Wow, what a week!
We got the best Christmas blessing possible ~
We have a new family member!!!!
Meet gorgeous Aden!
I'm an Aunt and my kids are thrillled to have a cousin!
We are a small family; I have my younger brother and The Farmer was an only child.
Isn't this adorable how the nurses in Vienna encouraged my brother to swaddle his son under his shirt?
What an awesome way for baby n daddy to bond!
Dear mommy Casey was still wrapping up her C-section at this point.
I can't wait for February when we get to meet him in Switzerland!
Or the day everybody is together for Thanksgiving...
This year's Thanksgiving was fairly tame and too small, although we did have spunky JoJo challenging the kids to arm wrestling and sit ups in honor of Casey's family (last year they added so much fun)
Sadly I can't find those pics!
Not nearly as exciting but closer at hand, we have another little bundle of fun.
Clayton our Elf returned Dec 1st. with lots of elf goodies n powdered donuts.
I thought that it was sweet that he brought both kids an elf stuffie since they can't touch him.
Clayton even got in on the anticipation of Aden's arrival!
He read Sarah's American Girl The Christmas Story and set up the nativity for us!
He brought us a copy of "Elf" and filled their cups w/sugar!
He's also been seeking out snow...
He helped stack firewood.
And, of course, caused his own kind of mischief!
|Reindeer Poop (misspelled) in the cereal jar!|
The day before Clayton arrived we cut our tree.
There was lots of silliness as the kids were "whipped" to pull faster!
The day of Clayton's arrival party we also went to Carrollton's Hunter Pace and won ~
blue ribbons in the family division! Huge progress as this year we ALL galloped and jumped!
This years horse parade was cancelled due to weather.
I'd been planning on getting The Farmer to dress up like Santa and have my little pony students dressed like elves... I still remember the cuteness of last year!
Now we're "snowed in" having gotten about 9" of snow.
The kids are teaching themselves how to snow board!!!
I think I injured a calf muscle at the hunter pace, and then again riding here.
So I'm inside making hot mashes for horses, tending the wood stove and crock pot.
There is much snuggling going on.
|Cammo boy with cammo cat!|
So it's a good day to shop Amazon and etsy
for all the family members who bring me so much JoY!