Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Decorating for Christmas

Reading a Christmas story after decorating the tree

Now all we need are some presents!

He was so good at putting the ornaments on!

Helping daddy get the tree all ready before we decorated it

I couldn't keep him out from under the tree :)

We decided to decorate for Christmas a little early this year. I love love love the holidays, and I think my  house looks so pretty and festive when it's decorated, so I thought we'd enjoy it a little longer this year. This year is the first year Landon has really understood "decorating the tree". Last year he just kinda watched us, giggled, and messed around with the ornaments. This year, he actually helped decorate the tree. He was so cute putting on the ornaments and digging through all of the Christmas decorations. He kept saying, "Santa did that!" everytime he saw a snowman, santa, or reindeer. Now if I could just keep him from taking the ornaments off of the tree and trying to redecorate it.

Don't forget to look below...there is another blog I just posted. 
Also...I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! There are so many things for us all to be thankful for this year! Eat lots of good food, and I hope to see lots of great pictures of everyone's fun!  

Like Father Like Son

Look at these two...Landon is JUST LIKE his daddy. They even sleep exactly alike. Ever since we got back from Vegas a few weeks ago, Landon has wanted nothing to do with his needless to say, he's been sleeping with us. He got spoiled sleeping with his Grandma's while we were out of town, so rather than fighting the sleepless battle, he's just been crashing with us lately. We are in the process of getting his big boy room ready with a big queen size bed, so we'll just transition him back into his bed once his new room is ready. My little secret is...I LOVE him sleeping with us! Even though I love it so much, I know it's better for him to be in his own bed. Anyhow...I just thought this picture was cute. I snapped it one morning last week when I was getting ready for work. I just love my boys so much!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Barney is Landon's idol. I'm pretty sure he loves him as much as he loves his mommy and daddy :) So, when he made a suprise visit at Hayden's birthday party, Landon was beyond excited. He was a little weary at first...I think he was just confused about why Barney was there in real life. Once he warmed up, he had so much fun dancing and singing with Barney and all of the other children. What a great party, Hayden! Thanks for inviting us!

Friday, November 14, 2008

I need to get better at this...

This is at dinner at our hotel, The Venetian. One night we ate at The Grande Luxe. It was yummy!

Daddy and Landon watching the Mav's game tonight.

We went to Chuck E. Cheese tonight. It isn't my favorite place in the world, but Landon absolutely loves it, so we try to take him every once and a while. I learned one thing tonight, though. I won't be going back on a Friday.

Barney and Landon riding a train.

A few days shy of 4 months pregnant! The top of the bump is sticking out further than the bottom. Weird. Maybe that means the baby on top is pushing out or something???

I really wish I could find time to blog more often than I do. I'm just so tired by the time I get home from work, fix dinner, clean up, bathe the child, and do the whole bedtime routine, all I want to do is pass out. Maybe next year when I join stay-at-home mommyhood, I'll find more time during naps or something. We'll see.

Anyhow...things have been great around here. Chris and I went to Vegas last weekend and had so much fun. He was in a golf tournament the whole time, so I shopped everyday while he golfed. When his round was over each day, we would rest, shower, go out for a wonderful dinner, and then gamble the night away. We didn't really win, but we didn't lose much either. I bought myself a new $400 Michael Kors purse for 1/2 off, so I call that winning. Plus, I bought sooooo much other stuff too. One night we saw "LOVE" at The Mirage. It's the Cirque de Soliel show that is performed to all Beatles music and it was absolutely AMAZING. It is the best show I have seen in Vegas by far. I'd go back for just one night to watch it again. You MUST go see it if you get to Vegas sometime. Landon stayed with his grandmas while we were gone. He got totally spoiled and loved every minute of it. Although, he did miss us this time. He asked about us several times, which was new. When we went to Italy over the summer, I don't think he ever even knew we were gone. I guess he is becoming more aware of things as he gets older.

Speaking of Landon, he is just as precious as ever. The terrible 2's aren't as bad as people say. He definitely is very independent...wanting to do EVERYTHING himself. He will throw a little fit if I do something he wants to do. So to avoid this, I try letting him do just about everything himself...if he's capable and it's safe, of course. It has added a good 15-20 minutes to our morning routine. It takes about 5 minutes to get one sock on. Other than that, he's pretty well-behaved. Miss Kendall says he's the most well-behaved child in his class, so that's very good to know. She also says his speech is very advanced. At his age, he should be putting 2-3 word sentences together, but Landon is putting 5-6 word sentences together. He has had a huge language explosion (as the doctors call it) in the past few weeks. He talks and talks and talks and talks. Lets just say our ride home from school no longer consists of music. Instead, Landon tells me all about his day. I absolutely love listening to him speak. In a way, I'm a little sad, though. He is becoming such a big boy. His "kokit milk" is now "chocolate milk", his "Thomas Tane" is now "Thomas the Train", and his "cool" is now "school". I am so proud that he is speaking so well, but a part of me misses his sweet little baby words. I guess I'll be getting much more "baby stuff" soon though...which brings me to my next topic.

My pregnancy is going great. I am now 15 1/2 weeks...just a few days shy of 4 months pregnant. I am definitely growing in the mid-section. I'm doing pretty good with my weight, though. By this time last pregnancy, I had already gained like 25 lbs! What the heck was wrong with me!!?? I must have been eating like a cow! I have gained about 9 lbs. this time around so far. The doctor says I should gain about 40-45 lbs. with twins, so we'll see if I can do that. I gained 55 with Landon, so it's probably gonna be very hard. Atleast I'm off to a good start, though. The nausea is over, but I'm still completely exhausted. I remember getting a burst of energy around 13-14 weeks last time, but that isn't the case with this one. I also didn't have 874 things to do when I got home from work last time either. I would just plop down on the couch when I got home every night. My butt doesn't see the couch cushion during the week these days. That could also be a reason for not gaining as much weight this time. Who knows....I better stop talking about it or I'm gonna jinx myself.

Well, I think that's all for now. I'm gonna post a few pics for you to see. I'm gonna try and label each one like I keep seeing in other posts, but I don't know how, so I hope it works.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

My little golfer

Halloween was so much fun this year. This was Landon's third Halloween, but the first one he really understood and got into. We went trick-or-treating at several houses including a few of the grandparents, some friends, and a few of the teachers that I teach with. Everyone thought he looked absolutely adorable in his old-timey golf costume. I know you will agree when you see the pictures of him. After we went all over town trick-or-treating, we went with Chris' dad and step-mom to Mac's for dinner. Landon didn't get to bed until midnight!! He wasn't even fussy, though. I guess all of the candy gave him some extra energy. Anyhow...Halloween was a success and now it's onto Thanksgiving and most favorite time of year.