Wednesday, December 26, 2012

{feed me!}

The doctor gave us good news today about Matthew. He weighed 15lbs, and is slowly making his way back up the percentile chart. He was up to the 12th percentile today. Still low, but much better than the 2% he was at a short time ago. We are thankful that he is growing and doing so well. The doctor also gave us the go ahead today for Matthew to start eating solid foods. I have always enjoyed introducing my babies to solid foods and seeing their reactions.
He liked it!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

{before Christmas festivities}

We celebrated Christmas all month long. The Saturday before the big day we spent the day with my family at Planet Play. There everyone got to play arcades, laser tag, race go karts, and eat pizza to our hearts content. It was fun to do something different this year. Pretty sure everyone had a great time!! On Sunday we spent the evening with Kevin's family. We had a delicious dinner, and played white elephant. Afterward we went to spend the night at my parents house. Christmas Eve we had dinner at my parents home.
...all of the grandkids on the Allen side,
 wearing their Christmas jammies that an elf brought them... awesome parents with the gift from us kids...
L O V E them!

Friday, December 21, 2012

{you can't catch me...}

..I'm the gingerbread man! 

We were given this gingerbread man cookie making set as a gift, and the kids went to town! 
...Matthew watched and coached from the sidelines...
...the finished product...
...the three cutest kids around!...

Thursday, December 20, 2012

{christmas happenings at preschool}

Carrie absolutely LOVES going to preschool. She has an amazing teacher that loves and cares about each and every one of her students, and Carrie is comfortable and confident there. Here are a couple of fun pictures of preschool during December.
My cute little Rudolph
Carrie got to have a pajama party at school.
This is her with a teddy bear she got from her teacher Miss Pateresa.
She named her "Suzy" on the drive home from school. :)
Santa visited at preschool!
Carrie is so funny to take pictures of these days... this is the best one Miss Pateresa could get.
Silly girl!
left to right (I only know the girls names): Lizzy, Hallie, Scarlet, Santa, Ava, Carrie, Miss Pateresa,
and Brylee on the front row
She had so much fun at the Christmas Pajama Party!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

{cap on head, suit that's red, special night, beard that's white}

Having a nice little chat with Santa. 
I wish I knew what Santa was telling him... whatever it was Andrew was listening very intently!
She was a little unsure...
Meeting Santa for the first time!

{preschool Christmas program}

Carrie with her amazing teacher Miss Pateresa
Carrie loves her SO MUCH!