Monday, December 26, 2011

My Little Painter

 Last week I was helping Payne make a Christmas present for his grandmothers. I had an extra canvas so I let him paint on it. I covered his tray in saran wrap and put a little paint on there. He used his fingers for a while, then he wanted the paint brush. He loved it. We had to take a bath afterward, because it was all over him.

His finish product. I can't wait to display it for years to come at Christmas!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Morning

 Payne slept in a little this morning. We got up and got a around. By the time we were ready to take pictures and video Payne seeing what Santa had brought he wasn't very happy with us. I think he was a little shocked when he came around the corner and saw all the toys and presents.  He spent the morning going from one toy to the next. He loved every minute of it! We took a break and ate breakfast, but he ate quickly and went straight back to the toys and hasn't stopped yet! If he doesn't know what it does he brings it to us and in his own ways ask us.  We loved getting to see his face and watch him enjoy his presents.  

 Sorry for the picture overload. We had a great morning and hope you all did too! We are off to celebrate Jesus's birth with some family.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

My mom was here Christmas Eve morning. She played with Payne in the morning and then got ready and headed home. Ryan and I got ready and then we ran some last minute errands. Then we headed back home for Payne to take a nap. When P got up we got dressed and headed to church. We worked in the nursery the first hour and went to the candle light service the second hour. 

After church we headed to the square to look at the Lights of the Ozarks.Payne loved it. He ran around looking at all the lights.

When we left there we were hungry so we went to Ruby Tuesday.Then came home to put on our Christmas jammies and read The Night Before Christmas.

 Our first attempts at a family picture were a little crazy.

By the end he was having a melt down so we didn't do milk and cookies for Santa. We just headed straight for bed!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Party

Ryan and I love to entertain people at our house. We decided when we got married that we wanted to have an annual Christmas party. So we have tried since then, but missed it last year due to the new addition to our family. So, last Sunday night we had a few friends over for dinner and some games.

We played the trivia game. Yes, I took up phones so no one could cheat. Needless to say we all need to brush up on our Christmas knowledge. 
Then we all tried to tear a snowman out of paper behind our back. Some people were really good, others were not. We then played a revised version of catch phrase using our own words. It was very entertaining.

All in all, it was a very fun night and hope we can continue to do it every year.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up

This weekend was just as busy as the last few. My dad came up Friday afternoon and picked Payne up from daycare early and took him to the condo to play with him. That night we went to dinner at Mellow Mushroom and then head back to the condo. Payne stayed with Papa and momma and dadda got some much needed sleep. Allison and Baxter also came up late Friday night. Papa brought Payne back over about 11 and we went to lunch with A and B. Then came home for a quick nap and then headed to the basketball game with Papa and the Fites. That night our friend Lauren came over to keep Payne so that the 4 of us could go to a wedding. After the wedding we went out to eat. We had so much fun and Ryan and I enjoyed a night with our family and friends.

At the ballgame Payne got his face painted. I was scared he wouldn't sit still, but he did so good.
Sunday morning Ryan and I were lucky enough to get to sleep in again, because A and B got up and played with him.  He loved it! It was also B's birthday! Happy Birthday Uncle B!