Monday, December 21, 2009

Where in the world...

...did these curls come from?! I have stick straight hair and Jason's hair has got a little wave to it when it's grown out but Sweet Caroline's curls are nothing short of amazing. I love them!

-- Posted from my iPhone

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The house that Jack built

Well, I built it actually. Jack and Caroline helped me decorate it. This morning was icing-slathered and candy-filled all finished off with a light covering of powdered sugar snow. We had so much fun and the kids ate as much candy as they put on the house. It was all I could do to keep Caroline's paws off the gumdrops and Jack out of the icing. Crazy. Fun. A must-do at Christmastime!
*You'll notice there aren't any "in progress" pictures. I was completely covered from finger to wrist in icing and wasn't about to pick up my camera in such a state!

Capturing Christmastime

So much is going on around our house this time of year. I barely have time to think about posting so I'm just going with one BIG picture post for now. Here goes!

The scene... the stockings were hung by the chimney with care...
O Christmas Tree!
Caroline and the tree
Jack looking at his favorite ornament... a tray with Christmas cookies and hot chocolate, complete with marshmallows. He loves it!Sweet smiles in front of the tree!
It was cold out. And hats are hilarious, in case you didn't know!
Apparently I couldn't be happier that none of us are looking in the same direction!
Jack and Yaya
Me and Jason, about to head out to a holiday shindig and then Christmas shopping for the kiddos. THAT was an adventure. We ended up at a very scary Toys R Us that night! I sure hope the kids appreciate their new kitchen!
We don't need no stinkin' mistletoe! Thanks Mom for taking this pic! *akward*
Caroline playing with the ornaments. Rules don't apply when we're going for cuteness.
Jack and the tree! He's getting so big!
"Oooooo! Lookadat!"
Jack and his classmates in his first school Christmas program. Too cute! He spent the first song not singing because he was looking for me. The second song he sang well because he found me. The third song... he picked his nose half the time. Ew... and so embarrassing. Ah well...
Lainey, Caroline, and Kate... What's all the fuss about Miss Kate?
Jack did NOT want to pose for pictures. Never does.An outtake from our Christmas card shoot. Playing with ornaments again! Thankfully they're shatterproof. They sure can bounce!
Just before we piled them in the stroller to go for our annual Light Walk. So fun!
Caroline all ready for our walk!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

"All by self!"

Caroline's newest phrase is "all by self!" and she says it with great fervor quite often. Here she is climbing in and out of her crib, "all by self!"

Climbing in...

And out!

-- Posted from my iPhone