Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmastime 2012

We had a great Christmas.  I actually think this was one of the best ones I've ever had. Not because I got lots of presents (because I didn't), but because the kids were so awesome! We started off by opening the stockings and everything was just so exciting! "Look, Scriptures! Underwear! SOCKS! Chapstick!" It was pretty great. And afterwards, they wanted to play with all their toys and they just had a great time. For the month of December, I'd decided I wanted to do sort of an advent calendar. I pretty much had an envelope for them to open every morning with something we were going to do that day. Sometimes it was easy like read a book and other times it was something more involved like seeing Santa, making gingerbread houses, looking at lights, etc.  Lots of pictures but this is basically December in a nutshell.
The day after Thanksgiving, Landon insisted on putting up the Christmas Tree. And he immediately started making presents.
Making gingerbread houses with friends.
The whole group.
Landon's weird smile. He was very meticulous.
That's not a bad pictures. Let's add one more kid to that.
What happened? No one was crying! Carly did not enjoy Santa this year.
We kept trying.
Here's Cody telling Santa he's 3, no wait, he's 4.
Landon telling Santa he wants a bike which he got. He wasn't that surprised when he got it for Christmas because he said that yeah, he'd asked for a bike.
Making s'mores as one of our activities.
Carly loved it and made a mess.
Landon thought they were okay.
Christmas mess.
Loving the trains.
Working with Grandmommy on his airplanes he got from them. Again, he was very meticulous and worked really hard on it.
Look at that concentration!
They were very excited to get their own Book of Mormons. Here we are reading them the first night.
Christmas PJ's
Helping Granddaddy put an ornament back on.

Caleb - 3 Month

Caleb figuring out he has a tongue!
Caleb turned 3 months on December 24th. He's now smiling and cooing at people, he'll watch you moving around, he'll laugh, he's very ticklish, likes to be held, eats A LOT, and is sleeping okay. He still wakes up a couple times in the night but has slept through the night a couple of times. He's held up his head now for quite some time. He HATES tummy time and will scream his head off right when you put him down. He'll laugh at his siblings when they play with him and will sleep through just about all the craziness that goes on over here. Overall, he's pretty content and happy to just hang out with the family. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Caleb's 2 Month

Ah how time flies when you're sleep deprived and have 4 kids to take care of. I missed Caleb's 2nd month post so I'm doing it now! During his second month, he slept for the first time till 8:30 in the morning and freaked me out. It's that realization that you got waaaaay too much sleep and something is wrong because you never get that much sleep anymore. He hasn't done that since but I can hope he will do it again soon! He usually goes to bed with us around 10:30 or 11:00. He started smiling but doesn't make a lot of noise. He pretty much just hangs out and lets me take pictures of him. Sleeping till 8:30 was the biggest thing he'd done all month. I really don't have that much to say about him cause he's sorta boring but he's so dang cute! I mean, come on! Look at those pictures!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Carving Pumpkins & Halloween

Do I really need to write anything? :)
My homemade version of a bat.