Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Jolly Days with Ethan

Parker had a great time.
Baylor by all the decorations at the front of the museum. There are so many new decorations this year and it all looks great.
Baylor and Cooper racing on the slide. We went on the yule slide several times.
We went to penguin story time and made this cute craft.
You could try on a penguin costume and slide on your belly like a penguin. All the boys loved this slide!
Our group with Santa minus Mimi the photographer. We are trying to get Ethan to be a fan of Santa this season. At least he's not screaming:).
Baylor has loved cooking in this oven since he was Ethan's age.
Ethan had fun cooking, but he wanted to put it all in his mouth.
All the boys were bringing us food.
That's quite a combination of Baylor's baking sheet.
Park took it all in from the stroller.
Coop liked feeding and brushing the reindeer.
He also liked skating on the pond.
I think he's cheating at ice fishing:).
Playing in the ice castle.
Baylor doing it the right way.

This snow globe is new this year and you can press the button and it snows. It is so cute!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Morning with Mama

Coop wanted to sit by Mama! He loves McDonald's for breakfast.
Working together.
Reading books.
Checking out Mama's cane.
He loves Mama.
Reading books.
Crafting.
This morning Papa had to have some tests run and was going to be gone for quiet a bit so after taking Baylor to school Cooper, Parker, and I picked up Mama to spend some time with us. We first stopped at McDonalds to get breakfast. Mama was quiet happy with her sausage biscuit and hot chocolate. We worked on Mama's Christmas cards and Coop did some crafts. Mama and Cooper also read some Christmas books together. We sang along to Christmas music and Cooper even did a little dancing for us. Parker was quite interested in Mama's cane and really wanted to get a hold of it. She rode with us to go get Baylor and he was happy to see her. We stayed home the rest of the day and worked on more Christmas presents. We are busy with the paint, markers, and glitter glue!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Polar Express

We were so excited.
It wasn't dark yet when we got there so we could look around the train.
The conductor was talking to us and telling us we had to be to the North Pole by midnight. He was so good with kids!
I got to sit by Cooper.
Daddy got to sit by Baylor.
Coop had the perfect spot for his Elfie.
We had a great night.
Hot Hot!!!
He wanted to do cheers all night.
Getting the official punch.
Baylor's golden ticket.
I sure do love these boys of mine.
They are super pals!
Baylor with his Elfie.
I love watching Christmas through his eyes. He is so excited about everything.
Visiting with Santa.
Baylor made Santa three ornaments.
The boys love the movie Polar Express and love reading the book. They ring our magic bell all the time and say "The First Gift of Christmas". Tonight we took Baylor and Cooper back for a magical ride on the Polar Express. After going last year we thought it would be better if we didn't take Park. You are on the train for a little over two hours and he could not really get down at all. Baylor and Cooper were so excited! We watched the movie on the way to Connersville and they both brought their Elfie with them to go on the ride. The Polar Express is such a fun train. All the kids wear pajamas and they have chefs who pass out hot chocolate and Christmas cookies. They play songs from the movie and read the story for you to follow along with. After passing five time zones you arrive at the North Pole and sing loudly for Santa to come out. There are lots of lights and the boys thought it was great! Santa boards the train and then visits each family on the ride back to the station. The boys brought presents for Santa again and he give all the kids their own magic bell. We all had a great time on the Polar Express!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Decking the Halls at Mama and Papa's House

Mama and Baylor with the finished tree.
We love having Joe home.
Baylor loves to help his Mimi.
He helped unwrap all of the ornaments.
This afternoon Baylor and I met Mimi, Pop, and Joe at Mama and Papa's house to put up their holiday decorations and decorate the tree. Baylor was so excited to go because he loves to decorate and even more happy that he was able to skip nap. He was such a good helper and did a great job decorating. Mama's tree looks great and she is so happy! Mimi worked hard to get all of her other decorations out and get the house ready for the holidays. Now we only need to do our outside lights and our decorating will be complete!

Santa Breakfast

The other boys did not want to sit with Santa but Baylor is always ready for a visit.
We look a little big for the train:).
Coop's turn to ride with Uncle Joe.
Daddy and B.
Parker loved riding.
A family pic wasn't happening.
Park in a bow.
He was quite happy that Santa wrapped his package with a big bow. He wanted to keep his Santa ribbon.
Mrs. Claus delivered the special presents from Santa.
Mimi, Coop, and Daddy.
Park was in charge at the head of the table.
We love Uncle Joe.
So happy!
Last night we went to dinner at Chili's with Mimi, Pop, and Uncle Joe. Afterwards Baylor and Cooper both spent the night at Mimi's house. They were so excited and had been waiting to be able to spend the night when Uncle Joe was home. They put up the Christmas train and a smaller train under Mimi's family room tree. They had the best time and loved spending the time with Joe Joe. This morning we all went back to the State Museum for Santa's breakfast. The breakfast was delicious and they had the best cinnamon rolls ever! Mrs. Claus brought the boys a present from Santa while we were eating:). They both got a Sing a Ma Jig and a book about Santa. After a tasty breakfast and a fun time talking together we headed to Santa's house. We had to wait in line today so we rode the train three times while Mimi waited in line. Parker loves the train and smiles and dances the whole time. They were excited to see their presents for Santa in his house. We had a nice visit with Santa and then checked out a little of the museum before leaving. We were so glad Uncle Joe was home to go with us and have a little holiday fun.