Monday, January 5, 2009

What a Holly Jolly Christmas--- and New Year

After traveling to Georgia for Christmas and New Years Austin is demonstrating how we are all feeling. As they say in the south- "We're tuckered out." We didn't anticipate how much stuff it takes to travel with a baby. Wow! I am now a little more sympathetic to families trying to get through airport security. Luckily, Austin has great grandparents and they help make traveling easier. I think they want us to come back. I'm using the term "us" loosely... I think us means Austin. Santa brought Austin a Santa outfit. He has the bowl full of jelly, but we're still working on him saying "Ho ho ho." Andrew grew up having great Christmas Eve traditions. They do Christmas crackers, play bingo and the candy bar game, and read the Christmas story. It was so much fun to start these traditions in our own little family... even if Austin couldn't really appreciate them. He tried to hold on to the Christmas cracker for the picture. Our little Man has become more and more alert over the past two weeks. He has also started to smile more. I'm having a really hard time smiling at him and getting a good picture so y'all will just have to use your imagination. We both got new coats for Christmas- we're still working on our super model poses. We celebrated the new year with fireworks, family, and friends. I don't think life gets any better.

8 comments:

Jason and Amy said...

you look amazing, motherhood is doing good things for you

Mandy said...

Thanks! I think I'll slow down on my sleep more often! :)

Kim said...

Austin is adorable, how wonderful he has so many fun traditions to look forward to!

Daniel and Tia said...

He is sooo cute!! You all look so good and happy. Sounds like the holidays were fun.

The Spanns said...

So fun! I love the pictures! You do look great - work it girl! :)

Nathan said...

Do you realize you just said y'all? You are so Texan.

Amber said...

It was so good to get to see you guys. We wish we could have spent more time together while we were there... but the craziness always takes over. Austin is adorable and we are glad he and Brooklyn were finally able to meet (even if she did want to tear his face to pieces-- sorry about that)

Kelly said...

What a cute family picture! Sounds like great traditions!!