Bath Time!

When we were giving him his bath tonight, he did NOT want to get out, so he pretended like he was sleeping even after all the water was gone! STINKER!! :)

wake up!

Christmas Eve!

We have had a very fun Christmas Eve! This morning we headed to Sioux Center to Casey's Bakery for some gifts to bring home, then got to have a yummy lunch there and of course Merritt got to pick out a cookie, he actually picked out one the very same snowman cookies my Momma had brought to the hospital when he was born! Then I got all sad that he is going to be 2!!! Why does time have to go so fast!?!!? After I pulled myself together, we headed home for naps! Then we played and packed our bags for MS! When The Farmer came in from chores, he read Twas The Night Before Christmas, then we let Merritt open his presents from us!! For supper we had yummy pulled pork sandwiches and cheesy potatoes! Then Merritt had a quick bath and now we are all laying on the couch watching Polar Express....counting down the hours until Santa comes! :)

he wouldn't get off his tractor! Until we said he could open presents!!

this was a Little People Car wash!!

he really just loves to open the wrapping!

this was the Grassland Animal set that goes with his Little People Zoo! It has a Bighorn Sheep and a Buffalo in it!


had to ride him right away!

giddy up!!

Toy Story Mr. Potato Head set! SOO cool!!

Mommy's Little Santa Baby! 

Elves- Day Six!!

On the last day the elves brought a very fun Tractor book that opens up to a road that a wind up tractor travels on! And some color wonder travel stuff! We are all set to head to MS now!


Church Candlelight Service!

Last night was our church's annual candlelight service for Christmas...It has become one of my favorite Christmas traditions! We sing O Come All Ye Faithful and a few other classics, have a short message, the Christmas Story verses are read, then the lights are turned down and we light candles and sing Silent Night, it is beautiful and is a great reminder of the reason for the season! Of course Merritt thought it was so fun to try and blow out The Farmer's candle..tehehe! :)
oh and I got all my hair cut off!! I kept getting headaches when I had it in a ponytail so it was time for it to go! 

I hope everyone is having a great Christmas Eve Eve, Merritt is napping and I'm off to tackle the Christmas presents before he wakes up! No, I don't have a thing wrapped! I have been a tad busy..haha! :)

Elves- Day Five!!

Little People construction worker and another snow globe book!


Elves- Day Four!!

A Little People fire truck and a snow globe book! 


Elves- Day Three!!

Lots of Disney stuff! He loved the camera best! :)


Elves- Day Two!!

They brought a travel Aqua Doodle (which I promptly put in is bag for the trip to Mississippi as soon as he finished coloring!) and a Rudolph book!

trying to get the plastic off!

so fun!