Thursday, December 27, 2007

Fa la la la la la la la la

After an early morning awakening, a tantrum or two, and a half time bath, we finally coaxed Heber into opening each of his gifts (about 3 hours later). I don't know if it was because he was told to leave the few presents under the tree alone before Christmas or because he was tired and not accustomed to being SO spoiled (ha ha) that he really had a hard time getting started. As you can see however, once he got going the only coaxing we were doing was trying to pry him away from the gift he had just opened.

He loves his new racetrack. Last year someone left a miniature version on our doorstep for him at Christmastime so we decided to get him the "grown up" version this year. Thank you to whom ever that was because I think it is still his favorite toy and definately the inspiration for his gift from us this Christmas.

My parents gave him Woody and Buzz Lightyear. He loves Toy Story so much that it was only fitting.

Ahh....and nobody worry, here is the much anticipated DRUM.....notice that it is pushed to the side. He has strapped it on plenty of times and marched around beating it to death though.

And there is nothing better after a LONG morning of opening gifts then to curl up under a new blanket (handmade by Grandma Lannie) with a milk and fall asleep.

We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and that this upcoming New Year will bring you much joy and happiness.

Monday, December 17, 2007

And the race is on!

So we have 1 week until Christmas (looks like someone forgot to remove a couple of links) and I still have so much to do. I am 100% positive I will be standing in line at the post office today for enough time that they could pay me a full days work, and when all is said and done, my family still probably will not get their gifts at all (let alone on time)!
After I get my house clean and my packages sent and, and, and, etc, Heber and I are going to make a gingerbread house. Knowing Heber it will be pretty bare. I think he inherited his sweet tooth from his mama.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Look who finally decided to wear his HALLOWEEN costume!

Notice the Christmas Tree in the back!

Monday, December 10, 2007

My boys

I have been trying to organize all of my pictures taken over the last couple of years. I came across this one and couldn't resist. Two peas in a pod!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

"No Way Santa Clause!"

Heber and I went to the mall on Saturday to do some final Christmas shopping. We walked by Santa Clause 4 or 5 times and each time Heber said he didn't want to see him. When I finally thought we were getting out of that place we walked past Santa one last time on our way to the door and Heber suddenly got very excited and said he wanted to see him. I asked him over and over if he wanted to sit on Santa's lap and he said "yep....lap.....Santa Clause" so we waited in line. How can I say no to that cute little face? I knew we would wait forever, which we did (I guess 20 min isn't forever) and we would get to him and Heber would freak out, which he did. As soon as we got to the front of the line Heber flew up in my arms as fast as he could. Santa asked him to sit on his lap and Heber looked at him with his best nursery song frowny face and then said
He stayed in my arms and then told Santa when he was asked what he wanted for Christmas that he wanted a drum.
WHAT.....this is new to me?
All I have been hearing about for the last 2 months is Cars and Buzz. Hmm......what to do now?

Thursday, December 6, 2007

let it SNOW, let it SNOW, let it SNOW

Oh the weather outside is frightful

But the fire is so delightful
Yesterday I was laying in bed trying to go back to sleep after Ben's alarm went off at some insane time in the morning and thought I heard a snowplow outside. My bed is right by the window, otherwise I would not have done this, so I rolled over and peeked through the blinds. The ground was covered with snow. I was immediately so excited that I jumped out of bed and ran down the stairs to get a bigger picture. I always love the first good is the subsequent that start to eat away at me one peice at a time!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Heber was absolutely thrilled to see the snow falling yesterday. He even willingly let me put on his hat so he could go outside and play. Notice, no coat....I couldn't negotiate that one. I figured 1 out of 2 was a start and I knew it wouldn't last long without the coat. It was much easier to lure him into the warm car once he had been out in the cold for a minute.

I just loved the sweet looks of wonder and amazement on his cute little face. I find that since I had him I am getting excited about things that I haven't noticed for a long time.