Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Peyton Loves Santa!

Peyton's first encounter with Santa at the Festival of Trees was less than pleasant for him, and probably Santa! On Monday night Jesse dressed up as Santa for Erica's preschoolers and the experience was pretty much the same. It was Jesse's first time as a Santa, I think he kind of liked it, but he really freaked P out. When he came out, Peyton immediately grabbed onto Mom. Even after Jesse showed him that it was him, Peyton still wouldn't pull his claws out of Mom. I eventually did the mean mom thing and MADE Jesse pick him up. Poor Peyton just started crying, but I got a few pics before he got away. Maybe next year he will like Santa more.

Friday, December 12, 2008

It's a...positive test!

I think some of you know by now, but I thought I would officially announce that I am pregnant. Yes, after only 8 months of trying, we have conception. I had sort of given up hope and really didn't plan on getting right now, that means being sick during Christmas (boo hoo!) My estimated due date is around August 4th. Erica is also preggers and she should be due around the beginning of July. Right now is definitely not the fun part, I am just sick, all the time. Just like last time I guess. Thought it might be better this time, man I miss food. Oh well, soon I can eat all the time, whatever I want...yum! We announced it to Jesse's family by putting him in a shirt that said "Big Brother" and waited to see how long it would take them to figure it out. It was all Jesse's idea, but we couldn't find one so I had to make it. Jesse's brother Stacey was the first to figure it out. Yep, thats my pee stick! I always take two to make sure.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

An Innapropriate Christmas Card

Tonight we took photos for our Christmas card real quick and as we were looking through them, I found this gem of Peyton. To understand why it is so inappropriate, look closer at his hand. Yep, my son, maybe he was getting tired of taking pictures! Melia and I found it quite funny, even though he didn't mean to do it.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Wrapping

As Mom was wrapping some presents in the family room while we watched a movie (Annabelle's Wish if you care) the ever helpful Peyton decided to lend a hand. He actually lent all his limbs to unrolling the ribbon and "decorating" himself. It was really funny so we let him do it, but just with that roll!

I think he is trying to get the ribbon off of him...but who really knows!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Midnight Madness and Black Friday

Our Thanksgiving was super relaxed, Mom almost slept through it, and we just ate a lot! After the boys played football in the morning, they were a bit wiped, so the spent most of the morning sleeping and us girls were planning on shopping all night, so we slept, or tried to, most of the evening. It makes for an uneventful day, or peaceful some might say.

But it didn't matter, I had been jazzed about going shopping. I like to shop and where there are deals to be found, that makes it even more fun (double the shopping high too!) The crowds and people don't really bother me, its all part of Christmas so I just try to be as cheery to them as possible, especially when I just took the last of something and they wanted it too.

Alesha and I right before we headed out to shop at midnight.

Sadly the night did not go as planned. We started at Midnight Madness at the outlets, and I waited in line for about a half an hour for one sweater at Gymboree (but it's a great sweater), saw some friends there (Susie and Ashley if you're curious). Then disaster struck. I started not to feel very good. I had tried pushing through this cough and cold all week and then it all caught up to me I think. I managed to survive shopping a bit longer, but my heart, and money, weren't in it. So by 3:00 I needed to go home and rest, and I didn't have much loot. The plan was rest 30 min, see if I feel better then head to Olympia by 4 or so. Didn't happen. I just couldn't. Everyone seemed ok with it, they were all tired and we were gonna try in the morning. Didn't happen. I have spent the last couple days in bed, and everyone that has wanted to, went shopping but me (uh, pitty party here.) Suffice it to say, the rest of the weekend did not go like expected and I am a bit bummed, at least I got to spend a lot of time with Alesha before she left. Next year, I will be ready!