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Easton

Easton
Easton is the cutest little boy we know! He rightfully earned the nickname 'BEASTY' when he was a baby and it has stuck with him. He is such a sweet little mommy's boy and we are ALL at his Beck and call. Easton loves cars, snacks, and playing outside. He is talking up a storm and it seems like he learns something new every single day. He is at such a fun age. We LOVE LOVE LOVE this little guy!

Ainslee

Ainslee
Ainslee is the baby and she just turned ONE!! This child is a handful!!! She hasn't quite grown out of the difficult phase.....that she has been in since she was born, but we still find ways to find her sweet side! Hearing her baby giggles and watching her discover & learn new things make all the whininess......just a little easier to deal with. Aaaahhh, we love this Ainslee Girl!!

Avery

Avery
Oh our cute little Avery! With her blue eyes & blonde hair, she is one of the cutest 4 year olds around!! This girl is stubborn! She definitely keeps us on our toes. She is quite unpredictable, which makes for a lot of laughs! Avery is our TREAT-FREAK! We can always guess what is on her mind. My favorite thing about Avery is her smiles. She always has one for us no matter what and that makes everyones day just a little better. She attends preschool and says she doesn't like it, but secretly we know she does ;). We are so lucky to have this cute girl in our family! We can't get enough of her.

Kobe Dylan

Kobe Dylan
Kobe is our first child, born in 2004. He was 4 months early and weighed a whopping 1 lb. 4 oz.! We got to be with Kobe for 4 wonderful weeks. I feel so blessed to have been chosen to raise one of God's perfect children. We love him and thank Heavenly Father everyday that he is part of our family. We have a treasure in heaven.
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Dr. Jones

Dr. Jones

Quinnlyn

Quinnlyn
Quinnie just turned 6! She is growing faster than we can keep up with! She loves going to first grade and is doing really well! She picks up on things very quickly and LOVES learning. She's seriously a sponge. Her favorite thing to do is write notes and draw pictures for her friends & family. You should see our continual stack of papers. Quinnlyn is creative & spunky & totally independant. We love her like crazy!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Yes, Santa Claus did find us. But let's start from the beginning....
We took the girls to visit Santa at the Indianapolis Children's Museum. The girls were very excited & practiced what they were going to say to him. Quinnlyn had no problem (although in one of the pictures she looks really scared), but Avery didn't want anything to do with him. Here is what they asked for:

Q-"I want an Ipod, a horse, a glitter ball, & a princess dress"
A-"I want a Puppy that walks, a train, a glitter ball, & a princess dress" (and eventually, she did talk to Santa about it).


After seeing Santa, we all got to slide down the 'Yuletide Slide'. Which is a slide from the 2nd floor of the museum to the first floor. It was quite exciting. Try to imagine a pregnant 'Me' sliding down that thing. I guess the hard part was just standing back up once it was over. Fun times.
So the past few weeks we have been using the "You'd better be good or Santa won't bring you the presents you asked for"...to no avail. It seems that Brett & I are BIG push-overs. But really, who would take away Christmas from their kids. Maybe next year we won't even try using that line. It's already proven useless.

For Christmas Eve we drove down to Charlestown, Indiana (just outside of Louisville, KY) to spend the day (or half the day since we were pretty late getting on the road) with my sisters family. All the cousins got to make Gingerbread houses, play on the zip-line, and run around like crazy kids. We had a yummy dinner & then opened some gifts. It was nice to be able to spend a little of our Christmas with family, and next time we'll try to make it a longer day. We drove home that evening to make it in bed before Santa Claus came to our house. We tried finding Rudolph's red nose flying through the air, but it must have been too early.
The cousins in their new Pj's


Christmas morning came a little too early for me....but Brett gets too excited to sleep in. We woke up at 7:00 and got the girls up to see if Santa had come. Quinnie & Avery loved all their presents and they got just what they had asked for plus a little more. Brett got a remote control airplane and an air gun & some other small gifts, and I got some clothes, shoes, pj's (I live for PJ's these days...I'm considering switching out my wardrobe for ALL pajama's & no clothes), and a nice new knife set. We had a great X-mas morning complete with breakfast made by Brett. Then we all hung out and played with our toys. It was a very laid back Christmas compared to what we are use to, but we managed to enjoy ourselves even though we missed everyone back home!
Coming down the stairs.



That night, Brett & I got to drive up to my hospital because of these stupid contractions I have so often. Once again, it was a waste of time...but I guess that is a good thing right? I assume I'll be having a lot more 'wasted trips' to labor & delivery before this baby comes.

Christmas was Merry & we hope yours was too!

3 comments:

Clenece said...

Glad you guys had a great Christmas! Sorry to hear about all those contactions!!! Best of luck EVERYDAY with your pregnancy. We miss you guys!

McKay and Amanda Jones said...

Oh fun Christmas! At least you got to be with some family! Hope all goes better!!!

Jenna said...

Very cute! Sometimes I wish we would have stayed in Indy and had Christmas just us. Looks like you guys had a blast and the kids look very excited. Miss you