Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fun and Festivities!

I hope you have enjoyed the preparation and festivities that the Christmas season has to offer! Here are some pictures of our family enjoying cooking baking, cake making, raking leaves and some new traditions! Looking forward to enjoying the last few days together as a family now that daddy is on Christmas break.

One Sunday morning we stayed in pj's all morning and baked Christmas
cookies! Garrett loved cutting out all the shapes and adding sprinkles!

The colorful finished product! They tasted as good as looked!

We continued a tradition with our friends, the Allens, with making a birthday
cake for Jesus. This year we were joined by new friends,the Schneiders and their little ones Elaina and Jaden.

Singing Happy Birthday to Jesus!

Yes that is right we did not rake leaves until we were well into December
that is one of the joys of living in southern Indiana we are able to enjoy the warm weather and falling leaves for a long while!

We started 2 new traditions with the boys this year. I wrapped 24 Christmas books
for "them" (aka: Garrett) to open each day. The first was the Elf on the Shelf
book. Garrett named his elf, Buddy and has enjoyed looking for him every morning
not sure that it has had any effect on his behavior though!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

What a joy!

It is so hard for us to believe that Asher is already 11 weeks old!! At his 2 month visit he weighed 10 lbs 14 oz (25%) that is 4 lbs in 6 weeks and 24 inches (90%). He has really become more interactive in the past few weeks, lots of smiles and cooing. He is definitely a morning baby like his brother was and continues to be! He already watches his brother like a hawk. Asher has had a harder time establishing a routine. He has awarded me a few nights of 7 hour stents but usually still wakes up once a night for a bottle date! I am asked frequently how Garrett is doing with Asher...he is great! He is interested and loving but not too smouldering. I am still trying to embrace the time off my boss has awarded me. I get stir crazy at times but after 15 and half weeks off work I will be ready to return to work in January with bells!! I will post Christmas festivities soon!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Abundantly Thankful!!

We were so blessed to spend another Thanksgiving home, meaning no travel (if you exclude the 6 mile back and forth to Boonville). We enjoyed Thursday morning home watching the Macy's parade and putting up decorations followed by fellowship and great meals with both families! Friday evening was our yearly visit from Santa Claus at grandma Kline's! Garrett was unsure at first but then sat on my lap and said "Mom I am going to be brave!". I really tried to take a step back and praise our gracious God throughout the weekend! Our family has so much to be thankful for: a new healthy baby boy, great jobs that we love, a beautiful home, and wonderful friends and family! Thank you onto celebrating your birth!!!!!

An attempt to get a picture with all the grandchildren!

Nicholas enjoying some catch

Grandpa Jerry enjiying some football and cuddle time