December Happenings

December 15, 2017

I was all caught on blogging and now it's been so long!

Unfortunately, Jonathan's great aunt Clarice passed away.  She was such a sweet lady (I only met her a handful of times because she lived in Louisiana) and really loved my kids.  Jonathan and I made the trip to go to the funeral with Jonathan's parents and Milam.  Georgia at this point had missed 6 days of school (5 for the flu) so I didn't want to take her out of school again so she stayed with my mom and step dad and had her first little gymnastics meet.  I was sad to have missed it.

I always say he's "bad" but it is something Jonathan and I say with a laugh.  He's very much a 15 month old.  He wants to go all the time.  So, we didn't even go into the (2 hour long) funeral.  I wandered the halls and found the totally empty toddler room and remained there the entire service.
 Milam has never been good in the car.  Ever.  But at least he looks cute in formal baby attire.
This wednesday Georgia and I got what we think is food poisoning.  It has been so bad but we are finally on the up and up today.  So far the boys aren't sick and they ate something different than we did.  Also, our dog ate our dinner out of the trash, which he never does, and he got sick as well.  Ick!
But between funerals and throwing up we had some good times!  A lof of Christmas fun.
Walks with baby and bun bun.  And those jammies!
 National Cookie Day
 Beautiful leaves
 Sweet little decorations
 Her new competition leo.  She feels legit.
 Mr. Handsome
 He's discovered the play place and he's a fan!
 Georgia went to the church christmas party with her dad.  I stayed home with a sleeping baby
 This kid is so tired of being inside just because his mom is a wimp and doesn't like to be cold.  He doesn't care so outside we went.
 This kid.  She got a 100 on her math paper and a "glow" note.  I'll admit that her math grades stress me out because she'll do poorly on a paper at school and then redo it at home and get a 100 easy.  So, she knows the content but she just can't focus at school.  Hoping that maturity will come as she grows since she's young for her grade.
 I love Sundays in December
 Sunday school class party
 we won!
 Another Christmas party for our MOPS group!
 Gah...this kid keeps me on my toes but that face!
 Milam loves to read and he loves to sit in your lap.  It's the sweetest thing.
 Nanny and Milam are BFFs.  Mainly because Nanny has her own set of wheels that Milam calls a bike.  hahaha.
 Best big sister ever.
The day we left for the funeral, it had snowed the previous night.  We had school still because the roads were bone dry but the kids were crazy about it.  I take G and a friend to school every morning and I kept giving them a pep talk about being good and calm for their teacher even though it is so exciting that it snowed.  Everyone has commented on what a crazy year it has been for Houston.  We had the 2017 super bowl, terrible flooding, won the world series, and now snow.  What a crazy ride.
And, although I am a photographer on the side I much rather capture the moment than the perfect picture.  She was so excited!
 The next morning before school...
Georgia and I also went to her school's performance of the Nutcracker.  Only the 4th grade performs and G is super excited for her turn!
So, we've taken the good with the bad but hopefully this weekend will be a turn for the better!

Our First Christmas Weekend

December 4, 2017

This weekend was the first weekend since September maybe where I haven't had to work so we just wanted to hang out as a family with no photo shoots or editing hanging over my head.  We went to this place called, Annette's Touch of Class a few towns up and it was a lot of fun.
NOOOO! Which actually sounds more like, "Moooooooooow!"
More of his new favorite word.
I clearly took a lot (too many) pictures but it was fun.

After nap time we were even able to fit in a 3rd round of family photos.  Milam is a tough cookie to photograph but I managed to get some OK ones and made our card on Postable and they are already being made and mailed out.  I don't have to do a thing.  It is literally the best thing ever.  I used the code "Thanks25" and got 25% off.  Whaaaat?!?!
We snuggled in bed and watched a lot of Christmas movies.  We watched, "White Christmas", "Trolls Holiday", and "The Snowman".  I think we watched "Rudolph" at some point as well.  Gah, aren't they so cute?!
 Then, we hit up Bethlehem City.  It is a drive through nativity at a local church and we go every year.  It's a lot of fun and the kids really like it.  Milam was sitting in Jonathan's lap and honked the horn.  It was so embarrassing.
Church was a Christmas music service so we let G come with us.  She was good most of the time.
 Our church has a beautiful tree and we try to snap a picture there every year.  It's huge!
I sneak out early to get Milam sometimes and bring him into the end of the service.  As soon as I walked in with him he yelled, "BALLLLLL" at the top of his lungs so J just circled him right back out.  So embarrassing...yet again.
 While J was cooking dinner Milam managed to get on top of G's desk and the piano.  He's so cute and so frustrating.  He can get to the top of a piece of furniture in less than five seconds.  Seriously, if you take your eyes off of him he is instantly somewhere he shouldn't be.
We had such a good weekend.  It was so nice.  I had this weekend blocked off for computer repairs but it turns out J and I were able to do it ourselves.  I took my computer in to best buy and they couldn't find anything wrong with it and the guy showed me how to do a few other little things to clean it up and get it to run faster.  Anyhow, I did that on Monday (While skipping MOPS because I forgot about the meeting!) thinking they would have it awhile and I didn't have to leave it at all but I DO NOT regret all this family time we were able to have...even if I forgot Saturday was Georgia's practice run for her skills meet for gym next saturday.  I hope they still let her participate.  I've been such a ding bat with all my shoots lately and signed her up last minute and forgot about the practice.  Ugh! I've got to do better!  I literally just got my planner out and wrote down everything in it that I could think of...oh, and add parents night out at church that I also forgot about.  That was a bad one!

Next weekend is turning out to be a busy one as is the next.  Happy Holidays, huh?

Happy Monday everyone!


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