Tuesday, December 22, 2009

7th Annual Christmas Costume Party

A few years back I wanted to have some people over for a Christmas party, so I invited some friends from church and encouraged people to wear Christmas colors, Christmas sweaters or a Christmas themed costume. Surprisingly, lots of people came and the outfits were AMAZING.

Seven years later, I'm still having the party and people are still showing up. If you're around next year, you should come too!

Some of the brilliance:

some cute kids:

peace on earth & christmas tree cutter:

GAP holiday cheer & some good lookin' sisters:

george's cohorts & stewart in his red birthday shirt:

one big happy family:

Christmas Choir

If you want to see a lovely video of Emma's Sunday school class singing some Christmas songs, click here

I'm pretty sure our Children's Choir is on their way to greatness!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Another Fat Kid

Since Landon turned 2 months a few days ago, I thought I'd share some statistics with y'all...

When Emma was 2 months, she weighed in at 10lbs 5 ozs. She was tiny. She was below the charts for her weight. The doctors were a bit concerned. In fact, it wasn't until her 4th birthday that the doctor finally said that since she's at least on the charts for her weight that we don't have to be concerned anymore. She's still the skinniest kid EVER and, aside from the lengths being wrong, she can still very easily wear her size 2 clothes.

When Grady was 2 months, he was 12lbs 7ozs. That's more than 2 pounds heavier than his sister. So we started referring to him as the fat kid. In a totally nice way, mind you. Compared to his waif of a sister, he was fat. And now, 2 years later, he weighs more than her and is one big solid chunk of exuberance and excitement. Seriously, I sometimes have a hard time lifting him because he is so heavy. And he doesn't even fit in size 2 clothes anymore; he's getting big for his size 3 clothes!

So, when Landon went in for his 2 month check-up, I knew that he would be bigger than Emma was (because who isn't?), but I didn't expect that he would be bigger than Grady. Well he weighed in at a whopping 12lbs 14ozs. So yes folks, in case you were wondering, we have another fat kid on our hands.....