Monday, December 29, 2008


We've been busy this season, just like most of you have been too. Here are some of the highlights:

Addie and Daddy dancing...

Cooking Christmas goodies...

celebrating Jesus's birthday on Christmas Eve...

Opening gifts with Cousin Rowan...

Playing with gifts from Santa...

Playing with cousins...

(Joyce's dog Elliott & Lucas got acquainted and became buddies)

hanging with the grandparents...

wearing new clothes...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Blessings to you all in 2009!!!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Santa X Three

Addie's seen Santa 3 times this month! I think he knows what she wants for Christmas by now: a candy cane. I know it's pretty extensive, but I'm hoping he'll be able to come through for her.

The first time we saw Santa was by accident. We were at Bass Pro Shop and we went downstairs to look at the animals (Micah was upstairs drooling over shotguns). Santa was sitting there waiting for us with no line at all. We just walked right up to him and Addie had no problems sitting on his lap and talking to him. In previous years, she wanted nothing to do with him.
I don't have a digital photo to share...but it's cute----trust me! lol

The second time we saw Santa, we went to Village Heights Church (we met the Wilson's there). Addie got to meet Santa AGAIN and make some really cute crafts (photo frame, ornaments, and a Birthday Card for Jesus). We also got to eat pancakes and sausage.

Andrew and Aaron sat with Santa and Mrs. Claus too. They've been visiting this particular Santa for years. I thought the photo turned out well. Interesting Tidbit: This Santa is in the Garmin GPS ad!!!

The third and final time we saw Santa was this morning when we went to Crown Center with our friends from PAT.

They had a great obstacle course set up for the kids to play on instead of waiting in line the entire time.

Addie Sue with her friends: Kaden and Noah

We saw a huge train town @ Union Station too.

I was thrilled when we got home and Addie decided a nap would be a good idea today. She's been trying to skip her nap more often these days....drives me crazy.

Addie is still crazy for princesses. She usually hates to have her hair done, but one morning she wanted every hair bow we own in her hair. Here's what we came up with.

Funny quotes by Addie:

"Can you stop it?"

"Stop poking each other!"

"Just a minute. I'm trying to ______."