Saturday, December 31, 2016

December Happenings--2016

December was magical this year and it's mostly because we got to spend so much time with family.  Here is what we were up to during the month of December.
Tanner loves getting in Blake's bed each morning and telling him hello.

One morning off to a bad start.  Mason and Tanner spilled the entire bag of chocolate chips all over the kitchen floor.
Our little Blakey is growing so fast.
Casey's work had their annual Christmas party.  I kind of have a love/hate relationship with this party.  I like getting all dressed up, having Myrn do my hair and make-up, and going out with Casey, but I hate leaving the boys.  They were in good hands though with my mom and dad.  The dinner was delicious--pot roast, potatoes and gravy, and yummy dessert too.  All in all it was a fun evening.
Blake trying to hold his own bottle.
The boys acutally sharing.  They were enjoying watching Rescue Bots together on the Kindle.
Blakey (all the heart eyes)

I taught Mason and Tanner about the birth of our Savior and the first Christmas.  They had fun putting stickers on their little paper manger scenes as I told the story.
Blake at 4 months old. (December 9, 2016)

I love these boys.
Blake is getting so big.  He squirms right out of his little baby bouncer.  I have to strap him in now so he doesn't fall out.
More of little Blake.  He wiggles right out of his swaddle.  He is growing way too fast.

I love the tradition of going to see The Christmas Carol at the Hale Center Theater.  This year we went to dinner at Chick-Fil-A then headed over to the play.  I love the play and I'm grateful that Casey will watch the boys for me while I go.
Our annual Furr family Christmas party was so fun this year.  Grandma and Grandpa paid for a balloon lady to come and all the grandkids got balloons.  Blake got a Santa hat, Tanner got a motorcycle, and Mason got a monster truck.  We also played games and had a delicious dinner.  We only get together with the Furr side of the family about once a year so it's fun to see cousins and be with grandpa and grandma.

How did I get so lucky to have the cutest baby around!

One night we took the boys to the mall.  We walked outside and watched the water fall feature.

 Christmas songs would come on and the water would do a little show.  The boys loved dancing around.
Amy and I took the kids to Chuck-E-Cheese one day during Christmas break.  We ate pizza and played the arcade games.  The monster truck seemed to be a favorite among all the kids.  Mason and Tanner had so much fun, but I think their favorite part was getting so be with Amy's kids!

Ry, Meg, and us all went down to the Riverwoods to see the lights.  The lights at the Riverwoods are beautiful around Christmas time.  We had such a fun night.

Christmas Eve-We spent Christmas Eve day making cookies for Santa, writing Santa a letter, and cleaning the house so Santa would leave presents.  We spent Christmas Eve night with mom and dad, Myrn and Garrett, and Ry and Meg.  We had a delicious ham dinner with potatoes, homemade rolls, and jello. After dinner we played games and read the Christmas story.  After the Christmas story, we decided to head home.  So Myrn and I wrote Santa a letter then left him a few of his favorite treats and Casey and I headed home.  After we got home, Casey and I let the boys open one present...their Christmas pajamas.  After opening Christmas pajamas we headed for bed.  For the boys had to be in bed before Santa arrived:).
Santa came to visit
Christmas Day-- Christmas day was magical and I loved being able to spend it with family.  We woke up early on Christmas day to a whole bunch of new snow!  We ate breakfast that mom and dad brought over (we love this tradition) and then let the kids open one present (their church clothes).  We then got ready for church.  We went to church with mom and dad because mom was speaking and dad was singing in the choir.  All my siblings were there and it was so fun to be at church on Christmas Day and to help us remember the true meaning of Christmas.
After church we went home and opened one more present (Christmas clothes).  We got dressed then opened the rest of the presents that Santa had left under our tree.  Mason got the new shiny red bike he had wanted and Tanner got his own little trampoline to put downstairs.  Watching the boys open each one of their presents and being so excited make all the stress, money, and late night wrapping, totally worth it.
After presents we went over to Chris and Roz's for lunch.  It was so fun spending the afternoon with family.
After Chris and Roz's we head to my family's for the rest of the evening.  We exchanged sibling gifts, grand kid gifts and gifts to mom and dad.  Again, it was so much fun spending such a special day with the ones I love the most.
We came home and put three exhausted little boys to bed.  I love Christmas and getting to spend it with my little family is pure bliss.
New Years Eve--New Years Eve is one of my favorite holidays and this year didn't disappoint.  I loved spending the evening with family...again.  We started the night at mom and dads for a soup dinner.  Then we headed to the shop for a fantastic, yet cold, firework show.  After the fireworks Casey and I took our boys home and put them to bed, then I went back to mom and dad's to ring in the New Year with games, horn blowers, and fresh lime drinks.  New Year's Eve was a blast!

And that's a wrap.  On to January of 1017!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Blake at 4 Months Old

Blake turned 4 months old on December 9,2016.  I can't believe he is 4 months old already.  We love our little Blakey Bear and everyday we get to spend with him just get better and better. 
Here are 10 facts about Blake at 4 months old:
1.  Blakey's hair still = awesome
2.  Blake loves chewing on his hands.  I think he might be teething, but no teeth have popped through yet.
3.  Blake is wearing 3-6 month clothes, is in size 1 diapers, and eats about 24 oz. of a bottle/day. 
4.  Blakey is the snuggleiest little guy.  I've never had a baby that will just fall asleep in my arms while I'm just sitting there and not bouncing or rocking away.  I love to just sit and hold Blakey because he is so snuggly.
5.  Blake survived his first round of vaccinations.  At 4 months Blake weighs 12lbs. (4th %) and is 24" tall (13th%).
6.  Blake has the most perfect blond hair and blue eyes. 
7.  Blake went on his first vacation.
8.  Blake is a swaddler baby. He loves to be swaddled.  He sleeps mostly through the night in his Doc-A-Tot.
9.  Blake is smiling a lot and even starting to laugh a little
10.  Blake loves to be held by anyone that will hold him. 
We love our little Blakey Bear!