Thursday, December 29, 2011

One Month

I cannot believe that a month has already gone since Daniel was born. Time is really flying by. He is such a good baby.

He is on a good schedule of eating every 4 hours (about 4oz), sleeping good at night (only up once around 2 to eat), and just overall an easy baby. Last night he slept until 5 so maybe this is what he will begin doing all the time. According to our scales he weighs 10 pounds but according to the scale at the doctor he was about 9lbs a week and half ago. I figure he weighs a little over 9lbs. He likes to ride in his car seat. He has only had a few outings to ride around. He has been to Grammie and Poppie's a few times and to Aunt Kitty and Uncle Wez's once. We are trying to keep him as well as possible so we are not getting him out for awhile especially since it is winter. The first bath that he got, he really loved it but hasn't liked it since. I think he already likes Katie Lee especially when she snuggles up with him.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

BIg and Little

A little while before Daniel was born, I asked Carolee, from Peppermint Porch, to make Katie Lee a big sister outfit. She made a super cute outfit and surprised me with a little brother onesie for Daniel, too. Yesterday, they both wore them. I think that she did a wonderful job.

I took several pictures trying to get a good one that shows both shirts and Katie Lee's pants.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gifts from the Heart

The week before Christmas we were busy making a special gift for Grammie and Poppie. She was so excited to make it with her hands and decorate it special for them. I think they were excited to recieve it.

Katie Lee also had a special gift for me. Early last week, Mother had taken us to town to do a little shopping. Katie Lee spotted something that she knew would be perfect for me. She quickly told me not to look at her and took it over to Grammie. She told Grammie her plans, but she just needed some money. Anyway, she got it and wrapped it by herself. She was so excited to give it to me. It was a pair of earrings. She told me that they were very special because she got them special for only me just from her. They were the most special gift because they came from her and her sweet little heart.

Over The River and Through the Woods

Not exactly....More like across the road to Grandmother's house we go. Sunday night, we headed to Grammie and Poppie's for Christmas. After a delicious supper it was time for Katie Lee's favorite--GIFTS.

Our First Christmas as a family of 4.

There first Christmas with a baby, too.

Along with a toy and book, Donnie gave Langdon a knife for his collection.

Daniel got the cute blue bear and lots of other cute things from Grammie and Poppie. Aunt Kitty, Uncle Wez, and Langdon gave him a bowl, plate, and cup.
Katie Lee loved her new computer from Grammie and Poppie.

Daniel loved his new Vtech book. This was the only thing that he paid attention to.

Katie Lee practicing her ironing skills.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Morning

We woke up Sunday morning to great excitement, Santa came!!

We woke Katie Lee up and the first thing she did was look under her tree. She asked to have a gift under her tree too. It was one of her hippos. She was very excited that a hippo was found. Little did she know that another one was in the living room.

Daniel and Katie Lee's loot. I think both have been very good this year.

Katie Lee was surprised and excited over her very own Super Market.
She was so much fun watching opening all of her gifts. She would hug everyone of them. She later told us that it was the best Christmas ever because all of our family was together.

Daniel, who usually goes right back to sleep in the morning after eating, stayed awake the whole time we opened gifts. Doesn't he look cute with his first gift?

Katie Lee is crazy about her little brother.

From the looks of it, I think we had a wonderful Christmas.

After church, we spent the afternoon watching Katie Lee play and snapping a few pictures of Daniel in his stocking.

This was the best Super Market, everything was free and you get change back.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

Today has been a wonderful Christmas Eve. This morning, Katie Lee and I went to Betty and Steve's house our annual Christmas breakfast. The breakfast was wonderful. After eating, the ladies played Dirty Santa and the little ones opened gifts.

Ready to open gifts.

My aunts

Grammie and Langdon

Katie Lee loved the piano and singing Christmas songs.

