Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

December Fun

Phew..where has time gone?! It's Christmas week already! We started off the month by going to the Christmas parade in Zeeland. We had never been and it wasn't too cold out so we headed downtown. It was actually pretty good!
Sometimes it's hard to get outside b/c of Trey so I decided to take the snow inside one day and put food coloring in it. Carter was in his glory!Brian was gone for a week hunting in Iowa so I decided to surprise him and potty train Carter. He was definitely showing signs that he was ready and has been going on the potty since Trey was born so it was just of matter of hammering down and doing it. He has been doing awesome and stays dry for naps and almost every night as well!
When daddy came home we treated Carter to Build-a-Bear for being such a big boy. He had never been so he thought it was pretty cool.

Washing off the fuzzies!Then we headed to see Santa Clause. I am pretty sure he almost fell out of his chair when he asked Carter what he wanted for Christmas and he told him, "Socks and underwear!" Thanks for Grandpa and Grandma DJ for teaching him that one! He still tells people that if you ask. :)
The next night we had the Meeuwsen Christmas party....Santa Clause was there when we got there!

Friday night we had the Top Christmas party (Brian's moms side). We even Skyped our nieces in Nebraska so we could all say Hi so that was fun.

Me and my love bug. Checking out Trey's new toy.

Saturday morning we went to the train exhibit at the library in Zeeland. Carter loved it....we spent a lot of time there along with LOTS of other little boys! Today we made Christmas cookies. Not Christmas without this tradition, right? Carter had a blast helping me.
When we were done every single sprinkle container in the house was empty. Brian is going to LOVE him tonight! His favorite!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Picking out the perfect tree

Last Saturday we headed to Borculo to pick out our Christmas tree. Every year it gets more fun b/c Carter is that much more excited about it. After checking out a few we found a great one.
Daddy and Carter watching them shake it, then they drilled it and wrapped it up tight.
Then we loaded it up and were ready to go! Always a quick and easy process.

Once we got home Carter was excited to help decorate it. He did a great job and even convinced daddy to pitch in.
Still need to take a picture of it all decorated yet!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Our little Turkeys

We had a great Thanksgiving day. We went to church and then to my Uncle Dave and Aunt Betty's house for a De Jonge Thanksgiving feast and hung out for the afternoon. The boys took great naps and then we were off to Brian's Uncle Arlen and Aunt Cathie's house for the Meeuwsen get together. We are so thankful for these little boys in our lives!
(flash is broke on my camera...hence not the greatest pics...argh!)