Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas 2011

Christmas was so much fun this year; unlike last year Brayden was into opening gifts so seeing the excitement on his face was the best part.  We hung around the house on Christmas eve while Lance was working & I talked to B a lot about Santa & presents but also the meaning of Christmas.  I'm not really sure he understood but I tried.

Brayden was being so sweet to his brother & even give him a kiss; Colton was shocked!!

Than night the boys got to open one gift.  In my family my dad always let us open the "out of town" gifts from my Grandparents (his parents) so I am going to keep that tradition with B & C.

They both loved their gifts & played with them until bed!  We set out cookies, milk for Santa & carrots for the reindeer in the gingerbread choo-choo that I made.  I liked this idea better than just a plate PLUS since it's so cute maybe Santa would be extra nice to the boys..........maybe??

Christmas morning was here; I got up 1st & showered (Christmas photos will be around forever) & made sure that everything was ready for the boys & then waited.........

We separated the presents between upstairs & downstairs so that B wouldn't get too overwhelmed.

Colton was pretty excited & was up at 4:30am...........I guess he was excited!!

He checked everything out & then we waited while & then woke daddy up so that I could get started on packing us up for JuJu's house (there is a lot to pack with 2 kids for a whole day out).

B was up around 6:30am & when he came out he saw his drums & got really excited.  

Daddy & Colton watched as he rocked out...........

After a bit we had B look at the tree downstairs to see that there was more & off we went............

He was so excited & looked at everything one by one.

Colton joined in the fun too & LOVES his taggie monster

While the boys played Lance got ready & I finished packing up the car & off we went to JuJu & PaPa's house.

We let the boys stay in their Christmas pj's until it as time for everyone to get there; they looked cute & it will be a whole year until I get to torture them again so I wanted to enjoy it.

Brayden & Colton played together.............well Brayden took over Colton's toys & Colton thought he was playing.  We have some work to do on sharing!!

I actually remembered to have a picture of the 4 of us taken.........

It was cold & raining but we had a fire anyway; B enjoyed helping PaPa with it all day.

It was finally time for gifts & B was ready & excited. 

This is his wooooo face; his cousins got him a monster truck that he LOVES!!

It was a fun filled & very tiring day but the boys had a blast & I can't wait until next year!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Hats......

The boys received hew hats for Christmas; this was not one of their favorite gifts but it is one of mine.  Don't they just look adorable???

I ordered them from Ambernee Crochet; go check her out here!! 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas from Our Family to Yours

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Monday, December 19, 2011

7 Months Old ;


Colton celebrated being 7 months old on the 3rd of December but I just can't seem to get caught up so I am just now getting this post up.  I take the pictures but finding the time to upload them & look at them is the hard part.  Colton & Brayden have both been under the weather with a cold which in turn caused their stomachs to churn & turn NOT TO MENTION  Lance had a small surgical procedure last week when the boys were sick so I have had to care for 2 sick children & 1 whiny sick hubby too so I am exhausted but thankfully everyone is almost 100% better & life can resume to the normal crazy busy.

Colton is sitting up like a champ these days.  His balance is getting better & better & he is actually enjoying it now.  He still rolls around to get to stuff that he wants but I am hoping that his crawling will be coming up soon.  He will get his butt up in the air but then gets frustrated when he can get his upper body up too & vice versa too.  It is funny to watch but I don't think he thinks so.

He eats 3 food meals a day with a bottle & also has a bottle for a snack in between each meal; my boy loves his food & starts clicking his tongue when he is starting to get hungry.  He is a little 3 hour timer!!  He love the Gerber puffs & I just bought the yogurt melts so we'll see how he likes them later today.  He loves his sippy cup but it ends up on the floor more than it does in his mouth; his coordination is better but still not perfected.

He is wearing 12-18 month clothes & is just a big, solid little guy.  I think that he is going to be bigger than Brayden & that one day in the near future he is going to be able to take B.

They are getting along so well & B will try to help with Colton now too.  He will try to help give him a bottle & when he is rolling around on the floor B will try to pick him up for me; of course this is only because B knows that we can't leave & do anything else if Colton doesn't come too but I'll take what I can get these days.

We are loving cloths diapers but when Colton's belly was messed up I purchased disposables because of the mess issue Colton was creating so he is wearing a size 3 pamper.  His screaming has become babbling & he is using the "da" sound but I don't think he is saying "da-da" for Lance just yet.  BUT if you ask Lance he is.  I think that Colton is just so used to hearing me repeat things to B due to his speech therapy that Colton is just getting a jump start so I don't do it to him!

Colton loves to sit by the Christmas tree & play with the limbs & we are all excited to see how the boys do this year with Santa coming..........

Life is good & Lance & I are enjoying the boys so much.  Both of them are balls to the walls from the time they get up to the time they pass out so life is fun.........