Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Important Things from Last Week...

Yes, last week was Christmas. Very important date indeed, especially when you have a little angel who is having her First Christmas.

But it was also the week where we all got to meet my little brother's new girlfriend, Miriam. She was delightful. We all got along great! She keeps him in check, which is not always easy to do and she makes him happy. (She is also a photographer and she picked up my camera on Christmas and I got some pretty cool photos because of that. Thanks, M!!)

It was also the week Aubrey turned four months old!! I can't believe how fast this has gone. I need her to be my baby for just a little bit longer.

Happy 4 Month Birthday, Aubrey Barrett!!


Well, this Christmas was so much fun!! Katelynn is understanding Christmas more and more. She wasn't too sure about Santa this year so we didn't have our pictures taken with him but she was enamored with the Baby Jesus. Baby Jesus was out of the nativity scene more than he was in it. He was wrapped in a blanket, put into the swing and I believe once I was told he had a dirty diaper. (I just didn't feel right changing the Baby Jesus' diaper, though.) Christmas morning Katelynn informed us it was Baby Jesus' birthday so we had to sing happy birthday to him. I think that might have to be one of our traditions. Katelynn loved opening the gifts and she loved being able to see all of her family. My little brother was here from Chicago and Brian's sisters were in town from Tulsa and Dallas so Katelynn got to see EVERYONE!!
We woke up Christmas Eve morning and made cookies for Santa. We had so much fun doing that. K kept sneaking bits of dough but Aubrey was an angel.

Christmas Morning it was just the three of us for a bit. Aubrey decided to sleep in and we let her. It is her first Christmas and she gets to pick what she wants to do and the girl wanted to sleep!!

Katelynn was excited to see her gift from Santa and she really liked her stocking but was not too happy to find out that Santa had eaten some of "her" cookies. She kept looking at the plate of half eaten cookies saying "He ate my cookies!" Next year I will have to be a bit more clear on why we are making cookies.

I am already looking forward to next year. More cookies, more fudge, more presents, more traditions, more memories and two little girls running around and making us smile. That means matching pjs, matching pigtails and another voice singing Happy Birthday to Jesus on Christmas morning. I love my life!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Been Crazy....

It has been super crazy around here lately. We've had the last of the football games, been trying to get the Christmas decorations up, Brian has been traveling for work and I hosted a baby shower. On top of all of that, each one of us has been a little under the weather. So I am going to try and post lots of pictures to show you what we have been up to. We'll see how that goes.....

Katelynn is reading the Christmas Story to Aubrey. (I love how A is looking at her.)

I'm the Mommy, and even I don't trust that smile.

Bless You!

"I hold you."

So tired, but...must..keep...facebook'ing.....zzzzzz.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Super Big Girl Bed (aka Super Big Mommy Headache)

It is time for the BIG GIRL BED!! K has recently been trying to climb out of her bed so Brian and I decided it was time to convert the baby bed into Super Big Girl Bed!! Katelynn seemed to like this idea. She crawled into her bed. Asked to have Aubrey put in the bed with her. Even Aubrey seemed to like it. B and I were cautiously optimistic. I mean we had heard horror stories; parents sleeping on the floor outside the little one's bedroom; children who ended up being terrified of their room after the changeover; etc. But K was having a great time playing in it and crawling in and out of it. This was going to work. It was not going to be easy, but it was going to work.

Yeah, not working so well.......

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Football Game

K wanted to get all OU'd up for the game last Saturday night.
She enjoyed having all her little friends over to play. They wore her out!!