Sunday, February 19, 2012

At the Moment

.I am sitting on the couch while the husband is bustling around cleaning the house. It's sort of his Sunday routine, I wouldn't dare get in the way of it!

.There is a sleeping tot in his crib that I had to move away from the wall since it turns out he is getting taller (maybe those short leggies are growing?), and likes to swat the pictures off the wall. Turkey.

.I just polished off a bowl of Hot Tamales, which Sam thought he'd try today, and naturally there is now a red stain on our rug where he spit it out.

.We just watched the most recent Desperate Housewives episode and I'm still mad at Susan for trying to convince her daughter to keep her illegitimate child. I am a firm believer in adoption. It is most often best for the birth parents, the adoptive parents and especially the baby! Susan's an idiot.

.Last night was miserable. I felt myself coming down with something all day, but I had a full schedule of hair appointments (8 hours worth), so I pushed through it. By the time I got home I was shaking with chills, so weak I could barely stand, achier than I'd ever felt, and my head was pounding. Tadd was nice enough to let me go lay in bed even though he'd had Sam alllll day. Cold sweats and heat waves all night long. (Am I going through menopause?) Luckily this morning I felt a little better. This winter has sucked.

.Thinking about my darling niece, Claire Katherine, in her beautiful blessing dress today. Her daddy gave her a lovely blessing, and we enjoyed time with family afterward at Haley and Jon's.

.Cars and Cars 2 are quickly becoming a daily occurence. Multiple times. I sort of love it.

.Playing roughly 12 games in Scramble with Friends, and actually winning about half. Not too bad for a rookie.

.We are hoping to go snuggle our new twin nieces this week, Claire (we get two Claire's!) and Livvy. We are so grateful they arrived safe and sound!

.Lamenting over the fact that I fail to provide healthy meals for my little family. I have expectations of myself as a housewife, basically none of which I've met. After I sort out a few things around here I am determined to cook regular meals for my husband and son. It is pathetic how badly I've dropped the ball on this one.

.Packing up 12-18 mo clothing tonight since the kid will not stop growing! Although, there is nothing like seeing Samson learn daily and absorb so much of his surroundings. Tonight he started yelling to me, "Momma! Come here!" so he could show me that he'd pushed his toy box out of his room (of course). I get so much joy hearing him talk and add more and more words to his vocabulary.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Christmas Morning

We spent Christmas morning this year at home for the first time ever, and loved it! It felt a little different since we've never done that since we've been married, but I think it'll be fun from here on out to spend the holiday with my little family. At least a part of it!

Tadd and I prepped for Christmas morning after Sammy fell asleep Christmas Eve, while watching White Christmas of course! It was adorable watching Tadd take such care while putting together Samson's train table, the man is a perfectionist!


Why is it that stockings always seem to hold much less than we remembered?


Sammy's first glimpse of Christmas!


The stocking was a hit, and he began pulling things out himself before too long.


Typical child-by-presents-under-the-Christmas-tree picture


Nothing is better than watching your child experience the magic of Christmas. I loved watching these two open gifts together and then play with Sam's toys. It was all I wanted for that morning.


Opening the train set we ended up taking back because the kid is just too young for it. He's more than satisfied with IKEA train tracks and little trains. Chuggington ones, of course.



Apparently he REALLY loved his train table.


Friday, February 3, 2012

Christmas Eve

We had a gift exchange at Kris and Kecia's in the morning and a delicious breakfast to kick off Christmas Eve! The adults drew each other's names and the kids did the same. 



Chris (or rather, Tysen) got me some texting gloves and this bracelet, which I'm obsessed with!


Lyla gave Sam these great flashcards, one of which he promptly ripped. Punk.

Tysen gave Tadd a shirt and a Visa gift card. I guess it was just a year of the DeMartini's giving to the Coxes!


There were the traditional games and chicken noodle soup at Grandma Camme's (Maga, as Sam calls her), which is always a great time.


Well, most of the time...




Samson obviously found multiple things to play with that are NOT toys, as is his M.O. 




The ever popular fish pond!


Christmas, although not Christmasy at all, jimjams



Ava is such a sweetheart with Samson, always playing with him and making him laugh. 

PS: as you can see, I will be halfassing all of my posts until I'm caught up. You're welcome.

Dining in The Ridge

The Friday before Christmas we trekked (kidding Mom) down to Elk Ridge for a loverly dinner, just my little family and Ma and Pa. 


If only Tadd's damn wife could cook like this, he was pretty much in caloric heaven. 


And this little one was headed at me for kiss. And looking dapper while doin' it. 


Then these two love birds shared some berry cobbler and ice cream. 

Mom seriously spoiled us and we couldn't have left any more full or any happier.

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