Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ladies Man!

While we were eating dinner at the Christmas party, I looked over to see Trevor surrounded by some young girls in our ward. It was pretty hilarious! They had placed a Santa hat on him and were laughing and talking to him.

Trying to get him to look at me for a picture.


At our ward Christmas party last weekend, Santa made an appearance. Brennan was excited to tell him what he wanted for Christmas. Trevor, however, was just a little confused and curious (below).

Brennan 's a cheese!

Telling Santa he wants a slinky for Christmas. Ever since our friend in D.C. had a slinky, Brennan has wanted one. We told him "once" he should ask Santa for one and he remembered. A few days before the ward party we told Brennan that Santa would be there. He brightened up and said, "I'm going to tell Santa I want a Slinky!" I love his memory and am sometimes surprised by all the things he remembers.
Merry Christmas!

Decorating for Christmas

We started the night by lighting the first fire of the year (first fire ever in our new home). Brennan was pretty excited to see Daddy use the matches. After the fire was lit we had to blockade the fireplace so Trevor wouldn't go near it. There's something about moving fiery flames to draw one near.

We set our Christmas tree up the Sunday after Thanksgiving (yes, the day we got home from our week in NC and D.C.). We realized our little artificial tree looks pretty pathetic with our 10 foot ceilings. We also realized how vulnerable our tree looks with Trevor crawling around.
After everything was set up it looked great. We may actually keep this little tree for the next 3 years. Trevor is also not that interested in pulling our tree down. In fact, he really hasn't paid much attention to it during the last week. Just in the last few days he's started pointing to the little lights.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Washington D.C.

On our way to and from the Outer Banks we stopped in D.C. and stayed with my best friend from high school. It was such a nice chance to break up our trip and enjoy good company. On the way home we actually stopped in the city and enjoyed some of the sites. The last time Logan and I were in D.C. was when I was 9 weeks pregnant with Brennan.
We finally found a parking spot and headed towards the Natural History Museum. We figured Brennan would love all the animals inside. It's a good thing there are so many children's book with animals (armadillo, beaver, wolf, hippo, etc). Brennan knew many of the animals there.
Just inside the museum. Brennan did really well the whole time. He wanted to jump off of everything - but what else is new?

(Brennan was in the stroller and Trevor had fallen asleep)

Maren and I. I kept telling her D.C. would be such a fun area to live in. She loves it! There's so much history and fun things to see/do. Not to mention people always wanting to come and visit.
The Martin Luther King Memorial opened about 4 weeks prior to our visit. It was still very crowded with people stopping by to check it out. We loved it. There was such a beautiful sunset as we were getting ready to leave. It's a pretty awesome design. MLK's statue was carved from a large stone cut out of the wall behind (picture below).

The Dance family.

Trevor wanted to grab Logan's camera! He was such a good boy the whole time (after he woke up).

The Richards.

The wall of quotes.

Thanksgiving and 5k Run

This year for Thanksgiving my sister, her husband, my friend Amy, and I ran a 5k. We were the Outer Banks and it was WINDY!!! I have never run in such wind. It wasn't really coming at us in one direction - it was all around us. It made for a fun and interesting morning though. We all did great and were all happy with our times. What a great way to start a Thanksgiving day.
After the race pictures

This year Trevor had a little Turkey spirit! My sister made this shirt and we were happy it fit Trevor this year for the holiday. He sure is a little cutie.
Trevor is getting so big these days. He climbs on everything and loves to stand up on things. He also loves sucking on his upper lip - like this picture. Silly boy.
"Mom, it's that lady who smothers me with kisses!" He sure loves his Aunt Jana.
Parker was a huge help holding Trevor while we cooked and got ready for the meal.
Trevor ate his lunch before the big feast. He was actually napping when we ate our Thanksgiving dinner. It ended up being perfect timing so we could enjoy the meal and he could enjoy a peaceful nap :)