Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Merry Christmas and Have a Cheerio

Here are some pictures from the last couple of weeks!

Visiting Santa for the first time!
Opening up Christmas presents with Nana...
Looking like a stud in his Christmas attire
Christmas morning with mamma and daddy
Playing with cousins, olivia and travis

Gabe chillin in his new chair with his cousin Elijah 

And I had to throw this in there, this is my AMAZING new vacuum...its a Miele if you dont have one seriously go buy one:)
And this is Gabriel's new jumparoo which he loves!

Hello my blog friends! I have taken quite the hiatus from all things "computer" these past 3 weeks.  Carter and I have both decided that having a child at Christmas makes a lot more work and not quite as much "play" as we are used to:)

We had a fabulous Christmas with lots of sweet family time, good food, and more gifts for Gabriel than that child will ever be able to fully appreciate!
Christmas Eve was spent with my grandparents.  This is a tradition in my family, we have dinner together, my grandfather tells a Christmas story, and then we open gifts! This year the younger kids are the only ones that opened gifts...there are far too many people in our family now for everyone to be opening presents, we would be there all night long.  It was a lot of fun to see all of my cousins with their babies and getting so excited about the new toys that their kids were receiving, it was a wonderful night! My family is so blessed
On Christmas morning Carter and I opened our gifts to each other. I have the most wonderful husband who got me a day at a spa, and I can not wait to go use it! I got him a Wii which he was not too excited about so we took it back and he got an xbox 360....who knew:)
Then we headed to my parents house to open gifts and to have our annual Big breakfast!

After spending a fabulous morning there we headed to Ft. Worth to carters side of the family!
We had a wonderful time and couldnt fit everything in our car that Gabriel received it was a bit ridiculous and next year there will have to be a limit! Lots of food was consumed and lots of loving on gabriel and playing the Wii, again we are so blessed by our families, God is so good

So we are very glad to be home, to be in our own beds and to have Gabriel back on his schedule of sleeping at nights and his naps! And we have discovered that my boy LOVES cheerios!!  I mean he is double fisting cheerios into his mouth, at times gagging himself, but non the less he is loving them. It makes me so sad to think about how much my boy is growing...in just 3 1/2 short months he will be turning a year old, and i can guarantee you that will be a day where the name weeping whaley (now Sanders) will be brought back!
I love my little man, and every day he brings more and more joy to carter and I...ohh and by the way my hubby has FOUR weeks off of work, much deserved and much appreciated i might add! So he still has 2 more weeks off and we are looking forward to spending lots of time with our little family!
I hope that you all had a merry Christmas and that you feel as blessed as we do!



danielle said...

what a great christmas! and what a precious little boy you have! i cant wait for jackson to meet him. :)

Emma and Aaron Krueger said...

It sounds like you had a very busy and wonderful Christmas. I am glad you are updating again. I need some input from a mother, that being you. I am thinking about all the things I want to register for and I need to what I actually need and what is a waste of money. I love you and miss you more than you could ever realize. Your darling boy is precious and I just want to squeeze his cheeks!