Two names you go by:
Two things you are wearing right now:
Two of your favorite things to do:
Two things you want very badly at the moment:
1. A night out
2. A massage
Two favorite pets you have had/have:
2. Charlie Bill
Two people who will fill this out:
Two things you ate today:
1. Hello Dollies
Two people you last talked to:
Two things you're doing tomorrow:
2. Watching the Independence Bowl
Two longest car rides:
1. To Colorado to ski...on a bus...with 40 high school kids
2. To visit Susan in St. Pete....w/Walker
Two favorite holidays:
Two favorite beverages:
2. Russian Tea
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Two names you go by:
Posted by Michelle at 7:48 PM
Thursday, December 27, 2007
On the Saturday before Christmas, I had an ornament swap with my mom here at our house. Carter took the boys to his mom's house for some Christmas cookie making.
Truman got to meet his Uncle Chris for the first time
Walker, Leeza, Kaisey and Brandon all had fun with Mema's train.
A cute picture of Truman I had to share.
On Sunday, Truman was Baptized at church. Here is Walker posing for the camera
Truman is hiding while getting sprinkled, but I assure you, he was there...sleeping no less.
He is a bit blurry, but here he is after the fact getting walked through the sanctuary.
Family picture at the church...sans a missing Walker who was taken home early.
After the sprinkling we all headed to my parent's house for a wonderful luncheon. We had a huge crowd and yummy food to eat. It was a great time.
Carter and I decided that since we would be having 4 Christmases on the 25th, that we would have a family tradition of exchanging family presents on Christmas Eve morning. It was fun and it spread the holiday out nicely.
Later in the day we headed up to the Reed's house for a party and then got the boys home and dressed for bed and put Santa's goodies out for him. We convinced Walker to leave milk instead of beer and even though neither wanted to cooperate we got a picture of them under the tree with Santa's goodies.
Look at what Santa left for the boys!
Walker getting up on Christmas morning.
With the ever coveted Lawn Mower and Leaf Blower.
Truman also got into the act, too.
Truman had a great time playing with paper and bows while sitting in this box at my parent's house. We went over there right after our house to eat breakfast and have presents.
Mimi and Pappy got Walker a Plasma Car. Carter and I got our new camera. Truman got a Jumperoo (which he got before Thanksgiving)
After presents at my parents we went to Mema's house for lunch and presents. Here is Truman with Britney.
The calm before the storm
Uncle David and Uncle Roger playing with Brandon's Guitar Hero.
Walker and Leeza with their lunch.
Aunt Erynn, Uncle David, Brandon and Kaisey gave Walker a Vet Hospital. He loved it.
Truman slept through all of the unwrapping (good boy), and after we loaded up the car, we headed to the farm for Christmas with my grandparents. Walker got a guitar from Gassy and Uncle Chuck.
He also tried his Vet skills on Arthur the cat (I can't believe he obliged!!)
Walker helped Chuck with our Christmas blessing. An amazing rendition of "Amazing Grace"
Truman dressed in his finest.
We are all trying to recover still. We had Christmas last night at my mom's house with her mom, "Gigi" tonight we will go to my mom's dad's house for Christmas there.
We are so blessed to have such good family and friends to celebrate the holidays with. I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas, too.
Posted by Michelle at 10:20 AM
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Favorite traditional Christmas song: Joy to the World
Favorite contemporary or modern Christmas song: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Least favorite Christmas song: Marshmellow World
Christmas song that makes you cry: It really depends on my mood, most sappy ones can do it, though
Real or artificial tree: real...cut ourselves
Favorite Christmas edible treat: Hello Dollies
White lights or multi-colored: both
How many Christmas parties will you go to this year: 3
Favorite act of kindness to perform during this season: Christmas Angel
Favorite sounds of Christmas: Excitement of Walker at everything Christmas
Favorite things to wear: Jammies
Favorite Christmas movie/TV special: Christmas in Connecticut and Charlie Brown Christmas
Favorite Christmas episode of a TV Series. All the Little House Christmas episodes
Eggnog or hot chocolate: Hot Chocolate
Favorite Christmas book: Nicht Before Christmas
Christmas books on my “to read” list: none right now
Peppermint or cinnamon: both
What’s on the top of your tree: An elf
Traditional Christmas meal growing up: Turkey, dressing, mashed potatos...roast beef as well
Online shopping or traditional “go to the store” shopping: both
Something you received as a Christmas gift as a child that you still have: Fred my stuffed dog from my uncle's then girlfriend, Cindy
How many Christmas cards you have mailed so far: over 100
Favorite source for Christmas ideas: Southern Living
Coordinated/themed or hodge-podge tree decorations: hodge-podge
What’s on the top of YOUR Christmas wish list: New SLR camera...got it, too.
