Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas Day 2013

We had a great Christmas and I hope you did too!  Christmas with kids is just magical and this year we had another bundle of joy to add to the excitement.  I always love seeing the looks on their faces when they wake up and see what Santa has left.  B was so excited and so cute!  She loved it all!  Sweet Maggie slept through the excitement when B woke up and then she got to enjoy the craziness.  I don't think she knew what to think and B was so sweet showing her all the things.  My parents came over that morning and stayed the night and we were so thankful to have them here. 
Santa left for B
Santa left for Maggie

She wasn't so sure about her new car!

Showing sissy all her things!
Sweet Maggie's first Christmas!

THey got a princess castle from my brother and kids.  
Probably her favorite present was this scooter from Mimi and Pops and she is really good at it!

We had a great day together and we rode around that night looking at christmas lights!
We sure did miss my sweet nanny and my brother and the kids but so thankful for our little family.
Happy Birthday Jesus..thank you for your ultimate gift of eternal life.

Christmas Eve

The girls and I were solo most of Christmas Eve.  My parents went to Ohio and were headed back that day and the hubby always has to work late so I decided to start a new tradition and let the girls open one present that afternoon.  We were a little anxious...
"What is it, momma"
Burkleigh helping sissy out with her new toy.
SHe LOVED the train set.  She has gotten all into thomas the train and the only thing she told santa she wanted for christmas was a choo choo.  She loves it!  I never thought I would have a little girl that would love trains and baby dolls.. I guess she's well rounded.  =)
She knows all the trains names and can tell them apart even when I can't.  She wants to read thomas books, watch thomas on tv, and play choo choo's all the time. She even got a little choo choo set for the bath tub and I love to hear her in their talking to them.  It is too cute.  She is talking up a storm now and Iove to hear that sweet little voice of hers.
After dinner, we got our christmas pi's on and tried to take a few pics.
Sweet sisters
Maggie Charles, 10.5 months, Burkleigh 2.5years
Then, we had a birthday party for Jesus.  We sang happy birthday, and lit the candle to blow out since I couldn't find any little candles for the cake.
Our cute and yummy cake

We left out our cookies for Santa and sprinkled our reindeer food on the yard before going to bed.  
B was so excited about Santa coming!  She loved her little elf too and she did not like it one bit when I told her that Polka dot (dottie) was going to have to go back to live with Santa.   We didn't get all into the elf thing this year but she enjoyed playing with it and occasionally it would do fun things.  
It was a fun christmas eve with my girls.  Couldn't imagine life any other way! So blessed and thankful for these amazing blessings.  

Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas with the Haley's

We always do christmas with Jamie's dad and brother and sister the a week or so before christmas.  This year, we hosted at our house.  Both my girls had been sick and B was not really feeling well at all that day.. poor baby.  Her little nose was so raw from wiping it that she got a little red spot right above her lip.  The colder months always seem to bring the sickies and I am not a fan of the cold either.  I'm already wishing for summer!  But, we had a great time together even though Jay and Melissa had to miss out since their girls were sick.  
Burkleigh loves her cousin Beau.  She loves that he plays with her and she just thinks he is the greatest.  It is so sweet!
We never seem to remember to get a family pic these days.. so here is daddy with the girls.
Burkleigh's favorite present that night was a pack of watercolors.  She loved it and wanted to paint right away.  Daddy had to get the water and paper out before we were done opening gifts.  She didn't even care about opening anymore presents. She is such a little artist and she still loves it.
She asks to paint almost every day!
Sweet mags got this cute little car from Pops and Janelle.  She loves it!
Even B loves it!
B got some new baby doll accessories.. not the baby.  Although she does need a new one.. =)
She got a stroller, doll bed, high chair and she loves them all!
This sweet girl had a ball at her first christmas celebration!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Maggie Charles is 10 months old..

