Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Eve

Aunt Bekah got the kids these cool water bottles with their names on them and they are the favorite present by a long shot!!
this book is awesome! What kid wouldn't like a book about them going on an adventure with Diego! What a great idea! Thanks Will Brantley has had us read it to him several times.

Brantley's new cheese! You will get to see a lot of these in the next few posts. This is all that I get from him. Love it!
The first present!
So this year was a little different then normal. We went to the St.Jeors for dinner Christmas Eve like always (I forgot my camera so sorry I didn't get any pictures) but instead of heading home we went over to my parents to see cousins and open all of our gifts from my parents. They flew out Christmas morning to Florida for Andrew and Abby's open house for Abby's family and friends so we were not able to see them on Christmas. Brantley really liked it this way because he was able to open all of this presents from them that night. What kid wouldn't like that? Thanks Mom and Dad! The kids loved everything! We then headed home put out cookies for Santa and off to bed he went (mom and dad ended up staying up tell 1 putting things together). Brantley really surprised us and slept tell 8! I was really shocked since for the 3 previous nights he was having issues sleeping cause he was just too excited for Christmas!!! Hahahaha. He must have been so exhausted from the lack of sleep. Christmas morning to come on the next post!!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010


Chilling with dad while mom baked and baked and baked
This is Brantley's favorite part of me baking. He gets to taste everything and lick the beaters clean.
Lilley even got into it and LOVED licking the beaters.
Don't mind the hair on both kids. It was in the morning and we hadn't gotten baths in yet. We just loved all of the holiday baking this year.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Just Chillin

So during the hussle and bussle of the holidays Lilley is determined to just chill and relax! Love that girl and that contagious smile!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Santa and Blitzen 2010

Lilley didn't like Santa this year...Everyones got to have a pic on Santa's lap screaming right?

Brantley on the other hand was all about Santa!
Neither one of them wanted to pet Blitzen but we did get a pic by him.
My parents neighbor had Santa and Blitzen come and visit again this year. Clink here if you want to see last years. It really is great of them to do this every year for all of the kids. It is becoming a tradition for us and I hope they continue to do it in years to come. Brantley didn't want to touch the Reindeer again this year and neither did Lilley. At least Brantley wanted to sit on Santa's lap this year but Lilley didn't! Got to love it. Poor Lilley wasn't feeling good this year and was freezing cold. Justin had her wrapped up in his coat to try and keep her warm. I felt so bad.

First Snow Storm of the Season

Throwing snowballs at dad

Brantley was so excited when he woke up and saw snow outside he couldn't wait to go play in it. Like always it took 15 min to get him all dressed and he was outside playing for 5 min. Got to love it. But he had a great time and that is all that counts. Lilley was there too but wasn't all dressed up and she wouldn't even touch the snow. She HATES it!! She screams every time she gets near it. I didn't get any pics of her but it really was kind of funny. Let winter begin!!

Turkey Trot

This year I decided to run the Syracuse Turkey Trot 5k a week before Thanksgiving with my friend Erin. It was cold, windy and did I say cold? I had four shirts on and thermals under my pants and I still froze! It really wasn't fun but I am glad that I did it. Trying to keep up with running is not all that fun when it is cold outside. I guess that is all part of running right?