Tuesday, December 23, 2008

'Tis the Season

Our little family has been quite busy this Christmas season. Make sure to scroll down our entire blog because we added several posts at once this time! We finished up school with parties and performances. Carter did so well in his first school Christmas performance and we were so proud of him. We had check ups for baby Tilly and we are so thankful that she is doing well. Summer had her second ear infection, but is doing really well after a round of anti-biotic! We celebrated Mommy's birthday. We went Christmas shopping, decorated our home for Christmas, mailed out our Christmas letter and photo, put together a gingerbread house, rode the pink pig, drove around to look at Christmas lights, and now we are enjoying time at home as we prepare to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus! Below are some pictures of our family during this special holiday season! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The children in their new Christmas outfits from Gigi & Papa

Carter gettin' ready for the deer woods!
Our 3 precious little ones! We are reminded of what a gift they are this hoilday season!

Sweet Summer

Summer is now 17 months old. She will go next month for a well check up and we are excited to see how much she has grown! She now has all of her baby teeth, save her two year molars. She is saying lots of words now, too. Summer also loves to sing and dance! This sweet girl is definitely our fearless one - she climbed out her crib again this month and we can no longer allow her to take naps in the pack and play because she won't stay in it! David and I were noticing this past weekend how well Carter and Summer play together. They truly enjoy each other's company and we are thankful for that! Here are some recent pictures of sweet Summer.

Summer with one of our favorite bed time books!

Summer and Carter driving the car at Home Depot!

Summer playing on Daddy and Mommy's bed!

Summer helping Carter put on his rain boots!

Tilly is Four Months Old

Tilly Brooke turned four months old on the 19th of this month! She weighs 13 pounds 10 ounces and is 26 1/2 inches long! Tilly drinks 5 ounces of formula every 3 hours during the day and she is sleeping 12 hours each night - Mommy and Daddy are thankful for this! More importantly than sleep though we are thankful she is healthy and growing! She continues to charm us with her even temperament and sweet smile! We love to listen to her laugh and coo! Not many sounds sweeter than that! Carter and Summer continue to shower their baby sister with love!

Big beautiful eyes
We finally have a thumb sucker!

Looking up at Carter

Sweet sweet Tilly!

Carter's Christmas Program at School

Every year at The Heiskell School, the pre-school does a Christmas program. This year, was Carter's debut! It was precious! Carter's class, the Builders, were the first ones to sing and they sang two songs! On Wednesday, the first of two performances, David was asked to pray at the start of the program. David prayed a sweet prayer and then went to stand in the back of the gym so as not to be openly seen by Carter (I was hiding in the stair well). Carter's class walked down the aisle and stood on the risers. The director of our school instructed the children to wave to their parents, so that the waving would not go on once the performance began. Carter pointed to the back of the gym where David was standing and shouted for all to hear, "That's my daddy over there!" It was too cute and made Daddy's day! Here are a few pictures from Carter's performance!

Dress Rehearsal

Looking around for Mommy and Daddy

Wednesday Performance

In his new Christmas outfit!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

O, Christmas Tree

Our family is really enjoying the Christmas season. Carter's class is participating in a Christmas program next week and it has been so very sweet to hear him talk about the baby Jesus. Summer is enthralled with the Christmas lights popping up all over the city. She points her finger and says Ooh WOW! Even little Tilly sat sweetly with Santa today at her school and had her picture made! Last night, the five of us went to get our Christmas tree! We waited longer than we planned because we fear Summer is going to climb to the top or tackle it; we are still waiting on one of these to happen! One of our favorite places to go is Home Depot. Carter and Summer love riding in the car there! Tilly does too; she just doesn't know it yet! After all, we are Tony Stewart fans at our house! Anyway, we loaded all three children into the car and set off to find the perfect tree! We did find the perfect tree, Frasier fur, 6-7 inches tall! It is sitting outside in a bucket of water. Now, we just have to make it pretty! Stay tuned for decorated pictures of our perfect tree! Until then, here are some pictures of our family going to get our tree this year!