My kids LOVED Santa this year. They are both totally smitten with him and believe he can do anything.
This Santa was the nicest I'd ever met. It was at this thing my mortgage company did this year; the kids thought it was magical! Rod asked for a little Dusty Airplane (never mind that he already has 3 different ones) Jax asked for a car that was big enough for Rod to ride in with him...:/ Good luck with that one Santa...!
Justin is still taking the kids to Home Depot for their monthly craft, these are darling--we put them in the ground outside.
The grama's with Calvin, how fun! He loves them both!!
These are funny extreme Calvin pictures.
Poor little Roddie broke his little ornament gift he made me at preschool. It was SOOO cute!! Sob!
Justin turned 30!!
So I had a party for him and a ridiculously large birthday cake, to prove how much I loved him...! :)
In'd he cute!!?
It is always really fun to be with family! And Arianne, Carter and James were in town and were able to come play!! YAY!!!
There was a casualty though: Carter, (why didn't I get a picture?? I thought I did for some reason. Boohoo...) was really into this sticker game we were playing and was trying to make a swift escape from our kitchen. He leaped, with a huge grin on his face, (obviously didn't know what was coming...!) from the kitchen(middle level) to the downstairs (3 stair difference.) But, as we all do, totally misjudged the ceiling....Hahaha! I still can't talk about it without laughing!! He totally went head first into our ceiling! Made this huge head dent--like totally broke it in the exact imprint of his forehead! He landed on his back completely confused. I was laughing so hard. I can't even express how funny it was. You had to be there. He had a fairly narly gash--but he definitely won the fight with our ceiling edge/wall. It was actually really incredible. The head is an amazing thing...! I have a lot of respect for Carters in particular. :)
We love you Justin!! You turned 30 like the boss you are!! ;)
My mom did her annual gingerbread house making day--my kids LOVE it!! They eat soooo much candy. And the Mix's were there! YAY!! Jax, Rod, and James love each other. Anyway, then they just BEG me to eat the house's all day, everyday afterward. I told them they were for looking at and that they already had a bunch of candy. But I kept catching them eating candy off them, so after catching them sneaking candy off their houses for the 20th time, I grabbed them and threw them in the trash right in front of them. They were totally horrified. And Jax said "Mom, please just put them in a place we can't get to them!" Like a huge plea to me to help them save them from themselves! Haha! I couldn't argue with their logic and put them up very high. Problem solved. Yes, sometimes I take parenting advice from my kids....Cause they are smart! :)
Brooke took these cute pictures of Calvin on Christmas. He was sitting in a chair like it was made for him. He looked darling. and those are his new boots...! :)
SOOO much snow after Christmas! Lucky dad has 2 good helpers!!
Look! A picture of me with my baby!! We love each other SO much!!
Jax lost his other tooth on the bottom!
We were able to watch Jason and Brookes kids for a whole day, it was really fun!! The kids got to be pulled on a sled by the razor. Everybody LOVED it! It look like tons of fun. They took turns on the sled and in the razor, they did that for a long time! And of course, Hot chocolate after! Because seriously, they were FREEZING!!
They all had such a FUN day! Thanks for playing with us Gause's!! We love you!!
I couldn't pick which one I liked better, they are basically the same picture.
Calvin can finally do the bumbo!..Well, kind of...:) It's more of an assisted slump then assisted sitting. This kid is the most limp child I have ever had. My other 2 kids were so active and stiff and just (seemingly) physically advanced. It's always comical when I get updates from baby center on what he is "supposed" to be able to do...cause there is just no way. Calvin is basically a 1 week old baby in a 3 1/2 month body. And I. LOVE. IT. I seriously dreamed him into existence, he is my perfect little angel baby. He just lets me kiss him and hug him without any restraint on my part (do you have ANY idea how magical that is for me??) AND he actually likes it. He loves me. He never resists anything. Except naps. He fills my heart.