Thursday, December 30, 2010

Buddy Paige - You're a Big Boy!

I'm Shocked every day with how big Chase is getting! He is doing new things everyday and is turning into such a little man. Tonight he ate his first whole apple (meaning I didn't cut it up, peel it or even hold it)...and he actually ate almost the whole thing without any help!
Funny Side Story: The other day Chase was playing with something he shouldn't be and Emma said "No, No Buddy Paige - you can't have that." I said "Emma, his name is Chase Aiden and Your name is Emma Paige." Aparently it doesn't matter because now even I'm calling him Buddy Paige!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas #2

Christmas #2 began last Thursday when Grandma Donna, Papa Randy and Aunt Grace came to visit. We ate, played games, watched movies, colored and just hung out! We even attempted Christmas Eve service at our church (Who ever thought that was a good idea at 11 PM?). Santa made his big drop and the kids woke up to another household full of gifts on Christmas morning. We opened gifts, ate breakfast - and opened up more gifts. Zach made an Amazing Christmas dinner with Prime Rib, yummy smashed potatoes with spinach and some cheese I can't spell and asparagus! My mouth is watering just thinking about it again!
CHEESE!Who could resist this sweet boy!
She looks so big in this photo!
Coloring with Aunt Grace

Big Gifts!
He couldn't wait to ride so he just climbed in the box!
That's Better!

It was a great Christmas and we had a Great time with Grandma, Papa and Aunt Grace! We can't wait to see you again soon!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas #1

Some say there are the 12 days of Christmas - but we have 3 weeks! But this Christmas was very special because for the first time we stayed in Louisville rather than heading back to KC and Iowa. we missed our family traditions - but it has been fun making some new traditions in our home as well.

We started the Holiday Season with a visit from Grandma Debi the weekend before Christmas. Rudolf dropped off some early stocking gifts and Grandma Debi spoiled the kids as usual!

Chase did a great job opening gifts! And no - the remote was not for him - but we are SO excited because some little people seemed to misplace ours 2 weeks earlier!

"Seriously mom - another picture!"

I said spoiled didn't I!

The kids even got Grandma Debi to play "Ready, Set, Go!" which means you sit on the floor and they both run at you full speed and expect you to catch them without killing yourself!

That was one - there's 2 more to go! Stay Tuned!

Thanks for everything Grandma Debi - we had a great time!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Cookies & the First Sledding of 2010

A few weeks ago we made our Christmas Sugar Cookies - both kids had a great time frosting {eating} the cookies!

We finally got enough snow to sled (notice that it's definately not Iowa snow) so Emma went out with the neighbors for a little fun! This Very little amount of snow came with a day of no school - so Zach got to spend the day at home with them! I think they had fun just having him home by themselves while I had to go to work for a change!

Maybe we'll see some Real snow in Iowa this weekend - but not too much to delay flights please!!!