Thursday, February 7, 2013

Preparing for Mr Claus

Getting ready for Christmas was a big deal this year! Daxton is starting to understand who Santa Claus is and why we celebrate the birth of our Savior. He loved decorating the Christmas tree and putting the treats in our Christmas countdown. 

 This kid HATES wearing clothes! He gets dressed at LEAST 4 times a day. He insists on having ALL of his clothes off when he goes potty. Thats when I caught him decorating before he got dressed again... Oh Dax... 

At the beginning of December we had a Christmas party at Greg and Tiffs house. Grandpa Glade had the magic touch and got Faith to sleep. That little girl is sooo picky about who holds her and especially who puts her to sleep (she LOVES her crib and insists on being in it when she sleeps) She let this sweet man feed her a bottle and she actually slept for quite awhile in his arms. I guess she knows what a great guy he is! 
Dax and I built a Ginger Bread house at the party.. Pretty impressive huh? :)  
 We also got a chance in early December to eat Breakfast with the big guy himself! 
 Faith was a big fan of Jolly old St. Nick...
Dax wasn't quite as big of a fan though. He did have a chance to tell Mr Claus that he wanted a blue tractor though and he was happy to receive a candy cane too. 

Most of our Christmas activities were early in the month so we had a chance to relax and enjoy the season this year. It was such a nice relief. 

Growing up!

A couple days before the previously posted snow storm, I decided to take our kids to the Temple for some pictures. Ever since the open house, Dax has been asking to go see the lions in the Temple. I’m pretty sure there is a picture in there with lions or wild animals of some sort! Since the Temple has been dedicated, we had to settle for just going to the Temple grounds. The kids loved the fountain. 

These two kiddos are growing so fast! They love each other so much and already know how to push each others buttons. If one is taking a nap, the other can’t wait till the sleeping one wakes up. Dax has a hard time sharing his toys and Faith pulls Daxtons hair whenever he is arms reach. Being these cute kids’ mom has brought me so much true JOY. It is also the hardest job I have ever had! But as I look at these pictures, I realize it’s the most rewarding job I’ll ever have.