Jacob has been 8 months old for a few weeks now, but I wanted to post an update on him & some recent pics.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I'm FINALLY getting around to blogging about Christmas day. James & I decided last year that we wanted to have some time on Christmas for just our little family. So, Christmas morning we enjoyed our first Christmas morning as a family of four. It was so nice to just have a casual breakfast & watch the kids open presents & play with their new toys. We didn't have to be anywhere until 11:30 & we didn't have to drive across town, it was so nice.
Posted by ashley at 1:13 PM
Sunday, January 08, 2012
On Christmas Eve, we had Grandma & Papa over for lunch to celebrate Christmas with them. I cooked my first turkey. I was very nervous about cooking a turkey, but wanted to make the meal special. My mom makes the best turkey, cornbread dressing, & gravy, so I had a good mentor. First, I made the Pioneer Women's brine & brined the turkey overnight. Cooking the turkey was easy, but James did keep an eye on the temperature to make sure we didn't over cook the bird. I don't like eating dried out meat of any kind from being overcooked. The turkey turned out beautifully. We made the homemade cornbread dressing & giblet gravy with a little assistance from my mom who came over to help me. I was very proud of myself for pulling off a big meal like this for the first time. I guess it made me feel more like an adult since I'm used to always going to my parent's or Grandmother's for the holidays and they do all the cooking. The meal was AMAZING if I do say so myself! James was very pleased too! After our fabulous lunch, we opened presents & watched the kids play with their new toys. Grandma & Papa were very appreciative of the meal we made for them.
Posted by ashley at 7:35 PM
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Jacob has been 7 months for several weeks now, but I'm just now getting around to posting some recent pictures of him.
Posted by ashley at 7:40 PM
Abigail had so much fun at her class's Christmas party. They got to eat McDonald's for lunch as a special treat that day. Then, they played a book exchange game. Abigail loves books and was excited about getting a new book. Abigail's teacher had a craft planned for us to make candy canes with beads. Abigail did a good job & only needed a little assistance from me. And of course every good Christmas party ends with singing Happy Birthday to Jesus and eating a cupcake.
Posted by ashley at 7:18 PM
Abigail performed her annual holiday dance at Boni's. She did such a good job. It's been really neat to see her progress over the last few years. They performed a reindeer dance & one other cute little dance. After, the girls performed the Daddies were asked to come up so they could teach them a dance. James was happy he was able to be there, it was not easy for him to get away from work that day. Abigail is a Daddy's girl so she LOVED having her Daddy there & thought it was so funny that she got to teach him a dance. I took a video of both dances & posted them on facebook. So, this is the dance in pictures. Enjoy!
Posted by ashley at 2:01 PM