Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas is coming soon!!!

I can't believe we are so close to christmas! It seems like we just put away our tree and now we are decorating for a new season.
This year has been full of ups and downs and I am blessed to have a beautiful family and my first son!!
This time last year I would have never imagined I'd have a boy!!!
So we started decorating last Friday after thanksgiving and it usually takes us a few weekends to get it all done.
We have tons of stuff and there isn't enough room in the house to put it all up.
As usual my pink christmas tree goes up in the dining room each year and the ornament wreath I made last year as my table centerpiece.
I decorated this small table with a few items and as I went along I liked it more and more.
Most things are thrift store finds or Dollar Tree ornies.
This is our family tree. The christmas village is almost all up. I'd love to add some fake snow, but we have kittens so not sure how that would go!! We have many vintage ornaments and mementos on the tree as well. My favorite are those the kids bring home!! I love to decorate my kitchen cabinets with their christmas artwork and ornaments they make on the family tree.
We started on the outside and it is coming along very nicely!!
I really enjoyed blog hopping and looking at the lovely homes decorated for christmas!! Can't wait to see more!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Let them be Little

I love photos of pics that capture their personality. The sweetness and innocence of a child.
I snapped this shot while at a Teddy Bear Picnic at our local library.
Madison was listening so carefully as a story was being read to the children.
Afterwards we went outside and ate lunch. It was a cool day, but very refreshing.

Another favorite photo is those cute bath shots. After we gave Matthew his bath and swaddled him in his blanket to dry, he fell asleep. He is always asleep!!!
He gets up at 1:30am for his feeding and then again at 5am and has been on this schedule since the 2nd day we brought him home.
Thank God!!!
After having 4 other kids at home, it sure is nice to get sleep at night with a newborn!!
I look forward to the holidays coming up and all the family photos and holiday theme pics I take of the kids!!
Have a great November weekend!!!