Maggie Charles you turned 10 months on Dec. 10, 2013.
You are a precious bundle of joy. I know I say that every month but you really are.
YOu are so much different from your sister and you are such an easy baby!
You are a chunky monkey and I LOVE it! Complete opposite of your sis.
So far, ya'll are nothing alike personality wise and weight and height.
B was such a tiny little thing.. you are my good little eater.  
As long as you have something to eat or snack on, you are good. =)
YOu weigh around 20-21 lbs. 
You are wearing mostly 12 month clothes.
You wear a size 4 diaper.
You LOVE any food… you are over baby food so you eat anything we give you.
YOu love bananas, strawberries, cheese, spagetti o's, yogurt, cereal bars, just anything..
YOu are standing behind everything and pushing it all over the place.
You love sissy's little coupe car.  YOu will push it all over the house.
You love to push the bar stools around the kitchen too. 
YOu are still drinking the expensive formula.
You take about 4 bottles a day usually around 6 oz sometimes less.
You have two bottom teeth.
You love to play with anything that sissy is playing with..
Big sissy is learning to share.. 
YOu are all about feeding yourself.. you tried to feed yourself yogurt for the first time. 
YOu were a mess!
You love your big sissy.
She can make you laugh like no one else.
You get so excited to see her in the mornings and after naps. It is so sweet.
I finally had your picture made and I am obsessed with how cute you look.
Your little smile makes me so happy.  
I know you are mine.. but you are the cutest and sweetest baby ever!!
You take two good naps a day.
You don't like me to rock you to sleep.  I just put you in your bed and you go right on to sleep.  
I know its a good thing but it does make me a little sad...
YOu are always smiling.
You love to pull the outlet covers out of the wall.
You love to put cords in your mouth.. we have to watch you good!
You will put anything in your mouth..today it was play dough..
Those second babies experience all the fun!  lol
You tasted sissy's capri sun for the first time and you loved it!
You copy big sissy all the time.  You want to do everything she does.
We are so thankful for you sweet baby.
We love you BIG!
I can't believe you are almost ONE.  

December Happenings..

Where did December go?  It's crazy how time can get away from you and I have a feeling it's only going to get worse on this little blog since Mama has to go back to work in a week.  I'm not sure how that happened but my time at home is slowing coming to an end.. sniff, sniff..

So.. what happened to us in the month of December.  Well.. we were dealing with sickness and nasty noses and coughs and nasty germs passed back and forth.. yuck!   We're still dealing with it so hopefully soon these nasty noses will be back to normal.   Here's a little photo dump of our December in pics..
We wore our christmas clothes all month long.. mama is sad to put them up until next year.. =(
One of my favorite parts of December.. love all the clothes!
I know.. crazy mama!
I can't remember if I blogged about it or not but B has gotten a new big girl bed and she is loving it!  I love her cute bedding too that I got from a sweet friend's little girl.  It matches her room perfectly and I'm thankful she sleeps in it and not mama's bed.  ;) However, I usually end up in there in the middle of the night.  She likes a bed buddy.
Mags is into everything and she loves to push the bar stools in the kitchen all over the place.  She is too funny… her 10 month post will be up soon.
Sweet girls before the Helena Christmas parade.  It was FREEZING that day so we went to a new spot and watched it so it over faster.  THe girls loved seeing santa.
Mags and I made our 10 sec tv debut on the news yelling War Eagle.  She was too cute!
Go Tigers!
THe girls visited santa at the mall and B loved it. How sweet is this picture?
She is holding his little fingers and just talking to him.  She told him she wanted a choo choo.
Mags wasn't so sure of him.  She cried this time but I still love that she turned around to look at him.  When Burkleigh had her first pic made she did the same thing but she didn't cry.
Sweet girl had to visit the dr this month.. boo
SHe was all into the presents under the tree.. she was a good shopping buddy for me this month.  We did a lot of shopping together.  
Mimi came to play with us some..
We wore all 100 of our christmas pjs.. not really but I"m a total sucker for  christmas pajamas.  
I think they had about 6 pair this year.  I just love them all!
Fun lunch dates and play outings with momma.. love them!
B had a great time at the painting place.  We made ornaments and a reindeer plate with B's handprints. They turned out so cute!
B got her a new pair of pink cowgirl boots and she is quite obsessed with them.  THey have quickly become her new favorite shoes and she wants to wear them everywhere.  She told me, "my boots, fast mama."  SO cute!  She loves "my boots" 
Sweet sisters.. love them!  
It's been a fun filled december and I can't believe its almost over. 
Be back soon with our christmas recap!