Later this afternoon, Donnie brought Virgil to our house for Christmas. This was the first time that he has gotten to see Daniel. He could not wait to hold him and was in no hurry to give him back. :)

Katie Lee was excited about the gift he gave her.

The Sutton's came over to share Christmas too.

Finally, Katie Lee and Donnie went to McNatt supper at Aunt Mary's. Daniel and I hung out at home finishing wrapping a few gifts and watching Water for Elephants. It by the way is a great movie.

Daniel was very content just watching me wrap gifts.

I had planned on giving Katie Lee and Daniel a new book at bed time to read, but Katie Lee came home from Aunt Mary's asleep.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a GOOD NIGHT.

Let's Go To The Movies

Friday morning, Amanda and Lillian picked Katie Lee and me up for some girl time. It was actually Lillian's 5th birthday. We headed to the movies. The girls really did well in the movies. Katie Lee made it for about an hour and then she was asking when it was time to go. That is pretty good for her considering she never sits and watches an entire movie. She is just not that into movies. We watched Alvin and the Chipmunks, and it was really cute.

Ready to go in.

Quick picture in front of the tree at the Monoco.

We also ran into this Jolly Old Man. He reminded them to be good and that he would see them tomorrow night. Katie Lee informed him that she would leave him some cookies and milk.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Around Our House

We have been spending a lot of time at home here lately. This is not normal for us especially ALL Of us. It has really been wonderful, and I hope that we continue spending more time at home. We have been keeping ourself busy.

Katie Lee and I have been busy in the kitchen. We've made trail mix, snowman, and cookies in the last couple weeks. We also attempted to make a gingerbread house. Well, the icing did not turn our right for us, but that was not a problem. A glue gun works just fine.

Santa sent Katie Lee a special video message. She thought it was great and had to let Daniel see it too.
They have also "played" on the bed.
Daniel is staying awake a little bit more. He is such a good baby.
Katie Lee has been busy with her library.

Galaxy of Lights

This week, we decided to go see the lights at the Galaxy of Lights. It was one thing that we all could do together since Daniel is too little to get out around people. Monday night was our night. We got ready, loaded the car, and started down the road. Daniel, of course, slept because it was not his awake time of 9-12 p.m. :) Anyway, he had no idea that we even went anywhere.

However, Katie Lee was really looking forward to it.

She made it to about Madison Co. line and she was sound to sleep. (It was only about 7 at night. ) I tried to wake her but she was out, so we turned around and came back home. She woke up at 2 very upset that she missed the lights.

Thursday night we decided to try it again. This time we left Daniel with Mother and Daddy, ate supper out, and then headed to the lights. She prepared herself this time so she would not fall asleep. She talked, sang, and colored in her book all the way there.

She was beyond excited by the time that we got there.

I wish that I had gotten a picture of her as soon as she saw they lights. Her expression of excited was worth it all.

She was also excited that she got to ride in the front to have the best view.

My pictures of the lights are not great, but here is a few.

The ducklets, Katie Lee's word.

Hope everyone else is enjoying their Christmas time too.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Class Party

Wednesday morning, Katie Lee had her first Christmas school party. She was so excited. I love how they pray before they eat. She now sings this prayer at every meal.

I should have skipped the chicken and just put apples and chips with dip on her plate.

However, the boys loved the chicken and ate every bit of it.

Cookie decorating for dessert was a big hit. They all loved it. It was fun watching the different ways they did this. Some took their time, others used their hands, some ate more icing than they put on the cookie, some did not want to make a mess, but all had lots of fun.

Her gingerbread man was more like the Grinch with all of the green she added.

I love getting to share these special times with her. She seems to be growing up too fast. I wish that I had taken a picture of her journal for today. They had to draw a picture of what they want for Christmas. She drew a hippo. She is really set on a hippo for Christmas. The only thing that she has asked for. HA I asked if she has ever seen on in the store and she told me that Santa could just get one at the zoo. She said that it would probably take all of Santa's money. Her imagination cracks me up.