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Monday, December 29, 2008

Santa Did Good!!

I know Santa is not the reason for the season, but look at this face... does it not scream SANTA DID GOOD!!

She loves this car. The only thing missing is a cup holder!

Santa also brought an Ainsley sized recliner that fits her perfectly. Too bad she is so much of a wiggle worm she just climbs on it right now.

Ainsley was not in the mood to take a picture at Gigi and Papa's house. (This may be the only proof that I was around for Christmas.)

Christmas Eve 2008

Christmas Eve at Mimi and Pawpaw's is nothing, but the ripping of wrapping paper and the throwing of bows. We have one opportunity to take a picture of all the kids in front of the tree and that has to be fast. My first shot of them all was the best I could have hoped for and the next 2 or 3 Ainsley was running off, so I was so happy with this picture.

Wes, Ainsley, Kaylen, Ann Elise, Matthew and Corbin. For now and for some time to come we are even w/ 3 boys and 3 girls, who knows what the future (far future) will bring.

Ainsley with her smooth faced Daddy (notice the beard is gone). Well we had a beard trimming accident, but the beard is making a reappearance.

Do you think sugar plumbs are dancing in her head or was she thinking the sooner I go to sleep the sooner Santa gets here?

Ainsley was trying to clean up our big mess.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Card Photos 2008

I promised Daniel he would not have to be in the Christmas card photo this year. That turned out to be a lie b/c that was before I tried to take pictures of a one year old, who for some crazy reason I thought would do exactly what I wanted. Boy was I WRONG! I thought I could easily get her to look at the Christmas tree, hold an ornament, look at me when I said her name and smile. That did not happen. I ended up chasing her back and forth from the kitchen to the tree, from the tree to the hall and who knows where else. Now I have created a tree loving monster b/c I gave her the okay to touch the ornaments while I tried to get the perfect picture, but now I don't want her to touch the ornaments and all she wants to do is touch the ornaments. So my beautiful tree is block by our pack-n-play and all I get to see is the top half, but nothing below that.

Have I mentioned Daniel's new look? He decided he wanted a beard, which he seemed to grow over night. It's the first time in our entire history together that he has had a beard and that is a long time (11 years). Everyone says he looks just like his Dad now. It is something different, but I like it.

Thank you Mimi for my pretty snowman dress.

Aunt Holly gave Ainsley this darling outfit for her birthday, but I could never get a picture from the front, so I posted the picture below for it to be seen. Ainsley has already worn it twice and she gets so many compliments.

She really enjoyed this bowl of ornaments, so of course I had to move them to a higher shelf after she thought she could keep playing in them.

(This picture is from A's birthday party)