Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone had a great Christmas. We had a great time over here. Ella was really excited to see all the presents that Santa brought her. Sam had a fun time playing with all the wrapping.


Gingerbread House

Since we were all snowed in last weekend Ella and Zan decided to put together our gingerbread house. It was the first time we've put one together and it turned out really well. Ella kept wanting to eat all the candies, but I don't blame her. They were really good.

Sam is almost able to climb over the ottoman that we have blocking the stairs. We have a gate at the bottom, but there are a couple stairs before that he will climb up and then fall down. I think I'm going to need to teach him how to go down the stairs backwards instead of just trying to walk down them and of course that doesn't work.


Sammy's Nod of Approval

Sam has started nodding now. He doesn't shake his head yet, so he's pretty agreeable! :)

On another note; he's been eating the needles from the Christmas tree. I guess I'm not sure if he's eating them or just chewing on them. He has very piney breath. Agh.......

The Case of the Falling Pants

This is the beginners way of getting your pants off...

Cookies and Carols

Ella's preschool had their annual "cookies and carols" on Tuesday night. All 8 preschool classes sang some songs then we had cookies. It was a fun time.


Little Angel

This morning Ella was in her first Christmas show in church. The 3 and 4 year olds were angels. They were all so cute! Ella did so well!

Here is a video I took from the show. Sorry about the quality and the shaking. I swear I was holding it still, but it is very sensitive to any sort of movement. Still very cute!

Here is the second video...


Horse 1 -- Sam 0

Sam has been having trouble getting on his horse by himself...

With a little help he gets on no problem and really likes riding it.

Sorry about neglecting the blog, but there really hasn't been much going on. I've been busy trying to get everything ready for Christmas. I'm done purchasing all gifts and have just started making some of the sugar cookies. We have a "Cookies & Carols" at Ella's preschool on Tuesday. It will be fun to see the kids singing. I'll try to get some video.

As of Thursday Sammy has been saying "mama" to me. He's said it before but just as a general word. Now he's using it to get my attention. Too cute!!


Our Tree

Ella picked this up from "Charlie Brown".