Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas with the Troutts...first of 3!!!

Usually, the weekend before Xmas, we get together and play Dirty Santa with the Troutt family (my mom's side). The adults play Dirty Santa and the kids open their gifts. We also have a lot of fun and a lot of laughs! Our family loves taking pictures, but I only put up a few:)

2nd and 3rd cousins.

Christmas Holidays...a little of this and that!!!

It's always fun being off for 2 weeks for Xmas and I love spending it with my family. We stay pretty busy over the break with our 3 get togethers. Addie and I have been having lots of fun decorating, taking pictures and playing with her new toys. She's been very giddy:) She's had pneumonia, but feeling LOTS better now! I loved getting to buy her pj's this year to wear throughout the holidays...I think we ended up with 6 pairs!

She wouldn't leave the decorations or the ornaments alone!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A night out with the girls "Rockette style"!!!

Me, my sis Jen, my mom, my sis Deb, my nieces Leah and Rachel and my aunt Tita

Thursday night was a great night out with my mom, two sisters, two nieces and aunt. We had dinner and then out to see the Rockettes show at the Opry. It's always so much fun when we all get many laughs!!! Oh, yeah, the show was great too:)

Addie's Christmas Party

Addie's daycare had their Xmas party on Thursday. I left work early to attend, but it wasn't that great...kinda like their fall festival! There were 3 parents there and the other 2 were together! When I got there, they had just finished eating (and I got there when it was supposed to start). I wasn't a very happy camper because I envited my sister, Jen, to come and it was disappointing. Maybe my expectations are set high because of being a teacher and knowing how great parties can be. It made me feel better to hear a friend of mine went to her child's party and she was the only one there. LOL! Anyway, Santa was there, but of course Addie didn't want anything to do with him, again! I didn't push it either because she wasn't feeling well...the joys of being at daycare w/lots of sick and snotty kids:)

A date with Santa...

Well, last Saturday we headed out to Opryland hotel to see Santa and the lights. Little did we know the traffic would be that terrible! It would have taken atleast 2 hours to get in and out! We decided to come back on Sunday when everyone was at church or eating lunch...much better! We got right in and only a couple of people were waiting to see Santa. That's another story...we we're definitely NOT expecting this "fearless" child who's not afraid of anything or anyone to be scared of Santa! She HATED him!!! We've been practicing @ home w/our large Santa. She wants to sit in his lap and when we say, "Where's Santa?" she says Ho, Ho, Ho. Once we got up to him and said, "There's Santa" she freaked out! We tried it once with me then again w/ just her. That's what we went with:)Afterwords, we rode the train and look at lights. That was a little better, but she does not enjoy being in her stroller. Let's just say, by the time we left, 2 1/2 hours felt like ALL day!

Playing w/ornaments before we left.

Pics w/mommy and daddy.

Heading to see Santa.


Riding the train w/mommy.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Halloween pics...a bit late!

This year, I was excited about dressing Addie and going trick or treating. Addie, on the other hand, was not so excited! She wasn't feeling very well and could have cared less about dressing up and getting candy. We managed to go to main street with some friends and a trunk or treat with my mom. Maybe next year will be LOTS more fun! Here are a few pics of my cute little "Raggedy Ann"...

Baby Knox