Sunday, December 20, 2009


Charlie has been surrounded by Elves over the last few days. They have been on his clothes and he even has and Elf named Maxwell that is watching everything he does and reports back to Santa.

Looking Cute in my Elf Outfit!
I hope Maxwell isn't watching me because I am being Naughty!
Maxwell wanted to play after breakfast!
He got tired so CP was putting him up on his shelf!

Live Nativity!

Tonight we went to the Live Nativity at our Church. It was pretty cold but that didn't seem to bother Charlie, he was just happy to be outside. There were several baby goats (3 weeks old) that Charlie was able to pet, the donkey and the camel however were not very friendly and Charlie did not get to pet them. After Charlie was through playing with the goats we listened to some carols as well as the hand bells, which he loved, and then we decided we needed to get out of the cold and head home. I am glad we took him this year, even though he doesn't fully understand what a Nativity is I think it is good for us to start teaching him early so he will know the true reason for the Christmas Season!

Petting the baby goat!

These guys were so litte and cold!

Busy watching the animals!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I've been bit!

I've been bit by the sewing bug, in the last three days I have made three pair of pants and 2 shirts for Charlie and have plans to make even more. I didn't really do any sewing on the shirts but I needed to make something for him to wear with his new pants so I took some advice from my Sister in Law Molly and bought some double stick web and appliqued a few shirts. So my mom can see what I have been up to lately I thought I would share a few of my latest creations as well as a picture of mister Charlie hamming it up for the camera!

This was not made by me but I thought the picture was cute!
Christmas Tree shirt!
(Please ignore how dirty it is)
Christmas Tree Shirt and Pant
Plaid Pants with "C" shirt
Molly is making a shirt to go with these as well that will have a guitar on it!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Here Comes Santa Claus!

On Saturday we took Charlie to see Santa at Bass Pro Shop. He did great standing in line waiting and he walked up to Santa all smiles to say hello when it was his turn. Things turned a little sour though when Charlie went to sit in his lap, he had the look of sheer terror on his face and wasn't sure if he should start crying or try to jump out of his lap. After some calming words from mommy and a quick hug he sat still long enough for his picture and then was so very happy to be back in my arms. Hopefully next year he will be a little more excited when he goes to visit Santa!

Charlie and Frosty!
Waiting in line with Daddy!
Still happy walking up to Santa!
Not happy right now but being a good Sport!

It's begining to look alot like Christmas!

This weekend we decorated the house for Christmas, and I will have to say it is one of my favorite things to do. Right now our house smells like one big Christmas tree and I couldn't be happier. Charlie missed out on most of the decorating because he was napping but he was able to help me finish up the tree by handing me the last few ornaments. I can already tell that this Christmas will be far different then last Christmas, we will be telling Charlie no an awful lot at he pulls at ornaments, stockings and all the other fun things he can reach, last year he wasn't mobile so we had no worries.

As much fun as I do have decorating our house for Christmas I also realize that decorating is not what it is all about. As much fun as it is we all must still remember the real meaning of Christmas and I hope that in the years to come Josh and I are able to instill in Charlie that Christmas is about the birth of Jesus and not just about gifts and decorations.

Our Christmas Tree!
The Mantel with Stocking and Fresh Green!
The buffet
The Landing on our Stairs!
Dining Room Table with Fresh Greens!

Let it Snow!

On Saturday we woke up to a dusting so I thought it would be a good opportunity to get Charlie dressed and take him outside before it all melted. CP was not sure about walking in the grass, I am guessing he didn't want to because it looked different then it normally does. He finally got out in the grass and walked around for a bit and touched some snow but wasn't to happy when he got it on his hands. After about ten minutes we came inside to warm up, and about an hour later all the snow was gone!

What is up with this grass!
Not thrilled about me taking pictures!
Still not happy with me!
He doesn't like to touch the cold wet snow!
Trying to wash the snow off his hands!