Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Trees Are Up!

The Living Room Tree - this picture does not do it justice!

The Heirloom Tree in Colby's room.

This weekend Jeremy had to work and Colby and I found ourselves with lots of time on our hands Saturday and Sunday. We decided to surprise Daddy and put the Christmas trees up. We put the large one up in the living room on Saturday night. This is the first year I have done a "themed" tree. Everything on the tree is crystal, red, silver, and gold (with white lights) and it is the most BEAUTIFUL tree I have ever put up! I am so pleased with the way it has turned out and I spend a lot of time now sitting and staring at the tree. We camped out under the tree lights last night just for fun!

On Sunday we put the "heirloom" tree up in Colby's room. It is decorated with colored lights and has all the ornaments from my childhood (Jeremy didn't have any from his) and all the ornaments we have collected as a family over the years. You will find everything form a 1980 Baby's First Christmas ball to several John Deer Tractors covering the branches. Colby is so excited to have a "big" tree in his room also! I just hope it stays up instead of becoming a victim to a ball whizzing across the room or a monster truck racing across the floor!

I love the holidays and anyone who knows me knows that I can really take it over the top with my decorations. At one point I had six trees up in my house......I don't have the room for them all now, but I am trying to incorporate as many of my decorations as I can without being tacky!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

How Quickly Things Change

Colby at 4 years and 4 months old

New born Colby at 2 pounds 15 ounces

Just the other night my little man was feeling bad and asked me, "Mommy will you rock me please?" Of course I said YES because the times he wants me to rock him now are few and far between.........he still LOVES to snuggle though. Anyway as we settled into our rocker and got covered up and cozy I began to feel something brushing my ankle. I looked down and realized it was his feet! It broke my heart, but at the same time made me proud of how much he has grown. It seems like only yesterday I was rocking that tiny baby and now his feet are nearly touching the ground in the rocker! Children grow so quickly and I want to savor every moment I can with my sweet baby boy!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Puppy Fun

We are having a wonderful time with out newest litter of puppies! They are doing well but we have begun to supplement two of them with bottle feedings to help them along the way. Today we had 8 of them in the house while the smallest two had some alone time with Mommy and Colby decided he would be the "babysitter." I went to check on supper and heard the puppies all whimpering and went in the living room and found him with all of the puppies in a line patting them saying "It's okay, Daddy's here." It was so cute! He are a couple of pictures from today. Enjoy!

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween Fun!

We had a great time on Halloween! Colby and Jeremy both dressed up like soldiers for trick-or-treating. My mom made Colby's costume and it turned out great! We made the rounds to the homes of family and friends then went to Melissa's mom and dad's for a Halloween party! We had a lot of fun and made a lot of great memories. Colby is already plotting what to be next year!