Friday, January 14, 2011

Christmas Day and beyond...

Finally finishing up through December. :) Hope everyone had a great Christmas! It is almost 10pm. The baby is sleeping. I should be sleeping. I am tired. I don't want to sleep. Sleeping is boring when you could be doing something else. Like blogging. Or cleaning. Notice I picked blogging. Still pondering a bit about all that I/we would like to accomplish in the new year. But first...

Christmas was great! Meadow loved getting a pink sparkly dress that she had her eye on and a big girl bicycle from Santa. Pink of course. She still loves dinosaurs as much as ever and playing dress up. Her Granny gave her $20 and she spent it on a pink scooter that was on sale after Christmas at Walmart. This worked out perfectly because Santa bought Parker a green one and they had a great time scootering together. :)

Parker asked Santa for legos and a lego batman game and all of his dreams came true. :) (ahem, thank you grandparents)
I thought it was so sweet that Meadow was so excited for him when he got what he wanted. :)

Liam with his presents. :)

It snowed late on Christmas Day. This is what we woke up to the next morning. The kids had fun making a snowman. An alien snowman with 4 eyes in fact. This year we have had the most snow since my family moved here in '1988.

We headed west to visit Greg's parents in Hickory. The kids had fun swinging and scootering and of course 4 wheeling with Grandma and Grandpa Winters on New Years Day.

Then to Grandma Lou's for some loves. :) It was such a treat too because all 11 grandkids were there this time. Derek and his Family were here and they are moving to Virginia so it will be awesome to have them closer. His older boys were so great with the younger kids and they followed Chandler around like he was the pied piper. :)

How many kids can we fit on this thing? Dog-pile Chandler!

Liam is growing like a weed. It is a little sad that i have already packed away his 0-3 month clothes! What a big guy. He is a little fussy in the evenings sometimes, but will always calm down if you fly him around like superman and play the superman theme song. We love our Super-Baby! :D

Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Golden Corral Christmas Eve

We were going for simplicity this year and we found it. Show up, eat, hang out a little, leave. Golden Corral was open until 6 Christmas Eve so the Brady Clan had an early dinner in our very own reserved section/room. The cousins were so excited and it was nice to have the reserved room to contain them. Our family friends the Malones, Greg's Parents, and Neal's Mom were able to join us too and we were really glad about that! :) And who can resist the "Chocolate Fixation Station" and the "Awesome Pot Roast"? Actually I resisted the awesome pot roast because there were so many other more awesome things to eat. Karissa said it was pretty good though.

Meadow sang "Opera" for everyone and told Grandma Lou how Chameleons say Merry Christmas (stuck her tongue in and out a few times) She is a hoot!

After we got home we read and acted out Luke Chapter 2. The kids were pretty adorable and we had a real live baby Liam to play baby Jesus this year. :)

Tracking Santa's progress and current location

Photos in christmas jammies and off to bed right away so Santa can bring presents!