Friday, December 16, 2011

Seth's MDO Christmas Party

Yesterday, Seth's MDO class had a Christmas party! They wore their pajamas and decorated gingerbread men and then watched a Christmas movie! I teach the class next door to Seth's so I am never able to go to his parties :( but Evan is always sure to be there! :) Seth gets SO excited when Daddy comes to MDO!

Also, I made these gifts for Seth's MDO teachers... I saw the marshmallows on Pinterest and found the cute little containers at Walmart!

The cans are filled with Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Marshmallows (to go in hot chocolate) and they are so easy to make... you just melt dark chocolate (I used semi-sweet chocolate chips), dip the marshmallows in the chocolate and then roll them in crushed candy cane, place in a wax paper lined dish and allow them to cool in the refrigerator until the chocolate sets. After the chocolate sets, store them in an airtight container. I wrote, "Just add hot chocolate!" on the lid to help his teachers know the intended use of the marshmallows!

Seth was so cute taking his gifts to his teachers! He was so proud of them! haha

Hopefully, I'll get caught up enough to share a few of our Christmas decorations and traditions sometime next week! Right now, I'm just trying to get our Christmas cards in the mail sometime BEFORE Christmas! haha But hey, if I don't, who doesn't like a nice Christmas surprise just when you thought the fun was over? :)

Have a GREAT weekend!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Pictures With Santa

On Friday night, we got Seth all dressed up and we headed to the mall to see Santa.

I was a little nervous because he has never done very well with characters...

And just as I suspected... as soon as Seth saw Santa, he burst into tears and clung to me for dear life!!! So, Santa (who was an exceptionally kind and understanding Santa) suggested that we take a family picture instead! haha Not exactly what I was hoping for... but it's a funny memory and since Seth is big enough to get down and leave now, I'm pretty sure it was the only way we were getting a picture at all!

I'm wondering when kids transition from being terrified of Santa to thinking he's magical and wonderful? haha I guess we'll keep trying until we get there! :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Preslee Bell Turner

Our niece is finally here!! Preslee Bell Turner was born November 29 at 6:56 am. She weighed 6 lbs and 13 oz and was 20 inches long with tons of dark hair! She's definitely a cutie! :)

Julee went into labor late Monday night and we got word that they were headed to the hospital after everyone in our house was already asleep. Evan and I laid in bed for about 30 minutes after we got the call trying to figure out what to do... we were dying to get to the hospital but we weren't feeling great about dragging Seth to the hospital at 2 am if Julee was going to be in labor for a long time. But the texts kept coming that she was progressing quickly so around 4 am, we loaded up the car and headed to the hospital!

Heading into the hospital... In his pajamas :)

Thanks to Nanny for bringing Seth a "goody bag"! He was very entertained while he waited to meet his new cousin!

Mommy and Daddy waiting to meet their precious girl!

We finally got Seth dressed around 5 am... in his "I'm the Big Cousin" shirt!

Getting some loving from Pop and trying so hard to stay awake!

The proud parents and their little sweetie!

Seth was so worried about Aunt JuJu laying in the hospital bed... he thought she needed some kisses!

Uncle Evan

Aunt Rachel :)

Passing out some more kisses!
He loves his new cousin... he's been calling her "Pres"!

Checking out Aunt JuJu's bracelets

After a few naps (and showers) we went back to see Preslee (and her parents) again! Look closely and you will see Seth's jealous face! haha :)

Momma and her precious and long awaited baby girl!

We are SOOO happy for you, Matt and Julee!! :)