Monday, December 29, 2008
Recently Eleanor is like a totally different person when she gets around her Paw Paw (Josh's dad). She goes into what we've been calling the Paw Paw Coma. The other day He arrived to babysit for a couple of hours and Ellie walked right up to him wanting to be held and laid her head on his shoulder. He didn't even get a chance to take his coat off before she fell asleep. Last night we did a drive by to their house for about 45 minutes and she sat in his lap the entire time playing with the same toy as Jon rubbed the back of her neck. What I wouldn't give to have those kinds of snuggles from her!
Friday, December 26, 2008
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Sunday, December 7, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Christmas Palooza...the term Josh uses to describe the weekend after Thanksgiving where we cut and decorate our tree, The kids get to open one gift (Christmas pajamas) and watch a Christmas movie. All this and more to celebrate the beginning of the advent season.
Jack is very excited to watch the Polar Express!
Her favorite word, and why shouldn't it be...Cookie!
One of the great things about Michigan is the many tree farms in our area. There is always the option of stopping by any number of the corner businesses who are also selling fresh cut trees, but who wants to do that when you can have the experience of cutting your own. The hot cocoa, marshmallows, Christmas music, bonfire, tractor rides, muddy boots, and sap all over your gloves and hands is just too good to pass up! I love as our kids get older to hear how they actually remember past events of their short lives. The car ride to the farm all we heard from Jack was "remember how last time when we got our tree, Nana and I went on the tractor wagon and then it broke and they had to stop and get a new one. Remember that Daddy?" Though there was no tractor drama this year we had a great time.