Wednesday, December 24, 2008
This morning as we prepare to get ready for our traditional Christmas Eve breakfast at Old Country Store I found out after 26 years (I don't know if I have gone that long but close to it) I had to go enjoy pancakes, biscuits, bologna triangles, sausage patties, greasy bacon, and much more without my big brother- stomach bug got him. Sad definitely!!! It just was not the same without my big brother!!
This year for Christmas all we want is good health to my whole family!!!!!! Please Santa bring that to us this year!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Our first stop of course is the outside of our home, we didn't do too much outside this year solely because Brandon wouldn't let me, Mr. Grinch! Jk but he really wouldn't let me do lights!
Next stop is the living room: The Christmas tree that we got last year as our first Christmas tree is displayed nicely in the center of the wall to easily be seen out the dining room window!
Baby's 1st Christmas 2008 Ornament for Lil man of course
To the right of my tree we have the dining area which consist of a centerpiece with my beautiful crystal vase I received as a wedding gift and my Christmas china that has never been used!
To the left of the tree is my mantle which is hard to see but is decorated with greenery, my candlesticks I received as wedding gifts, my Nativity scene, stockings, and singing Christmas bear that Aiden loves
The only reason for to celebrate Christmas is or dear Saviour's birth, so of course a nativity scene is a must. Last year I got the Willow Tree nativity set and will buy a piece a year.
Next stop my favorite place in the house: the Kitchen which is decorated with Lil Man's Christmas tree. We didn't put it in his room because I felt it would be seen more in the kitchen!
His tree is decorated with baseball, basketball, football, and golf ornaments and the topper is my running medals! HA
Our Christmas cards are displayed on the windown beside Aiden's tree!
Final 2 stops are Aiden's bathroom which has his golfing Santa. I have decided this year to buy a sports Santa every year for Aiden and Brandon's favorite sport. This year is golf, next year I'm sure will be golf, and the next, next.....
Finally guest are welcomed into my room by this fun, whimsical tree.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Now that Aiden can walk he is very fast to sneak behind you and open the only cabinet I don't have a latch for. Last week when I turned around he had the toaster dragging across the floor by the cord. So instead of letting him get in my cabinets I decided to let him play in his drawers (the small white containers hold bottles, baby food, and other papers which aren't his but nothing important). This morning he was throwing glass jars of baby food across the kitchen floor. I directed him to the bottom drawer and it took him exactly 1 minute to have this drawer cleaned out. I have to say though he is way smarter than I would have imagined for an 11 month old. After he cleaned it out he started putting it all back in! If you look at the other picture you can see where the can opener was laying and now he is putting it back!!