Sunday, November 30, 2014

Ready for Christmas

It only took eight years, but for the first time ever Xander was really excited in the weeks leading up to Christmas. He wanted to help Daddy string the lights on the Christmas tree. He wanted to help hang up the stockings and the ornaments. He talked about presents and Santa. He quoted a lot of "Prep and Landing," in a functional way. Holiday cheer, indeed.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Cutting Down the Tree

There's a first time for everything.

Connor usually goes with Daddy to the little tree farm down the road from our old house to pick and cut the annual Christmas tree. This year, with the way the calendar fell, Connor was out of town. He goes home with Grandma and Grandpa to the lake every year after Thanksgiving, and this year that was the Saturday we elected to get our tree.

The twins may have gone once before, back when they could be toted in infant carriers. But this was the first time we took them along to help. They were a little unimpressed after the first five minutes. Xander, in particular, kept trying to sneak into the tree farm house (he could see a television through the back windows, I think). Sawyer just kept trying to go back to the truck.

Just one more way the boys are getting out into the world, whether they really like it or not!

(And if you're wondering, yes, we waited until Connor came home on Sunday to actually do the decorations. He LOVES that part!)

Monday, November 17, 2014

First Snow

What does a South Carolina puppy do the first time he sees snow?

He runs in circles. He crouches down, ready to play. He eats a bunch of it. In short, he thinks it's pretty awesome. As long as it's only a few inches.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Birthday Boy

We celebrated Connor's birthday on with family at home. Roast, noodles, green beans and tea ... the big boy's favorite meal. He requested and received chocolate cupcakes and a chocolate cake. Xander, of course, helping him blow out the candles. Grandma and Grandpa from the lake drove up to help celebrate. Grammy, Pappy, Grandma Jo and Aunt Kelly also came over to help us celebrate. Some of his favorite gifts were his new tablet (Kindle Fire), Star Wars legos, and a new Diary of the Wimpy Kid book.

In addition to the family dinner party, Connor also got to take two friends out with him to enjoy his birthday ... they went to eat at Chuy's Mexican restaurant, went to see a new movie, then went to Monkey Joe's to ride go-karts and play arcade games.

All in all, I'd say he had a good birthday weekend.

Saturday, November 8, 2014