Monday, November 29, 2010

SANTA 2010!!!

Guess who saw Santa this weekend? And guess who LOVED him??? Wow, what a difference a year makes! AJ saw Santa at the mall this weekend and he was in heaven! We waited in line and looked at the reindeer, touched the "snow", and talked about the elves and the sleigh. Then, when it was his turn to go talk to the big man, I wasn't quite sure how he would do. If you remember, last year didn't go over well AT ALL! Well, this year, he sat there, shook Santa's hand, told him he was a good boy and explained that he likes trains and fire trucks. Santa asked if still had the toys he got last year, and AJ said yes :) It was so fun!

His shirt says "I'm Santa's Favorite" hahah!

Turkey Day 2010

We had a really nice Thanksgiving this year. We were thrilled to have Uncle Matt and Auntie Kristin visit. They were here for a few days and even though I had to work, AJ got to spend some quality time with them. My mom, Matt, Kristin and AJ all spent one day in Downtown Denver- they walked around, watched trains and had lunch. My mom said that Matt was acting like a 2 year old, so he and AJ got along great :) LOL! They spent time “playing swords” (we call it that rather than sword fighting!) and as expected, Matt is just an awesome uncle. He was on the ground building legos, playing games and just really having fun with AJ.
On Thanksgiving morning Matt & I went on a long run- it was SOOOO COLD though. 18 degrees! I thought my lungs were going to explode, but I knew I had to do it because I’d be eating the rest of the day! After the run, we hung out during the day and cooked and watched football. Then, that night Kris and Joy came over with the kids and Joy’s mom. We celebrated Thanksgiving with them last year and it’s become such a fun tradition! Maddy and Riley are much older than AJ, but they are both AMAZING with him. He has SUCH a wonderful time. They certainly are entertaining!

As usual, Grandma put on a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. We were all beyond stuffed with awesome turkey, mashed potatoes and all the other fixin’s. AJ’s favorite part was putting olives on his fingers- I guess he really is my kid! :)

Time to prepare for Christmas!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pictures of the Week

I feel like the worst blogger! I just don't have time to update this right now- But we're well and happy and had a great thanksgiving. We were thrilled to have Uncle Matt and Aunt Kristin visit us. AJ loved hanging out with both of them! Here's a few pictures. More updates to come soon.

The whole family on Thanksgiving

Playing swords (or using them as hoses) with Uncle Matt

With Uncle Matt & Aunt Kristin

With AJ's buddy Riley