Monday, December 22, 2008

Siah's Video

It's December 22nd, technically 3 days until Christmas...

Our stockings are not hung by the chimney with care, because I never got around to making them.

We just finished shopping today. Nothing is wrapped.

Goodies have yet to be baked for friends and neighbors.

No Christmas cards have been sent.

Why am I not on top of my Christmas game?

Here's why...(watch video, turn up sound)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I have no idea

Seriously, we have no idea where he comes up with this stuff. Andy & I do not walk around the house with plastic tubs on our heads, I promise. One day, Josiah was playing in the tupperware cabinet and came running into the other room with this...he was so proud of himself! I don't know how it stayed on his head, but he got it to stick.

We have quite a little character on our hands!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas is Coming!

To our faithful readers...

Thank you for checking the blog, even though I haven't posted in eons. We've been busy doing Christmas-y things around here and there just hasn't been time to load pictures and come up with witty postings. I would say that I promise to be better, but that would be lying, at least for the next month or so. So, I'll just post when I can!

Josiah is at such a fun age right now and it's been a treat to teach him (attempt to teach him) about Advent and Christmas. It's great to watch him as he sees lights and Christmas trees and everything else for the first time!

One of those new things is a Fisher-Price Nativity Set that Josiah got for Advent. It arrived via UPS during his nap one day, so I set it up nicely on the coffee table, with visions of him playing with all the characters and putting them in their places around the stable. Not is what happened when toddler King Kong disrupted peaceful Bethlehem...

We're trying to use it to teach him about Mary, Joseph, & Baby Jesus. About the shepherds, angels, and wise men. So far, his favorite is the donkey pulling a cart. This donkey goes "vroom, vroom" all over the house and has given rides to all of the other people and animals. Now he even points out the donkey in any Christmas story we read. At least he knows something about the Christmas story!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanksgiving Nibbles

I have been a photography slacker recently! Our lives are full of fun events and travels and I am currently failing to document them properly. For example, we traveled around Virginia and saw all sorts of relatives & friends, and I came away with about 10 pictures. Shame on me...

So, here are some Thanksgiving "nibbles" - a few shots of what we did.

Andy & I hosted a "Practice Thanksgiving" on the Saturday prior to the actual turkey day. We invited a bunch of young couples/families from the church and had a great time! Here is our table for 30...

And no, that is not our house. We ended up having the party at the church, due to the large turnout :)

Then it was off to VA for a week of visiting family and friends. We got to meet our new nephew - Seth - on his 2 week birthday! I forget how small newborns are...

Proud Uncle Andy getting some cuddle time

The 3 kiddos - Josiah and Campbell played together all day and had a blast!

Josiah and Papa (Amy's dad) played cars & trains constantly while we were there. He would wake up and want to play first thing! One morning, he didn't even let Papa eat breakfast, it was straight to the cars. Here are some shots of that morning...somehow Papa snuck out of the picture. I think he was still in his pj's.

Hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving - let the Christmas festivities begin!