. Don't they look good? :) Although, I can't figure out the red-eye thing on my photoshop... hence the scary black eyes...

We hope everyone is as happy and maybe not as busy as we are :)