Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Letter to tooth fairy...

We got home from a party tonight and I went in to check on Abby and the tooth fairy. I found this taped to her tooth pillow...Have you ever seen anything cuter? I had told her today that I was sad for her to lose her first tooth because it meant she was getting to be a big girl. Apparently, my sweet little one interpreted that as I want/need to keep her tooth! (what does one do with a tooth?)
Anyway, love the note-too thoughtful!!

A big day for Abby!

Notice anything missing from this precious face?Abby lost her first tooth this morning!! She is almost 6 1/2 and has been more than ready to lose that first tooth! She was very brave and tough and already has the tooth under her pillow!! Everytime I look at her I can't get over how different she looks!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Fun!!!

The annual gingerbread house!!Nathan's first time to participate- he ate more than he decorated!!

ta da....

Making Christmas cookies! (we did not include Mr. N on this activity- he was napping!)

We tried to take advantage of the holidays to have some different families over and enjoy time together w/out the craziness of a school schedule. We forgot to take a lot of pictures of our sweet friends, but we did get one this night- they were playing so sweetly together!

Collier, who is your wildest, craziest friend?

After the Christmas Eve Service
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

If you leave me alone for one minute....

I will color all over my face with a brown marker!!!Nathan continues to keep us busy but the joy he brings is indescribable!! He is definitely his own person! Two funny stories about him from recent- last Friday I took Abby to the mall and she asked if she could sit on Santa's lap. When it was our turn, Abby hopped on and with Nathan tightly clinging to my neck, I stood over to the side. Nathan asked me what Abby was doing and I told him that she was talking to Santa about what she'd like for Christmas. All of a sudden he shouted " SANTA- Geo Trax!!" he wanted to get his request in, but he was not about to sit on his lap.
Yesterday we were driving to the zoo and Nathan was flipping through a board book. All of a sudden he yelled out "Mommy, I'm on chapter 3!" Apparently, he wants to be like his sister who loves to read and frequently calls out her current chapter or place in the book!

Monday, December 7, 2009

St. Jude's Marathon, Dec. 5, 2009

Can I get a "Go Jay Byrd, Go Jay Byrd!!"
Jay ran his first 1/2 marathon this past Saturday in Memphis. He finished in 2 hours, 9 minutes and a few seconds!! Very exciting!
Here we are with his parents after he ran...
lookin a little pasty right after the run!

typical family shot for us- we have 3 like this and in each one, someone isn't looking!

We had a great time cheering him on and watching him cross the finish line! He did great! It was FREEZING- 29 degrees at start time, but he quickly warmed up, it was just those of us not running who felt cold! While we were waiting for him to come in we got to see the winner of the full marathon- he broke a record, finishing 26.2 miles in 2 hours, 16 minutes (he came in before Jay but his time was longer than Jay's due to the delayed release of running corrals). Anyway, it was so exciting.
Way to go, babe! We are SO proud of you!!