Christmas Day with the Nani's

We woke up early this morning to a little man who had one full diaper.  We figured that would be a good time to open our presents since we could get that done, get ready and go to Chruch at 9am.  Adam seemed to be more interested in the tree because for a month he hadn't had a chance to touch it since we put it up.  He would grab all the ornaments and pull them off and then try to eat them.  It was fun trying to get him interested in the wrapped gifts for him under the tree.  Finally, we got all the presents unwrapped.  We kept it pretty simple and most everything we got came for our loving family.  Thank you all so much!  There were a few things from us for Adam...puzzles and books and Megablocks.  He made out like a bandit but not so much that we feel we'll need to hide some of the things so they can be used at another time.  Adam has A TON of toys already.  Clothes, too.  I am sure that had no one got him one thing he would never know a difference.  But how can we do that to our amazing little man?  So presents it was.  Anything that has wheels he will flock to.  I love how he is just fascinated with the way they move.  Christmas was incredible and I can't wait for next year and Adam being able to comprehend what exactly this whole Christmas thing is about.  I love it and I love my family.





Christmas photos of our family.

We took a bunch of photos at Thanksgiving to be used for our family Christmas card.  Here are some of our favorite shots.  Hope you like them as much as we do.  We pretty much think all photos of our little man are worth showing off to the world.  We are bias like that.




Jessica is one year away from 16!

Happy Birthday to Jessica!  I was able to get myself out of be to go over and do Jessisca's hair.  It looked really cute and she was able to put the new headband that Grandma Jessie gave on.  Great job, Grandma Jessie!  She loved it.  Then we went to breakfast at Kneader's with Grandma Janet.  Later that evening, we all got together to celebrate.  It was so much fun and I love to see how much love everyone has for our Jessica.  She is one-of-a-kind and such an amazing girl.  We love you, Jess!




Christmas lights and Santa hat.

I saw this idea on Pinterest and wanted to try it out.  I like how they turned out, but I think I want to try doing it again.  He is such a trooper.  After I was done I started to think letting him put the lights in him mouth may not be such a great idea.  Mom of the Year award goes to me after I electrocute my child trying to take a photo.