Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas..part 1

On Christmas Eve, we visited my Grandfather's house and enjoyed dinner and presents with my side of the family. As you can see, we had a blast. Liliana is usually a little weary of my Grandfather (Poppy), but she's getting so much better about letting him hold her. I guess it's just because she's not around him much, but she did great on Christmas Eve. He did have to "lure" her in a little though with a "Sucker Tree". She loved the suckers so much she even shared with the stuffed Santa! She loved opening presents and wearing my presents (see picture with a hat and scarf on her head!). Carter racked up on some baby food/formula (YEah!!!!) and mom started both the kids with a "Collection" that she could add to each Christmas. Carter will carry on somewhat of a family tradition with a nutcracker collection and mom couldn't decide on Liliana's so she gave her both an angel and snowglobe. She so was sweet with the angel. She looked at it, looked at the manger scene that was set up nearby and went and sat it in the middle of the manger scene...wow...

More pictures to come from Christmas morning and Kevin's side of the family!
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Monday, December 28, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Here are some pictures from the Church's "Winter Wonderland". As usual, Kevin was driving the hayride in the John Deere tractor. I'm pretty sure he had more fun than anyone! :) He was especially excited to let Liliana "drive" with him and take a few pictures on the John Deere with Carter! I think it was his "first" John Deere Tractor ride! :) We got to make crafts, eat cookies, and see Santa too! As you can see, Liliana was exactly a fan of Santa, but she didn't scream or cry so it wasn't too bad! We had a great time!
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The Wonder of Christmas

Yes, I'm a little behind on the blogging..but don't worry, I'm planning on catching you up right now!

This Christmas has been one of the most fun ever for us! God has blessed us with two beautiful, healthy children. I can't think of how life could be any better! We have a home, wonderful family and friends, and children to share life with. Each day I'm reminded to lay our lives into God's hands and he will continue to bless us in his plan! During this season of Christmas we reflect on the gift that God has given us through his son! The wonder of Christmas through the birth of Jesus Christ has been even more evident to me this year. Just little things--like how on earth did Mary ride on a donkey 9 months pregnant--I couldn't even walk, let alone get myself onto a donkey and ride for such a long time! :) While that is pretty funny--it's only a small part of the large miracle of Christmas! I love nothing more than to see that wonder through my children's eyes... I hope God has and will bless you and your family throughout this season of love!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Carter has started eating baby food recently. He's tried rice cereal, oatmeal, carrots, and sweet potatoes. So far, he's enjoyed all of those! :) He's quite an eater! (that might be why he already weighs 15 pounds!) He'll be 5 months old at the end of the week! I can't believe it! He's sitting up for about 5 seconds before he falls over :), pushes up, scoots around the floor, is rolling everywhere, loves to "talk", plays in the exersaucer, and laughs at everything! We are truly blessed by our children!

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Prissy, Priscilla, Piggy, and the Grandparents..

Oh! She got a chance to meet the Chickfila "Santa" cow too!!!
Here's "Piggy" getting a bottle and "Prissy" holding "Priscilla"!
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