Wednesday, December 24

Breakfast at the Weldon's

Tim's brother, Patrick, and sister-in-law, Catherine, drove out from Minnesota to spend Christmas with us. I will have more posts on our most wonderful visit with them, but here was the beginning of every morning here at our home.
I made breakfast every morning for the entire Weldon family (8 total) and we had hot coffee, eggnog and orange juice each morning.
Each morning was a different spread.
Day #1: Chile-Egg Casserole, Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Oranges, Baked Apples and Cinnamon Rolls, Eggnog, Coffee and Peppermint Hot Chocolate.
Day #2: Ruby Grapefruit, Sausage-Egg Casserole, Powdered Donuts, Buttermilk Pancakes, Cinnamon Rolls, Coffee, Orange Juice and (again) Peppermint Hot Chocolate (it was a winner from the day before!)

Day #3: Homemade Pecan Sticky Buns, Scrambled Eggs, Toast with Homemade Jellies, Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Baked Apples, Bananas, Coffee, Eggnog and Apple Juice.
. . .And our WONDERFUL centerpiece, a homemade gingerbread house, made from none other than our little Peter himself!!!
(thanks Becky!!)

Tuesday, December 23

Peter's New Bike!

Uncle Pat and Aunt Catherine got Peter a NEW BIG WHEEL! He ADORES IT!

Here's some video's of his first 'take-off' on it!

Christmas Breakfast!

This morning, Peter and I made some stocking and tree french toast and eggs. I put them on the griddle using cookie cutters. It turned out pretty well. Peter sure enjoyed them! YuM!

Saturday, December 13

Our Christmas Tree

We put the ornaments on our tree this evening. We have had our tree up and lights on for about a week now, but we were waiting to put up the ornaments until we could ALL do it, as a family. Peter was so excited, because this was the first year that we have let him 'help' putting the ornaments on the tree.
I made some hot chocolate for all three of us, and Tim starting pulling out all of the boxes full of ornaments.
Here's Pete with his chocolate face!

Peter got to put all of the 'lighter' ones on, and some other ones that Tim and I picked out for him to put on. One by one they went up, each one had a different story. A different memory behind them. It was so wonderful to explain each one to Peter. He sat and listened to each story.
This year, Tim let Peter put the Angel on the top of the tree.

He got out the ladder and hoisted Pete up there. He felt so priviledged!


Friday, December 12

Some Cool Pics of the Tree

We had a little fun with the Photo-Shop!

Sunday, December 7

Cookie Time!

Here's my little Monkey-Boy and his new favorite . . . pumpkin-chocolate-chip cookies!

Friday, December 5

Slashing Slang

This morning, I went to my Ladie's Bible Study brunch and we had a wonderful speaker who was a missionary in a 2nd-World Country. She had teased about the language barriars and how the children there had picked up on some of our 'American' slang just before they left to come back to the States.
Today, I also had a first hand experiance with that. I really need to start thinking BEFORE I speak. . .especially with my very bright 3-year old son around!

Peter: "Look Mommy. . . . (I'm in the shower), it's a Grandma McQueen!"
Mom: "What is, honey?"
Peter: "This. . . look!"
I opened the shower door to see his Lightining McQueen (from CARS) with two tires over his eyes.
Peter: "SEE??. . .it's his glasses, just like on Grandma Shapper!" (Grandma Shaeffer)
Mom: "Ahhh. . . .a 'Grandma McQueen'!!!! You kill me, Peter"
Peter: "No. . . .I didn't kill you!"
Mom: "No, sorry. . .that's an expression. It means you're really funny!" (oops!)
Peter: "Oh. I don't want to kill you, Mommy"
Mom: "I know, Pete. . .and I thank you for that"

Wednesday, December 3

Yucky Gerps!

I was using some antibateria spray, while driving in the car. Peter asked what that 'thing was, the thing that you shake and spray'? I told him that it was a soap spray that gets rid of germs.
He asked, "What are GERMS?"
I said, "Germs are yucky things that sometimes stick to your skin, and sometimes they can even make you sick, so this soap helps to get rid of them!"
Peter replied, "Oh. . . . just like BIRDS!!!!"
I knew that he must have had a good point, somehow, so I asked what he meant.
Peter said "You know. . . . like the birds. . . .they say 'gerp gerp'!
I laughed, "Peter, birds say 'cherp', I said 'GERMMMMSSS'"
He laughed back.

My Think-ster!

I have been (for a while, actually) playing Christmas music, in our Family Room (aka 'playroom) for the boys and I to listen to. The song, 'Santa Baby' started playing, and Peter, cleverly points to this picture of James

and said "Just like THIS. . . Santa-BABY!!!"

Monday, December 1

Mom had too much time on her hands. . . .

Christmas -2008-

This is one of my favorite's of James. This is a face that not everybody gets to always see!

He HATES hats

My little baby is ONE!

My precious first born!

My sweet little second born!

"Ahhh, is this one for ME?"


Our first 'Family of Four' picture!!!!