Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Day at the Griswalds...

Did I say Griswalds? Oh, I mean the Fines... It was a beautiful Christmas, no one was sick and we all celebrated together. Nicholas really understood the meaning of Santa and Jesus being born on this special day. Merry Christmas everyone! Happy 2009!

"What's wrong with my hair? I am ready for presents!"

Santa was here!

Found my stocking but I am still waking up!

The first present opened-- a new car!

More Cars!

A big present!

Nate hanging out with Daddy while Nick opens presents!

Mommy and Nate!

Nick showing Nate his presents.

"I'm not sure about this outfit!"

Happy as always!

The Finest Family

What a cutie pie!

Should we roast a turkey or Nate?
(Thanks Auntie Diana for this idea-- Gabe was just as big as Nate in the roasting pan!!)

Nate's First Christmas

Papa and Nate
What smiles!

Nate is suited up!

The two Finest boys.

GaGa and her boys.

GaGa and Papa and their boys.

Footie pj's-- one big, one small.
Merry Christmas one and all!

Monday, December 29, 2008

It's Comin' on Christmas

.... so here are a few pictures before Christmas (yes, I know I am behind, but my kid still doesn't sleep through the night so cut me some slack!). Note Nate's bib-- it didn't happen! More Christmas pictures to come! Merry Christmas everyone!

Nick preparing his sweet potato casserole

Carrots for the reindeer

My special gingerbread cookies for Santa

"Mommy, are you sure about this??"

Sunday, December 21, 2008

My Dear Sweet Baby Nate

Baby Nate- he is the happiest baby there ever was. He is four months old today. We slept through the night Monday-Thursday and things were back to normal. We went to the doctor this Wednesday and his ears were clear from infection. By Friday, two days later, I knew he had another one. My poor baby- we got more antibiotics Saturday morning and now his belly hurts from them. Say some prayers for Nate this Christmas. We are lucky to have a healthy baby, I know that, but it still stinks. Through it all, ear infection and belly pains, he is my happy baby.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Beautiful Boys

Here are some pics of the boys over the past few days. Am I not a lucky mom??

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

An Early Christmas

Every year, Aunt Annie comes to visit in early December to celebrate Christmas with us before the official "Griswald Family Christmas" begins. This year, we were so excited because Uncle Rob came too. It was a laid back visit as both kids were sick, but we had a great time.

Celebrating Aunt Annie's birthday!
Nicholas told me exactly what to write!

Make a wish!

Nate's first bear

What could it be?

A Lightning McQueen CD Player.
Fitting to come from the music lovers themselves!

Nate dressed and ready for brunch, sick as a dog but ever so smiley!

The brothers!

Mom and Nate-- look at those glassy eyes!

Nate and Aunt Annie.

Let's go!

Nick at brunch, I love these candid smile shots-- he is so darn happy!

I think we have the smileyest (is this a word??) kids in the world!
We love you Aunt Annie and Uncle Rob!