Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Happenings

Wow! Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. Crazy, huh? What's even more wild is that we are almost a decade into the 2000's.

I've always loved Christmas. And now, having 3 little boys makes it extra special and fun. Here are some fun things we've been doing these days.

Santa Visit:

We met C's preschool class at the mall to have a picture taken with Santa. At first, C did not want to go near Santa. But after seeing some of his classmates get their picture taken with the jolly fellow, he felt more at ease.

C With Santa

L took a little more convincing to get near Santa. He cautiously approached Santa to say thank you for the jingle bells he had received. Then, Santa was nice enough to gently guide L near him for a picture opportunity.

L With Santa

Hmmm, I don't think L is too sure about this Santa character.

L With Santa2

C's teacher, classmates and some siblings with Santa:

Class With Siblings


We also had fun building a gingerbread house this past Sunday. Well, by 'we' I mean my husband and the boys. (I stood by with the camera.)

Gingerbread House Fun

Beginning stages of construction...
Gingerbread House Fun

Fun with icing...
Fun with Icing

Fun with Icing

Gingerbread House Fun

Gingerbread House Fun

I'm not sure what this face is about...
Gingerbread House Fun

Okay boys, get together for a picture...

Finished Product

Finished Product

Finished product...
Finished Product

Good times!

Merry Christmas Eve!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

first lost tooth

Last month, our oldest son lost his first tooth! We were sitting in the living room at Nana & Papa's house, and C tells us his tooth is gone. I thought we would have a hard time finding it because who knew exactly where or when it had fallen out. But after looking for only a few minutes, we found it on the floor.

First Lost Tooth

He was so excited. Here he is with his tooth in a pouch awaiting the tooth fairy.

First Lost Tooth

The next morning he woke up, came to me and asked if he could look under his pillow. How sweet is that?! After getting the okay from me to look under his pillow, he found a shiny silver dollar.

A few hours after finding the coin, I heard him say that the tooth fairy had turned his tooth into a coin. Then a few days later, my mom was asking C what he wanted for Christmas. And do you know what he told her? "A new tooth."  Love it!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I'm So Excited...

...and I just don't have to hide it anymore! We were blessed with the most wonderful news a few weeks ago, but couldn't share it until now. It's been so hard to keep it a secret!

No, we're not having another baby. But it is baby news. Who is having the baby?

Thanksgiving 2009

YES! My brother and his wife are expecting their first baby in June 2010!!! I'm going to be an aunt!!! My husband is going to be an uncle!!! And our boys are going to have a cousin!!! WOO HOO!!! I'm so thrilled (in fact, my hands are shaking a little as I type this post)!

Congratulations Ricardo and Jennifer!!! We love you guys and can't wait to meet, hold and love on our niece or nephew!

Thursday, December 3, 2009



typical 2 year old

L Lingo

Me to L: "L, you did a good job today obeying and not saying no as much!"

L replies: "No! {brief pause} I say no."

How about that?! Man, if it wasn't for that cute smile and those eyes, he'd be in big trouble.