Saturday, December 24, 2011

And the children are nestled, all snug in their beds...

.... while mommy catches up on blogging, a to-do list running thru her head! ;)
(I have several blogs that I am behind on- updates, ballet recital, graduation, etc... but I've decided they'll just have to wait till after the excitement of the holidays!!)

Happy Christmas Eve! Our children are nestled and (finally) asleep, Santa's milk and cookies are out and ready, the tree is brimming with gifts for all, and we are filled with excitement of celebrating Jesus's birthday with some celebration tomorrow! Here's a special preview with our Christmas Eve:
All dressed up for Christmas Eve service at church- so sweet!

After we got home from church, ate dinner, had baths and got in our Christmas pi's, the kids got to open one special gift. I got this idea from a friend- one special ornament for each kid symbolizing something special about them that year. They can collect them each year and share them on their own family tree one day. 
Georgia's ornament was a pink princess, of course, since this was THE year of the princess for her!
Lincoln got a red truck (bc I couldn't find a car!) because he's obsessed with all cars, trucks, etc!
Rosemary got a sweet "Baby's 1st Christmas" ornament of a pink stocking! 
After our ornaments, we got out Santa's cookies...
Lincoln made sure he would like them! Georgia wouldn't think of breaking a rule like that! :)
We laid out the cookies next to the kids picture with Santa from meeting him at the mall on Friday. Georgia wrote him a note-" To Santa... Georgia", and drew a picture of a teddy bear Santa should bring for Aunt Heather! ;)
We are ready for some Christmas morning fun real soon!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ready, Set, GO- Lincoln's 3rd Bday

WOW! I am SO behind on blog posts. And Christmas is right around the corner... so be patient with me! I'll try to get them up at some point...
 Lincoln's birthday party was 20 short days ago- we had family over for dinner, presents and cake. It was so fun to watch him! He loved all of it- the family, the presents AND the cake! :)
Hmmm- the cake Grandad picked out looks tasty!!
Yep- I was right! Tasty!!

Expert present-opener. He's just warming up for Christmas morning! Did you catch the theme yet? (Cars, cars cars- and things that go!)

Hmmm- a bike helmet. What do you use this for??

How 'bout a super-cool awesome new big boy bike?!? :)

Hopped right on and was rolling! 

Time to blow out the candle, make that wish, and eat some cake! 

Another cool present from the Phelps- safety first!

With our big THREE year old! 

The next morning he got some good practice with that big boy bike...

Now he's zooming around the driveway with Big Sis. What an awesome three years with our sweet Lincoln!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday, Lincoln!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to YOU! 
Happy 3rd Birthday to LINCOLN!!
Happy Birthday to You!!!
 Here's a little video with the birthday boy... :)