Monday, January 24, 2011

Addie's first Christmas Concert

It was cancelled a bazillion times. She practiced every night at the house since they first learned the songs back at Thanksgiving. We were very excited for it to finally be concert day last week. Can we learn some new songs now?

Mamaw, Ga Ga, Pop Pop, and of course, Hayes and myself were there to cheer her on. Notice the jingle bells in her hands during this song in the picture below. She dropped them mid-way through the song and it just about caused a major melt-down. Other parents who were video-taping the concert said it was just the funniest thing to watch. I knew something went wrong when I saw that all too familiar frown appear.

Uh oh! My jingle bells!......What do I do now?

Thankfully, Miss Jennifer swooped in and retrieved the bells and all was happy again.

I love being able to do things like this with my babies. How blessed I am! I do believe I may have a little performer on my hands. Wish you all could have been there....

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Good Morning

Menu: Cheerios and Poptarts

Anyone want to join Hayes, Snow White and I for breakfast promptly at 6:30 A.M?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Aunt Net

She is the coolest.
Can we keep her?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hayes meets Matt

Good friends Anna and Matt came to visit us this past Saturday night. We rarely have overnight company. My Dad, Julie, Memaw, and Matt and Anna are our only regulars, and we love to have them here! Hayes was especially enamored with Matt. He thought he was the coolest. No kidding, he couldn't get enough of him. It was really very cute. Matt will make a great Daddy one of these days. For now, he can have Hayes whenever he wants. Thanks guys for making time for us, and for entertaining our little man!

The whole night made us realize two things. We need to make more time for us, either alone or with friend, but definitely kid-free time. We also need to try and find more time to spend with just Hayes. He soaked up all of that attention, and really deserves some more one-on-one time. Now...where to find all this time?

Friday, January 7, 2011

Christmas fun continued...

Good Morning Addie....Did Ho Ho come last night?

She was so excited! She ran into the den and said " oh...that's just what I've always wanted".....

She was not referring to the kitty cat stuffed animal thing that she had been asking for since Halloween, but instead this super cheap tent that her Daddy picked up at the Dollar General! She loved it!

The jewelry Ho Ho left her in her stocking was pretty awesome too!

Good Morning Sleepy Boy! Hayes wasn't sure what to think about it....

He was still waking up and had a nasty cold on Christmas Day!

He didn't let that get in the way of his excitement though over all the new toys! He loved the alphabet train and his new red fire engine!

Although he doesn't look very thrilled here in this picture, he really likes Addie's microphone too! She gets so upset when he uses it though because he gets it all "wet"!

Off to take Grandma some treats.....we just love our little Red Riding Hood!

Oh wait...she's our princess.....that's could I forget!

Christmas has a whole new light to it with little ones. It's magical again. I want it to be a time of special memories for them both, but also want to make sure I teach them the real meaning of the season. Tim and I both mentioned Baby Jesus' birthday to Addie and how that is Christmas came to be, but she is still a little young to really understand. Hopefully, we won't lose sight of the importance and real meaning of the holiday.....Happy Birthday Jesus!