Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cousin Bonnie

We had more family come in town today!  Ryan, Suzanne & Bonnie came all the way down from Earth to meet Asher and spend New Years with all of us.  Addalie & Bonnie have been really cute and fun together. 

Here are the girls in their matching Christmas pajamas! 

Pop & Grand-D got Addalie a story book with their voices recorded on it.  Here are the girls right before bed listening to it. 



"Aunt Susu" made Addalie all kinds of bows for Christmas.  Can you tell our girl likes to dress up?

Here are the girls chasing one of our remote control helicopters that we got for Christmas from Santa!  Thanks Santa!

Can you tell a difference in skin tone?? 

This is how our girl rides around on her bike....when she isn't dragging her feet in water puddles. 

And here are some pictures of our boy.......



Holding tight to his paci.

Happy 3 weeks Asher!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas

Well all our family is gone and it is just the 4 of us again.  We had a great Christmas and are always sad when it is over.  This year was a little different than most in the sense that we did not do any traveling.  With Asher still being so young we wanted to make sure we were able to get into a routine before we did a lot of traveling, so we were fortunate that family was able to come see us. 

Since we were home this year we were able to go to the Christmas Eve service at church which we have never been able to do.  It was a great service and a great way for us to remember what this season is all about. 

Here is our little family right before we left for church.

Our little boy has been very alert the last few days. 

Our sweet girl all dressed up.  We could not get her to smile for the camera though.

Not sure what was so funny. 



You might think several things about this picture, but one thing for sure is that it is not a Snuggie!  It is a fleece with sleeves!   

Addalie got a kitchen from Santa this year, along with various other cleaning supplies.  Here is the before shot.   

Here is the after/   

Family picture Christmas morning while we were all still in our pajamas.   

Addalie got a 4-wheeler from Pop & Gran-D,  She loves it!! 

It didn't take long for her to feel comfortable on it.  She will be jumping cars in no time! 

We all got bikes this Christmas from Santa!  Yes that is a large tricycle! 

Addalie riding with her momma! 

The whole family. (Minus Ryan, Suzanne & Bonnie) 

Uncle Kanyon & Aunt Erica came for a quick visit on their way to Houston. 

We hope you all had a Merry Christmas!

Christmas Lights

We went out and looked at Christmas lights tonight since we failed to do so before Christmas.  Here are some pictures of the places we went. 

This was in Cedar Park on Chinati Court.  The whole Cul-de-sac particpated!


In each yard was a different sign like this from "The Night Before Christmas"


This is a massive oak tree at a park in Cedar Park.

 

The best part of our night was this house in Round Rock.  If you are in the area you need to stop by to see this, they have several songs with lights synchronized to the music.  The last show is on December 30th. 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Kinect

Gran-D and Pop bought and X-Box with Kinect the other day and brought it along for us all to enjoy while they are here for Christmas.  Here are the girls doing some dancing!  I think our little girl is a natural! 


video


On an unrelated note, Asher went for a check up today and is doing awesome.  He weighed in at 7lbs 6 oz and 20 3/4 inches.  Our baby boy is growing fast!

Monday, December 20, 2010

First Bath

Asher got his first bath in the tub this evening.  We were more prepared with him than we were with Addalie:  we had a space heater warming up the room, a more comfortable bath bed, and a big sister who was ready to help if needed..........and by help I mean making sure he had enough bath toys in the tub!  Don't worry, no injuries tonight.


He had no idea what was about to happen......


Almost there.....


Not a happy boy!

Needless to say, our kiddos do not like baths...here is Addalie during her first bath. (Can you tell they are brother and sister?)


Calming down 


Snuggling with his John Deere blanket, thinking of PaPa 

On a side note, Addalie wanted to help get Asher's bath ready, so of course she has to wear a big bow on her head!


We have a sweet girl

On another side note....Addalie is almost 2!  There are several pieces of evidence that have helped us conclude this fact...1) March is less than 3 months away, 2)she is absorbing everything we say.  She is talking so well, learning all her colors and letters, growing like crazy and, 3) Getting into EVERYTHING!  We have included a couple pictures of what she did just today....


She loves to clean, therefore she thought it was appropriate to pull out all the cleaning wipes. 

She also loves to draw and color, since no paper was available, the kitchen floor should be okay right? 

Somethings we did not get pictures of include, sticking her hands in the toilet then grabbing all of Asher's paci's, pulling the ornaments off the tree, constantly spilling drinks because she wants to drink out of the big cups, eating chapstick, putting on lotion, throwing all she can in the tub, crawling in Asher's bouncer, swing and bed, pulling the stocking down and getting hit with the stocking holders, pulling anything she can out of drawers, cabinets or the fridge, leaving books all over the house, using everything she can as a phone, and being the sweetest little girl in this whole world!  She makes all bad days better!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

All About Addalie

Today was a day for Addalie.  Since Asher has arrived Addalie has not had our undivided attention, for obvious reasons, and we wanted her to have a special day.  She loves going to Hoppin Hippo, so we loaded up the car, grabbed some lunch and headed over.  We were hoping that this would be a great way to wear her out so she would have a good nap, but I think at the end of it, we were more wore out than her. 

How do you not smile when you see that face?


We tried several times to get a family picture, but Addalie had too much to do. 

After nap she got her finger nails painted red. 


Showing them off to Daddy!

Our sweet boy just hanging out. 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Lazy Friday

Believe it or not, when we got everyone dressed this morning, this was not planned! 


It finally got colder than 70 degrees outside, so we decided to stay home, watch a movie and build a fire.  It was a great night!


Asher didn't quite make it through the whole movie....

Thursday, December 16, 2010

1 Week Old

Our baby is already a week old today! I can't believe a week has already passed. It's been a blur of days and nights and not really knowing what day it is. But it's been great! Really, I feel so blessed to be home with my two kiddos. Asher is such a good baby. I feel like he's just like Addalie, except that he doesn't spit up on me every five minutes. Night times are not horrible, but not great. I don't know what happens, but he always seems to end up in bed with me! Basically, we have just been hanging out at home getting adjusted to life as a family of four.

Here are some cute pics of our boy!