Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Baby it's cold outside..

We had a crazy weekend! Friday night we watched the Grinch, trying to get Daddy in the Christmas spirit :)

Saturday we went to the Christmas parade in Lawrence, and boy was it cold! I'm not quite sure how much Gracen really enjoyed it because she couldn't quite see. They were all antique horse drawn carriages and it was quite fun. We then went to lunch with Uncle Adam, and watched part of the KU game. Uncle Adam can't wait till she's running and talking and can teach her naughty things! :)

Sunday Aunt Nanie came up to see our new house, and played with Gracen. G was feeling a little under the weather, and Aunt Nanie's visit perked her up. Can't wait to see her again in 2 weeks! Sunday night her Streit cousins came over to play and Aunt Tasha. They hadn't seen the house either. It certainly increased the noise level :) But it was fun. Had a little pizza party.

Monday morning Gracen woke up with a terrrible cold, so I stayed home with her. Poor little baby didn't want to eat, could hardly breath, and woke herself up coughing everytime she feel asleep. Hardly let me put her down. But I did manage to get most of our presents wrapped, so underneath our tree doesn't look so bare anymore. But now she just wants to get the presents all the time! Hey who doesn't like shiny ribbons? By the time Daddy got home she was feeling better so at least she got to play with him for a while!

Back to the weekly grind of work :( Can't wait for this weekend to do some Christmas shopping and relax!

Monday, December 1, 2008


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.... and I'm lovin every minute of it! I cannot get enough of the music, the trees, the lights, everything! I can't wait to start making my treats. We put up our Christmas tree a couple weeks ago, and Gracen loved it. There was just enough room for her to sit underneath it, and she loved the lights. She didn't even try to pull off the ornaments or topple the tree on top of her. Such a well mannered baby, she definitely gets that from me! haha.

The second week we had it up was a different story. After going over to her cousins house with their tree up, she saw them try to get their ornaments and tug on the tree, so she proceded to follow suit and try to get ours. Luckily we didn't buy anything too expensive, and the ornaments are plastic so they won't break.

We had a great Thanksgiving, went back to Gabe's parents farm, and it was very loud. 11 grandchildren is a lot! All under the age of 10! Travis (Gracen's godfather) got to spend some QT with lil G, and I went ahead and told him we just found ourselves a new babysitter since he'll be going to school in Lawrence! Aunt Andi took some pics with her new camera, and they turned out great... I smell a Christmas card!!! Hopefully I'll be able to post some of them soon.