Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas card 101

Lesson learned...just pay someone else to do it.  I tried to take a good picture of these little rascals, but it just wasn't in the cards this year.  After about 30 minutes of frustration, I decided to go the "oh well, not stressing over it anymore" route.  Saving the 100 bucks isn't so bad either ;)  So here is your Christmas card friends...

Okay so she's pretty precious here and he looks okay (could have smiled a little more), but can't have the trampoline legs and ripped padding in the background!  

Come on Tanner, open your eyes... and Emory Hart, don't look so scared.  He won't eat you.

Oh Tanner, just be quiet and smile.  And put your shirt down Emory Hart!  You are NOT a stripper!

And this is when I thought I may shoot myself!

Okay kids, I know you can't look at the camera right...just turn around and do something sweet.

LOOK at the camera Emory Hart! Tanner... a real smile please?!

Oh Ems, you finally take a sweet pic, but WHERE is your brother?  And why is my shoe in the picture!

Now you get it!  This is when I gave up and headed for my bottle of wine.  Merry Christmas folks!

Emory Hart's 1st Bday!

I can't believe this sweet child is already a year old.  This past year has flown by too fast :(  She is a mess!  Into anything and everything.  I call her "nosy rosy" because she loves to dig through drawers and purses and bags.  When she is awake, she demands 100% attention or else she will somehow hurt herself.  The other day we had a visitor at the front door.  By the time I could let them in, I turned around and she had crawled upstairs by herself and was heading into her bedroom.  Small heart attack!  She still refuses to watch tv.  If she is awake, there is no getting anything done.  As bad as this may sound, I sometimes live for her nap times!  I should get things done during this time, but I usually have to nap myself because she wears me out!  Don't get me wrong, we love her just the way she is and would not change a thing.  She's just a little more high maintenance that her brother ;)  Her nicknames are still evolving.  I think last I updated she was "Lucy".  She's still "Lucy", and I think that's one that will stick forever, but now she's also "Luce" and "Ems".  We were at Premier Rehab for out Christmas party the other day and the other therapists informed me that just because I'm a speech therapist does not mean I should give her every name I can think of!

Her actual birthday was on Thanksgiving day this year.  We didn't have a big birthday party.  Those things just stress this mama out!  I did manage to make her a little smash cake and we had a "mini" celebration at Honey and Otto's house while we were there for Thanksgiving lunch.  

 

She wasn't sure what to think about her cake at first, but after that first taste of sweet frosting....

she figured out exactly what she should do!

I thought she would never stop!  And it took several of us to get her cleaned up.

At first she was only interested in the bows on her presents.

Then her cousins Lauren and Oliver showed her how it is done.

And she was so excited!

She had fun playing with her new toys, and she loved her new clothes.  She was so funny "trying them on".  She giggled and tried to put her new shirt over her head :)

Thanksgiving 2012

Our Thanksgiving was full of fun cousin time this year.  We started the Sunday before Thanksgiving day at Nene and Papa's house in Bear Creek.  Wade and Stephen were at work, and Kourtney had a sorority event, but everyone else was there.  The kiddos played and played and had a ton of fun.  Then on Thanksgiving day we went to Honey and Otto's for more food and family fun with Otto's side of the family. I think we all gained 5 lbs that week from all the yummy food!

Sweet little turkeys!
 

Nene and Papa's house






 Honey and Otto's house





Halloween 2012

Emory Hart and Tanner had a fun Halloween.  Emory Hart dressed as a cute little pumpkin, and Tanner was batman. We went trick or treating at a couple of houses, then went to the church for our annual Halloween carnival.  Hill and Harvey met us there, and the boys had a blast playing.