Saturday, December 11, 2010

Merry Christmas Editing!

I was editing some photos today and got to having too much fun! :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Nodding Her Head

Brooke's latest cute stunt is to nod her head. You wouldn't think nodding your head up and down could be so cute, but if you're just 17 months old, it's adorable! Brooke nods her head so vigorously when you ask her questions. Here's a clip of her at the dinner table.

The boys like to ask Brooke silly questions. She'll nod her head up and down (because she doesn't know how to nod the other way) and the boys will giggle with glee. They'll say, "Do you want to pick your nose, Brookie?" And she'll nod her head up and down. Or they will say, "Do you like your stinky diaper, Brooke?" And she will nod her head up and down. The boys go into gales of laughter, and Brooke just smiles and smiles, because everyone around her is having such a good time. I'm enjoying these precious days.


This past Sunday was the first official Sunday in December. I took advantage of that and had Brooke wear her Christmas dress this week. Isn't it beautiful? I went shopping after Christmas last year specifically to find a dress with white fur on it. (Don't worry. . . no animals were harmed in the making of this dress! Tee-hee!)

And here's a bonus picture of our little Brooke. She's so much fun these days. The other day the boys were all gathered around her trying to get her to nod her head at their silly nonsense. She was having the time of her life, like a princess with her royal subjects. David looked at me and said, "She is going to be SO SPOILED!" I just laughed! Every little princess needs some spoiling, don't you think?

Trimming The Tree

The Monday after Thanksgiving we decided to set up our Christmas tree. The boys had the day off of school, and were so excited about getting ready for Christmas. We were getting things back into shape after having company, so I told the boys they had to get their rooms cleaned first. They were so excited to set up the Christmas tree, that they cleaned their rooms quickly and without any fuss!

I know you should hang the stockings by the chimney with care, but at our house the chimney is in use! We hung the kid's stockings in the living room doorway.

Somebody was taking a break!
We each had jobs. Cole's job was to test the lights.
Logan used my $8 vacuum to clean up some of the tree needles for me.
Trevor helped me get the lights on the tree and plugged in.
FINALLY! They got to start hanging ornaments.
Here's our finished tree. Later we went to Wal-Mart and bought a star for the top. Growing up we always had angels on top of the tree, but this year I wanted to try something different.

When we were all done I said, "Hmmm. . . . something's missing. . . ." Then I went to my stash and put some presents under the tree. If I had thought the boys were excited before, they were doubly excited after they saw the presents!