Monday, December 29, 2008

merry christmas

the holidays have been fun. i love being able to hang out with family, eat yummy food and have lots of people to hand ollie off too:) oliver was super excited about all our presents under our little tree- he got extra curious to a couple of his aunt vanessa's and tore a few holes in them. but his favorite thing was all the boxes- who needs fancy toys:)

we spent christmas eve with jonathan's family- opened stockings & presents and then used one of our new gifts- a year pass to sea world and hung out with shamu:)
ollie was great the whole day. i don't think he really knew what to make of the whole thing, but he liked being outside with lots of things to look at. it was a little cold, but it didn't rain on us and there weren't very many people there, so it was great.

christmas day we spent with my family. my sister and brother-in-law flew down. it felt very christmasy to just be inside & cozy on a rainy christmas day. i don't remember the last time it was cold and rainy on christmas! it was a nice change. it is almost like we have seasons here in southern california:)

we were blessed with some awesome gifts and time with family. oliver got a bunch of new clothes- good thing too, because he is growing so fast!
i am thankful for his little bouncer/entertainer, because it provides me with a few extra minutes to myself:)
we have a few things we do every year and i always look forward to them. some of our traditions- if you can cal them that...stockings from santa filled with things like toothpaste, lotions and scrunchies....yes scrunchies! (note to santa- really if you are going to be stuck in the 80's at least give me a leotard and some leg warmers too:) cheese strata brunch with chips, salsa and guacamole, eating lots of see's candy and other treats my mom has received from kids at her school, looking through christmas cards and letters, staying in your pj's all day long, watching the laker game. (good thing they beat the celtics or christmas might not have been so merry in our house.)
we didn't get to go to church on christmas eve- which felt strange not to go, it was one thing i missed. it is always nice to take a moment to stop and remember the reason for the seasone and give thanks to jesus.

i hope everyone had a great holiday and got to enjoy some of their own traditions, or maybe make some new ones.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

a rainy day in san diego

it's beginning to look a lot like christmas...there is a slight chill in the air and it rained all day yesterday. i love it! there is nothing better than snuggling up on the couch with hot coco, tea or coffee, some sort of baked goods (white fudge covered oreos) and a good book...or in my case yesterday- an in-style magazine and a chick flick.
even though it is almost always sunny on christmas day, i am happy to get some "winter weather." i love watching all the "storm watch" stories on the news...especially when it is only sprinkling outside and the southern california news reporter is outside, decked out from head to toed in their rain gear, giving us up to the minute reports on the storm watch.

oliver enjoyed watching the rain too :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

holiday fun

well this time of year is full of fun and we have been busy. oliver is getting so big, it seems time is just flying by. some of our recent activites:

thanksgiving! we spent it with jonathans family. it was great to see so many people and enjoy yummy food. no turkey or pumpkin pie for oliver yet- maybe next year

oliver's 4 month check-up/shots where he weighed in at just over 18 pounds and 26 1/2 inches long!

more practice at sitting in his high chair and little seat

holiday fun with his cousins, trey & logan. they saw santa and real snow- san diego style, which means some slushy icy stuff in the parking lot, which melted within the hour:)

a swim in the pool

first spoonfuls of real food- well baby cereal. mostly he just pushed the spoon out, but he did manage to eat a couple spoonfuls.

we got our little mini christmas tree and decorated it. oliver likes the lights.