Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bug's Christmas Program

Bug had his Preschool Christmas Program this past week.  We were all very excited about it, but you wouldn't have known he was if you were to have seen the performance.  He was sooo shy and scared looking up there.  It was pretty, dang cute.
 I never realized how short he is compared to other kids his age until I saw him up there with the rest of his class.  Granted, some of them are already 5 and almost a year older than him, but some are still four.  Looks like he's got his Poppi's genes. :)
 I do have to give him some credit though.  He sang most all of the songs and did most of the actions.  The boy to the left of him looked exactly the same as he does in the picture below the ENTIRE performance.  He didn't move at all.  It was HILARIOUS to me
 LOVE this picture.  My twinners.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cloud 9

We are so blessed to have this precious, sweet, beautiful little angel in our family.   She is such a GOOD baby! Every day I look at her and feel truly grateful that she is making this transition to three so easy.  I am keeping my fingers crossed she stays content and happy. 

Akward Family Photo

Saturday, December 10, 2011

"State of Play" meets Locks of Love

For a couple of years now, I have been wanting to donate my hair to Locks of Love.  Now that I have a newborn I get out of the shower and braid my hair or put it in a ponytail and it stays like that until the next shower....which at this point is sometimes not for a few days. Gross, I know, but all the moms out there can relate.  If I leave my hair down it is either in Belle's face or hands.  In another few weeks my post-pregnancy hair will begin to shed like crazy.  I knew a haircut was in the near future.  The other night we were watching "State of Play" (really good movie, if you haven't seen it) and Rachel McAdam's hair gave me the
last nudge I needed to chop it all off.   Bondy was not thrilled at the prospect, but he said he would still love me, so I took that as the go ahead.  

I am happy to say Bond and I both like the results.
The Locks of Love Donation.

Precious Smiles

 I adore seeing our babies learning to smile.  Such tender moments.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Run, Run, as Fast as You Can!

 I remember making gingerbread cookies once as a kid and really not liking how they tasted, but I was in the mood to do something Christmasey with the boys the other day and thought gingerbread cookies would be fun.  The boys loved decorating them and they actually taste really good, even the boys like them.  Generally I think cutout cookies take a lot more work than they are worth but my mom held Belle while we decorated them and it went A LOT more smoothly than it would have otherwise.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Belle's Newborn Pictures

The little swirl on the back of her head is just PRECIOUS.

Monday, December 5, 2011

4 Weeks and First Snow

(I made Belle's jean skirt out of one of the cuffs of some of my old jeans, and Grammy sent her the TN onesie and bow.)

 Where have the past four weeks gone?! Seriously they have FLOWN by.  Sooo sad. :(  I wish I could hold onto this newborn time forever.  We took Belle to church for the first time yesterday to see Daddy get sustained into his new calling in the Bishopric.  By the time church was over I was almost positive I had come down with mastitis and the rest of the afternoon was not fun. I had to call Bondy home early from his meetings at church so he could pick up my antibiotics and help with the boys because I literally felt like I could not get up off of the couch. Luckily by evening I was feeling more like my normal self. Thank heavens for modern medicine.

 We finally experienced the first snow of the season a few days ago.  Hallelujah that it held off until December!!!  The boys were very anxious for a snowball fight with Daddy.