Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Picture

Believe it or not, we actually got a pretty good picture of all 3 kids for our Christmas card this year!  We had them wear the traditional Santa hats and crossed our fingers that when they sat next to each other we would have smiles and not grumpy faces! It only took 5 shots and this is what we have.......

Thanks to Renee at Busy Bee Paperie for the wonderful selection of Christmas cards!  I loved ours this year and will definitely be ordering again next year.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Crib Free!!!!!

After a little over 5 years, (long pause) I am proud to say our house is CRIB FREE!  Reese and Will's new "big kid" furniture arrived yesterday and I couldn't be more excited. They seem to love their beds, and knock on wood, haven't dared to get out of them!  Here are a couple of pictures from their rooms.

Reese doesn't have a theme yet for her room and Will's room has a pirate theme.  Decorating their rooms will now be easier since they have permanent furniture.  Hopefully soon I can share pictures of their completed bedrooms!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Elfie's not for everyone!

So this is Elfie our house Elf! He is one of Santa's elves who will be calling our house home for the month of December. Santa sent him to watch over the kids and report back every night on if they have been naughty or nice.  Elfie has strict orders not to talk to us but we can talk to him.  Also, we cannot touch him or else he'll loose his Christmas magic and won't be able to return to the North Pole every night to talk to Santa.

All of the kids love Elfie.  They love finding his new hiding spot every morning and Olivia especially loves talking to Elfie - telling him all the things Reese and Will have done wrong!  It's nice too because I talk to Elfie telling him bits of information to take back to Santa.  I tell him good things the kids have done but also he hears when they aren't being very good!  You better believe Olivia and Will shape up if I tell Elfie of their "naughty" behavior!!

Reese on the other hand is a different story.  She loves the idea of having Elfie around the house.  She loves finding him in the morning and talks about him occasionally throughout the day.  The problem is, she isn't fazed by the fact that he is telling Santa how she has acted for the day!  She'll be talking mean to Will or not playing nice with Olivia and I'll say in a most dramatic voice, "Oh, boy Elfie, I would hate for Santa to find out that Reese isn't sharing with her sister."  Reese will just look at me like I'm the crazy one and continue on with what she was doing!  I give up!

I guess Elfie's not for everyone!