Saturday, December 28, 2013

December 26

We spent the morning at my parents then drove over to my aunt's house to continue the Christmas celebrating!

December 25

Christmas morning!  We had an awesome Christmas!  After lunch, we drove to my parents house.

December 24

Christmas Eve kisses.
After church tonight, the kids got to open one gift.  Then Colin gave out some kisses =) 

December 23

Fireman Colin.
We headed to the Children's Museum today... of course, Colin got to drive the firetruck.

December 22

My handsome little man.
At night before Colin goes to take his bath, I usually have Addison on the bed with me... we have our girl talk at this time... he comes in and pretends to go to sleep =)  This was him "sleeping" next to me.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

December 21

Outside baby.
I put Addison on a blanket outside while Colin and I threw a ball around.  It was so nice out! 

December 20

On a walk.
The weather has been AWESOME!  We got to go on a long walk around the neighborhood today.

Friday, December 20, 2013

December 19

My kids.
We went to High Point University tonight and had a great time!  They had FREE food, entertainment, games, Santa, horse drawn carriages, trolley rides, snow!  It was a lot of fun!

December 18

Christmas cookies.
My parents came for the day today!  After nap time I rolled out some cookies and Colin helped me with the cookie cutters... Addison tried to help too =)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

December 17

My girl.
Addison is pulling herself up... so far, only on me, but she sure is trying on everything else!  And she is really good at scooting herself backwards!

December 16

After dinner.
Garet with the kids =)

December 15

Sibling love.

December 14

Watching basketball.
Today we went to visit Garet's sister!  We got to see cousin Sam play some basketball!  Then we had lunch and headed home.  It is so great to live close enough to do that!

Friday, December 13, 2013

December 13

Sweet baby girl did not like Santa.  And Colin was fake smiling the whole time.
At least there wasn't a line =)

December 12

Watching Daddy.
We went to an awards program Garet put on today.  It was really cute, and Colin loved to watch him working.  It was at an elementary school, so Colin also loved walking around in the "big school"

December 11

Every once in awhile, I pull out some random baby toys that have been put away from Colin.  So, Addison loves it because they are new to her... but Colin also loves to play with them, because they are new to him too =)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

December 10

7 months.
What an angel.

December 9

Driving the big rig.
I took the kids to the Children's Museum today.  Colin has so much fun there!  He kept telling me "beep beep!!" while I was taking this picture =)

December 8

The Grinch.
Guess who was at Barnes & Noble today??

Sunday, December 8, 2013

December 7

First baby doll.
At our Christmas party, one of Garet's sweet volunteers brought a Christmas present for Addison and Colin.  Colin got an awesome truck and Addison got some teethers and this doll.  Looks like she likes it =)

December 6

 Before dinner.
Tonight we headed out to dinner... we were treated by one of Garet's organizations.  It was nice, but we had to eat and run... Addison was super tired, therefore a bit fussy and super wiggly.  It makes it hard to sit and have a conversation =) 

December 5

Walk to the lake.
We hosted our first ever Christmas party tonight!  It was a success =) 
It was for some of Garet's volunteers and it turned out great!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

December 4

Being silly.
We cleaned the playroom today... while I was dusting I look over and Colin had put this hat on Addison =)  I ran over and grabbed this shot before the hat was flung off her head!  Too funny!

December 3

I. Love. My. Dog.
Such a sweet girl!  And she is so good!  Today Colin was "tackling" (which is him running, then falling, then rolling around on the floor...) and he tripped and fell right onto Suzi.  Poor girl!  She just laid there staring at me - I could almost hear her, "Please help mom!"  =)  Don't worry, everyone was fine. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December 2

I love how much my kids love each other!  I hope it is like this forever!  =)

December 1

Christmas tree shopping.
We went to pick out a tree today!  Colin got to pose with this Santa =)

November 30

Woo Hoo.
I took the kids to the doctor today... they both have bad colds - but you would never know!  They are both still so happy =)

November 29

We headed home today... I tried to keep Addison entertained with the phone, but she wasn't having it.  So, Colin took it instead and took a few pictures (and videos) of himself =)

Saturday, November 30, 2013

November 28

Happy Thanksgiving.
We have so much to be thankful for! 
This is a special picture because Addison is sitting in the same highchair that Garet's dad and his sisters used as kids.

November 27

We drove to the top of the mountain today.  It was soooooooo cold!  It was snowing and foggy.  Once we got to the top, Addison and I stayed in the warm car while Garet and Colin went inside to look around.  Way too cold for me!

November 26

Nap time.
We drove to Pop and Barbara's house today.  On the way there I told Colin, "You can close your eyes and rest on the drive."  And Colin said, "No thanks mom.  I don't want to close my eyes.  I'm not tired."  Okay... sure buddy... =)

November 25

Addison is outgrowing her swing... she is trying to sit up in it!

Monday, November 25, 2013

November 24

Indoor s'mores.
After an awesome football game (Go Panthers!) we had a low key afternoon.  After dinner Garet made a fire and we had s'mores! 

November 23

Addison has fun playing with her toys while Colin is playing cars.  Wonder what life will be like when she starts moving?!  Colin sure is in for a surprise =)

November 22

Is there anything else?
After Colin's nap yesterday, he started running a fever.  He isn't anymore, but he is still coughing and sneezing... so we took it easy today. 

November 21

Holiday Program.
At preschool today, Colin had a "Holiday Program" and it was adorable!  Colin's class was the first to go... I'm pretty sure he didn't sing a bit =)  For the second song, they just shook bells.  And he was awesome at that!  Here is a video of it.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

November 20

Big hugs.
Colin still loves to hold Addison... and I'm pretty sure she loves it too =)

November 19

Hey brother.
Addison and I tried to hang with Colin and Suzi outside, but it was just too cold!  We came in and watched out the window =)

November 18

He's home.
Ahhh... my baby is home =)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November 17

Dinner date.
Colin was at Grandma Kay's and Papa Rod's for the night, so Garet and I had dinner with this little lady.  This was her first time in the high chair.

November 16

Kitchen helper.
Addison helped me in the kitchen today =)

November 15

I. Love. Him.

November 14

We went to Lowes today and Colin got to "drive" the racecar!  He is a crazy driver though... in fact, at one point he bumped right into the aisle!  It made him and Addison both crack up!  I was just hoping no one was watching me try to maneuver this big 'ole cart!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

November 13

Silly lady.
Addison loves to look into the mirror.  She cracks herself up!

November 12

If you know me and my dog, then you know Suzi has issues.  Seriously.  And now, along with her other issues, she has allergies.  I took her to the vet today, which really gets her worked up.  So she took a nice long nap this afternoon =)

November 11

With my kids.
Happy birthday to my dad!!!
Happy Veteran's Day!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

November 10

Six months.
Happy 6 months to my baby girl! 
I was taking some pictures of her in her room this morning, and her sweet big brother came to join us =)  I love these two so much! 

November 9

Garet had to go into the office early to help with something and he took Colin with him.  So us girls had a jam session in the middle of the living room!

November 8

Monkey Joes.
We met Garet at his office today, then we all went to Monkey Joes!  We haven't been in a long time, and Colin loved it!  So did I... I wasn't able to get on these things with him while I was pregnant, so him and I had fun sliding =)

November 7

Showing Addison how it works.
I pulled out some baby toys that we had put away when Colin outgrew them.  Colin had fun showing Addison how they worked =)