Saturday, December 25, 2010

Something to talk about

Well on the Tuesday before Christmas which would have been Tuesday, December 21, 2010 3 fun new things happened...
We finally made it to see Santa at the Mall in Texarkana!
Michal Kate lost her 4th tooth! This was the first one for her to lose at home so that was really neat!
Elijah smiled on purpose for the first time. Though this picture was taken on Christmas Eve where he thought his Uncle Jason was quite humorous.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Santa~Past and Present

I thought it would be fun to take a look back at our trips to Santa since we started having children. Some of them are a little humorous!
Christmas 2004~ Michal Kate's first Christmas
Santa in Lubbock, TX
Christmas 2005~ Noah's first Christmas
Santa in Lubbock, TX

Christmas 2006
Santa in Lubbock, TX
Christmas 2007~Jack's first Christmas
Santa in Texarkana, TX
Christmas 2008
Santa at Texarkana, TX

Christmas 2009~ Emorie's first Christmas
Santa in Longview, TX

Christmas 2010~ Elijah's first Christmas
Mr. Kendall as Santa at Debbie Riner's Childrens Christmas Party
I couldn't help it, I thought it was fun to look back at all the different years with Santa!

One Month and Santa Baby

I can't believe he is 1 month old already. At birth he weighed 6 # 10 oz and was 18" long. Now at 1 month he weighs 8# 11 oz and is 21" long. Though a big jump for him he is still only in the 25th percentile in his weight and 50th for his length. His is such a big eater and gets loved on constantly! I am trying to enjoy every moment, even the fussy ones since his is officially our last. It is kinda neat having one this little at Christmas which we have never done!
Elijah with his bear from Ashley
Elijah under the tree with the reindeer
1 month old

My sister got Elijah his Santa suit and with it being so cold today we wore it to church, which, as you can see, he slept through!

Christmas Parade

Last night was Mt. Pleasant's annual Christmas parade. The Dance Company has a float in it every year and though the girls rode in it last year, they just wanted to watch this time. So Jacob, Lori, and I took all the kids to see it. It was so cold and I was not prepared at all except for the baby! But, all in all, the kids had a blast.

Me and my baby girl. She loved being on my shoulders! The dancing she did as the bands passed was a little challenging for me, but she loved it.
I didn't have any kind of jacket for Jack so we wrapped him up in a blanket that Jacob and Lori brought. He enjoyed himself but froze. It was neat though because he had pulled away from Lori some and this reunited them!
Jacob and Eme
Madi and Michal Kate dancing like crazy people
We have been friends for 2 years and this is the first picture she let me take with her in it!Wonderful Christmas tradition! I love being with friends and family!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Pick-up Sticks

While I was bathing Elijah in the other bathroom Emorie went into mine SILENTLY and decided to open a brand new box of q-tips and play pick-up sticks with them, or see what it might look like if it snowed inside...either way she was proud and she did help pick them up and all mommy could do was laugh!
p.s. that is an empty bottle of meds next to her!