Friday, December 26, 2008

Blessed Christmas!

Whew! What day is it, LOL???? As most of you parents know, being Santa is hard work. We had a wonderful past few days and the smile on Noah's face made it all worth it. We started Christmas Eve at Mom and Dad's. We went and looked at some Christmas lights which Noah loved...until we came upon the "scary house" with too many figurene's that kind of freaked him out a little. Then we ate dinner and opened some presents. Noah particurally loved his fire truck and construction equipment set. I took this pic of Jonas and Noah before we left.

Then Christmas morning Noah found his train set that Santa left him. Mom and Dad came over too see Noah before the left for Illinois. It was so cute. He was standing, playing with his train set and singing Christmas carols. He loves to sing!!!! American Idol here we come.... The hats as you will see were also a big hit ( he got three, a fireman, construction hard hat, and a hat with a light)

Then we went to Jonas' parents for his Mom's side family Christmas. Then to his Grandma's for his Dad's side. Both were extremly wild with all the kids opening presents. Lots of breakdowns, LOL! But all this kids are what makes Christmas so fun!

Then this morning we went back to Jonas' parents to have our opening with just them. He is very excited about the tractor Santa left him there. He is too small yet to use the pedel's but gets angry if you try and help him. He would also get mad if anyone helped him open presents. Of course he takes forever, ha ha, and we still have about five presents under the tree that we didn't get to open yet.

All in all it was a wonderful Christmas and I am so thankful for how blessed we all are. I feel sad when I think of how much Noah got in comparision to how little some kids get at Christmas. Circle M was able to make several donations to the Angel Tree in Paris and Noah and I went to Fort Smith and picked an Angel off the tree there. Those things were some of the highlights of our Christmas.

The only thing that would have made this Christmas better was to have my sister and her kids here (hint hint Erin and Steve, maybe next year?).

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Program

Last night was our Church Christmas Program. Boy was it wild. Noah was a "wayward" Shepard as Dad refered to it. He did pretty good considering he isn't even two yet but he couldn't sit still for even a minute as you can tell by the pictures. I think we have an active little boy on our hands. Plus it didn't help that his Nene was there and all he wanted to do was "See Nene". I think it is because she gives him Coke all the time, ha ha. It is the secret weapon she uses to hog him to herself. :) We attend a rather small church be we have a lot of kids so the program was really cute.

Afterwards we had a reception and a "Happy Birthday Jesus" party for the kids where Santa made an apperance. We were all really suprised that Noah went right to Santa. We have tried for a while to get him to go see Santa at the mall and all he would say was "No, No, No"! He was one of the first kids to Santa and then I had to go get him so the other kids could have a turn.

All in all it was a success. This is definately going to be a fun Christmas.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Hello Everyone!

Well as Noah gets older, it seems my time on the computer is cut shorter each day. I decided to start this blog as a way for family and friends to keep up with our family "craziness". I am new at this, so be patient with me.

Of course it is wild around here with Noah, work, Christmas and trying to keep the horses in shape despite the horrible weather we have had lately. Now I am sure everyone up north is laughing, considering the weather is much worse up there. For this southern family anything under 40 degrees is way too cold. It is sixty degrees today and the nicer weather combined with the fact that we have all recovered from last weeks stomach virus, things are looking up around here.