Saturday, December 26, 2009

Calvin's new hat and scarf from his Godparents, Nicole and Michael. He likes it!(for about 1 second) But it is SO cute on him!

December 25, 2009


December 24, 2009

We met the Webers (Holsteins, Prchals & Tuttles!) before church so we could visit and the boys could look at each other. Clinton is still too little to play chase with the "big" boys, but Baron and Calvin crawled all around the church and had a blast!

December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Sorry, kids. Goofy faces for you, this time. All the adults look pretty good in this one--getting more rare every year.
December 22, 2009

We finally made sugar cookies for Christmas. We had to make a bunch of stars, too, for Uncle Martin-since they will only arrive in time for New Year's! Apparently Mom and I each sent him a package the same day, we'll see if Quincy or Ephrata has a quicker start!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

My Dad went to Costco, and all he brought me was this cool box! Car. Box car. Pretty creative, really.

I'm returning the Christmas gifts tomorrow.

Today since Greg was feeling under the weather, Maisie and Calvin and I took "lunner" out to Papa and Gogo's rental so they could continue to work all day. (Sheesh. These retirees.) After our meal, well, actually, DURING our meal, Calvin decided it was naptime. Papa started putting him to sleep. Gogo finished him off. Then they needed to get back to work, so my baby slept in this box. On a Carhardt jacket, under a towel. Whatever works....

December 20, 2009

Happy Birthday, Gramma 'Raine!

Tonight a little while before bedtime, the kids decided to play a duet for us. Maisie has to sit on her knees atop the piano bench, and she only allows Calvin to play what he can reach from the floor. As you can see, he at LEAST needs a stool.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

December 18, 2009

Today was also the Christmas program at the preschool. Maisie had been VERY excited to be Mary, and her friend Chloe was going to be the ANGEL! (and she was gonna FLY--but that's another story. :) So we all trooped into the church, the kids ran around and had a ball, then they all disappeared upstairs to get their costumes on. Came down the aisle ringing their bells, got into their positions. Mrs. Main read the script, Maisie/Mary knocked on the Inn door, was told there was NO ROOM! and so she walked over to the baby bassinette and....covered her face. For the rest of they play. She pulled that blue headscarf over her face and would not look out. I'm not sure where Maisie the shy girl came from! She did uncover a little to sing. They all did a great job, it was such a cute program!!

After the play I asked Mrs. Main if Maisie is shy and/or quiet in school and she said, "No. She is not." :)

January 18, 2009

We started a new tradition today. Maisie decorated a gingerbread house! It is so cute, and Maisie is having a really hard time not eating it. She asks about every 15 minutes. "Just ONE piece, Mommy? Daddy. Can I just eat that ONE piece of gum?"

So Maisie did most all of the decorating. She allowed me to make the path, the fence, and one tree. Gogo and the Grandmas were the advisors, and the keepers of the Calvin. Watching Maisie make a gingerbread house made my OCD hurt. Next year we will BOTH make one. :)

December 15, 2009

Maisie in the snow! We ate breakfast and waited until Calvin fell asleep, then we piled on our warmy clothes and snuck out the back! Maisie actually didn't last very long, because she took off her mittens and then her hands were freezing. So in we came--a little hot chocolate to the rescue, and Maisie was good as new!

Monday, December 14, 2009

December 13, 2009

This is not my favorite stuffed animal. For what are probably obvious reasons...

Maisie left it in this position after playing with it today....This is MY bedroom. Eeek!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

November 10, 2009

This was the last day of MOPS-the kids had practiced songs to sing to their Mommies. VERY cute!!

November 12, 2009

A few days late, but Calvin is 10 months old! He wanted to grab the paper and EAT IT! He's a busy guy!!

December 5, 2009

Calvin was parked in his saucer-which thankfully he will still do from time to time! Maisie was running around the loop and shrieking, causing Calvin to shriek. Then Daddy joined in, to see if he could cause any shrieks. The answer is yes. :)

December 6, 2009

While Greg put the lights on the tree, Maisie and I found a Santa hat and a matching stocking, so we took a few moments to dance to the Christmas tunes! (I had NOT had loopy eggnog! Although it might look like it...)

December 6, 2009

Calvin helps Mommy practice carols for church!!

December 12, 2009

I told Calvin "No!" because he was digging in the glass pan cabinet. Apparently he doesn't like to hear that word!