Our First Christmas Weekend

December 4, 2017

This weekend was the first weekend since September maybe where I haven't had to work so we just wanted to hang out as a family with no photo shoots or editing hanging over my head.  We went to this place called, Annette's Touch of Class a few towns up and it was a lot of fun.
NOOOO! Which actually sounds more like, "Moooooooooow!"
More of his new favorite word.
I clearly took a lot (too many) pictures but it was fun.

After nap time we were even able to fit in a 3rd round of family photos.  Milam is a tough cookie to photograph but I managed to get some OK ones and made our card on Postable and they are already being made and mailed out.  I don't have to do a thing.  It is literally the best thing ever.  I used the code "Thanks25" and got 25% off.  Whaaaat?!?!
We snuggled in bed and watched a lot of Christmas movies.  We watched, "White Christmas", "Trolls Holiday", and "The Snowman".  I think we watched "Rudolph" at some point as well.  Gah, aren't they so cute?!
 Then, we hit up Bethlehem City.  It is a drive through nativity at a local church and we go every year.  It's a lot of fun and the kids really like it.  Milam was sitting in Jonathan's lap and honked the horn.  It was so embarrassing.
Church was a Christmas music service so we let G come with us.  She was good most of the time.
 Our church has a beautiful tree and we try to snap a picture there every year.  It's huge!
I sneak out early to get Milam sometimes and bring him into the end of the service.  As soon as I walked in with him he yelled, "BALLLLLL" at the top of his lungs so J just circled him right back out.  So embarrassing...yet again.
 While J was cooking dinner Milam managed to get on top of G's desk and the piano.  He's so cute and so frustrating.  He can get to the top of a piece of furniture in less than five seconds.  Seriously, if you take your eyes off of him he is instantly somewhere he shouldn't be.
We had such a good weekend.  It was so nice.  I had this weekend blocked off for computer repairs but it turns out J and I were able to do it ourselves.  I took my computer in to best buy and they couldn't find anything wrong with it and the guy showed me how to do a few other little things to clean it up and get it to run faster.  Anyhow, I did that on Monday (While skipping MOPS because I forgot about the meeting!) thinking they would have it awhile and I didn't have to leave it at all but I DO NOT regret all this family time we were able to have...even if I forgot Saturday was Georgia's practice run for her skills meet for gym next saturday.  I hope they still let her participate.  I've been such a ding bat with all my shoots lately and signed her up last minute and forgot about the practice.  Ugh! I've got to do better!  I literally just got my planner out and wrote down everything in it that I could think of...oh, and add parents night out at church that I also forgot about.  That was a bad one!

Next weekend is turning out to be a busy one as is the next.  Happy Holidays, huh?

Happy Monday everyone!

Georgia at 6.5

December 1, 2017

On November 17th my sweet peach of a girl turned 6.5.  She's growing at lightening speed and keeps Jonathan and I cracking up or pulling out our hair in equal parts.  She's beautiful on the inside and the out and I am genuinely proud of the girl she is growing up to be.
She weighs a little more than 50 pounds which is about the 71st percentile.  She is in a 13 shoe and 6/7 clothes.  I don't know how tall she is.
She loves her friends and family including all her little and big cousins.  Her brother is probably her favorite person in the world...maybe second to her dad.  She is super social and always wants to have friends over to play or for dinner.  She gets so excited to go to her friend's houses and is enjoying all her new little friends in her first grade class.  She looks forward to all aspects of her day so much so that she has a hard time enjoying what she's doing now because she's always thinking of the next thing.  She is super silly and doesn't have a ton of focus (hoping she'll grow into that).  Her main focus is how quickly she can change out of school clothes and into play clothes and go join her biker gang outside.
She's currently reading Harry Potter with her dad.  Her Christmas list consists of a microscope, gymnastics bar, green fit bit, and matching clothes for her and her dolls.  She likes watching Jessie, Liv and Maddie, Spirit, and Star Wars.  She draws and writes a lot, loves to ride her bike, loves doing cartwheels and back bends.  She likes her nails to be painted and to think she's wearing high heels.
She is so full of life and spunk.  She loves her little brother BIG.  Her best subjects in school are science, social studies, and reading/writing.  She'll tell you she loves math (and does pretty well) but rushes through.  Her favorite parts of school are specials, recess, and lunch.  She loves talking...and everyone knows.  Her favorite special is art but she loves computer and library too.  She doesn't care for music class and seems to tolerate PE.
If you ask her what she wants to be when she grows up she'll tell you a missionary, vet, or nurse...maybe even a taco chef.  Whatever she picks I think she'll do great at it.  She gets fixated on things and that's all we hear about and that's all she cares about.  Hopefully that will work in her favor someday ;)
Georgia, your dad and I love you so much! Milam too!  You are always making us laugh and smile and your little brother thinks you are just the best thing in the world.  I love your little personality and love the person you are growing into!

The Christmas Season has Begun

Our tree is up and the house is almost done being decorated.  I'll be real honest.  This year it just feels like a chore to decorate for Christmas.  There is stuff every where.  I'm trying to figure out what to keep Milam away from.  I'm not putting up everything and it still feels overwhelming with a crazy one year old.  He says "ball" and "lights" every five seconds.  I've never seen a child more excited about Christmas time.  It is so sweet and endearing but so frustrating at the same time.
This week at school they have been talking about careers and college.  We dressed up as a missionary for career day and handed out Bibles at recess.  Wore animal print.  Wore a hat. Wore crazy socks. AND, wore a college shirt.  Its been a week being right after Thanksgiving break.
 Georgia can give herself a lot of anxiety about trying new things.  She's had the skill set to do a back bend for MONTHS but was too scared to actually do it.  I told her I would buy her a Polly Pocket if she did it (parenting fail) and she did it, totally nailed it, first try.  She literally agonizes over new things and then once she accomplishes it she becomes obsessed with the new skill.  Anyway, she was pumped to get it in the mail. 
And then she got another because I'm a sucker
Reading before bed...she's such a good little reader.  She amazes me.
 Then there is this one.  He's as happy as can be and we got a good solid week of 12 hours of sleep again at night after his 8th tooth came in (and thanks to sleep to wake) but now his first molar is coming through and he's shaved an hour off at nap and another hour off at night.  Still happy but momma likes to sleep.
 We went to the Christmas tree lighting in Downtown Conroe.
I finally remembered to get her charms put on her charm bracelet.
Tonight we get to open the first delicious chocolate advent door!
Happy December First!

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