Monday, December 28, 2009

The Christmas tree hunt is on

We went out early-ish on a Sunday to get our tree. We went about 20 minutes away to the place we have been going for the last 5 years or so. I know there are some tree farms closer to our house – may look into that for the future. It was pretty cold but not raining so it was an okay trade off. We bundled up the boys nicely but I, of course, forgot my own cold weather gear – luckily we were meeting D and she lent me some gloves.

The boys loving life in the back of the mister’s truck:

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D and J2


On the hunt:

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There were spider webs on some of the trees and they were frozen too!


J2 was most confused about the mister being on the ground


It was a bit foggy in some places too – the boys were running around like crazy people. Note J2’s shoes – they were originally his cousin MD’s (she is now 16), then his cousin GG wore them, then J1 and now him. Not sure what I will do with them when he outgrows them.

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This was the best family photo – the boys aren’t into posing, unless it is their idea.


And J2 in the big sleigh – he was shaking the ropes like there were horses (or reindeer??) attached – super cute!


J1 was up in his room playing and for some reason he crawled in J2’s crib and fell asleep.


The mister put the lights on the tree right after we brought it home but we didn’t get around to decorating it until the following weekend. I wasn’t too into it since I knew J2 would be unable to keep his hands off – and I was right. Grrr. We even just put ornaments on the top half of the tree but he still managed to get his hands on some. We didn’t turn the lights on most of the time because then he didn’t notice it much. Not very festive!

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You can't see them too well but J1 is wearing his shiny red Doc Marten boots. The mister got a pass to the Doc Marten warehouse sale from his work and he usually goes every year for work boots. I went this year but only found one pair of sandals I liked and they were the wrong size. J1 found these boots and at $15 we had to get them.


And we didn’t put any presents under the tree until the boys were in bed Christmas Eve. Not sure they could have kept from opening them. Someday I suppose.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

J1 is a poser

Well, for some reason, although J1 doesn’t want to smile or be normal when I want to take a picture, he wants to do crazy poses sometimes so here is one session:

The two of them – don’t their jammies match the chair and blanket perfectly? Just a coincidence. I am sure I have the perfect scrapbooking kit for this.

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Well, I had to go look and this is what I found:


I definitely think it will work but I’ll be keeping my eyes open because I love a new kit!

Anyway, back to my post.

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Oh woe is him!

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Wasn’t that a fun photo session? Next up – Christmas tree hunting and decorating.

Wow, it has been awhile…

It is Christmas Eve and I am sitting at my computer watching Love Actually because it is a Christmas movie I *have* to watch and the mister is just so not into it. The first time I saw it, it was in the theater with my mom, aunt and bff D. My mom and aunt were down for my wedding reception so we took in this film. I thought I was going to die watching the porn couple scenes with my 70 year old aunt! Oh well, it was fun anyway. Since it has been so long, I am going to attempt to catch up. The last time I posted it was pumpkin pictures so here are some to catch up.

I asked my brother-in-law to take some pictures of the boys in the park – hoping for some good ones of J1 since he is so difficult with pictures these days. Well it didn’t really work out but here is a few from the drive over which were super cute. He looks like he is being really cool but he was sleeping. The park ones were okay - and those of you that got our Christmas card saw a couple of the candids which turned out better than the posed ones.

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The boys and their cousins.


We had a Halloween party over at play park and J1 had the most fun playing with the flubber. Also tried to get a nice picture of them but, par for the course, I got nothing!


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For a Halloween treat, I made the boys orange milk – they loved it!

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silly boys!

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I think I mentioned once that J2 uses my shirts as his blankies – here are some cute pics from Halloween day. Not sure how it got wrapped around his head!

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Turns out the best pictures of their costumes were taken a couple days before the big day! J1 is Buzz Lightyear of course and J2 gets J1's leftover costume from a few years ago.

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And the night of:

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Okay, I’ll get this posted and work on the next post – just to keep you wanting more and not overwhelm you!

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