Thursday, December 27, 2007

Home for Christmas

We spent Christmas morning at home without any family. My mom and dad are in N. Carolina & Micah's parents are in California. It was a bit strange, but relaxing also.

We went to see Santa at the mall last Saturday. She was afraid of Santa, like last year, so I sat with her. It was a quick encounter, but at least she can't say we didn't try to hook her up.

Addie standing in front of the Christmas tree at church. She's wearing the Christmas outfit my mother got her. Doesn't she look darling!!! She got so many compliments. Too bad she wouldn't stand still so that I could get a shot of her face too!

We baked a cake for Jesus's birthday on Monday and ate it on Christmas Eve. Addie put all three eggs in the batter. She was so happy to help.

Sampling the batter

Please Note: All of our photos are blurry. Don't know why, don't like it. Guess we should have gotten a new camera for Christmas. Sorry.

Opening her stocking with daddy.

Showing off her presents and feeding her new baby...all at the same time.

In addition to eating their bones, the dogs played with their new toy.

Addie got to be really good at opening presents. She didn't want anyone else to open theirs---even Kaylee and Lucas!

We will be seeing Gigi and Papa tomorrow to celebrate with them and I guess we'll get with Memaw and Epa sometime after the new year.

Hope everyone else had a wonderful Christmas and found time to reflect on the real reason we celebrate!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Flying through the holidays

We went to a graduation celebration for our friend Amber who just completed her MBA. Her husband is a pilot so they had the party at the Lee's Summit Airport. Addie got to check out the planes up close.

"Hat Broke!"
She also got to hit the pinata a couple times.

She was quite the life of the party and she just soaked up the attention.

"Egg All gone!"
Memaw and Epa came up to visit so that we could do our annual Christmas baking. Addie got to help this year with mixing the ingredients this year.

On Sunday, we went to the Wilsons to see some family that came in town. Rowan, Sydney, and Addie were so fun to watch play.

"My present!"
They opened presents. As you can see, Addie has the hang of unwrapping this year. Taking turns should be quite a challenge, but I'm sure the same will be true of many households on Christmas morning.

"Fall Down"
The girls played 'Ring around the Rosie' and chased each other 'til they bonked heads.

They also made a gingerbread house. Sydney and Rowan were really good decorators. They kept putting pieces of candy on the roof.

Addie....not so much. But, she was a really good candy eater. She kept taking off what Sydney put on and sampling all the types of candy. Luckily, she didn't put them back.

It was so fun to watch all three of them. Thanks Debbie for getting the Gingerbread House! It was fun!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 we come!

We went to Branson with my parents over the weekend to see the Christmas Lights at Silver Dollar City. It was beautiful! We really enjoyed ourselves, although it was incredibly cold. Some of the pictures have mist on the lens, but if you can see through the spots, you might be able to pick out who's who.

By the end of the night, Addie was done with the celebrating.

Addie copied her daddy and walked around with her hands in her pocket.

Addie was enthralled with the parade. There were floats with tons of pretty lights on them.

Here's one of Jack and Jill:

Not quite tall enough to go on rides yet. You have to be 36" and Addie has a good 4-5 left to grow.

The whole clan at the end of the night.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

new email

Okay, since we canceled our Comcast service, I suddenly lost my email account. I didn't think that through very well, did I?

You can reach me at my new email:

It's the same as my old one, only now it has a new domain. I hope I won't lose touch with many of you now that I no longer have anyone's email address. I promise I'm not being snobby if I don't ever write you back...I'm just unorganized!

If you have time, it would be really great if you could shoot me an email at my new address so that I can build up my address book again.

Thanks everyone, in advance, for helping me out!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Computer down

Our Internet is no longer in service. Long story, but basically, the Comcast guy came and tried to figure out why our service was slow and ended up saying it must be something wrong with our computer. The funny thing is that it was working when he came (although slow) and not working when he is that the computer malfunctioning? We are going to switch to At& T...even though I'm sure they're not any better. We'll see. Right now, I'm using Micah's laptop and we're tapping into someone else's wireless modem. Lovely, huh?

We don't have many pictures that we're able to post, b/c it's a pain to transfer them from our desktop to a flash drive and then upload them using this laptop, so instead you get to see Sunday's attempt to take family photos for our Christmas card. I don't really want to use any of the pics we got, but I don't want to try to sit down for another session even more. YOu don't realize how hard it to get a toddler and TWO dogs to look at the flashing light!!!


See what I mean? I thing the top one is the best we're going to get.

We're doing well here. Addie and I got over a round of Strep throat and now we both seem to be hanging on to some kind of cough. Addie does a great job of covering her mouth and saying, "Bless you" when someone sneezes. She's also determined to blow her nose and initiates booger evacuations on her own. She completes each wiping with a "Yuck" or "Eeww" sound.

Addie playing dress up this morning: