Grandma and Grandpa Moore have a really fun slide that Brady loves to play with at their house, so they decided that it might be fun for him to have his own. He sure is a lucky boy! He was so excited when he walked in the toy room and saw this! I actually have a video of that, and if you're lucky I might even post it. He also likes to let his toys ride down the slide.
Friday, January 4, 2013
The weekend after Christmas we wrapped up our celebration with the Moore family Christmas. It's nice having Kirsten and Kirk here to join in on the festivities, but we missed the Marshall family :( Brady was battling a cold and was a little on the grumpy side. He pretty much only wanted Grandma, but that's nothing new. We did our traditional Christmas Eve minus Quentin because he had to work. We read the Christmas story from the Bible, sang Christmas hymns, opened up a present and enjoyed warm homemade cinnamon rolls. I think the cinnamon rolls is what really makes Christmas feel like Christmas to me. We headed back over to my parents (with Quentin this time) as soon as Brady woke up Saturday and started opening all the presents. Brady is a little obsessed with wearing this hat and sometimes refuses to take it off. *Side story about that...He wore that hat to Lori's yesterday and did not take it off the whole day. Even during his nap, Lori said she was worried he would get too hot and tried to sneak in his room to slip it off, but he said in a low, quiet little raspy voice "No, Wori, no." Hopefully we break him of this by the time warm weather comes back our way.*
After that I went to Kohl's with Kirsten and Mom and got a lot of really good deals on some really cute stuff. And spent way too long doing it, but it was fun and we don't do it often. Saturday night Kirk and Kirsten came over and watched the new Bourne movie Quentin got from my parents. We were all spoiled for sure.
I worked Christmas Eve Day, but was fortunate enough to be off Christmas this year! Mooma came up Christmas Eve to celebrate with us and since Quentin was off, they got to hang out during the day together. When I got off work we ate some dinner and then went to see the magic tree. I think we did that last year on Christmas Eve too, so maybe it will have to be a new tradition (assuming we are in Columbia still next year). Brady absolutely LOVED it, but it was super duper cold and I am a pansy when it comes to cold so he was a little upset that I cut him off from the pretty lights so quickly. The whole way home he said "I wanna see more pretty lights." So we drove by and looked at a few houses. When we got home we read the Christmas story from Brady's picture scriptures. Then we opened stuck with tradition and opened up a gift on Christmas Eve. After that we watched Elf, drank white hot chocolate, and once Brady was in bed started getting things ready for Santa to come :) Christmas is so much fun!
We have been so blessed this year in so many ways, and I am grateful to have a husband who is such a great dad to the cutest little boy in the world! It was nice to have Mooma here to join our celebration because family is what makes Christmas fun.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
We celebrated Christmas in Willard with all the Bells the weekend before Christmas. I was fortunate enough to get Friday off at work, so we got an extra day to spend with Grandma Bell. That gave us a little time to get some crafting in, and we made cute little Santa ornaments (the idea courtesy of Pinterest of course!) and we got to enjoy the customary Springfield style cashew chicken that everyone from that area is obsessed with.
Saturday instead of doing breakfast like we have in the past, we did lunch at Incredible Pizza. And it was incredible :) Brady was about to fall asleep in his food at first because we didn't get there until what should have been the start of his nap time, but he perked up pretty quickly with all the hot dogs, macaroni, pizza, and ice cream he could eat. Then he got to ride some of the kiddie rides and play a few games. He loved it, but unfortunately it really messed with is routine and that made for one grumpy boy when it came time to open presents after dinner. I'd like to say that the grumpiness is the reason for my lack of pictures from the weekend, but that would only be the partial truth. I forgot to charge the camera battery before we left and didn't bring the charger. Once everyone else updates their blogs I will probably steal some from them :) Brady had so much fun, but was definitely worn out by the time we got home. He loved baby Makinley. This is the only picture we got (and is not great quality). It's not so easy to see, but he put his arm around her and then decided he wanted to "hold" her. Grandma Bell is so lucky to have so many cute grandkids! Stay tuned for the other Christmas posts.