Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Done and Home

Thank you so much for all of your prayers! We just got home - these pictures were taken just a few minutes ago. Jory did a last minute PJ change this morning, so Aaron had his surgery in his McQueen Jammies that he got for Christmas in Ohio. Everyone thought he was so cute!

Everything went really well. Aaron did not have an ear infection this morning which was a huge blessing. We are so interested to see the changes in Aaron now that he has the tubes.

Jory took the day off, so we will have a lot of family time today which is nice. Our sweet friend Jennifer who was in Birthing Class with us is bringing us dinner tonight so I don't have to think about that. I am so grateful!

I hope you all have a day as blessed as ours!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Self Feeding at its Finest

Tomorrow Aaron is to wear pajamas to the Surgery Center (he has to be there at 6am). Kimmie insisted that he wear these because "he'll be so cute that he'll get the best treatment possible"! I think he looks pretty cute myself. He'll sleep in these tonight.

Tomorrow the surgery will be some time between 7 and 8am. It should take about 5 minutes. Then they will keep him an hour or two and we'll be home. He will be able to eat as soon as he wakes up from the surgery.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas at Grandad's

We spent yesterday at Grandad and Mimi's and had our Christmas with them. It was wonderful and Aaron had a great time. He also took some major steps in feeding himself (according to Grandad, I just wasn't offering the right snacks - Ha!). Aaron also drank from a Sippy Cup for the first time! It was a big day.

Aaron got very cool presents from Mimi and Grandad - Jory and I were so impressed. I will take pictures of them this week. Grandad picked out this Christmas sweater for Aaron. He wore it to church today. In the picture above, Aaron is smiling at his Grandad. He really enjoyed Grandad and Mimi!

We just had a wonderful Christmas all the way around. We are very blessed in so many ways and we are grateful for all of our family. We hope you enjoyed your Christmas as much as we did!

A White Christmas in Texas

These are of Grandad's house on Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

We have had a delightful Christmas Eve. John and Kim left for Whitney around 12:30 and we have been spending the day as a family of three. Aaron wrote Santa a sweet note and he signed it himself. He left cookies and milk for Santa by the tree.

Aaron got to see his first real snow. It has been snowing for well over twelve hours now. It started as ice and sleet, but quickly progressed into accumulating snow.

We put Aaron to bed in 'Baby's First Christmas' pjs. We'll take lots of pictures of him opening gifts in them tomorrow morning.

Have a very merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Papa John's Present

Grandad's Lights

Kimmie's Tree

Catching Up

I know I have been a horrible blogger this week. I won't even make excuses. I am going to try to keep up over Christmas, though. We are leaving today for Fort Worth and I MUST post pictures of Kimmie's Christmas Tree. I don't know how I did not take any last week, but y'all must see this. She did her whole tree in the theme 'Aaron's First Christmas'. It is wonderful! I also must get some pictures of Grandad's house. He finally won 'Holiday Yard of the Month', though he's deserved it for years. It really is fantastic, but when we were there the other night I just wasn't able to get any pictures. So I will work on that. And, of course, you will want to see pictures of the Little Man on his first Christmas.

We headed to Fort Worth on Saturday and stayed at John and Kim's on Saturday night. There were already several presents waiting for him and we discovered that he LOVES tissue paper! We left him in the good hands of his grandparents and headed to dinner and a concert for my birthday. We spent the evening with the Cottons and really enjoyed it.

On Sunday morning we took advantage of Aaron's nap time to run over to the Fisher's house. We love David and Erica and their sweet "Babies", Ella and Jack. I can not even believe how big these kids are! Where does the time go?

Sunday afternoon we headed to Grandad's for the Annual Allen Christmas Extravaganza. I love this picture of Aaron with his great grandmother. Uncle John took it.
The party was fun (this is a picture of Aaron's cousin Lucas), but Aaron sure was clingy. We went to a playdate on Tuesday and experienced the exact same thing. Put him in a room with a lot of people that he doesn't know and he's attached to his Mama. He did eventually warm up at both places and crawl around a little bit, but he liked to know where Mama was.
Back on the home front we continued to work on self-feeding. He's got it down with the teething biscuits, but it is such a mess that he then has to be stripped down and cleaned up. He still won't feed himself anything else.We are actually looking forward to a very low key Christmas. We don't have much planned at all. We want Aaron to enjoy the time as much as possible. We wish all of you a very merry Christmas and will check in soon.