Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Christmas 2012

Christmas was so fun with the boys, I remember it was tough getting them to go to sleep on Christmas Eve, but Christmas Day was just perfect! Colin just oooohed and ahhhed over everything and Carson was so adorable announcing that Santa came! This year Carson got a lot of train stuff; he is obsessed with trains, he could have millions of trains but still would be over the moon to get a new one. Colin loved and played with everything, his favorite was the slide and the toolbench - he looked at us and laughed every time he made a noise with the pretend power tools.

Here are a few pictures from when I was trying to get a good shot for our Christmas card; nearly an impossible task at their ages!

The weekend before Christmas was great, we had so much fun making candy and cookies, watching Christmas movies, and relaxing by the fire. This year, we watched Dr. Seuss's cartoon "How the Grinch stole Christmas" which is my absolute favorite, and we watched the Polar Express a lot. Carson was obsessed with that movie because of the train. I will definitely be purchasing it before the next Holiday season. I am hoping to do the Polar Express experience next year, the boys will be at perfect ages for that! I already can't wait!

I love the Christmas season, the movies, the adorable kids clothes, the decorations and the food, and everything in between! Here are some pics leading up to Christmas.

Playing with the Little People Nativity Scene...

Christmas came and went so fast, we really had a wonderful family day!

Leaving cookies and milk for Santa....

After Santa came....

They both loved opening presents and we had so much fun, can't wait til next year!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Halloween 2012

Halloween was awesome! The boys were so freakin cute in their costumes! We also got to share Halloween with our friends, the Gor's and Grandma!

We always pick out our pumpkins at the Methodist church near our house, Carson still asks where the pumpkins are when we drive by :)

Daddy did an Angry Bird pumpkin!

Dollywood 2012

I was a Dollywood 1st timer, and I must say it was a great park! I had a blast; we went with Cory's side of the family back in October. Carson has so many cousins on that side of the fam, so he always has a great time. It was neat to see him experience the mountains as well. 

Beach 2012

This trip was bittersweet, Carson had an AMAZING time; it was so great to experience the beach in his eyes at this age. We went with Nana, Papa, Aunt Caroline and cousin Andrew. Carson and Andrew bonded through a lot of football tossing and wrestling.  Onto Colin, oy.......poor thing was cutting four teeth at once for a few months and he was so clingy. He wouldn't let anyone else handle him but me...so that made relaxation a bit tough......it was even worse that he didn't understand how to not get sand in his eyes and he would not keep his sunglasses on. I think I next trip will be so much better with them both being a bit older.

Cory and Andrew found hundreds of hermit crabs in the ocean....literally! It was amazing!

Here are Carson and Andrew at the Fabulous Wolf Bay Lodge, our family's favorite restaurant!

Sea N Suds...Another favorite!

We also went to the Race track so Carson could ride Go-carts, that was SO fun, and they also had tiny carnival area where the kiddos could ride some more rides.