Saturday, December 1, 2012

Buddy the Elf

Beau's elf is here! Now, I know Buddy's not really an original name for an elf but Beau likes it, and I think once he sees the movie, Elf, he'll think it's cool.  His elf has been up to no good here at our house lately.  Paige and I can't decide if we're doing this new little Christmas tradition more for our enjoyment or Beau's.  To be honest, Beau doesn't really like Buddy!  He's starting to think some of the things he's doing are funny but then he's over it and wants me to "put Buddy back on your tree where he goes!" That's what he told this morning.  :)  So here are some of things Buddy has done so far~

The first morning Buddy came, he brought Beau a breakfast straight from The North Pole! 

He wasn't too sure about that elf!

Spelling his name.  "That spells Beau! B-E-A-U!"

Reading the letter Santa sent that tells all about Buddy! He even mentioned how he heard Beau wants Batman stuff and a castle!  He got a kick out of that!

Keeping an eye on that elf!

I'm not too sure about this, Mom!

Loving the donuts and marshmallows and kisses.

Buddy's spot on the tree.

One night, he stole all the candy canes off the tree!

Caught playing with Beau's stickers! He wants to be just like Beau!

I think he's playing Santa here!

He must see Beau looking at the toy magazine a lot!  I guess Buddy wants a batman house too!

watching tv

He got jealous of the angel's view form the top and switched their spots!
And in case you didn't believe me that Beau doesn't like Buddy, here's the proof!  I couldn't find him the other night and then Beau went over and pushed the stool and said, "You stay there, Buddy!" :)  Poor Buddy!

Monday, November 26, 2012

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Ever since Paige and I got married, we've had a tradition of getting our Christmas tree the Friday after Thanksgiving.  We decided to go ahead and get one this year even though we are leaving really soon for Atlanta.  I'm glad we did because Beau has loved having the tree and it really makes it feel like Christmas now...even if we'll only enjoy it here for about a week!  It's so pretty, and we had fun decorating it with all our ornaments that mean so much to me.
Beau and The Hulk on the way to get our tree

Beau, Buzz, and Zurg picked the Charlie Brown tree!

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Searching for the perfect tree

I think we found it!

Look at that little face in the window!

Someone is excited!

Helping decorate

Looking at the tree with the 3D glasses. 

Helping Daddy put the angel on top

Poor angel :)

Our tree!!!

 Here's a little more of the decorations!

Our manger scene from when I was little!
We did that hand print tree with Beau last year.  Those houses go to the It's a Wonderful Life village.  Dad started collecting those for Sarah and me a few years back.  The other day, I found the people on top of one of the houses and the lamp post laid out on the other! After I told Beau those aren't toys, now he points to it and says, "That's decorations!"

I love all my Spode and am still so glad that instead of registering for fine china when we got married, I got this instead! 

All of our Christmas cards from friends from previous years

A little outdoor decor!
I love these snowflake lights from Pamie! They are so bright!
My chalkboards!

and a little painting I did and copied from one I saw on Pinterest.

My dream-Christmas house!! Just had to add that!

A few weeks back, the college had a little Christmas festival. The kids got to see Santa, ride the Polar Express and watch the movie on the train, see a live nativity and real reindeer, decorate Christmas cookies, drink hot chocolate, and sing and dance around to Christmas music!
Telling Santa he wants Batman stuff and a castle.

On the Polar Express

Choo- choo!!!

Beau and Ryann dancing around to Christmas music!

Cute little elves!!