Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas in a Nutshell

I had planned on making a nice long post or two about all of our Christmas events but the thought of that makes me tired.  We had a great Christmas and are very blessed so here it is in a nutshell.  On Monday, December 20th we headed down to Stockdale to spend time with my family.  We stayed there most of the week then headed back to Rockwall Christmas Eve morning.  We went to a wonderful Christmas Eve service at the church we attend.  Christmas morning Bret, Molly, and I woke up for our Christmas/Santa morning at our house then later that afternoon we headed over to Bret's parents for Christmas with his family. 

At my parents: the cousins had a movie night

Molly watched the cows (everyday)

The cousins played on PawPaw's boat

Colton yelling "No" at me.  He did not want his picture taken.

Rylan and Molly helping pass out presents.

Christmas morning at our house.  Molly enjoyed unwrapping all of the presents.

She was not a fan of the trampoline she got.  She screamed "get me out" and has not gotten back in it.  I guess she will have to warm up to it.

At Bret's parents: Bret and Uncle E frying the turkey

More presents

Her cool little bed and Elmo from Uncle E and Abby

Love this girl!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Glitter...Oh my!

I let Molly make her own Christmas tree ornament including using glitter.  I let her have full range of globing dotting her own glue and even pouring the whole bottle just a little glitter on.  Now don't worry I made sure to put a piece of paper under the glitter pouring so I could easily get the excess back into the bottle, so really no glitter was wasted.  Well maybe some was.  I thought it turned out pretty cute!  It made me chuckle when she was pouring the glitter because it brought back memories of when I was teaching in the self contained Special needs classroom.  I had a student that LOVED glitter, and anything else small that he could throw in the air.  If there was a bottle of glitter I mean in two seconds he would have it and in one motion grab it and throw the WHOLE bottle of glitter up in the air while yelling "you have won a million dollars!"  At the time it was not so funny because for days he would try to pick the glitter out of the carpet that the vacuum could not pick up and throw it in the air, but looking back now it kind of is funny.  Oh the stories I could tell :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Another One Bites the Dust

This is the second ornament in a week that Molly has knocked off the tree and broken.

I thought last Christmas when she was 18 months that we would have had that problem, but I guess she is so much more into this Christmas and loves all the decorations so is constantly touching the balls on the tree or counting them.  Here is her in action counting them.
I think after she broke the second one it kind of scared her so she has been better about not touching the tree or being very careful to just look at the pretty balls on the tree.  I was actually kind of surprised that she has not messed with the cookie monster ornament that we bought this year to put on the tree.

Here was one attempt to get a picture of Molly in front of the Christmas tree.  She was more interested in what daddy was doing :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cookie Monster in Bethlehem??

What's wrong with this picture?

Apparently Cookie Monster made a visit to see baby Jesus in Bethlehem, who knew.  I was pulling this out of the box to show Molly and talk about it and apparently when packing it up last year Cookie Monster somehow got in the box, so of course Molly insisted that he be a part of the nativity scene.  I guess if Cookie Monster was really real Jesus would have welcomed him with open arms.