Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December Daily - Days...I'm Not Really Sure

I was able to catch up on editing a little bit tonight, so I figured I'd come share some of my December dailies :) A couple days got skipped in there with the busy-ness of a weekend (because somehow, whether I work or not, I'm just as busy!) but I'm thrilled with how many pictures I've taken of MY family doing what WE do in December!

December 11th
Santa sent Will a video from the North Poll and he flipped OUT over it! We had to watch it several times in a row and he would giggle and laugh and point at Santa...he was absolutely tickled to death that Santa sent him a video! It was absolutely adorable :) His Santa video can be seen here:

December 13th
After breakfast, we headed in to change Will's diaper. He said, "Mommy, I want to be naked!" Well, who am I to deny him a little naked time?! He ran all over the house shrieking in delight that he was naked - he's so stinkin' cute! Of course I had to take a few pictures of his naked booty ;)


December 14th 
Will decided today would be a great day to pull all his clothing out of his drawers. Mommy SO did not agree with that idea. While we were putting all his clothes back, he found his Buzz Lightyear underwear and asked if he could wear them. He loved having them on and wore them for about an hour with no accidents...I'm hoping that this may be the start to potty training, though I'm certainly not holding my breath!

Phewh...I think that about catches me up! I've got some photo ideas for the rest of the week...just gotta get them done!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


It was incredibly foggy and misty outside this morning. We were on our way out the door to visit my mom at school when Will exclaimed, "Mommy, it's frosty outside!" I paused for a second, thinking that no, it certainly wasn't frosty at nearly 60*. He repeated it about eleventy billion times before I realized that he meant foggy. And the rest of our conversation went something like this...

Me: "Yes, it's very foggy outside!"
Will: "No. It's frosty, Mommy. It's frosty outside!"
Me: "I think you mean foggy. It's hard to see because the clouds are so low to the ground."
Will: "Right. Frosty."

Well, then. I stand corrected ;)

*(December Daily is still happening. I'll have a catch up post later this week...craziness around here means less time dedicated to blogging!)

Friday, December 9, 2011

December Daily - Day 9

Tonight we went to the Round Rock Christmas Family Night and had so much fun! It was chilly and a little bit windy and totally felt like Christmas :) We took pictures in front of the big tree, watched some bands play Christmas songs, saw Frosty the snowman, watched the horse drawn carriages, saw baby Jesus (and "Mawy, Jesus' mommy and Joseph, Jesus' daddy and angel!"), and even sat on Santa's lap! It was so much fun to spend good, quality time together as a family...I've really missed that the past few months - I've been so busy working that we really haven't gotten to.

Will was so excited to sit on Santa's lap! It was a night and day difference from last year. I wasn't sure if he'd actually do it once we got up there, but he walked right up to Santa, and proudly sat on his lap, posed for several pictures, and even got a candy cane at the end! On our way home, he kept reciting a list of all the fun things we did tonight...I have a sneaking suspicion that he had a wonderful evening :)

Again, picture overload...too many favorites not to share!

Drums and singing are pretty hard to compete with!

He loved the Amy's Ice Cream cow!

Hitting Daddy on the head with the balloon is all kinds of fun!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

December Daily - Day 8's a nightly ritual in our house! Greg gets home from work, says hi to us and the dogs and then Will starts pestering him..."Daddy, I wanna wrestle!" Except 'wrestle' gets pronounced more like 'whistle'...and so Greg will start whistling and Will totally doesn't get the joke ;) But eventually they end up on the bed wrestling and laughing and it makes me smile. Tonight Will was very into the wrestling and even ended up hurting Greg for real a few times! I have a feeling that will happen a lot more often as that kid grows up!

Sorry for the photo can't pick just one or two of these :)

You can see Will calculating the attack here...


Will calls these little flips "baby slams" (except slams is pronounced 'swam)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December Daily - Day 7

Today Will and I went out to start our Christmas shopping...yes, I said start...I'm so not about the "let's shop for Christmas presents in July!" thing that a lot are. I prefer to do my Christmas shopping after Thanksgiving! While we were out, Will found these adorable Lightning McQueen slippers at Target and I just couldn't resist :)

So very over this whole picture thing ;)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December Daily - Day 6

I think we'll attempt this in a different location in the house tomorrow...but here's day 6...I love his smile here :) Just FYI, this might possibly end up on a Christmas card, so don't look if you don't want to ruin any surprises!

and one with slightly different processing...

 141 frames shot in roughly 5 minutes, and I got 2 usable images...sounds about right ;)

Monday, December 5, 2011

December Daily - Day 5

Our lights are up! I hand-held this shot at 1/8th of a second...too cold out to get the tripod all set up! :) Huge thanks to Daddy for putting the lights up in the rain on Saturday morning. We love to go out and look at them every night!

December Daily - Day 2

It's only December 5th and I've already failed at taking pictures every day for the month, my defense, I've been really sick for the past two days and am only feeling marginally better today...yuck! Here's a few pictures from December 2nd - our "first" day opening the Advent Calendar Greg brought back from Germany (we cheated and did the first day the day he got back because we all wanted to taste the chocolate!)

Opening the wrong door first...and then having a mini fit because we can't eat that chocolate. ;) Oh, to be two!

Finding the square with the number "2" on it.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Daily

Christina brought this little thing called December Daily to my attention a couple weeks ago when we were hanging out. You're supposed to take a photo a day in December and make a scrapbook out of it. There's no way in the world I'll get around to making the scrapbook, but a photo a day? I can do that. I think. ;) I know what you're thinking - I *still* haven't posted photos from Halloween or the carnival we went to, or a couple other events that I'm sure are sitting on memory cards just waiting for a chance to be blogged. But if I wait until I blog those to post about the events in December...well...let's just say Will might be graduated from college by the time I get all caught up!!

Tonight I took him out to get some shots for our cards. I think I may have captured one or two to put on them (yay!) but I also got a lot of sweet outtakes. So here's a few from that. Is it just me, or did he turn from toddler to boy overnight? *tear*

(click to enlarge!)

This is *so* very him right now!

I am very much not opposed to bribery, as long as it gets me cute photos :)