Friday, January 23, 2009

Crib Surprise!

This morning, after Tanner woke up at 6am, I put him back down at 7:30 am. About 8:30 I heard him softly talking in his crib. I was online - looking at pictures of Temples posted on Facebook's club The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints site. There are some pretty gorgeous pictures. So, I just let him coo, and softly talk in a contented way. He started getting louder, like he was tired of being in his crib and I was about to go get him, but then it got quite - I thought he had fallen asleep. So, I finished looking at the pictures - I was able to see 200 of the 430 posted before I got tired of it!!!

I walked over to his room to check on him, and this is what I saw....

****Notice the rocking chair pushed up to the side of the crib - That chair is usually in the hallway - where I do time out for the girls when we are upstairs.********

I heard Tanner's mobile going, and looked in the crib and saw - Lindsey!!!! Loving on her little brother. She loves him so much!!! I said, with a smile, "Lindsey! Did you climb up there?" and she said, "yes, Baby Tanner was crying!" She had to turn him over - he sleeps on his stomach - and scoot him towards the mobile. She accomplished all of this without making Tanner cry, and much to my surprise, he was happily content with Lindsey snuggling him and watching his mobile with him. Lindsey really dose love Tanner, and she makes quite a great big sister!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Celebrating Christmas

Here are a few pictures from the Holiday season -

Jon and Tanner snuggled up and keeping warm, when it DID get cold this December, in MY lavandar bath robe. (I had a pretty good idea of what to get Jon for Christmas!)
Jon loves to make cookies with the girls - at all the holidays. But especially at Christmas time - he loves to give Christmas cookies away to family and friends. He took this picture of the girls dressed in their baking attire (sent by their aunt Marcy) and they are looking sooo adorable! They are becoming quite the little bakers - I chose this shot cuz it shows Lindsey doing what she loves best - pushing Hannah's buttons!

We had our good friends the Grumbles over for Grahm Cracker Ginger Bread house construction. Lots of candy and lots of fun! Hannah and her 4 year old friend Reaganne were able to make true to form houses - while Lindsey's and Taylor's (2 1/2 and 3 respectivly)resembled more of a tent. Only Hannah's house made it past the afternoon at our house - Lindsey's had been all but eaten a few minutes after construction! Hannah used it as a doll house!

Jon and I got both of our families together for Christmas Eve dinner at our house. We had bread bowls - that Jon made. They turned out fantastically! Everyone loved eating the broccili and cheese and potatoe soups from them!

Christmas Eve, and Emily, Hannah, Kylie and Julia pause for a picture!

Sipping Cider - or is it Whasshal!!??!!

Amy Woodward put together a fantastically fun "night before christmas" story with occompanying treats inside boxes that Hannah and Lindsey got to open at each part of the story. They were filled with fun treats for everyone to share. Thanks Amy for all the effort you always put into our Family get togethers!!!

Oh, the bore of it all.........Luckily Julia had texting to keep her interested!!! (teenagers!!!)

In Leiu of our traditional christmas tree from Grandpa Wells, we asked for a christmas amaryillis. Boy, is it goregeous. It was fun to watch it grow from bulb to flower on our kitchen table.

December always seems to bring a bought of sickness to our Family, and this year was no exception, making the season go by even faster than usual. It is always so wonderful to be able to get together with family and friends and celebrate the season of giving and love. We love you all - and especially those who wern't her to share it with us!