Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ian's 4th birthday!!

We can't believe our little boy turned four today! Here are some pictures of the festivities!

Ian's birthday tree

New lightsaber

Clone trooper

With his sidekick and cousin, Emma

A big boy bike

New jersey (to replace the one he wore out!)

Car cake

The family (One boy: 4 years, Two boys: 4 months!)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Happy Boys

I have to tell you that these are good days! All the feedings, diapers and laundry are worth it when you get paid with grins and giggles!

Happy brothers

Brennan giggling

The Night Before Christmas

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Grinch

Ian called me in his room this morning to tell me, "Mommy, I have a Grinch in my heart, and it's making my throat hurt."

Ian was watching The Grinch (the Jim Carey one) at Nana and Papa's house last week, and asked them to turn it off because he was scared. He thinks he'll watch it when he's 5 or 6.


Brennan laughed yesterday! What a sweet sound!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Our almost-4-year-old

Have I said lately how much I love this age? Here are some reasons why:

1. Cream corn = "soup corn"

2. Egg nog = "egg bake" (I think we have this straight now, but only after a very frustrating conversation between Ian and Daddy.)

3. Apparently one of his preschool classmates keeps hugging him. He told me at lunch the other day that he didn't want him to hug him. When I asked why not, he said, "Because I don't know his address or phone number!"

4. Ian is absolutely loving to read The Night Before Christmas. On Friday morning, I heard him reading it in his bed before he even let me know he was awake. I went in and sat with him on his bed. After he finished the story he said, "Mommy, let's snug. You snug on that side," pointing next to him on his bed, "And I'll snug on this side." He covered us up with his blanket while I tried to soak in the moment!

5. Ian has really been enjoying drawing and writing lately. He has begun to draw things that are recognizable, but may still need some explanation. Here is a nativity scene he drew earlier this week. See if you can find these things: Jesus, Mary, Joseph, a pig, two monkeys, a cow, a leaf and a star.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas Fun

Christmas is coming, and we're having fun talking about it and preparing for it. We decorated our tree last night, and Ian had the honor of putting the angel on top. Today was our MOPS Christmas Brunch, and Ian had his first performance in front of a live audience. He did a great job singing and dancing. As you can see from the short clip, he was "all business" with the dancing!! (He's in the middle wearing the gray sweatshirt and jeans.)