Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Stand-In

Tyler is working.
Today and everyday.
Yes, it is Sunday and no, accounting firms don't understand that a month without any weekend days off is not good for anyone. So while he is off working insane hours, his twin brother, Jon came to visit. He got to hang out with us a ton. It was awesome. I can't wait for them to get off the large island they are living on and move back to us.

Jon went to our ward Christmas party with me...without Tyler. It was the entertainment for the night. Jokes were attempted, people were fooled, and many laughs were had. Tyler made it to the end of the the same hat :)

Jon was a big help to me while Ty was working. People even commented, "I thought he was Tyler, he was totally helping with the kids. Brother-in-laws don't help with kids." Well, folks, Jon does...I think he knew I needed it :)

Last year Christian got really attached to Jon while he was in town, being quite confused who was his dad. This year he had a little more confidence in who his dad was, but not quite enough. EAch time Tyler or Jon walked in he looked at me and said, "Mommy, is that uncle dog or daddy?" The second day we came into our room first thing in the morning, jumped up on our bed (seeing Tyler) and said, "hey, it's uncle dog!" When I replied that it was daddy he said, "Me have two daddies!" Awesome.

Another weekend activity was Santa.
We tried Santa last year.
This was the result.
My kids weren't fans of him. This year I knew it was going to be good when Ava started into one of her usual anxiety fits when she heard we were going to see him. She had absolutely no interest in sitting on his lap, or even seeing him for that matter.

Well it went better than expected. I had to start in the picture, but was able to sneak out for a few. After Ava had kept as much distance from Old Kris Kringle as possible she walked away and whispered in my ear, "Mom, does he know I want some Littlest Pet shop and a 2 wheeled scooter?" I assured her he did and she was satisfied.

Christian, on the other hand was thrilled to tell Santa what he wanted.

Not bad. Is that a smile I see on her face?

Anyone notice anything about our cute little "family" Santa Claus picture.
Thanks Sara and Kate for lending us your husband and father!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Vampires are in, right?

Bennett finally broke two teeth.
At 11 months.
They happen to be these two teeth.


So what does he do with those two teeth?
Crawls around our back yard eating every tomato he can possibly get his hands on.

Love this kid!
ps. he is currently breaking 3-4 more nights.

Joy of the Season

This could apply to many things in my life, but right now it is exclusively these delightful things:

I found these last year during Christmas and after I had Bennett I made my way out to find more and they were gone.
A Holiday Exclusive treat.
I learned this year.
I nearly bought Target out of them :)
I'll be eating these all year long in 2010.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Before I move on

Pretty sure I should document this before I move on with my life.

I had a pretty sweet Halloween costume this year (you know, Halloween-the holiday we celebrated about 2 months ago).

I was...a jar of hunny...Winnie the Pooh's jar of hunny to be exact. We all know he goes nowhere without his hunny.

So where did I find such an awesome costume? Tyler made it. Which really is no surprise to me, but apparently a very big surprise to most people we saw.

He happened to come across this on a friends blog (when I say happened to come across, I mean it popped up on his google reader-yes ashley, he is a follower, religiously.) I'm pretty sure it opened up a whole world of competition.
I went to bed that night to this...

And I woke up to this...