Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Vacation

So I know... long time no post. So I have decided to do one gigantic update on our Christmas month. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

December 9, 2008 Photo shoot in the backyard... didn't work as well as planned, but I thought these were cute. Thank you Aunt Nanny for the matcing pjs.

December 14, 2008... Since we were travelling over Christmas day, we celebrated our family Christmas early... Santa even came. I didn't get any still shots of Christmas morning, only video, but here are a couple of pics of the boys with their big toys.

Michael got a bb gun, or as I like to call it a opposum gun (we have one that is readily coming in our backyard and that is what he is hoping to shoot with it.) It is a little hard to see in the photo, but the boys each have a stick that they are pretending is their gun.

Letting Mommy give it a go.

December 19, 2008... Christmas in Austin. We celebrated with my family at my brother Jared's house. It was our family, Jared, Callie, and their two boys, and Memaw and Grandad. Jared took us on the trail of lights Saturday night, it was a blast, and the kids got to spend alot of time with Memaw and Grandad on the trail. We had to park and ride the city bus to the trail... which to find out later was Williams favorite part. And I didn't even get a picture... I was busy holding a hungry baby. We had alot of fun!!! This is the gigantic tree at the end of the trail... it is really cool if you stand under it, look up, and twirl. Here are some sweet pics of our nephews... Taylor and Andrew.

December 21, 2008 We leave Austin after dinner : Next stop... Granny and Papa's house aka Crawford, TX. (Cade was exhausted and slept almost the whole way there.)

We stayed there for the rest of the week. Here are some of the activities.Riding the go cart with Daddy, he is more fun to ride with... faster.Opening B-day presents early with Aunt Jen. Playing with the cousins.. Here are the rest of the kids in the family. Left side front to back: Emily, Cade, Alyssa. Right side front to back: Cole, Grant, & William... aka The Three Muskateers.

And the Adult Table.. Michael, Aunt Jen, Uncle Greg, Aunt Krisit, Papa, & Granny. The boys are waiting for their presents... I thought this was too cute. L to R: Grant, William, Cole, & Cade

One of our gifts from Granny and Papa was the entire family... all 14 of us going to Medieval Times for dinner on Friday Night. We had so much fun. Thank you so much. Our little night William... and yes his eyes were that red. The poor boys had allergies and colds the entire time we were gone, but they didn't miss a beat, they were just a little more grumpy doing it all. :) But we made the best of it.

Friday and Saturday we spent the day in Dallas doing two more Christmases with extended family... it was alot of fun to see all our Aunts and Uncles, Grandparents and Cousins. Michael's side... we will have to travel soon to go see my side. So that is the grand update, and I'll try to do better now that the holidays are over. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, filled with the blessings of friends and family!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Thumbs must be better than candy!

Well as mentioned in the last post, William stopped sucking his thumb a while back and last week Brennan started sucking his. :) It is just so stinkin cute when babies do it, but I'm still pushing the paci. Anyways, here are a few pics of our sweet baby and his new found friend. :)

Christmas Quiz.

Sorry I have been so bad about posting lately. I feel like I don't have a single second to do anything extra, but I know the time will come. So I got tagged and thought I would share. I have a ton of pics to come, but for today you will just have to wait. Oh and by the way any of you that read the last blog will fing this funny.... 3 weeks after William stopped sucking his thumb, Brennan has now started. Anyways, here we go..

The Christmas Quiz!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping

2. Real tree or Artificial? artificial and prelit!!! What a great invention.

3. When do you put up the tree? Friday after Thanksgiving, Michael is usually at work and the kids and I get everything decorated and put the ornaments on that night as a family.

4. When do you take the tree down? Before New Years.

5. Do you like eggnog? LOVE IT. We have already gone through 2 gallons this season

6. Favorite gift received as a child? A Teddy Bear, that I asked for all year long.

7. Hardest person to buy for? My Dad

8. Easiest person to buy for? Jeanifer (my sister in law)

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, but it is fisherprice:)

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? What are Christmas Cards?

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I don't know if I can say. :)

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? I love the old animated cartoons. Rudolph and Frosty.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? in October.

14.Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Christmas dinner (all of it)

16. Lights on a tree? White, I love all white! On the house on the tree, everywhere

17. Favorite Christmas song? The Christmas Song, by Nat King Cole (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire) Its putting a smile on my face right now:)

18.Travel at Christmas or stay home? We just like to be with family. Santa usually comes to our house early, and then we travel on Christmas.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? Yes, but I have to sing them.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star. Made of Cardboard and covered with aluminum foil, it is a strange Caldwell tradition that I love and completely embrase.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? We always do it before christmas day, but we act like it is christmas morning.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? No.

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? We have a very country christmas theme.

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? I think I would have to say sweet potatoes with marshmallows, pecans, and brown sugar. It's like getting to eat dessert early:)

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? To be with Family! and to watch the boys grow relationships and play with their cousins

Well their you have it. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!