Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Merry Christmas

The boys loved their matching pajamas!

Merry Christmas, everyone! We had a wonderful weekend. We went to the children's mass on Christmas Eve as we do every year. Out of over 100 kids there, MJ was the only one running up and down the aisles. I swear, there is no way to contain that child! :) Ty, on the other hand, was cozy as could be in his car seat. After mass, we had dinner at our house with some of Steve's family.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

In spite of me coming down with mastitis on Christmas day (oh, the joys of breastfeeding), we had a wonderful time. After a morning of opening presents with the boys, we had brunch with my family.

French toast and egg and cheese casserole - delicious! (brother Eddie is taking the picture)

Ty got a lot of cute things for his nursery as well as some toys and clothes. As you can see, he was thrilled.

MJ got a ton of stuff- including a Toy Story 3 bike (which is WAY too big for him, in spite of Steve's insistence that it wasn't), a Toy Story box set with all of the characters in it, and a horse! (well, a fake horse)

Ride 'em, cowboy!

We went over to Steve's parent's house for even more presents and dinner, and it started to snow!!!!! What a beautiful sight. It was Atlanta's first official white Christmas since 1880.

White Christmas

Monday, December 20, 2010

Baking Day!

Icing - YUMMY!

Every year, we have our annual Baking Day at my mom's house. It is a day full of SUGAR, chocolate, peanutbutter, and all sorts of goodies. We make about 8 different types of cookies/dessert bars/candies. Why? Well, every member of the "baking day crew" has his or her favorite cookie - whether it be for sentimental reasons or for taste alone. Therefore, we make all of them. :) It is also fun to give samples of these special, homemade treats to family and friends. In the background, we have Christmas music playing or we put on National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. This year was especially fun because MJ had a blast rolling the dough and decorating my Grandma Brown's famous butter cookies. The icing was delicious!

Mom- it's time for a nap!

The Baking Day Crew 2010

I would like to give a special "thanks" to my dad for the three trips he took to the grocery store that day to pick up ingredients!

MJ had his preschool Christmas Carol last week - here are a few pictures:

Blowing a kiss to the crowd- what a charmer!

Mommy and MJ

Steve was out of town for a few days last week, so I was on my own with both boys. The evenings are always a little hectic getting both boys fed, bathed, and ready for, here is a picture of my multitasking:

Mom- Ty is taking up over half of my bathtub!

I can't believe Christmas is only 5 days away...more pics soon!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Visit to Santa and the Budweiser Clydesdales

We had professional pictures taken of the boys a few weeks ago. Here is one of my favorites of Ty...

So peaceful

Last week, we went to visit Daddy at work so Ty could meet everyone at Eagle Rock. MJ felt right at home.

MJ at Grandpa's desk - he's a natural!

Steve and his future Bud boys

MJ and Ty in the Bud sleigh

Steve's company party was at the Cartersville Budweiser brewery. We had a blast (in spite of the weather). MJ was TERRIFIED of Santa - he was screaming "No, Santa" so loud that you just had to laugh. Needless to say, I have no pictures of MJ in Santa's lap, but we did get one of the family with Santa behind us (I don't have this picture yet, but I will post it when I get it). Ty was quite content in Santa's arms.

I want a bottle, a new pacifier, and more of mommy's milk

MJ with the Budweiser dalmation

The Clydesdales!

I said bye-bye to what my friend, Aubrey, affectionately calls "Mommyland" and started back to work on Tuesday. I have enjoyed being back at work, but I miss my boys terribly! Our new nanny, Lisa, has been keeping them busy, though! She took a picture of MJ making his gingerbread man and gingerbread house.

This is awesome!

There will be more Christmas fun on the way!