Thursday, December 31, 2009

Baby it's cold outside

We had such a great Christmas -- getting snowed in at Gigi and Papa Tom's and then driving into Lawrence for Christmas #2 with Mimi and Papa John. With 2010 just around the corner and nearly 6 inches of snow on the ground, Josie wants to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Don't forget to stay warm and bundle up!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My Christmas List

"I'd like a barbie, my little pony, rainbow bright, the barbie dream house, play dough, some make-up..." These are the things I overheard Josie talking about during her first visit to Santa's lap.

We took Josie to a Christmas party last weekend at the Ashley's. The annual Christmas party is centered around kiddos with crafts, songs and of course, a surprise visit from Santa Clause. Here's to Josie's first Christmas!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Guess Who's 2 Months Old?!?

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy 2 month birthday dear Josie, happy birthday to you!

We celebrated Josie's 2 month birthday on December 15th by taking the traditional "watch me grow" picture in her crib - she's getting so big!

We also celebrated by having dinner at our favorite, Dean and Deluca, and bringing home another gourmet cupcake. This month daddy picked Red Velvet and it was amazingly delicious. Just thinking about it now makes me want to pack her up in the car and drive back for another one. And if I want to do all that work, you know it's worth it!

And of course, a birthday celebration or any celebration for that matter, wouldn't be complete without a larger than life bow. I wonder how long she'll let me put these in her hair...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Choppin' down our tree

We went to Bishop Tree Farm last Saturday to pick out and cut down our Christmas tree. After searching the farm (literally to the far corners of the farm!), we found our tree. Isn't she a beauty? I felt the heavens part and heard the angels sing when we spotted her.

This picture was taken to document the darling ruffles on Josie's Christmas outfit. I mean, there are few things more darling than ruffles on a baby's bottom.

Our first family trip to the tree farm. There was a family of 7 sipping on hot chocolate in the cottage when we arrived back from cutting down our tree. I chatted with the mom briefly and she told me how their family has taken a picture in front of this fireplace every year for the past 10 years. Of course I teared up, because everything makes me emotional, and after the family set off to pick out their 11th Bishop Farm tree, we snapped this picture.

I wanted to highlight my stud husband for chopping down our tree in reportedly record time. He's so cute.

And of course, Todd couldn't leave the tree farm without playing some type of war game by himself, using the measuring rod as his weapon.

Of course, we planned this trip as something special to do with our growing family and as always, Josie loved it so much that she slept right through it. :-)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I'm Stuffed

Looks like someone had just a bit too much turkey this Thanksgiving...