Archive for December, 2008

31
Dec
08

5, 4, 3, 2, 1…

Happy New Year from Asher!  Okay, so I celebrate it at noon because I’m way too young to stay up till midnight.  Anyway, hope everyone has a great night!

From December 2008
30
Dec
08

Hate is the word that comes to mind…

If you don’t know, I’m pretty anal about putting away holiday decorations right after the holiday. All the Christmas decorations were put away this past weekend except my wreath on the door because I thought I could get away with leaving it up for one more week.  Even Rilyn, noticing every discrepancy to the smallest detail said to me, “Why is our wreath still up?  Christmas is over.”  (She also told this to the Chick-fil-A employees today who still have their Christmas decor up.)  Well, I should of listened to Rilyn.

As a child growing up in southern California I despised birds. The seagulls would come up to my towel on the beach and eat my lunch. I specifically remember one of them grabbing my sandwich bag filled with oreos and flying off. I HATE birds.
So, imagine my horror when I opened my front door yesterday (from inside my house) and a big nasty bird was sitting in my Christmas wreath.  I shrieked, and it immediately flew into my neck/shoulder. I think it probably was the grossest feeling I’ve ever had.   And it even scratched my neck/shoulder with its nasty feet. Did I mention I HATE birds?  My Christmas wreath was immediately replaced with a wreath full of silver prickly branches for winter that I hope if a bird tries to nest in, they will die.

From December 2008

Consequence for leaving Christmas decor up for too long.

27
Dec
08

a first christmas and a surprise

Christmas morning started out with presents.  We decided to start the tradition of 3 presents to each child like the wise men gave to Jesus.  One present is a need, one is a want, and one is a gift for spiritual growth.  Rilyn’s want was a bike this year and Ella’s was a microphone!  (We are taking advantage of Asher not knowing what is going on so he didn’t get presents from us this year.)

Ella Montana?          From Christmas Day 2008
Rilyn rounding the corner and seeing her bike under the tree!!   From Christmas Day 2008

Then we had a birthday cake for Jesus for breakfast!

From Christmas Day 2008

James surprised me with my very own laptop!  I’ve never had my own laptop so this is a pretty big deal for me!  After presents, we drove to my parents house.  Asher celebrated his first Christmas this year.  He, unfortunately, slept through Christmas at our house (morning nap)and my parent’s house(afternoon nap).  But I still commemorated the event with pictures after he woke up.

From Christmas Day 2008

After we all opened our presents under the tree at my parents house, my parents surprised us…

From Christmas Day 2008

In late spring, my parents are taking the whole family to California for a 5 day vacation!!! For those who don’t know, I was raised in southern California for 16 years. It has always been my dream since Rilyn was born to take my family to Disneyland and show my children where I grew up! I am beyond excited!!!!!
More pics from Christmas:

From Christmas Day 2008

Ella got a Sleeping Beauty wig from Asher!

From Christmas Day 2008

sisters sharing crooked smiles

From Christmas Day 2008
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23
Dec
08

home again, for a moment

We just got back from Christmas #1 with James’ parents in Fort Worth.  We had a great time!!  But, there is really nothing like coming back to your home-especially when your husband forgot to turn the heater on before you left for 5 days so your house is at a very comfortable 62 degrees.   After I thawed out, I downloaded a couple of cute pics from our trip before I have to start wrapping Christmas presents for Christmas #2 (our family)and #3(my family)…Merry Christmas!!

From December 2008

You must look stylish while driving around in Dallas/Fort Worth.

From December 2008

Asher agrees.

From December 2008

According to Paquette family tradition, it is customary to make your son try the lemon in your water several times while laughing as he makes pitiful faces.

From December 2008

Here is Rilyn showing us a good time at the bowling alley. Woohoo!

From December 2008

Wrapping paper-it’s whats for dinner.

18
Dec
08

sudsy santa

Asher is almost 8 months old now!  He is such a good boy and a very good sleeper. He is working on his 6th tooth, (he just got his 5th tooth this week).  He is still not crawling, but that is okay with mommy!  He is rocking on all fours like a crazy man though!  He absolutely hates his bath(both the girls loved their baths), this is a rare moment in the bath where he is not crying.

From December 2008
15
Dec
08

it makes me wonder

It makes me wonder where my daughter comes up with these things but, alas, here is one of her recent creations.  A robot that guards mommy’s door so I can sleep.  She told me what words to spell for her and obviously she wrote them herself and then taped the robot to my bedroom door all by herself.  Now I finally feel like I can sleep in peace. Thanks Rilyn.

From December 2008
Momma is sleeping.  Don’t go in there              
13
Dec
08

he’s not so scary after all

Apparently he is actually quite boring to some, but to babies he is quite interesting…(what is that white curly thing?)

From December 2008

Some just think he is sweet.

From December 2008

Today’s Santa meet and greet was really quite uneventful. Asher was a pro and Ella acted like she sits on big men who wear red suits and have long, white, curly beard’s laps all the time. Yawn. Rilyn told Santa she wanted a pink dress and Ella looked at him blankly when he asked her what she wanted for Christmas as if she was thinking, “You don’t buy me presents, grandma does, so why are you asking?” Here are some more pics to document the magical 5 minutes.

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apparently it was bright in the room     From December 2008
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What do you want from Santa this year?             From December 2008



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