Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas with the Carlile's


Our Christmas fun always begins on Christmas Eve. We had my sister and her family over for french dip sandwiches and present exchange (it randomly occurred that we had their name and they had ours). They gave us these awesome moustache mugs with hot chocolate and marshmallows! They are great. Then we had the opening of the pajamas. I gave up trying to make my own, I had to face reality that I suck at making pajamas.A little story reading before bed. After Santa had arrived...Tyler could have opened his Tidmouth Sheds and been done. He would have been happy to just have that and nothing else. We had to convince him to try and open everything else.Abraham on the other hand, was an old pro. He was so happy about everything and wanted to show each gift to everyone. It was really fun to watch him.The boys were thrilled that they got their own package of juice that they could drink whenever they wanted. Isn't it the simplest things in life? I love this picture because I think Tyler looks like a rock star.Abraham decided Tyler was moving too slow and needed some help.Then came the removal of toys from boxes and the exploration of new toys. Abraham really wanted this Imaginext space station. He lucked out that "Santa" found it on clearance 6 months ago!It was really fun this year to watch the boys give each other gifts. Abraham was so excited to give Tyler his Thomas books. Isn't it fun to see them just as excited about giving as receiving? My very talented mother made the boys these awesome hooded towels. Tyler couldn't wait to take a bath and try his out!Rex slept through most of the festivities of the morning. When he woke up the other boys were more than happy to open his presents for him. Biter biscuits, yum!This is what my mom made for Ken (she made them for all the men). He LOVED it and wore it around all morning. It's the Christmas mugger!Later in the day Abraham told me he was doing a project and not to look. He was working on it for quite awhile. When he was finally done and I could look, our tree had been redecorated. The picture really doesn't do it justice. He'd put almost any present he possibly could on the tree. The Justice League of America, Thomas Trains, play tools, and Imaginext characters...it was too funny.

We had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed the time we were able to spend as a family. We hope that our friends and family had a happy holidays as well!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Happenings


Putting up the Christmas decorations! I love how excited Abraham is in this picture.

I decided to not stress out about decorating the tree this year and just let the kids have fun. Everyone had more fun that way.

We took a lot of pictures of the three of them together. Trust me that this one is the best. We also had a family from our ward over to decorate Gingerbread (okay, they are made of graham crackers) Houses. Everyone had a lot of fun decorating and eating.
The difference between Tyler and Abraham's houses makes me laugh. Tyler ate his fill of candy instead of decorating and ended up with a very empty house.
When I told Abraham it was almost time to finish he began dumping candy on his house by the handfuls. He wanted as much on there as he could possibly manage.
Merry Christmas!! (a Christmas morning post is coming....)

Happy 4 Months Rex!


Our sweet, chubby boy is 4 months old! After looking at the following pictures you won't be surprised to hear that he is 96% for weight and height!

He is so happy and mellow. He is content 95% of the time.
He is still sleeping well and has taken to solids like a champion!

At his last eye appointment his right eye wasn't doing as well as they'd like so we are still patching for 4 hours a day. We had our first experience with losing his contact and miraculously finding it (go Tami!!).

Someday he will hate me for this picture, but oh how I love his cute chubbiness!
What a blessing Rex is in our home!