Sunday, December 30, 2012

Merry Xmas 2012

We're creatures of habit and we stuck to our routine again this year. We celebrated with Jordan's family on Christmas Eve at the "Big Fat Mexican Christmas Party" (that's really what it was called). When we got home from dinner that night, I opened the fridge and discovered that my parents had done a sneak visit and brought the breakfast casserole and all the food over. My mom was freaking out that there would be too much snow and they wouldn't be able to make it over for breakfast in the morning. So she delivered the breakfast to us...just in case. That's so my mom. :) Anyway, the snow didn't come until later so my parents we're able to join us that morning and watch E open his gifts. We went to their house for dinner and then celebrated my birthday the next day. Big number 33!

 J's stocking was on the ground because Santa left him some booze. 

Emmett loved the advent calendar this year. Every morning we opened one of the boxes and talked about the special treat that Santa left for him. He was a little perplexed when the boxes disappeared and he didn't get his treat after Christmas. The holidays are so much more fun with kids around! I'm not going to lie, I'm looking forward to doing the "Elf on the Shelf" thing next year. Jordan and I tried to hate on it and make fun of all the crazy crap people do with their little elf, but it just looks fun. I bet E is going to love it. I'm ready for 2013. I think it's going to be a great year!

The Tree

Decorating the tree with Emmett was really fun...for about the first five minutes. I had visions of E actually hanging some of the ornaments and thought he would enjoy watching us decorate. What was I thinking? All he wanted to do was touch all the breakable ornaments, pull everything off the tree, and rip Santa's head off. We eventually gave up and finished decorating while he napped. My mom is a genius and she bought Emmett a bunch of soft cloth ornaments to hang on the bottom half of our tree. He really enjoyed touching those ones and we would find them hidden all over the house.

 Santa lost his head...shortly after this was taken. 

This is one of our very favorite ornaments. It was a gift from Genie, Jordan's mom.  

White Christmas (aka SNOW!)

Our weather this winter has been pretty boring, so I was excited when we saw some snow on Christmas. Even though its not nearly as exciting to get snow when you already have the day off work, it was still fun. Jordan took E out for an adventure to the mailbox. He got to test out his new shovel that the next door neighbor gave him.  

Sunday, December 9, 2012


They were giving away free Santa photos at Fred Meyer. We thought we might get a trial run in before we head over to Nordstrom Santa; hence check out the sweet sweat suit Emmett is sporting.

The trial run did not work. We had tears and fussing for the "real" Santa. Although, in E's defense. I'm also not a fan of this big guy. The Santa last year was way better and had a legit beard. This guy was creepy and the background was weird and makes it look like the picture was wet.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Naughty or Nice?

Here is E's report from Friday at Daycare: 
  • "Emmett is having a great day, he didn't cry when his mom left, nor on the playground. :)"
  • "Emmett holds a crayon very well (a 3 finger grip). :)"
  • "Emmett pulls children's hair sometimes. :(" 
Good. Great. Oh no! I find it hilarious that the teacher includes the little smile and sad faces next to those comments. She even drew a little tear next to the one about the hair pulling. We clearly need to work on that. I'm going to make him practice "gentle" touching Jordan's hair this weekend.