Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Pictures

Life with two kids just takes more patience and more love and more of everything. It has been a wonderful year learning to adjust to our newest family member and a challenging one at times too. This year we decided to only have the kids on the Christmas card in effort to get a picture with only having to get two people smiling at the same time instead of four. In theory it sounds like an easy idea, but the kids proved us wrong.

After 130 pictures we finally found one or two that both kids were at least somewhat smiling. They aren't both looking at the camera, but maybe that can happen next year. I know how much I love getting Christmas cards with pictures and I think that all those other parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents that will be receiving our card will know how long it took just to get the shot that we did. And it not being a perfect picture is what makes it be a perfect for our family to send. We aren't perfect but the good Lord made us perfect in his eyes.

Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Getting ready for the Rose Bowl!!

Madelyn giving Wilson a bottle
(yes, she has something red under her lip, she has been biting it)

It seems like opportunities come around when you least expect them. Brendon and I recently got invited to go to the Rose Bowl and the Rose Bowl Parade, without kids. So, in turn I have had the opportunity to work on getting Wilson to take a bottle. He wasn't very happy with me the first couple of days. In fact my head hurt at the end of the day due to about 2 hours straight of crying before he would just give up on the bottle and fall asleep.

Brendon likes to say that our kids are stubborn because they take after me. I don't know if that is totally my fault, I think that I'm just a determined person when I want to be. Most of the time I just go with the flow, but I CAN be about as stubborn as a mule when the situation calls for it. And this situation is calling for a battle to take the bottle. I am not ready to wean Wilson so this trip is a lot of extra effort and cleaning added to my day. Bottles are foreign to our household since Madelyn didn't like taking them and I haven't pushed it with Wilson. We do own a wide variety of styles of bottles in effort to find the magical perfect bottle.