Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas 09

We started our celebration on the 18th in Gastonia visiting with my dad, step-mom, brother, sister-in-law, nephews, and niece as well as some of David's dear friends. Thankfully my step mom took some pictures because we somehow managed to let Christmas come and go without taking very many pictures (and none posed!). Note to self: don't let that happen next year.

We had a great time celebrating with both of our families and of course, Santa paid a visit to the boys. I was convinced more than once that they had landed on the naughty list, but Santa took pity on them at the last minute. (I would have never done that!) :)

Andrew and John got new bikes...big boy bikes that look like motorcycles. Wyatt got a blue plasma car. So far the bikes haven't gotten much use, but the plasma car has gone round and round the downstairs of the house over and over and over and over...

As soon as it warms up a bit, the boys will get to enjoy their bikes more.

Two other big hits were stomp rockets from Granny Meg and Pop (one is already stuck on the neighbor's roof) and fishing poles (play ones with magnetic bait and minnows that allow the boys to catch a bass) compliments of Nana and Papa!!
Next birthday celebration on the horizon: Ashley turns 34 in less than a week.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Breakfast with Daddy

When the big boys were somewhere between 18 months and two, Ashley began a tradition of taking them to breakfast once a week. Every Friday from then on, the boys have taken turns going to breakfast with their Dad. It is the topic of MANY conversations and almost as many fights at our house. The boys always want to discuss whose turn it is that week and Ashley and I have gotten to the point where we really need to start keeping a calendar to make sure that each boy gets their proper turn. Apparantly raising children and memory loss are correlated!

This week our baby bear got his first turn at going to breakfast with his dad! They went to Krispy Kreme naturally, since P adores doughnuts.
I can not believe that my baby is old enough to enter the rotation, but I am also happy about his most recent rite of passage. I'm most happy that I am married to such a wonderful father who takes the time to bond with his boys in such a special way!

Check out the hat!