Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


... they really seem to love each other!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Introducing Cooper...

I recently realized that we have not mentioned him on the blog yet... and since he is due soon, I guess we should hurry up and do that!

So here he is... the newest addition to our family...
The reason we are remodeling and frantically rearranging! The reason why I am tired and not always in the blogging mood! The reason we are washing tiny baby clothes and pulling out little blankets and burp rags... and pacifiers, bottles, bottle brushes... and so on! The reason I have HORRIBLE indigestion! The reason we are terribly fearful about how much Carinna LOVES babies and attacks them when she sees them (she's the reason we fear for his life). And most importantly the reason we have started 2011 with a renewed sense of excitement and anticipation.

We can't wait to see what new adventures he will bring to the family!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Excuses... excuses...

So... I fully intended to really get back into the blogging again with the new year... but obviously that didn't happen. I could say that it was because I was without my camera for several weeks after Christmas. Or I could say that it was due to the fact that we have been remodeling for a couple of months and things are a huge, HUGE disaster that I am still trying to dig out of. But... those would just be my excuses... who cares about those!

This year we spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with just our little family doing whatever we wanted! It was so fun!!

As is our tradition, we kicked off Christmas Eve with baking cookies for Santa. Carinna had her own bottle of sprinkles... it was a bit frightening!

I think she liked decorating cookies!

So did he!

Carinna had to sample each one! I barely snagged Santa's cookie away before she got to it.

After cookies we read the Polar Express.

Then we laid out the cookies and carrots. We left Gatorade for Santa because Caden had been running fever and we were banning milk at the time!

I think Santa likes Gatorade... because there was not a drop left!

Santa's gifts were such a hit that we couldn't get the kids to open the gifts under the tree!

Carinna got babies... of course!

It was a great day! Such a blessing to spent the entire day playing with the kids, eating and making memories!