Why, mommy?

Friday, December 31, 2010

Jack asked his first why question today!  We were playing upstairs and then headed downstairs for lunch.  He asked where Sam was and I told him he was upstairs taking a nap.  image He said, “Why, mommy?”imageI’m sure it won’t be super cute for long, but today it was!

Two Week Well Check

Thursday, December 30, 2010

We had Sam’s first well check with Dr. Trey today, and all is-well!  We’re so thankful!  He handled his shot like a pro with only one loud squeak.  His next visit, two months, will also be Jack’s two year well check.  That one should be interesting!image

Weight: 10 pounds, 1 ounce-87th percentile
Height: 23 3/4 inches-off the chart
Head Circumference: 15 3/4 inches-97th percentile

My newborn

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I forgot how much I love having a newborn.  I love his little noises and his squeaky little cry.  I love how his arms stretch out wide if he’s startled.  I love his little curled up body.  I love the sounds he makes when he’s eating.  I love how snuggly he is.  I love my newborn.imageimage imageimageimageimageimageimage

12 days old

All boy

Monday, December 27, 2010

Jack is loving all his new toys and I’m loving his smart little self!  You have to wear your safety glasses if you’re going to shoot a gun, right?!imageAnd check out guitar number two!  The guitar that Santa brought was very realistic with strings that actually needed to be tightened.  Well, tighten one too many times and it’ll break-oops!-but Daddy helped Santa out by running to Target to get a replacement.  I think he likes this one better anyway-it’s louder!imageimageimageI’m going to show Jack these pictures when we ask him to mow the lawn.  He loves this thing! imageimage He kept looking outside at the snow that was still on the ground,image  but then quickly went back to his ‘work’.image image Love this age and all the little boy imagination that comes with it!

Christmas Videos

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Just about anything his daddy does, this little boy either copies or thinks is HILARIOUS!  He even laughs when we watch this video!

Merry Christmas!

Christmas with the Thomases

We had plans to celebrate Christmas with the Thomases today, and we’re thankful that the snow didn’t keep them away!  We had a great time together and were all spoiled for a second day in a row.imageimage Jack always wants to help Mark “fix it”, so he was excited to get his own set of tools!imageHe had fun playing “It’s hot!” with Uncle Doug and Grandpa,image and learning some guitar skills from Uncle Doug.image Thanks for making the trip up!  We’re thankful for your safe travels through our Winter Wonderland!image

My heart

I know I did nothing to deserve these three, and I’m so thankful that God blesses us beyond all that we could ask for or imagine.  My heart is so full.imageimage

A White (day after) Christmas!

What a treat!  We heard the weather forecast, but to be honest, I didn’t believe it.  So, when I was feeding Sam in the middle of the night and saw the snowflakes coming down, my first thought was that I couldn’t wait to play outside with Jack!  Well, he felt the same way!  He saw the snow when he woke up and wanted to go outside even before breakfast.  He grabbed his shoes, his hat (and put it on!), his gloves, and his coat and mine, and was ready to go!imageMy flash battery was dying, so this is the best I could do to save these funny pictures!  imageimageWe ate breakfast and then bundled up and went outside, but sweet Sam watched his first snow from the warmth of his Moses basket!  Since this was our second snow of the year, we felt like seasoned pros and were ready with his Southern boots again (and my exact same snow outfit)! imageIt was the good kind of snow, too!  Perfect for a snow ball fight!imageimage imageimageimageimageimageimage Oh, what a fun Christmas weekend!image

Christmas Night

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Just the four of us.imageJamming to Jack-played Christmas carols.image Remembering the Reason for the Season.imageCouldn’t ask for more.image

Christmas Day

After all the excitement of the morning, we got ready for my family to come up to celebrate Christmas Day.  Family is such a gift!imageIt was such fun watching Jack and Kendall play with all the toys and have some good cousin fun!  I remember saying in last year’s Christmas post that we were looking forward to celebrating Christmas with a new baby in 2010, meaning Kendall.  What a blessing to be celebrating with Sam as well!  Everyone was so generous to our boys and to us-we had a wonderful day!  Here’s just a glimpse.imageimageimageimageimageimage Oops!  Sorry about the finger in the nose G&G!imageimageimageimageimageSam was there, too! image imageimageimageThe day went way too fast, and before we knew it, they were all headed home.  Thanks for making the trip-we loved celebrating with you all!