Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Iowa!
We spent 4 days over the holiday at Gramma & Papa's farm in Iowa.
When we arrived we found that Papa made a "hay-man" in the yard.
It was sooo big and sooo cool!
We made a visit to Santa & Mrs. Claus.
It took me a little while to warm up to them,
but they were very nice and gave me a coloring book and cookie.
We also made a visit to the Ice Cream Shop!
I also played with my animals in Uncle Marc's old barn.
Daddy played too!
Playing games with Papa
Opening presents...
My own semi with cows!
Remote controlled Lightning McQueen!

When we got back home in KC, I found that Santa had left all my presents under the tree and in my stocking! There was a big fire truck...
and a big dump truck!
Daddy got my desk put together too!

Hope you all had a great Christmas 'cause this little elf did!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday!

Happy 3rd Birthday to ME!!

We celebrated my birthday in Iowa over the holidays.
I had a delicious ice cream cake and opened lots of presents!
Thanking Evan for my art desk
Colors, markers, and books for my desk
Getting some help from Luke!
Candy Land and Chutes & Ladders
Luke likes to open presents too!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Nov & Dec 2012

Here's a few random pictures from November & December:
Mommy & Daddy are starting to get things ready in the baby's room.
They took the crib out of my room and gave me this GIANT bed!!

I was snacking on my goldfish and thought my animals needed a snack too!
(And that's my "cheese" face!)
Mommy made this really cool garage for my cars!
I wouldn't stop playing with the ornaments on Mommy & Daddy's tree, so they put a little one up just for me. I got to put garland on it and add the ornaments, including my favorite - the bells! We'll see if I let Mommy & Daddy take it down after Christmas!

I've gotten really excited about Christmas this year! We've watched a few of the traditional shows and I've gotten my holiday books out as well. My favorite is Rudolph and this Frosty book that Aunt Molly got me a couple years ago. I listen to it over and over again. Sometimes I find it in random places - I think Mommy & Daddy like to hide it from me!

 Gramma & Papa stopped by on their way down to Branson.
Papa and Mommy started some annual holiday baking! YUMM!

 All the kids got to go on stage at church and sing Away in a Manger.
I was more interested in the bells they gave us...
 Here's a close-up if you couldn't find me (in the striped sweater).
 And when I wasn't playing with my bell, I was looking behind me at the instruments.

Mommy & I made this wreath with my handprint

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Family photos

We took advantage of the great scenery to take some family pics while in Branson.
(And we needed some for the Christmas cards too!)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas in Branson

We recently went to Branson to visit Gramma & Grampa for the weekend.
Here's our little cottage we stayed in...
and Papa's new car - I call it Lightning McQueen!
Mommy & Daddy went out Friday night to a show while Gramma & Papa brought me to a Christmas trail of lights. There were SOOOOOO many!!
Look at the Choo Choo!!!
Back home...Jammy time!
We took a morning walk around the village...
and climbed to the top of the lighthouse
I found a car video game in the lobby...
I had fun playing (and I didn't even need any quarters!)
I found more cars at the Outlet while everyone else was shopping.

 That night we went to the Dixie Stampede show.
I LOVED watching all the animals!!
There was a live nativity scene with real animals too!
Here Daddy and I are visiting the horses before the show...
Being silly before the show starts!