Roles you’ve played in Christmas plays/programs: none :-(
Wrapping paper or gift bags: Well, I like a wrapped gift, but I am lazy and so gift bags abound.
When do you put up the tree: Right after Thanksgiving
When do you take the tree down: pretty soon after Christmas
Do you have a nativity scene: yes, a Willow Tree one and Walker has the Fischer Price one
Hardest person to buy for: My grandfather
Easiest person to buy for: Walker and Truman
Worst Christmas gift you ever received: When I was 13 I received a little girls play purse set from my dear aunt, she didn't realize how juvenile it was.
When do you start shopping for Christmas: before Thanksgiving
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present: yes
Travel at Christmas or stay home: stay home
Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning: we will our immediate family on Christmas Eve morning and Santa on Christmas morning and then all of the rest of our families at the other houses.
Most annoying thing about this time of year: traffic at the shopping locations
What I love most about Christmas: The family time
Leave a comment if you play along so I can check out your answers.
Posted by Michelle at 6:03 AM
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Earlier this week I was driving Walker to school. All the sudden he pipes up in the backseat and proclaims..."Ho Ho drinks beer, Mommy!" Excuse me, did I hear that correctly? I asked him to clarify and then realized we had just passed the billboard with Santa Claus drinking a bottle of Coca Cola. Since Carter and my father both drink Heineken from a bottle Walker assumes that all bottles contain beer. He has insisted all week long that "Ho Ho drinks beer." Last night I was telling him we were going to leave cookies and milk for Santa and he said "Walker go downstairs and get beer for Ho Ho." This Christmas Santa might indeed get cookies and beer under the tree. I know many of Santas throughout history that would have found a beer under the tree and nice refreshing change.
On a Truman note...he can sit up by himself pretty good now. He can't really roll, though. He did roll tonight from his tummy to his back. I was so proud. He hasn't done it since, but I know he will get there. He is also pushing up alot more on his hands. We just haven't given him enough tummy time. Bad Parents.
Posted by Michelle at 8:33 PM
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
My lovely mossy reindeer.
Willow Tree Nativity
Stockings hung by the window by care
Walker's Gingerbread House
Nativity Advent Calendar
My Favorite Decoration...Truman (Walker was napping at this time)
This idea and more bloggy homes are on www.boomama.net
I had no idea how to use the cute linky thing.
Posted by Michelle at 1:11 PM
Friday, December 14, 2007
Right now my heart, along with my face has a great big grin. Carter and Walker are outside in the front yard cutting the grass. Walker picked his "work" outfit out quite carefully this morning and he is outside with daddy pushing behind his lawnmower with his own. He is so proud of himself and most of the time he manages to stay out of trouble. If we can convince him he wants to help dad in the yard when he is 12, then we have succeeded.
Posted by Michelle at 7:55 AM
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
How cool is this pic of Walker. Note the reflection in the box.
A pic of the monster.
Great picture except for the boogie that is hanging out in Walker's nose. He refuses to have his nose wiped. To each his own.
"No take my picture, Daddy."
3 silly boys.
Walker at 4 months 11 days
Truman at 4 months 14 days
Posted by Michelle at 8:36 PM
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Didn't make it to the Christmas card this year
Meeting Santa Claus
Walker wouldn't sit in his lap to save his life
He did, however, hug him!!
Walker had a gingerbread date with Mimi
Truman had a playdate with Tru!!
Warm enough in December that Walker played in the hose and then ran around like this for a while.
Posted by Michelle at 8:10 PM