Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Came and Went

Without much of a fuss even. Each year I am amazed at how fast Christmas is over. You would think that at almost 34 I would be used to it, well I am not. It's always sad when it's time to take down the decorations (I usually do it around New Year's). We didn't do much this year. It seemed like there was always someone sick. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day was my turn. YUCK!

So I watched Christmas movies with scenes of fabulous holiday parties and now my plan is to someday own a big house where I can host a big Christmas party. Wouldn't that be so much fun!!??

Elliot wasn't real interested in opening gifts, but he sure did love some of them! His big Tonka dump truck and Fisher Price basketball hoop were among the most popular to him. I love his Scout and I think, in time he will too!! I got a new camera (well, it was an early present, Tony gave it to me in the beginning of December) and I love it. I got some sweaters, books and pj's. Tony got new dishes, a remote car starter, satellite radio in his truck (an early present from me and I pay for yearly) and lots of Yankee stuff. And Elvis got a Loofa Dog that's about twice the size of him...he loves his Loofas!
Some pics of the day...

Christmas Eve

With 1 of 3 riding toys
In Daddy's Yankee Wastebasket
Among his "a few" new things (that caterpillar in the background is awesome too!)
Elvis with his giant dog.
With his Tonka truck

Showing his cousin how to use the basketball hoop

They were waiting for the food to come out.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Santa Came to Town

Saturday Santa came to our little town for a visit. He arrived on a firetruck to see all the kiddies and even some doggies. Elliot wasn't fazed in the least...Elvis, on the other hand, was.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Polka Dots Everywhere

It seems polka dots are a hit theme for 1st birthdays. I was reading a post on a blog I follow and the mommy did a polka dot theme for her little guy. We are also doing a polka dot theme in blue. Here is the shirt and hat I ordered a few weeks ago for Elliot. I can't wait. Now to find matching decorations.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Snow Days

First, let me say, I LOVE my new camera. It was an early Christmas present from Tony and it is sooo much better than my old Kodak. The pictures on the last post were taken after it got dark with only Christmas lights on and on auto setting. With the Kodak you wouldn't have been able to see anything.

We finally got some snow. Not much, but since we are supposed to get 8-12 inches tonight and the snow sticks around here until April, we didn't need a ton yet! I took Elliot out to play in it. He loved it. He was so funny eating the snow off his suit.

Elvis also loves to play in the snow. And trying to catch snowballs. He gets very confused when they land and he can't find them. Poor doggie.

Tree Stand

I don't know where time keep going, but it is running away from me. I can't believe in just a couple of weeks it will be Christmas and in a week later Elliot will be 1. I haven't been blogging much, or reading others :( because time just won't stand still for just a minute for me to breathe and catch up on all my fun things. Work has been crazy, Elliot seems to feel the need to learn as much new stuff as possible before he turns 1 and he's had a sudden and large growth spurt so I have to pull out all his clothes for the next size up. I thought he would follow tradition and were 12 months until he was 13 months, but no luck.

So to catch up on us...Tony decided to sell trees this year. Out of our front yard. I admit that I didn't think it would fly and that most of the trees would still be in our yard come Christmas, but he has sold about 50 trees in one week. Only 4 trees left! I think Elliot helped out with all his cuteness...see for yourself!