Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Day

This was THE YEAR for Christmas at The Little House. I have no doubt that I will never forget the joy Jaydan experienced in waking up (at 2:30 a.m.) to discover Santa had indeed made it to our house. There is NOTHING better than experiencing that magic through your baby's eyes.

He wanted a "train with a track" soooooo bad. It was all he could talk about. And Santa delivered. As I mentioned, he woke us up with screams of "Santa brought me a train with a track" and "I CAN'T BELIEVE IT" SUPER early. We didn't mind ;) Daddy got caught up for a minute and thought maybe we should let him open the rest of his gifts right then but we collected ourselves and got a few more hours sleep! It WAS a huge success though and we had to really work to pry him away from it, even to open more gifts!

He also really wanted a gun this year and while I had reservations about it, WE grew up around guns and turned out ok, right? And besides, how could I resist this?

Kennedy was precious too..... she was so happy and patted all of her presents and tried to help open them. So much more easy going than her big brother was at this age!

In the interest of full disclosure, Santa came to our house a day early and all of those festivities took place on the morning of Christmas Eve. The kids and I picked Jeff up at work Christmas Eve night and we set out for his parents house, where we met up with the rest of the family. We enjoyed seeing everyone sooooo much and even Mother Nature got in the Christmas Spirit and sent us some snow in Tallahassee, Florida on Christmas Day! Naturally, the kids got spoiled rotten.... er.... um, actually we ALL did but our favorite gift of all was the time spent with family!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Playing Catch Up

I know, I know.... I'm behind again. Or still behind, whatever. Anyway, here we go.... These are just a few cute random pics from around the Holidays. Not really pertinent, but too cute not to post.
Jaydan is my big helper in the kitchen. And this is what happen when he has too many of our sugary treats!

Sissy is not much help yet, but she sure is cute!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Santa is watching!

I heart this video. Jaydan's reaction was priceless! And it was excellent bribe material for several weeks.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Montage 2010

Nothing like a good belly-laugh (and I love how Kennedy's look is saying "What the???")

Aw, they love Daddy!

Pretty Girl!

Jaydan looks "ham-sum"

The girls!

The best Christmas gifts EVER!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Santa Pics 2010

Oh, these are funny to me! Jaydan had been talking soooo much smack about seeing Santa. He was going to tell him all about what he wanted, and sit on his lap, blah, blah, blah. Well, when it came time to perform, he choked! It took me 20 minutes to get THIS good of a pic... and even then he looks like he's ready to bolt!

The whole time I was trying to talk her big brother into talking to Santa, Kennedy was chatting him up. Ok, I can't lie.... she was looking for something to eat.

This Santa is apparently the best our friendly neighborhood Walmart could do. Can't really say I blame Jaydan for having some reservations. But hey, who doesn't already have to go to Walmart this time of year..... and its free!

This reminds me of Jaydan's second Christmas, where we tried SEVERAL times to get a Santa pic and he was terrified EVERY. TIME. I'm going to hunt those pics down to share with you, we have quite a montage of "Screaming Kid with Santa" pics from that year. Maybe, as his Mom, I shouldn't thing they're funny. But I do.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pumpkin Carving 2010

Ok, so I am three holidays behind! Here are the kiddos carving pumpkins!

"You mean you WANT me to dig in and make a big mess?"

Kennedy got in on the action too.... poor thing was having a horrible eczema flair up.

The finished product! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!