Monday, December 19, 2011

3 1/2 and 1 1/12

Our boo's hit a big milestone this weekend...3 1/2 and 1 1/2!!  Only six more months til we are the parents of 4 and 2 years olds!  Oh goodness, I don't think they could be more "boy" then they are now (I really hope I'm not jinxing myself and they do something crazy tomorrow).  Declan is really loving school and making some good friends.  He's learning so much and still asking so many wonderful questions.  He's really into Christmas and we can't wait to see his face when he comes downstairs:)  He loves finding Jingle Bell every morning and even sharing the chocolate from the advent calendar with Conall.  He's started to play really well with Conall, there's still plenty of "moments", but it sure is fun to watch them together.  Conall is really starting to say more words and even trying some new food (pizza and noodles).  He too loves Jingle Bell and all of the Christmas lights:)  Christmas morning should be so fun with him too.  He's been really into throwing things down the stairs lately, stuffed animals are okay, but it's the big heavy toys that are a problem!  These boo's are just so awesome right now (and always) and we love them so, so much!

Friday, December 16, 2011

christmas party

Yesterday Declan had a Christmas party at school!  They made crafts, decorated cookies and had pizza before Santa came to visit:)  I came in to help with the party (Conall also came along) and was able to snap a few's Dec with his buddy Jack eating some pizza.  They both had 3 pieces!
 Conall even had some pizza, 3 bites!
 Mrs. Copple reading a Christmas story to the class:)
 Waiting for Santa to arrive!  I think Conall thought he was in school since he was sitting with the big kids:)
 Listening to Santa tell the story of the Night Before Christmas!
 Santa gave all of the kids a candy cane, Conall found some courage and let Santa give him one too!
 Waking up at 6 am and having a super fun Christmas party left this little guy quite sleepy!

Monday, December 12, 2011

letters to santa

Saturday afternoon we took the boy's down to the circle to send their Christmas letters to Santa!  Santa has his own special mailbox, no stamp required:)  They worked hard on making their lists and writing a nice message to Santa.  Declan asked dad what he wanted for Christmas last night and got himpaper and a pen to write it out, when BC started writing things down (5 things) Declan said "that's a lot of stuff dad dad"!  He was okay with that because then he went to find an envelope for dad's list:)
 Declan sliding in his letter:)
Conall getting a little help from dad:)
Here's our festive dressed guys at our neighborhood party!
Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Ho, ho, noooo!!!

 Let's just say Conall didn't tell Santa what he wanted for Christmas!
Declan, on the other leg, was super excited to tell Santa what was on his list.  And doesn't Santa look jolly?!  It's just too bad I already ordered our Christmas cards:)  Last night we went to the Children's Museum for Jolly Days (BC's work sponsors it so there was no waiting in line for the yule tide slide and the playscape was all ours!).  The little ones sampled almost every cookie and were ready for bed when we got home:)
 Got one!
 Declan racing dad....he won!
And with mama and Conall too!