Monday, December 29, 2008

A Very Merry Christmas!

Well here it is, December 29... is Christmas really over? When did it begin? Am I the only one who thinks time is flying by waaaay to fast? I finally got my act together and got ready for Christmas- ready or not, it was here. And despite the behavior of my not-so-well-behaved children (a lot of the time) Santa visited our home.

Christmas morning brought many smiles and surprises beyond belief! Cameron has been asking Santa for 3 years now for a puppy. I suppose Santa thought Cam was ready to take on this responsibility- although mom is having second thoughts now. Mitch and I told him to not get his hopes up and have a backup plan just in case- so he went with the old stand-by: books and Wii games. So much to his delight and surprise on Christmas morning, he wakes up to wimpering! (We had the video camera strategically placed to see his face while we were still in bed) He came out to see what the sound was- stopped dead in his tracks, stared, and turned and ran up stairs. This is what we heard:
Cam: (in excited half whisper, half yell): Dad, Mom, I got, I got... a new puppy!
Me: (in a sleepy voice... hee hee) What? What do you mean, like a stuffed animal puppy?
Cam: (hysterical) no, a real live puppy! Come see, come see!
Then he tears back down the stairs, followed closely by all of us, since he had everyone in the house awake by now. And sure enough, in it's own little kennel, was a tiny little Mini-Pin. The kids said he was such a little pipsqueak... so we named him Pip. Here he is and as you can see, he thinks he's the king of the household!

Creed has his own personal bodyguard!

We are having fun with him, but he is a puppy and he likes to chew, nip, pee and poop where he isn't supposed to. But we will work it out and we think he'll be fun for our family.

Madeline was the easy one to buy for this year! She asked for an EZ Bake Oven and that's what she got! Okay there were a couple of bonuses with it.. lot's of extra packets of things to bake, and also a frosting pen decorator-- she's walking in my footsteps! Yea! She was so excited to because she got chapstick from my mom and dad and she LOVES chapsticks! Oh, and let's not forget her HSM nightgown- I didn't even know she knew what High School Musical was! Get with the program mommy!!! Yikes- she's growing up too fast!

Collin was easy as well since he only had one request... one pricey request that is! But since he only wanted one thing, we felt compelled to give in to his demands :0) He wanted Spike the Dinosaur. And boy does he love it! It was set up and roaring to go (no pun intended) and Collins face was all smiles on Christmas morning. He got a few other things, but this was definitely his favorite!

Collin also got a big pack of dinosaurs from Grammy and Papa- can you tell what this little man likes?! I think he was very happy with his Christmas.
As for Creed... he got a couple of things, but he mostly just wanted his bottle and back to bed- he's not an early morning baby, but we did get some cute shots of him before he crashed again!

Creed turned 6 months old on Dec. 23. What a little ball of fun! He is the cutest little guy, but he has been really fussy lately. I wondered if he was teething and last night when he was the worst he's ever been ( I couldn't even console him) and his little cheeks were rosy, I really thought he was teething. This morning, I noticed a little bit of white on his bottom gums... sure enough, he cut a tooth! His first one- and I think he's the earliest one of our kids to do so this early! What a trooper- I can' t imagine how that would feel to a baby. I love teething tablets and Tylenol! His six month appt. is on Friday, so we'll see how big he is now- I'm sure somewhere close to 20 lbs.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a great 2009!

Oh, I almost forgot... Mitch got me a beautiful curio cabinet to put all my trinkets and nice things. He is so thoughtful!

He even filled it for me while I got to take a nap on Christmas day! That was almost the best gift he and the kids could give me- quiet time and a nap! I'm sure all mom's agree with me!


kjjaco5 said...

WOW!! Great christmas!! Your family is SO dang cute! I love checking in on you!

Toni said...

Wow, welcome to the bowser club! They are so much work at first, but definitely worth it! It looks like you guys had a fantastic Christmas. It feels like it has been forever since we have seen you guys. Always fun seeing the pics of the kids, were you guys there? kidding, I never post pics of myself either. Hope to see you sometime.

Toni said...

oh yea, and we can definitely make you into one hot cartoon character!


What fun! Love the post Carlie!

Leisel said...

I'm so sorry you guys got a dog. Look forward to daily urine ponds in your kitchen (30 seconds after taking the stupid thing outside and watching her urinate all over your nice white snow). Sure they are great after training and all, but those first 3 years are enough to turn your hair white. Too bad you can't put a diaper on them and leave them in a cage all day. I guess then you'd have to change it's stinky diaper too.(I'm still talking about the dog). One suggestion... those spray cleaners that you can get that claims to clean up dog smells from the floor don't work. You have to use bleach to get the floor to its original smell and un-stickiness. Even after cleaning it with bleach, I am still afraid to go into that corner of the kitchen because it always felt dirty under my feet before I started using bleach.

Anyway, sorry about the ranting. It was my fault we got the dog, and I love her when she's outside (though my neighbors hate her). BTW Your kids are getting cuter by the post (sub. for minute). It would be cool if we all lived in the same area so we could all see each other more often, but I guess that's what the internet is for! lol I love you guys.

Katie said...

You will love your little Pip! I know that Rusty has become such a part of our family, that I can't imagine life without him!
Thanks for checking up on me! I love you Carlie!

Jenn J. said...

What a fun Christmas! Did you guys go to I.F. at all? We went on Christmas day and were just grateful to get there alive!! I loved reading your Christmas post. How fun! Good luck with the dog thing. I hope Santa stops by every once in awhile to take the thing out to pee. :) Love the train up above too by the way. Holy cow!! You are amazing baker/decorator woman.