December 17, 2010

Marine Detachment Christmas Party

Olivia loved watching the band
So did Justin!
Olivia was looking so forward to the Christmas Party this year because Santa was coming to give her a present.  Despite showing over the top excitement with Santa at Sear's a few weeks ago, this time we think the other kids made her a bit nervous.  She wouldn't go up to Santa without Daddy's hand.

Waiting for Santa to give the kids their gifts

Sometimes you take the pictures you can get!

As always, Justin really did not want to sit on Santa's lap so this is the best I could get of the two of them.  We think Justin just wanted to walk around and play, that it had nothing specifically to do with Santa.  Olivia really enjoyed talking one-on-one with Santa.  When asked in the car on the ride home what she asked Santa for, she replied Rollerskates.   I think think the big guy will come through on her simple request since that is something she asked the other Santa for as well.
Thank you Santa!
Thank you Santa!

December 13, 2010

It's Cold Outside...

Took the kids outside today to test out their winter coats and snow pants.  Nana has Olivia's pants up north so she squeezed into a 24month pair I got for Justin.  He is wearing some pants given to us by friends, but can't really walk well in shoes, so I don't think I'll get him snow boots.  The kid walked straight off the edge of the patio like it wasn't even there, and fell flat onto his face.  In his defense, I should have helped him but was video taping...bad mommy!  The wind here makes everything bitterly cold so we can become acclimated to freezing temperatures to survive Christmas up north after that blizzard!

Boys will be boys! Olivia loved playing with all her sippy cups and dishes in the same drawer when she was Justin's age, however, she never got inside.  He loves stacking the cups and climbing inside whenever he can! Doesn't he just have that look of, "opps, I'm caught, darn!"

The other night we packed the kids up in the car and drove around our small little town to look at all the Christmas lights.  Both Olivia and Justin enjoyed themselves very much despite the lack of Christmas cheer in our town.  Not nearly as many people had lights up but we still enjoyed the family time.

Finally finished Justin's hat.  He loves it.  Next year I'll have to start earlier so the kids can wear the hats longer!

Great-Aunt Deed got Olivia Candy Land and we finally just pulled it out to play the other night.  She loves the game so it looks like we'll be getting a few more for under the tree this year.  So far we've played it twice last night and once today.  I'm sure it will get old but she giggles everytime she wins!! Daddy won last night and Olivia came in second, but was still happy she got to the end, thinking she'd won!

December 12, 2010

Getting ready for Christmas this year is so much fun because of the two little angels who are so excited to open presents.