Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Baby Fun

Sweet girl!

Lincoln and his crazy hair

Maizey looks so tiny in this picture!

The Elf on the Shelf visited us for the first time this Christmas season. We had fun finding where he was each morning when we woke up! On this particular morning, he was riding the camel from our nativity.

 Santa just arrived at Doug's grandpa's house, and Kingsley is fast asleep!

Doug had lots of help shoveling the driveway

 Grandma and Grandpa Nelson came over at 7 to watch the kids open up some presents. They weren't up yet, so Doug went and woke them up. I still can't believe he did that! They came down the stairs like zombies. They saw their scooters, but just wanted to sit down and wake up some more.

 Mommy and baby girl

Catching some Z's, where possible

Loving the snow!

Watch out for these superheroes

 First smiles on camera

It stinks when the weather is in the single-digits and I have to bundle her up just to take Jack to and from preschool, which is just a few blocks away. She does look cozy in there, though.

Jack is becoming quite the eater! He can eat an entire 6" sandwich from Subway, which is one of his favorites.

 Doug is still enjoying his job, and we're just trying to survive this winter. We've had snow on the ground since before Christmas, and it has been bitter cold all of January! But we're very grateful that none of us have come down sick since before Thanksgiving. It has been a horrible flu season! Luckily, today was a warmer day... and I mean that relatively speaking. It was actually above freezing today, but still in the 30's. So the snow is starting to melt, finally! The boys are anxious to go outside with their scooters. They have just been riding them around in the basement.

Maizey is such a joy to our family. Her brothers adore her, and Lincoln will give her a kiss and a hug multiple times throughout the day. He is very sweet with her! She has started smiling, and just recently started her cooing.

The boys continue to either bash heads or act like the best of friends. Lincoln still enjoys his passion for cars and trucks... basically anything with wheels. He's very timid, but loves coming out of his shell whenever Jack is around. Jack is very social and gets along very well with other. He misses his best friend, Ryan, from Arizona still, and it's hard to make friends when everyone is cooped up inside during the winter. He's very excited to make a new best friend here. He enjoys anything Spider-Man and superhero related. His new "thing" right now is playing, "Stealth Mode." This is a game he invented where he hides behind things and is very quiet and sneaks up on people. What a nut!