Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Eve

It's Christmas Eve at our house today. We woke up this morning and ate breakfast at Denny's, hung around the house and played all day, and got some Christmas cookies for Santa. We told Ava that Santa is coming in the house through the fireplace. She keeps saying, "Santa, fire?" I'm afraid she may think that Santa's going to blow up. We've been watching Indiana Jones movies and the original Superman, and there's lots of things that blow up. She's always concerned when something blows up and wants to know about the fire. Maybe when she sees the toys he left, she'll know he wasn't blown up! And Max, he has no clue what's going on. He's just glad to be feeling better!

Christmas Time

It's Christmas time and we've been super busy, just like everyone else! We've had parties, shopping, baking, and sickness to deal with. Max is getting over his first ear infection, he was a very sick little boy! The ear infection rearranged some of our shopping plans, but luckily we got it all done. Here are a few pics from our past few weeks.

All smiles

Ava wanted her picture taken with Max in front of the tree.

Max was done

So tired she needed to take a nap on the kitchen floor. Isn't our floor lovely?

PJ Day at school. I think Max was starting to get sick here, you can see his eyes just don't look good.

9 Months Old

Max is now 9 months old. He is 28 inches long and weighs 23 pounds, a short and stocky boy. He's a very happy baby and loves to play. He plays with Ava's toys more than she does. His favorite game is peek-a-boo and he loves to pat things and wrestle. He likes books and enjoys being sung to. He also likes his friends at school and church, I think he's going to be a social butterfly. He pulls up and walks around everything, as long as he's holding on to something. He will stand on his head and play "dead bug" with you on the floor. He takes 1-2 naps a day, about 3 hours napping total, sleeps from about 8pm to 8am, usually waking up once a night. He loves his mama. He eats 5 7 oz bottles a day and his favorite food is any veggie. Max has two bottom teeth and four coming in on the top! Fun times!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Cookies

Ava's friends Colton and Ellie came over to our house and helped us make Christmas cookies. They had lots of fun, and lots of sugar. Ava did better this year than last year. She quit eating the m&ms and icing after she was threatened with a spanking and actually decorated her cookies.

Playing dress up

Ava's finished cookies

Breakfast With Santa

Today my mom took Ava, Max, and me to have breakfast with Santa Claus at Northpark. Micah and I have been preparing Ava all week, telling her that Santa was going to talk to her and she needed to tell him what she wanted for Christmas. We asked her what she was going to tell Santa she wanted and she said, "Toys". We guided her a little (we are getting her a tricycle) and asked, "What about a bicycle?" and she said "Yes!" We asked her "What about a tricycle" and she said "yeah, tricycle". Then she said, "What about a motorcycle?" We told her maybe when she got bigger she could ask for a motorcycle. Then she decided that Max needed a motorcyle.

Eating Breakfast, waiting for Santa

The Elf came by and gave Ava a cool balloon bracelet

Santa's here! Max loves Santa. He watched him while he walked around the whole room

Ava warmed up to Santa pretty quick. She told him she wants a tricycle, Max wants a motorcycle, and daddy wants a teddy bear.

Ava loves trains, so after we had breakfast Grammy took us to see the trains. Max and I didn't see them all because it was really crowded and our stroller didn't fit well. And Max was hungry. But Ava and Grammy really enjoyed the trains.

Thanks Grammy for a fun day!