Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Eve

Each Christmas Eve the boys get one present from Mommy and Daddy. This year Alexander and Jack got Angry Bird hats and Kai got cowboy boot slippers. Cuties! Merry Christmas Eve!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Kai's Big Boy Haircut

This week we decided that Kai was ready for a Big Boy Haircut. His curls refused to come back after the last trim he had, and his hair was usually a static-fest. So I got to work and transformed my baby into a big boy. I think it looks really cute! He is extremely grown up now and loves to color, especially with a big brother to share markers with.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Annual Santa Visit

We had our annual visit to Santa this past weekend. As always, we really enjoyed ourselves. We managed to be first in line to see the Big Guy. Alexander and Jack were so thrilled! We eased Kai onto Mrs. Claus's lap and, while he didn't smile, he didn't freak out, either. Jack was very animated this year, and told Santa that he wanted a DS (hand-held Nintendo game system). Alexander asked for the same, and Mrs. Claus commented that Santa would be making a lot of those this year! After our time with Santa and Mrs. Claus, we did crafts, played games, and won prizes. Justin commented how next year we'll have a kid for each knee of both Santa and Mrs. Claus! I hope they're prepared for that!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Utensils According to Xander

Alexander: "Are sporks what Chinese people use to eat?"

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The New Baby is a BOY!

Apparently we won't have much trouble with this rule. The new baby is, according to our ultrasound today, another boy! We are very excited to have FOUR amazing boys to raise.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Another One From Jack

"Porcupine trees are green every day of the week."

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Collection of Quotes

These quotes from my kids were all previously posted on Facebook, but I thought I'd post them here too, for posterity and for those who don't have Facebook.
From Alexander:
"Can you find some ways that are non-standard for pulling out teeth?"
"If I were president, I would make a law that spies would have to work every day and I would want everyone to be healthy so the only days they could eat candy would be birthdays and holidays. Also people would not have to get out of the car to get gas; they would just have to press a button and it would come out automatically. I would make someone invent that system. "

"You know, Mom, people only say that Santa will only bring presents to good kids to scare kids into wanting to be good, but that's not true."

"That doesn't make sense. You used a double negative."

Alexander referred to the Ravens as the Voldemort Ravens. (Voldemort is the Bad Guy in the Harry Potter series. Alexander misheard "Baltimore" as "Voldemort.")

Alexander's reaction to his first root beer float: "Mmmm! This tastes like ice cream with root beer on it!"

From Jack:
"Alexander, let's play 'Alexander and Jack,' where we be ourselves."

"Pop Tarts are dangerous."

From Kai: (to be fair, Kai's quotes are not funny. I am just impressed that he is already putting together quite a few three word sentences. He's also developing an expansive vocabulary!)

"Want go night night."

"Want get down."

"Where Allie go?"

"Bear dirty?"

As we passed a McDonald's: "Chicken?"

Friday, December 16, 2011

Gingerbread Train

This year we found a gingerbread train kit to make, which was a fun change over the houses we've done the past few years. Fun as always! Kai and I were there, too, but we mostly kept Kai away from the icing. He did make a few contributions to the design. :)