Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Christmas 2010

Well, my dear, you definitely LOVED all things Christmas this year. From the moment we pulled out the first decorations, you were on board for a happy, fun December. Some of the things you loved most of all this year: candy canes, a prwismas lights (christmas lights), and the advent calendar.

We got our usual two Christmas trees this year- purchased on possibly the coldest, windiest day in December- brrrr! Our Caribou's were cold the instant we stepped out of Daddy's truck. But, we had fun picking the trees out and all piling into the truck and kicked off the start of Momma's favorite holiday!

Tree Picking:

Cold Boys:

Proud New Owner of a Tree:

Your first Advent Day was a little late, but you were excited none-the-less. It was such a fun thing to do with you this year. The buffet where the calendar lived became your favorite spot in the house. You were very patient and only had one or two booboo's when you opened a door too early. I was so proud of your self control and how well you listened. (As a side note, I see you still have a paci here! We were all very brave and decided to give up the pacis after the dog chewed up the last of these cheap replacement ones. You asked for a paci only a few times after we gave it up. Usually it was when you would see yourself with one in a picture. You've been "clean" now for over a month and I can't believe it!)

Christmas morning! Opening your first present. You had been really anxious before the "big day" to open any and all presents that were sitting under the tree for family and friends. You were happy to finally be allowed to go crazy! You really did enjoy opening your things and also liked to pass out presents to others and tell them that you got them something! :) So adorable.

Your new drill and goggles:

Daddy opening your airplane:

The present opening madness ends. We're left with this:

We couldn't believe our eyes as it starting snowing on Christmas night. It was beautiful and fun. We took a few golf cart rides around the yard at Pop and Gee's house. It was hilarious for some reason to be pelted in the face with wet snowflakes.

You sitting at your favorite spot watching your Christmas snow globe:

Your Santa pic this year:

You eating lunch on a barstool in front of your favorite spot. Gotta keep a close eye on that Advent Calendar:

We had so much fun with you! You make the holidays even more fun and special than I ever thought possible. Seeing the world through your eyes is one of the best parts about our life.

Oh, one of my favorite things that you said this year-
Me: What do you want for Christmas, Cooper?
You: Uh, candy canes!
Me: And what else?
You: Uh, prwismas lights!

Done. Love you.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


We are heading into day 2 of snow here in Georgia. It started Sunday evening around 8pm and continued through the night into Monday morning. We think we had around 3 or 4 inches at our house. We've had chilly temperatures and it's managed to keep the snow and ice around for another day. The roads are icy and we've pretty much been homebound!

We've had quite a bit of fun playing in the snow. We even did a little sledding last night on a scoop shovel. I swear one of these days I will actually remember to buy a sled! Though I will say that the shovel worked pretty well. Cooper takes after his Momma and really gets into snow! Here's a look at what we've been up to:

All bundled up and ready to go! Cooper still fits into the same coat and hat from last year, unbelievably. Although, it's starting to look a little tight.

Can't resist this beautiful face.

Our little fish pond in the back yard. Those poor little fish! Brrr!

A little fun with Dadda.

Works for sand OR snow!

A good picture in the middle of a bunch of "no Momma, don't take my picture!"

Good thing we haven't taken down the Christmas lights yet. We had to turn them on just for the occasion. :)

A little hot cocoa to warm up. Cooper thought it was really fun to say 'hot cocoa'.

Happy New Year everyone!