Christmas 2009

Yeah, better late than never!  We went to St. George for the holiday and had a fun time.  Mikey was so excited come Christmas Eve that it took him forever to fall asleep.  I love the excitement of little kids as they start to understand the holidays. 

We hung up a picture of some random person’s ultrasound from Google and placed in on the grand kid wall of fame!  We will have grand kid #13 for Mike’s parents which means they need to buy more picture frames, because our picture is frame-less.  They were pretty excited for the news on Christmas morning and then became concerned with our vehicle situation- my car only holds 2 car seats.  Not to worry, the truck can hold 3!

We had a fun time with cousins and family and tons of presents and excitement.  They boys set up a choo choo train to go around Grandma’s tree just like the one at our house.  Between trains and new toys, they stayed busy for quite some time!

Come and Play!

Mikey got new Elmo slippers for Christmas from us and new Sesame Street jammies from Grandma and Grandpa N.  Grandma C. gave him Ernie one evening when he forgot Baby Bear at at home and couldn’t sleep.  Well I asked Mikey if I could take a picture of Ernie and after 6 hundred bazillion tries, we finally got a decent one with Mikey and Ernie both smiling at the camera!  That silly boy!

To Decorate or Not to Decorate. That is the Question

Mikey has anxiously been waiting for the day when we could finally bring down the Christmas train from the high shelves in the garage.  Mike teased him the other day by getting the train down, having Mikey eat all of his dinner and then said, “Okay Mikey, time to go to bed!”  Oh if you could have seen those eyes!  I think they were comparable to this priceless expression!

Well of course we let Mikey get out the Christmas train rather than go to bed early and we set it all up and listened to it for oh probably an hour.  We set up the Christmas tree too, so the train wouldn’t look out of place.  Well Mikey’s got his train and I’ve got the tree set up and now I’m debating if I even really want to set up all the decorations and ornaments on the tree.  Don’t think we’re in need of anything if you come over and visit and our tree and train look a little meager this year.  I assure you that there’s a lot more where all that stuff came from- meaning the garage.  We’re talking 4 large totes full of Kris Kringly cheer and decor.  If I don’t get it out, then I won’t have to put it away in like 2 weeks.

Global Warming in Vegas?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Check out what we did today… in Las Vegas… in December.   I had flashbacks of college days in Cedar City where I really learned how to drive in the snow!  This wasn’t bad at all!

Mikey had a blast playing in the white powder while Joshy slept soundly in the carseat.  Now if only it would head east and drench our neighborhood so we wouldn’t have to drive to the other side of town to play.

Winter Wonderland

So to beat the heat this weekend we met some friends up at Mt. Charleston for the first ever Mt. Charnival Celebration to welcome the first day of summer. It’s a good 20 degrees cooler up there than in “the valley” so being outside is actually allowed and encouraged really since it’s a nice national forest/ rec area. Mikey had his first experience with big animals, carnival games, nachos, jump houses,a horse ride and a sunburn!! Despite the cool breeze and comfortable temperature, we totally forgot the hat, sunblock and sun shades for our toddler!! You can bet we won’t be forgetting those again any time soon! We had a wonderful time and the horse and buggy ride was our favorite!

Mt. Charleston is the closest place to go in the winter to play in the snow and surprisingly there was still some snow on the mountain tops when we went up. We even checked out the little Holiday Shoppe that sold Christmas ornaments and realized it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas!