Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Santa's Last Visit

This week Aiden got to see his present from Santa! Santa's elves finally got it all unpacked and put together, better late than never! Aiden was pretty excited to get his present and I think that it eased a little of his distress over me putting away all the Christmas decorations. He was in tears when he walked out in the morning and saw that the tree was no longer there, turning on the tree had become part of our morning ritual. He is still singing his Christmas carols, but we are doing our best to wean him off by singing other songs.  We are getting really excited to see Uncle Matthew next week! I have a lot of video footage for you guys this week, I could not help it my boys are too cute!  I had my follow-up doctors appointment today, and good news everything is looking good. I have one final thyroid test, my doctor thinks that it may have just been a product of the pregnancy and not a long term condition! Hooray! Keep your fingers crossed and thank you for your prayers.

Date: January 14, 2015
Weight: 14.6 pounds
Height: 24 inches

Video is pretty long...sorry.

Tickling Connor

We Love Spaghetti!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy New Year!

My Little Elf!
Parents Have Entered The Smart Phone Era
The first post of the year 2015, one of my many resolutions is to be better at posting every week. So far, so good! We had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's with my side of the family. We are so blessed to have such great people to spend the holidays with, Aiden especially enjoys seeing everyone. Every time we leave he says that he misses everyone, listing them each by name and I have to reassure him that we will see them all again soon.  Connor is doing great, he is starting to sleep for longer periods of time and smiles all the time. There is just something about his smile that totally melts my heart! Aiden's vocabulary is expanding all the time, I think that it may even surpass some of Dave's students soon! I hope that I can continue to foster a love of learning in my children, it will help them when they enter the education system and enrich their lives overall. I find that people who have a passion for learning tend to be happier and more fulfilled. I am starting to get our house back together after being away for the holidays, finding places for all our new things and getting rid of things we do not need. This weekend I will take down the Christmas decorations, much to Aiden's chagrin. Send up a prayer for me that he takes it well, he is pretty attached to many of the decorations. 

Cutest Kids I've Ever Seen

Wearing his hat from his Uncle Matthew

Date: January 7, 2015
Weight: 13.7 pounds
Height: 23 1/2 inches

Aiden on Christmas Morning!

Aiden on New Year's Eve

Aiden lasted all the way past midnight on New Year's, he was more awake than most of the adults and he was still in a fantastic mood! We did this fun walkabout at the stroke of midnight, which is an Irish tradition that Aiden REALLY got into and totally loved. I am pretty sure that it is going to be a forever tradition now.This kid is too much fun. I love him soooo much!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Eve!!!

I am so excited to celebrate Christmas with our family this year. It is our first Christmas as a "complete" Sanders family, since we have just added our final member and I am officially a Sanders since we were married in January of this year. I am extremely thankful that my family is happy and healthy, and filled with Christmas cheer. Aiden is so excited for Christmas, it makes my heart smile. We have had so much fun getting ready for Christmas, Aiden has helped me tape a lot of the presents while wrapping. So, if you find any rogue pieces of tape you know why! We also did our annual Christmas tree shopping contest and cookie decorating. Here are some pictures of the festivities and a fun video capturing Aiden trying to wake up his uncle Adam.