I think toddler-aged kids with Santa Claus is hilarious.  I remember when I worked at the daycare watching the toddlers completely spazz out when Santa came to visit.  They acted completely abnormal.  Like nothing I have ever seen really.  And sadly, I did laugh.  This week I have seen several blog postings of my dear friends with their toddlers visiting Santa and they were screaming hysterically.  And I was laughing hysterically looking at the pictures.  So yesterday I thought it would be a good time to take Jack to see Santa to see what his reaction would be.  And I was not surprised at all by the following photos…


He was perfectly fine.  I doubted for a second when the twin girls in front of us in line completely lost self control, but he didn’t mind a bit just like I knew he wouldn’t.  I don’t know if I should feel worried or ok about that, but I am going to take it as a sign that he is well adjusted.

Here are just a few more random shots from the week.


This kid has serious love affair with books.  The first picture was taken because he stopped mid-stair to read his book, and we thought it was pretty funny.


This kid also loves his blankie.  I am usually a Nazi mom about letting him take it out of his room, but this day we dragged him early in the morning to go get some donuts for breakfast so Daddy let him take it in the car with him.  We captured these priceless photos with a cell phone.


These photos are just because I think he looks super cute in this sweater especially with the hood on.


Deer and Snow

As most of our readers know, we hit a deer on Friday night.  It was scary and, let’s be honest, I bawled my eyes out for about 5 minutes afterwards thinking of the cost of the repairs.  But everyone is fine.  Jack didn’t even react even though Dan and I were screaming.  Let’s face it, deers are really stupid.  I mean honestly.  Anyway, there was no time to react, I didn’t even see it until it was into the side of the car, and then again when it came falling back down onto the windshield after being thrown in the air.  Perhaps the worst part is that we were a mile from our house at most and now every day since the accident we have see our idiot of a victim lying dead on the side of the road aloof to the headache he has caused for us.  Oh well…its just time and money.  That’s what I have to keep telling myself.


These are the best photos of the damage.  I especially love the patch of deer hair stuck in the headlight.  Disgusting.

Well on to happier things, I suppose.  It is snowing.  And we discovered that Jack loves the snow.  Thanks to my Aunt, we inherited this super warm snowsuit.  But it is size 24 months and so, a little big for our Jack, Jack.  But its the best we got so I figured I could make it work.  And it did just fine.  But I was dying.  If I thought his new green coat made him look like a marshmallow, you should check this out!


HAHAHAHAHA!  So funny and so cute.

And just one more picture for good measure.


Jack in his new favorite chair.  He loves it cause he can climb into it on his own without help using the footrest.  And from there he can climb onto the couch.  It is a real win-win situation for him.


Tis the Season

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  We had a great holiday weekend together.  It was super fun to have Dan home for 4 days with us.  We wish every week was a 3 day work week!  We didn’t do anything out of the norm for Thanksgiving.  We spent time with family and ate good, good food.  We spent some time on Friday browsing the online sales, but bought nothing.  On Saturday we watched a very stressful BYU game, but are thankful for a Cougar victory after some very poor Cougar execution.  And on Sunday we had a family dinner with the Grossen side where we opened our new Christmas ornaments for the year.  It was lovely.  Here are the 2 photos we took all weekend!


On Monday we went and got our Christmas tree when Dan got home from work.  It was the first time that Jack wore his winter coat.  I was dying of laughter cause he looked like a marshmallow.  It was seriously killing me.  Until he fell face first into the dirt and busted open both of his lips.  Poor baby.  Needless to say, we didn’t let him walk around without holding one of our hands after that since he was obviously having stability issues. We love our tree and the piney scent in our house.


We had to go buy some extra lights yesterday cause the tree is much larger than we realized.  After I was done stringing the new lights, Jack thought he would decorate by adding some special ornaments of his own.


Legos and stacking cups.  He is so creative and smart.  Last night, we hung the ornaments, but only took video.  Perhaps a photo shall come later of our glorious tree!