Thursday, December 31, 2009

Cayla's Graduation

Garrett and I made a quick trip to Lubbock on the 19th for my littlest sister's graduation from Tech grad school. She got her masters in accounting and will be starting a job with KPMG in Dallas in the fall. We had a great time! Garrett loved staying at the hotel and getting to swim. He was very good during the graduation too. I know my parents are excited to have their fourth child graduate from Tech and I am looking forward to Cayla living a little closer.

While we were gone Britt took Gaitley out for a little photo shoot in her Christmas outfit.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gaylord Ice

Last weekend we took the kids to the Gaylord to see the ice exhibit. The theme for this year was How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We bundled up in our own coats, hats and gloves and then were given an extra parka because it was SO cold in there. The parka was huge on Gaitley. She couldn't even move and had to be held the entire time because she couldn't even stand up in her coat. Poor thing, she hated it. Garrett loved it though. We let him watch the movie on the way there and he was amazed at how everything looked just like it did on tv. His favorite part was sliding down the ice slides. Luckily, we got there right when it opened and the line for the slides wasn't too bad. He got to do it five times before it started to get really crowded. It you haven't done this before, I would totally recommend it. You might wait until your kids are about three though so the coats will fit a little better.

Monday, December 14, 2009

A Visit with Santa

We went to Bass Pro Shop and attempted to get a picture with Santa. I really didn't think either one of my kids would sit in his lap, but I thought it would be worth a try. Well I was right. Gaitley was scared to death of him and there was no way Garrett was getting close enough to touch him more less sit in his lap. Garrett really wants a cat for Christmas (which he is not getting) and after seeing Santa he decided he would just go to the shelter and get one. After Gaitley settled down and we realized bribing Garrett was not going to work, we settled for a family picture with Santa. It was not exactly what I wanted, but I guess it will work for this year.




As you can see, we have never really had much luck getting a good picture with Santa.

Tis the Season

We are having such a wonderful holiday season. Both kids are really getting into the Christmas spirit. After we set up the tree, Britt and Garrett put the train set up around the tree skirt. Garrett loves being the conductor and Gaitley enjoys watching the train go around the tree. She is a little afraid of the whistle though. One of my favorite things to pull out this time of year is the Little People Nativity set. We got this when Garrett was a baby and it has been a hit ever since. Gaitley loves carrying around baby Jesus and Garrett tries to teach her the names of all the people and animals. Last but not least, we bundled up in our pajamas and set out to look at Christmas lights. I knew Garrett would love it, but I was surprised to see Gaitley's eyes light up the way they did. She pointed and went on and on about how pretty the lights were.