Sunday, December 12, 2010

December Fun

We have been very busy lately, but it's a good kind of busy! We have been decorating, finishing up the Christmas tree, baking lots of cookies, shopping, and just BEING! Emily's seizures are pretty tame lately (knock on wood). We have been loving the weather here, today it was almost 80 degrees!

Jacob kept telling me to take his picture today. This series is him posing. There were many, MANY outcasts .... :)
I have baked many cookies - oatmeal raisin, oatmeal chocolate chip, strawberry with white chocolate chips, forgotten cookies, and finally sugar cookies! I think my husband likes decorating sugar cookies almost as much as Jacob does. It was a blast, I love family time like this. I made sugar cut-outs, but Jacob insisted on animals. So we have an assortment of cookies. :)

Emily's wheelchair is decorated for Christmas, it is so cute! Everyone we see comments on it, and she just smiles and smiles when someone talks to her about it. It's cute! Of course, she wouldn't smile for me in the picture, as she was watching Barney at the time. Mommy has nothing on Barney! The one smile I managed to capture was only because Barney was doing something silly. I guess I know where I rank ... hehe.

We have also been busy loving on our newest family member! My sister's little girl is a week old now and SO cute. Jacob is madly in love with her, and is convinced we need another baby in our house. I am glad to snuggle, love, feed, and hand her back. :) I love me some baby, but I am glad to be past the newborn stage for sure!

Today we did some rearranging of furniture and trading rooms and such. Jacob's turtle now lives in the living room, so that all his toys can be in his room. I am tired of seeing them scattered all over the living room. Isn't the turtle cute! And yes, that hideous wall behind his tank is rock. I know, it's fugly.

So, our house is decorated .. the tree is up .. the cookies are baked. Bring on Christmas! :) Tomorrow night are are going on a holiday boat cruise with Make-A-Wish. It should be fun! It's supposed to be fun, food and entertainment. Yay!


Michelle and Sean said...

Wow!! Sounds like you are one busy mamma! Love all the pictures!!

The cookies look yummy!!

Have fun with Make-A-Wish! We have our Christmas party on Sat with them, as long as Maggie is doing okay.

Zoey's mom said...

A new baby at the holidays ... what fun!

Busy you are indeed.The fun kind of busy though,which is always welcomed!

Loving Emily's chair.Very festive!

Becky said...

Love her wheelchair! Have fun on the cruise. I love Make A Wish. :)

Lacey said...

I love how the weather was good before and after we were there, but not during! Oh well, its been in the 40's here, and the 3 feet of snow we got while we were gone has now melted! I'll take rain in December anyday!

Andy and Jenni said...

Decorating the wheelchair is such a festive touch! It sure doesn't distract from her sweet smile though :)
What are forgotten cookies?

The VW's said...

What a great idea.....decorating her wheelchair! I love it! Great job on all the cookies! I've got to get going on mine! Hugs!!!


Jacob cracks me up especially that 3rd photo. Cookies....must have cookies......too lazy....

Treguboff Family said...

Those cookies look so good! Looks like you guys had an awesome time. Love her decorated wheelchair! :)