I haven't been posting this last week because Eaan is visiting from San Diego. We are getting ready to move so we have been extremely busy, not to mention all the Christmas happenings. I have plenty to say and lots of pictures to post. It has been a Happy December and it isn't even over yet! More posts to come!
Every year we all get a new ornament (sometimes more). All of us have a pretty good collection going. Jourdan and Layla, being the youngest, only have a couple. So we had to give Jourdan some other ornaments to hang after his ran out. We let Jourdan hang the plastic candy canes. Plastic being the key word because believe me there were plenty of "oops" and "uh ohs".
These two pictures took a lot of bribing.
GaGa and her two grand babies.
I hope everyone is in the holiday spirit! I can't wait for Eaan to get here!
Today we went to the Calvert Marine Museum so Jourdan could see the otters. He loved it, of course. He thought the otters were going to come through the glass and get him. I am glad we were able to go because we have been cooped up inside all week. It has been so cold here we haven't really gone anywhere outside. When my brother put the Christmas lights up a couple days ago it was in the 20's. Today it was 60 degrees! Craziness!
Hello Mr. Otter. I think the otter's names were Bubbles and ummm...Sparkles? Spanky? Something with an S. Anyway Jourdan kept calling Bubbles, Bubblegum.
I love it when he is having fun!
Layla's new name: Mo Chunks. Because she always has a mohawk (it's more like a side swept mohawk) and well, she's chunky!
Jourdan is just starting to understand the whole Christmas thing. We went and saw Santa the other day and he sat in his lap. This is a step up from last year. Last year Jourdan sat in Eaan's lap right next to Santa. For the picture this year, he sat in my mom's lap but then he sat in Santa's lap. He even told Santa what he wanted for Christmas...cars. Right now he basically thinks Christmas is a big birthday party.
We have been reading Christmas stories and watching Christmas movies. We have a countdown going, made Christmas stories on the computer, played Christmas games and we are going to write Santa a letter. Today I found something that topped all of that. Santa actually sent Jourdan a video. And Jourdan loved it! This website is kinda cool. You can input your kid's name(s) and other information, such as their age and what they want for Christmas. Then Santa talks to them in a personalized message.
We have been getting into the holiday spirit around here. So the other day Tommy decided it would be a good idea to put up Christmas lights. It was cold and windy outside. VERY windy. I think the windchill was 24 degrees. Perfect weather for climbing on a roof. Not. I felt bad for Tommy, for about 2 seconds. He was the one who wanted to put up the lights. And so it begins...
WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT ANY STUNTS SEEN IN THESE PICTURES. ONLY RETARDS DO THINGS LIKE THIS.
Tommy emerges from my room.
He makes it up the first peak.
But not the second...I hope my mom doesn't see this. Sorry mom. Love you.
There he is. Good job Tommy.
Is it cold up there?
Doing a good job with those lights!
Opps! Don't fall!
I think he is showing off now.
Don't worry Tommy was not hurt in the making of these pictures.
We grew up a couple of miles from Philly so my brothers support the Eagles, win or lose. Our Sundays consist of football, football and some more football. One would think I would be a fan of football after being subjected to it week after week. One would think. Although, I must say they are pretty darn cute in their Eagles jerseys. We are thinking of getting Jourdan a little one. Now that would be cute!