Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Our Family Christmas

Sunday afternoon we had our Christmas with Grayson. We've got a pretty busy week ahead and didn't want to have to travel with the toys, and since Grayson has no clue what is going on this year, we decided to celebrate a little early.
Grayson loved ripping the paper on the gifts--I think he would have been happy with just paper!

Here's Grayson with his best bud, Dakota. We invited Dakota into the living room to join us for the special occasion.

I think Dakota was more interested in Grayson's new toys rather than her own! Before the end of the night, Dakota's new toy was already in 3 pieces!! Oh well, at least she had fun with it for a little while!
Merry Christmas!!

Oh yeah!! Do you want to know what Chad and I got each other for Christmas?!?!?
A window seat! We hired someone to do this little project for us. I just love the way it turned out! Chad and I are going to finish it off ourselves. We still need to order doors for the front, paint, and make a cushion for the seat. Yay for more storage!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

First Christmas

Grayson is so interested in all the decorations and presents under the tree!! Now that he's crawling, he heads straight to the presents!!

He thinks it's so funny when I tell him "no". Can you tell he's a bit anxious?!?
We can't wait to share with him the true meaning of Christmas!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Play Day with Lydia

Sweet Lydia came over to play with Grayson yesterday. She is one of the 5 children Chad and I kept last summer and she just adores Grayson! The day went really well. Lydia kept Grayson pretty busy. She fed him....
She carried him all over the house...

She dressed him....
She crawled with him...
and she even drug him all over the house by his arms and his little bottom was sliding across the floor!! (I didn't get a picture of this because I was too busy following them around making sure she didn't pull his little arms out of the socket!!)
Surprisingly, Grayson loved it all!! He just laughed and laughed!
So I was actually able to get some things done around the house while they were playing.
During Grayson's naps, Lydia and I made homemade marshmallows and cookies for neighbors, wrapped some presents, and even did some sewing!!
It was a very productive day!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


This video was taken on Monday, so we're going to claim that day as his official "crawling" day. Hang in there- he takes his first "steps" toward the end of the video. I got a shot of the tree to document that this happened right before his first Christmas!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Santa Is Here!

Yep, there he is! The big man himself and his cute little wife! He officially arrived here in Marietta Thursday night and we were there for his grand entrance!! And Grand it was!--complete with a police escort, blaring sirens, and Mr. and Mrs. Klaus riding in on a firetruck!! It was really cute to see all the children squeal with delight as Santa came to town! I know this is a terrible picture but it was as close as we could get for now. It was so cold we didn't even to try to tackle the long line of children waiting to sit in Santa's lap! We hope to take Grayson back sometime in the next few weeks.
Grayson with Mimi and Papa--he's not quite sure what to think of all the excitement!

My parents were in town this past weekend for the Historic Tour of Homes here in Marietta. We loved seeing all the beautifully decorated houses! Grayson was such a trooper and hung in there with us the whole day--did not even fuss once--and it was super cold (we even saw the season's first snow flurries!) !!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thanksgiving Week

We had a busy Thanksgiving as we traveled to both families' houses. We spent the first part of the week with Chad's parents and the last half of the week with my parents. Grayson had a good time playing with (mostly watching) his cousin Noah and his new cousin Sophie.

And here he is with grandmama who just can't seem to get enough of him--she wants to hold him constantly!

Yes, the picture says it all. What is going on, Tigers?!?!!!! We hated to see the outcome of the game, but we're just excited to be able to play again this weekend for the ACC Championship!! Go Tigers!!