Friday, December 9, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Christmas is in full swing at our place! Despite the cold which I'm not very fond of, I'm really getting into the magic of Christmas with the kids! We started a new tradition with our Elf on the Shelf which James named Goldie. Every morning the kids wake up and search around the house for him...sometimes he's been a little naughty (making a mess of our cheerios), sometimes silly (hanging upsidedown from the chandelier) and sometimes nice (writes notes and draws pictures for the kids). They love it and so do we! Tonight there was a little show on tv about him and the kids were glued!
We were invited to a friends kids Christmas party today and the big guy himself made an appearance - much to the delight of my kids (well except when he wanted them to sit on his lap). But they watched him intently and James joined in some Christmas carols. They even got a special gift from him. James was full of questions on the way home "I didn't see where he parked his sleigh? Why did he only stay for a while?" It's truly heartwarming to see them believe!

I love this picture:)
James asked Santa (with the best manners) for a scooter!
Mason just wanted me and more cheesies!
The Langley Fire Department comes by yearly lights and sirens (and santa!) to collect money for the burn unit. The kids bundled up faster than I've ever seen and we headed out for some jaw dropping fun!
Pretty shell-shocked!

We took this picture for Geoff's customers Christmas card!
I took about 40 pictures to try and get one with'll have to see if that worked out, but here's a funny outtake!

Looking forward to tree decorating, Geoff's charity work function, his work Christmas skate, special dates at Potters light show, big smiles when they find Goldie, the shaw fireplace, gingerbread much more!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mason's a Big Boy!

It's been a while since I updated just on our little Mason! It's hard to believe he's the same age right now as James was when he was born (just a week shy of 21 months). It makes me wonder how I/we did it! He's a busy little guy and for the most part very happy! It's hard not to melt when he flies into your arms for the best hugs! He's beginning to talk a little bit (new words this week are Santa) and he thinks he's a pretty big joker when you ask him a question...he mostly answer 'NOT!'...James thinks this is hilarious and continues to ask him each night after dinner if he's going to do the dishes to which Mason replies 'not' and they both laugh hysterically. Although he can only say about 5 letters of the alphabet, he can point them all out on a page, thanks to James' help in learning and just today they worked on a 1-10 puzzle and Mason got 9/10 correct! James is so sweet everytime he gets one right he says 'good job bub!' and high fives him at the end...very heartwarming! So here's to our little man...we love him so much (the big guy too;)

Whatever James is doing, Mason is not far behind!
Look Mom, I can keep up with him!
Handsome young man! I think he might be a future-heartbreaker
Popping wheelies and now balancing on his bike! And fearless I might add...throwing himself down hills like James!

Christmas is going to be a fun one this year:)