Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Time Is Here!!!

We got our Christmas tree put up right after Thanksgiving this year. Since Chris is away most of each week, I wanted to start Christmas stuff quickly so we could squeeze in lots of fun each weekend.
Laura Anne loves to help put the angel on top of the tree.

Caleb's 2nd Christmas ornament:
Laura Anne's ornament (we got these after the hooks were put away, so Barbie is taking a rest in the tree for now) :

Chris and I haven't gotten our ornaments yet this year. We're hoping to hit the after Christmas sales. :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Birthday Girl!

Our sweet girl turned 4 yesterday! She was so excited that her birthday was finally here! We celebrated with family on Saturday. Laura Anne's place of choice? Chick-fil-A, of course! I made these cute little white chocolate-dipped pretzels that turned out adorable! But, they were involved in an unfortunate accident. Yes, sadly, they got all melted together because the bag they were in was sitting on top of the stove when the oven got turned on. There was no hope for these pretzels, so they will just live on in our memory through this cute little picture.
I fear that my camera is dying. Lately, it does one of two things: either it turns itself off at random times, or it decides to not focus on whatever I'm trying to focus on. I'm super sad about this, because I don't have the loads of cash it takes to purchase the camera of my dreams. So, if and when our current camera kicks the bucket, I guess we'll have to find a temporary replacement until we can afford the big guns!

Anywho, getting off subject a little bit. The following picture proves my camera's weirdness. Only about 1/3 of the picture is in focus. But it's cute anyway, so here it is.

Me with my lovely mother and sister:

The butterfly cake! (with the few pretzel survivors)

Caleb enjoyed the balloons.

The following pictures were taken yesterday, her actual birthday. When I told her it was her birthday, she said, "the real one?" Hehe. I guess birthday parties can be confusing for young kids. :)
Before these pictures were taken, I gave her a mini makeover with the princess make-up kit Chris' parents bought her. It even had artificial fingernails. :) They didn't stick very well, but she had fun while they lasted.
Displaying the beautiful skirt that Aunt Jen made!

Happy 4th birthday big girl!! We love you!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Couldn't Hurt!

I am just posting this because I want an extra chance at winning a really nifty computer! MckMama is giving away an HP Touchsmart 600! Click this link to read all about it! Then vote for me! Just kidding. There's no voting. Just a random drawing on Christmas Eve. You can enter too, if you want! Check it out!!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

What Else?

...but apple juice, of course!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Just Us Monkeys

I'm way behind. These zoo pictures are from mid-November, before we discovered I was with child. :) To help break up the monotony of being home all by myself with the kids (due to Chris' current work situation), we stayed for some days at my parents house. One of the days, we went to the zoo with Alana and her adorable offspring. Laura Anne pushed Anna in her stroller nearly the whole time.
The kids got to feed a giraffe!
And while the big kids were feeding the giraffe, Anna chewed on her toes.
Caleb wasn't feeling 100% so he stayed in his stroller most of the day. But he did get out to take a ride on the carousel, which you can kind of tell by the look on his face, he wasn't too thrilled about it.

Climbing through a rope tunnel.

Silly faces!
Next on the blog list, Thanksgiving pictures. Stay tuned!