Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

This morning, 12/24, Taylor's family came over to celebrate "Christmas morning" with us. We're doing dinner with them tonight, and then we're off to Surfside to meet up with my dad's side of the family (from Denver, Chicago, Kentucky and Shanghai). Christmas certainly feels like a season and not a day this year.
Ain't he the cutest?!
The trampoline Santa left + 60 balloons and Christmas lights.
Santa stuffed our stockings.
These were from last Saturday.
Second Baptist's Really Really Big Christmas Show was a little much for Brady and Anna Belle. We ended up watching the recording of the performance from the lobby... we weren't the only parents in the lobby with kiddos.
The dinner table set for our "Express Christmas" dinner (this term is from Modern Family <3). On the day before, my parents and sister decided to exchange gifts with us. It was a whirlwind, but it all worked out.
Daddy thinks her tutu's are ridiculous, but I love them.
Last, but not least, this is a video of Brady jumping on his new trampoline.
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Bacot Family Projects

Here's the Christmas tree and fireplace at the new house. I love having a "light switch fireplace". We turn the fire on almost every morning and every night, now that the weather's cooled off.
Taylor finished a few projects for us this weekend. For a long time, I couldn't decide what to do with these mirrors, so they've been sitting in Anna Belle's room. Taylor hung them in our bathroom. They're pretty heavy and they each have 2 mounts, so it's a rather tedious task.
This week the kids and I went to Home Depot to buy shelf supplies, and then Brady and I painted the shelves. Anna Belle wanted to help, but I made her play on the side. Taylor hung everything for us yesterday. The shelf system on the right was existing when we purchased the home. We just installed the shelves on the left. I really love having a play room for all the kids stuff.
Brady's boo boo is healing up nicely, for the most part. The Harry Potter scar looks really good. The one on his nose has one little part that I think may scar. I'll post pictures as soon as I take them.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Santa Visit and Learning to Ride a Bike

Brady woke Taylor up around 3am to turn on a movie for him. By 4am, I was awake and doing my morning chores. We went to my mom's house, so Taylor could trim shrubs before my mom and sister put up the Christmas lights. At 10am we went to visit Santa Claus (played by a friend and former vendor of mine). We then dropped Brady off at Grammy's so we could finish our Christmas shopping (woo hoo!), and now we are absolutely wiped out. When we came to pick up Brady, he showed off his new bike riding skills. Megan had been working with him.
Anna Belle's started clapping a lot... so cute.
My cute little guy on his bicycle.
P.S. Brady should get his stitches out Monday night. The scar is looking a lot better, but he's still not looking forward to the doctor's visit.