We went to Southern Season this afternoon for gingerbread cookie decorating and to 'look' at Santa. Success! Nash didn't sit in Santa's lap or touch him but Ms. Clause knew how to real him in… chocolate!
Happy 7 months sweet Theo. You enjoyed your day with a trip to Marbles museum with your cousins where you gnawed on everything you could get your hands on, because that is what you like to do these days. You love sitting up by yourself and watching your big brothers. You like pretty much all fruit and veggies and have just started to figure out how to put 'puffs' in your mouth. You take 2 - 3 short naps a day. I would love it if we could have 2 longer ones but I don't think we are ever in a quiet spot long enough for that to happen. You are only getting up about once a night and really it is around 5am. I can feed you and you will go back to sleep. Like I said on last month post… we need to work on putting a stop to that. You are starting to really like your mom. And I can't put you down. You are the happiest little fellow I know!
It took a little longer than expected, what house project doesn't, but our house has been resided. I am in love with how everything turned out. Minus light fixtures, screens and new glass doors we are done! I never knew how much we used our garage before this project. Home sweet home…
Before, I didn't get a close up, it wasn't pretty.
During. Rise and shine!
Almost there, except they forgot to take the porta-potty...
Taa-Daa!! New siding (Hardie Plank, Woodstock Brown), shutters, red front door, whitentrim etc. Pictures don't do it justice. So, come see us!
Sometimes we forget we have 3 young kids that still need naps and bedtimes and real food. Sunday around 7pm...
This weekend the two older boys got to have a sleepover at Grandmama and Granddaddy's house with their cousins! (insert meltdown, where is grandmama? why isn't she here yet? when are we going?) They did the Christmas Train, Breakfast with Santa, made cookies, watched movies, stayed up late and got up early. Charlie and I were going to get a baby-sitter and make a night of it, but when I suggested take-out, champagne, and a movie in our pj's he was all for it. Sometimes that is just what I need. Saturday I baked up some Christmas 'bark' and did a little decorating with Theo as workers finished up on the outside of our house (whoop whoop). I picked up the big guys. (insert meltdown for obvious reasons, who ever wants to leave grandparents house) We all went to a Christmas cocktail aka cookie party at our neighbors that afternoon and had a great time. Such a great time that we missed the neighborhood caroling (insert meltdown, how did we miss it? why did we miss it? where is everyone? who are the worst parents ever?). Sunday cousins came up this way and went to the basketball game while I went to the musical Annie with my niece and sister-in-law! Girls day! (insert meltdown, why can't boys go?) Then we were going to meet my parents and cousin Brooklyn for dinner but I knew it might not go so well so everyone came here for hibachi and football. Then we made them take baths. (insert meltdown, how could we?) I love these maniacs so much. Thank goodness.
Ahhh, the pre-school Christmas program. Every outgoing goofy child's dream come true (Jackson) and every shy non-attention wanting child's nightmare (Nash). No surprises this year, Jackson sang all the songs, smiled and did a lot of yawing, can we say relaxed? Nash sat at the very bottom and stared. He did not cry or get up the whole time! Ten minutes later it was over and we were off to brunch, what everyone was really waiting for.
Handsome 'I am not gonna sing.' Nash. (oh, we know)
I showed Jackson a picture of some friends who had gone to the mountains to pick out their own tree and cut it down. Isn't that pretty cool I asked him. He replied, good thing we don't have to do that, we have Christmas trees right by our house! He got every single ounce of his mama's practicality gene. Let's be real, I will never drive to the mountains for a tree. Bah-humbug, I know. But we found a good one and everyone was excited…
'OHHH YEAHHH, LOOK AT THIS ONE, OHHH YEAHHH!' This was said about every single tree. We are easy to please.
The lighting of the tree! Everyone was really pumped…
(Hey Greta! Although she doesn't get much press, she is still here, all up in EVERYTHING.)
Jackson was all about WHEN CAN WE DECORATE THE TREE. Until it came time to actually decorate the tree.
Nash likes to pick his limb and really focus in it.
Hey, I'm Rebekah. My true loves are my smokin' hot husband, sweet baby boys, wonderfully huge family, warm weather, charles shaw, choc. chip cookies, kanki, dj's, Sundays, the beach, Jersey Mike's Subs!!, Greta, and all things baby boy!
Here is a little peak into my life and the sweet baby boys that have surely changed my world. I have been blessed.
ps - I am no expert on anything. Everything here is my own opinion and my own pictures unless otherwise stated. Please do not use any of my photos unless you have contacted me.