Monday, December 12, 2011

This time of Year just Gets to Me....

I don't know what it is.  I don't know if it's just the season of love and giving.  I don't know if it's because I'm pregnant.  But I do know that on a daily basis lately, I feel like my heart goes from regular mode, to soft and mushy mode in a heartbeat. 

A few days ago, Emmett fell asleep at 4:15 pm and didn't wake up until 4:30am the next day. I think he was having a growth spurt because he didn't have a fever, and he looked taller the next day.  : )  I was grateful he woke up at 4:30am instead of like 1:30am, but it was still early.  I put on Toy Story for him and dozed on the couch, and when the movie was over, he snuggled next to me as I was laying on the couch, wrapped both of his little arms around my neck to hug me and in his whispy morning, kid voice said, "I luvs you so much!"  You can't buy moments like that.

Tyson has been cracking me and Mitch up.  He is a smart boy, but he also has an imagination that runs wild.  Last week he was deathly afraid he was going to turn into a mouse.  Last night he didn't want to sleep in his room because he was afraid bears would be in our house.  We assured him there wouldn't be. In his little prayer he prayed, "And please bless that no one in our family will get hurt by a bear...or a lion...or a tiger...or a snake....or an alligator...or a crocodile..."  I love these moments, and I love to share them with Mitch.  In the middle of prayers like that, we'll just smile at each other and try to not laugh audibly.

I'm so grateful for this time of year.  It's so special to share it with family and friends.

 My preschoolers--yes, all boys.
 Tyson ate his mini pie in like one bite.
 Thanksgiving at the Borden's

 The kids ate with Caden in the club house/pirate fort.  LOVED IT!
 Thanksgiving at the Gaylord's.  Emmett ate his pie in 0.2 seconds.

 Emmett wanted to hold my hand on the car ride.  After my shoulder couldn't handle reaching back any longer I told him he could hold Tyson's hand.   And they held hands often up the mountain.  Brotherly love.  So cute!
 We were so lucky Mitch didn't have strep throat this Thanksgiving weekend.  He's such an amazing Christmas tree finder, and the boys adore traipsing after their daddy in the woods on the hunt.
 Emmett got a new Elmo hat, and insists ALWAYS on wearing his Lightning McQueen slippers.
 Snowball fight!

 I can't get enough of what my dad would call, "Chick-chuck teeth" on this little boy.  Love that gap between his teeth.  It's totally a Tenney family thing...not sure about Borden's--my uncles, my grandma, me...I don't know if his permanent teeth with have the gap, but it's cute now.

 I think this one is funny.
 Ate at Red Robbin with Uncle Warren, Julia, and Nathanael. 
 A random owl outside the restaurant.  He turned his head ALL THE WAY AROUND to look at us.  Amazing!
 Also watched 2 matinees to make up for our missed get together last year. : )  
Arthur Christmas and Hugo.  Loved it!
Tyson rode with my parents to the Christmas lights to finish up our get-together with Uncle Warren.  Mitch and I had the warm stuff in our car.  So this is how they improvised to keep Tyson warm until we got there.  Haha!