Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We had a great Christmas Eve! Our tradition every year is to open presents then go to Christmas Eve service at our church which was wonderful then come home watch a family movie and eat snack foods for dinner. This year we watched G-Force, it was pretty good. We were hoping to leave for OKC Christmas Day early and the funny thing is we can't and it is not because of the roads in Iowa. OKC got around 8-10 inches of snow and ice which it has been years since they have had a white Christmas! We were supposed to get ice/snow here in Iowa but so far we have been blessed with just rain! Yesterday it was strange because the trees had ice on them but the roads were not slick. I wasn't complaining! Hopefully we can leave out Sat. early. We are ready to see our family and friends in OKC! Have a wonderful Christmas!

More Christmas!

Thanks to grandma and grandpa for helping buy this Wii the kids are pretty excited! This will be a lot of fun! I may get the Wii fit later!:) We already tried the bowling game very fun~!

Mario got some new guitar tab books.

Elise got some new clothes! She was a little unsure with all the Christmas Eve excitement! She was just ready to eat!:)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Elise hanging out...

Smiling and getting excited.

She loves to be talked too. She has been making new sounds lately which is fun. She has also been trying to raise her head to sit up, she is VERY strong. We leave for Oklahoma on Christmas Day after breakfast! Everyone is excited to visit family and friends. I can't believe baby Elise will be 6 weeks old this week. How time goes...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Snow and more Snow!

We bought these cute little mittens at the store Tuesday Morning to keep Elise's hands warm. It has been so cold here in Iowa.
Ethan and Emma playing around the house in their pj's. She is a cowgirl she said. We have to really use our imagination since we have been stuck inside the house because it has been so cold.

We got 15 inches of snow this week!

It is beautiful for the first few days now I'm ready for it to melt. I know I have a bad attitude about it, but it is so hard to get around with Elise. I think I just need a mini vacation back home to Oklahoma, hopefully it will be warmer than -8 degrees with no snow! Emma reminded me that without snow we would not have snowmen, snow angles, or snowballs! I told her she was absolutely right and asked her to forgive me when she heard me complaining about the snow! :) Elise has been smiling now. She doesn't do it for just anything or anyone so we are always working hard to do something funny to make her smile because when she does smile it is beautiful! I will try to catch her and take a picture. The kids are so excited for Christmas. Next week will go very fast because Mario is having friends over for video games and hot wings on Friday so I will clean all day Thursday. And Sat. I am hosting my first jewelry party for a friend at church. Then Sat night we promised the kids we would go look at Christmas lights. This year they want to do it all. Christmas music all the time, Christmas cookies, gingerbread house, look at Christmas lights, see Santa, and write Santa a letter. But I was proud to know that they still put Jesus first. I was talking to Mario and discussing when we should open presents before or after Christmas Eve service at our church and Ethan explained to us that we should wait to open presents after service since it is Jesus' birthday. I was very proud of him. :)