Sarah Ann, December 2008, 7 weeks old…and sound asleep!
Reece, December 2010, 8 months old…and not so sure about Santa!
Carson, December 2013, 10 months old….and smiling only because he had no idea Santa was holding him!
Sarah Ann went for her five year check up on Friday. Everything went perfectly, she did great on her hearing and vision test, and she was very happy to not have to get any shots! She also checked out perfectly healthy!
And then in the middle of the night she started throwing up. It was not fun! You know this girl does not feel good when all she does is lay around and not eat. Luckily, it seemed to be a quick bug and didn’t last long at all!
And after about 24 hours of not throwing up, she was completely back to herself! She woke up Sunday morning ready to go! Since she was feeling all better, absolutely nothing was going to stop her from being in the Lexington Christmas parade! We braved the cold, and Sarah Ann had such a great time. She waved and smiled the entire time, and I’m so glad that I got to enjoy it with her!
And now back to Sarah Ann’s five year old stats…
Weight: 47 lbs, 6 oz. (84%)
Height: 44.5 in. (82%)
I cannot believe that December is here, and that we are already one week in! We decorated our home for Christmas last Saturday and began our “25 Days of Christmas” advent activities on Sunday. I have a little (or big) activity planned for each day, and we are reading a bible verse of the Christmas story before bed and will complete it just in time for Christmas. It’s a great way to talk about the passage verse by verse, and it’s easy for Sarah Ann and Reece to really understand.
We have had so much fun this week! Sarah Ann and Reece are so into Christmas, and I love seeing Carson experience all of these things for the first time. He is quite enamored with the Christmas tree! Sarah Ann and Reece have really enjoyed all of our activities this past week!
Day 1: New Christmas Pajamas! I love babies in footie pajamas!
Day 2: Watch the new VeggieTale Christmas movie, “Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas!” I definitely think they will be watching this again!
Day 3: Read our Christmas books during our afternoon snack and make Christmas cards for NaMe and Granny. Carson may or may not have also enjoyed an oreo for snack, just like the big kids.
Day 4: Have a dinner picnic by the Christmas tree before Cubbies.
Day 5: Visit Santa at the mall and have our Christmas pictures taken in our pajamas. Sarah Ann and Reece did awesome visiting with Santa! They told him exactly what they wanted. I snuck Carson into Santa’s lap for a quick picture, and he did awesome too until the turned around and saw who was holding him!
Day 6: Go see the Lights before Christmas at the zoo. And we didn’t even have to wear coats because it was so warm! Carson was quite intrigued by all the lights, while Sarah Ann and Reece really liked the snow!
Day 7: Look at Christmas lights in our pajamas! After an evening of watching Auburn win the SEC with Nanny, Pops, and my aunts from Alabama, we went to look at the Christmas lights in a couple of nearby neighborhoods on the way home. Carson slept through the whole thing.
A couple of weeks ago, out of no where, Reece asked if we could have a night where we could eat taco soup for dinner (because it has beans in it) and watch VeggieTales’ “The Lord of the Beans.” This week as I was planning to take a meal to a family at church, I remembered his request and decided to put into to action. I made a big pot of taco soup, enough for us and another family. Reece could smell it all afternoon in the crockpot and was so excited!
So tonight we ate our taco soup, in which Reece actually only eats the beans, and then cuddled up to watch “The Lord of Beans” after bath time. I’m pretty sure Sarah Ann and Reece have the whole movie memorized, and they laugh at all the same parts. Also by the end of the movie they had lost their pajamas and were dancing to the music! Sweet, silly kids! Reece knows how to push all of my buttons, but he can also be awfully precious! And I’m thankful for these sweet moments that get me through all the hard ones!
last night we were able to watch sarah ann during dance class. she has learned so much, and she is all smiles the whole time! it was fun being able to see her in her element. sarah ann could dance all day long! she has such a sweet class with some of her dear friends. i can’t wait to see what she learns in the next few months at her recital! we sure do love our little dancer!
man, this monday hit us all like a ton of bricks! i had to wake all three kiddos up, including carson, to get everyone ready for preschool. neither jeffrey or i feel very well this evening, so we are heading to bed super early tonight!
but instead of thinking about our manic monday, let’s remember all the fun we had this past weekend!
jeffrey was off on friday, so carson had a little play date with nanny, and we took the big kids to see “frozen!” it was so cute! i loved all the music, and the kids definitely thought olaf was hilarious. sarah ann and reece are still talking about the movie! it’s always nice when we can give the big kids some extra special attention, and carson didn’t miss us at all!
can i just say that saturday was probably the absolute best day in college football ever? the henson’s came over to watch the auburn/alabama game and the carolina/clemson game. we were happy with both outcomes! we ordered wings for dinner and snacked on yummy cheese dip that kathy made. the kids all had a great time playing and watching a movie. oh, and we all also were out of our seats and cheering when auburn won the game! so crazy! i’m pretty sure i freaked carson out a little!
yesterday carson spent another afternoon with nanny and pops. i think he’s the most rotten of all three grandkids. jeffrey and reece had a relaxing afternoon at home, and sarah ann and i went to see “the nutcracker” at the township! this was our third year going, and it’s always such a treat and a great way to start the christmas season!
it was a really fun weekend, and we are so excited for all of our december fun ahead! monday, you were rough but we all survived. tuesday, can you please be much nicer? goodnight, everyone!
It was a big day in our house!
Auburn won the Iron Bowl and clinched the SEC west! Talk about a miracle season! War Eagle!
Carolina beat Clemson for the fifth time in a row! Go Cocks!
And sweet Carson-man turned 10 months old, and I’m pretty sure he’s our little lucky charm!
His seventh tooth has popped through. He is really close to crawling and getting mobile, but he still prefers being on my hip or walking while holding onto my hands. He will not take a bottle, but is getting pretty good at using his sippy cup. He nurses 5 days a day, but it started to get very distracted and busy. He always likes to know what is going on with everyone else. He celebrated his first Thanksgiving this week, and he really liked the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and macaroni and cheese. He loves to read books, play with toy balls, and sleep on his stomach. He is very intrigued by the Christmas tree. He is quite sensitive and does not like to hear the word “no.” He gives sweet kisses and the sweetest hugs. His loves Peek-a-boo, Ride a little horsey, and Pat-a-cake. He hasn’t said any words yet, other than da-da, but he babbles all day long. His favorite game is when he hands you a toy and you say “thank you” and then you give it back to him, and he smiles and starts the process all over again. He’s such a sweetheart, and we’re so glad he’s ours!
What a wonderful, wonderful day!