Saturday, January 23, 2010

A Face Only a Mother Could Love

It's about time to update some pics. :) Sorry for the delay, it just hasn't been a priority.  The past couple months have been chock full of "stuff!"  Aiden's first birthday, little Caleb's first school Christmas program, Christmas, and lots of other "stuff!" So, here are some pictures for you to enjoy.  I didn't pull in a lot of Christmas photos because you really don't need to see all the spoiling my children received.  Just trust me when I say the pictures are cute! :)

So, December 1st marked Aiden's 1st birthday!!  Hard to believe he's already over a year (almost 14 months now, YIKES!).  This time has just flown by!  A week or so after his actual birthday, we celebrated with a little cake just for him.  Grammy came through again with the little personal size teddy bear cake.
Preparing for the cake....Mmmmmmmmm...beaters!
Now each of the kids has had their go at the teddy bear.  Not sure which one was the cleanest, I just know they were ALL messy. Ha!

I think he likes it. :)

And once again, I am *that* mom...matching sweaters...c'mon, aren't they cute??

Little Caleb had his pre-K Christmas program in December and he was so excited to sing his songs.  They sang "Happy Birthday Jesus," "C'mon Ring Those Bells," and then performed "5 Little Snowmen."  I personally thought the "5 Little Snowmen" was a little disturbing because they all lost their heads!  4 year olds singing about snowmen losing their heads??  Eh, made me laugh too.  Here he is on stage.

My mom outdid herself again this year and made some adorable costumes for the kids so they could perform a little skit for us at Christmas.

Caleb was a shepherd.....

Abby was the angel...
and Aiden was the sheep.

First Abby came running in and told Caleb "Do not fear I bring you good news! A baby is born in a manger, let's go!" Then they sang "The First Noel" for us.  I was waiting for Abby to come running in "Shazam!" just like the angel from "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever."  Maybe next year.

My parents and Chris and Em came to visit for a few days over Christmas, and as they were packing up, Uncle Chris came downstairs and pulled little Caleb into the bathroom to give him some spiky hair.  Lilguy thought that was SOOOO much fun and he kept touching his hair the rest of the day.  This picture shows how much lilguy and Uncle Chris look alike.... :)

The hippo is also on the 3rd kid and Aiden loves to use it.  If he takes off somewhere, it's generally because he wants to find the hippo.  His favorite thing is to either sit in it and have lilguy push him around the house, or he has lilguy sit in it and HE pushes.  It's very cute to watch and listen to as well since there are generally loads of giggles coming from the vicinity of the hippo. :)

And last (for now) a pic of Aiden and mom made these fleece hats for each of the kids and a matching one for Daddy.  I thought I had a picture with all three kids and Caleb wearing the hats, but apparently I don't. :(  Just imagine that it's cute.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Five Question Friday!!

My Little Life

So a friend of mine does this, and I thought it might be fun, so here goes! Thanks to My Little Life for the questions!

1. What is better, growing old with out money or dying young and wealthy?
Hmm...I'd like to say it's an easy one, but it really depends! I'd love to grow old with my family all intact (including parents/grandparents/in-laws and out-laws so get ready for some Noah-ish years of living!) but that's just as selfish as saying I want to die young wealthy, right? Kinda not really, ok fine. I'd rather grow old without money then. :)

Who takes out the garbage at your house?
My husband. If there was a 32nd chapter in Proverbs, it would say "a good husband shall take out the family garbage" or something like that....

Have you ever had the same dream many times?
No, although pregnancy brought some funky dreams, never really had the same dream more than once.

Can you play a musical instrument?

Can is such an *odd* word...I *can* play the piano and trumpet; however, I haven't touched a trumpet in almost 15 years and the piano, well, that never went too much further than Fur Elise.

5. If you owned your own store, what would you sell?
Ooh, ooh, ooh...I would sell fabric. NO, I would sell purses. No wait, I would sell fabric. Actually a craft store would be GREAT (and I just bet I could get my mom to help once in awhile...)