I know I’ve said this many times…I love this blog. It is my memory book, it is my place to do something with some of the thousands of pictures I take that tell the stories of our lives. Pictures have always been special to me and even more now that I have a family of my own. However, I am finding it harder and harder to make time to keep up with this blog. I’m not quitting, and will try to keep this up for as long as I can. And I am hoping that someday I can make some kind books out of this to give to my boys when they are older. Someday, in my spare time…and right now is one of those rare moments when I have a some time to myself. Because, I’m almost to scared to say it out loud in fear that the magical moment will end, but…BOTH of my boys are currently napping! Jake stopped napping a long time ago, but he woke up really early today and has a birthday party to go to later this afternoon. When we came home from school, I told him that if he wanted to go to the party he needed to lie down and just rest, after much debating and arguing I finally got him to lie down, and it worked, he was asleep in about 5 minutes! So I found myself wondering what to do, and instead of doing the usual picking up, cleaning the house or laundry, I decided to make another cup of coffee and sit down with my computer and tackle the Christmas photos. So lets see how far I can get before someone wakes up…
Last year, Papa J gave the boys a train to put around the Christmas tree. It is a very popular thing in our house. They kept asking and asking daddy to set it up, so one night, while I was giving them a bath, daddy set up the train. After they dried off and got their pajamas on, we played with the train for a while before going to bed.
At first they sat and watched it go around a few times while Dylan kept saying “Choo Choo” and doing the signs.
Then they started getting squirmy and had to get closer and follow it around the tree
And this is what happens when I try to get them both to look at the camera and smile.
And Dylan was happy just chasing it around the tree.
A few days later, while Dylan was napping, Jacob was playing with his Legos. I suggested that he build a bridge over the train tracks or buildings that the trains can drive by. He thought it would be better to do with his BIG legos, so he got those out and got to work.
Then Dylan woke up…please excuse the post nap hairdo and the travel hairdryer (I was in the middle of unpacking from being out of town and he was “helping”)
I just can’t resist this smile.
Then Jake thought it would be fun to put the legos on my toes
And that tickles, so I was giggling and it made him laugh.
And this is an angel that Jake made for me at school from his footprint and hand prints. I love it and plan to display it during all the Christmases to come.
The “Choo Choo” train is such a fun part of our Christmas and it warms my heart to see how excited the boys get when playing with it. One of these years I want to take them on the Polar Express, they would LOVE it!
And wow! I actually got a whole post done and they are STILL sleeping…lets see how much more I can get done, there are plenty more Christmas pictures to tackle. Stay tuned!