Nov 1, 2011
Feb 9, 2011
I'm pretty disappointed that I didn't get any shots of our thanksgiving together, but it was just a small gathering. Craig did ALL the cooking and I did ALL the cleaning. I got so lucky with this man! And so did everyone that didn't have to eat any food that I made! We did get our lovely bird (which deserves it's own picture, if I had one) from the famous Greenberg Turkeys. A year can't go by without a Greenberg Turkey. It's worth every penny and my mouth is watering just thinking about it right now!
Christmas was so exciting this year. The week before Christmas we took the kids to Santa Land. It was a huge hit with Hayden, but Reagan didn't much care for it. In fact she spent most of her time in my lap nursing as we drove through the line. After we made out of the lights, we took them to see Santa! Once again that line was pretty long, but Hayden was very patient. I was somewhat upset when Santa called Reagan a "little guy" but hey, he is pretty busy, so I'll cut him some slack!
We didn't break the bank this year, but came pretty close. Looking back now I have realized what I am sure most parents quickly come to terms with: the kids got way too MUCH! It was worth seeing the looks on their faces though. Hayden got a new Thomas the train set and a huge train table. We quickly realized that the train set was way too big for the table, but Santa had already put the table together so we couldn't really take it back. So we made a small track to stay on the table and when I'm felling really adventurous we get the entire set out and take up the whole floor.
We went to Craig's grandmothers on Christmas Eve. When we got home Hayden put out some cookies and Reindeer food. He was so excited. I was surprised how quickly he got into bed. I know in the future he'll be trying to stay up late, but for now he is still willing to go to bed without too much fuss. I took a few shots, but mostly got video. I set the camera on the tripod that I could help Reagan open her gifts. I realized about twenty minutes later it was still rolling. I haven't watched it yet because I'm afraid that might be something incriminating on the tape!
Reagan (it was really for me) got this ornament from Aunt Cricket.
Craig's Mamaw, his Dad and Peaches, as grandpa calls her.
The first of many gifts on Christmas morning.
New Years Eve we had some close friends come over with their kiddos. We had a bonfire and roasted hot dogs and made smores. It was really cold, but so much fun for the kids and adults! We had a sleep over and rang in the new year with champagne for the adults and sparkling grape juice for the kids. It really was a great way to end a good year.
Jan 28, 2011
Since Hayden's first Halloween, we have gone to Mineola's downtown area because all the businesses close early on Halloween night and hand out candy. It's great for the kids and I feel much safer taking them to trick or treat there instead of going in a neighborhood where I don't know anyone.
For the first time Craig has been off and was able to go with us. I don't think he realized how much of a candy haul we would come away with. In fact I finally just threw away some candy yesterday because I was tired of looking at it.
After trick-or-treating we went to my mother-in-law's house. We can't miss a Halloween at her house because the munchkins HAVE to dig through her bucket of candy. This is also a tradition.