Sunday, January 2, 2011

Shame on me

It's been way too long since I've posted so I'm going to do my best to catch up in a very small nutshell.

This is from before Thanksgiving but Brendan look so sweet and cute I had to post it. One night for family home evening, we made a "thankful" tree and Brendan loved it. He was so proud of his tree!

We had a cold spell that made me want to never leave the house but when we did have to venture out, Alex's hat made it a bit more bearable. Sorry for the pun- I couldn't resist.

This isn't the best photo but I took it shortly after Alex started smiling. He just melts my heart. He is the sweetest, most lovable baby and I'm so lucky to have him. I wish I could write about all the adorable things he does and to document all of our struggles and triumphs, but I just don't have enough time or energy. But suffice it to say that he has his bad moments as well as his good, but for the most part, he's very easy-going and easy to please. Now if he would just sleep through the night... oh please, SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT ALEX!!!

Christmas was fantastic. Everything about Christmas makes me happy and we had such a wonderful holiday together as a family. My favorite part was watching Brendan get excited and enjoy the season too.

 Brendan couldn't wait to rip into his presents (the above are him tearing into the gifts from the grandparents). That boy was spoiled and he loved it.

Alex was adorable as always on Christmas morning enjoying his favorite activity- sucking on his hands and fingers.

This one is for Carrie. The hat was a gift from Chris' sister and Alex loves it and looks quite handsome in it as well. His dad couldn't be more proud of his budding Nuggets fan.

We also made it up to the DC temple to see the lights and it was beautiful. It did make me a little homesick for Temple Square in Utah, though. Nothing can compare to the Salt Lake Temple lights but we still enjoyed the DC temple and it was a great opportunity to talk to Brendan about the temple and why it's special. Plus we got to go with some wonderful friends and Brendan was so excited to get to play with their kids too.

Now I must finish wrapping some birthday gifts for a certain little boy who will be FOUR tomorrow. My, how time flies!