MomDot Christmas of Dreams Blog Party: Day 1



The ladies at MomDot are hosting a Christmas of Dreams Blog Party with different blogging topics each day. Of course there are prizes involved, but it's also a great chance to get to know some new bloggers.

Today's topic is sponsored by La Belle Toile and This and That by Randi. MomDot asked us to introduce our families and share holiday photos from past years. So here we go...

If you've read any of my previous posts, you've probably figured out that my little family consists of myself (obviously!), Hubs, Big One, and Little One. This is the latest (and one of the only) pictures of all four of us.


Big One just turned 3 last month. He is such a character and very smart. We can no longer get away with redirecting him when he wants something. (What? You want that $300 moving dinosaur? Here, have a sucker instead.) If we tell him we're going to do something, he'll remember it and not let us forget! He has always been a mama's boy but also really wants to be independent. Here he is on his first Christmas. The "My first Christmas" Santa hat was a little big!


And here he was with Santa at the mall. Santa was a bit crabby. Like he would rather have his eyes dug out with a spoon than let another child sit on his lap. Fortunately, Big One was too little to know the difference!


This was the following Christmas shortly after he turned one. Notice that we went with a small tree that could be put up high out of his reach!


And here he is last year with Daddy opening his presents.



Little One is almost 6 months old already. So far she has been different than her brother in many ways. It's not fair to compare them, but it's also impossible not to compare. She started off a lot fussier than her big brother but she's turning into quite the smiley little girl. She's also VERY attached to her mama, but we spend all day every day together so it's really no surprise. I can't wait to see how she reacts to her first Christmas this year! Since we don't have any holiday pictures of her yet, here is one of her big grin!


And here's another one of my little sweetie. Seriously, don't you just want to eat her up? I may be biased but I think she's pretty darn cute.


So that's us in a nutshell. If I really went into depth on each of us this would be even longer. Brevity is not my strength. I look forward to visiting the other participants and getting to know their families!

20 comments:

Michelle@lifeinawhirlwind said...

I don't know which is worse, a crabby Santa or one that looks drunk (our mall Santa two years ago - lovely). Very cute pictures!

ccswch said...

The Santa hat picture is too cute!

CallansMama said...

Your kids are so cute! :) Gee, I hope Santa is not crabby again this year.

AnastasiaSpeaks said...

Love the pictures Shelley! Thanks for sharing them.

:)

sandy said...

Your son sounds a lot like my 3 year old daughter! I love the Santa hat pic.

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

She looks just kissable! Cute pics of your whole family ;-)

Dee said...

HAHA..what a smart little boy! And she is just a doll baby! BEAUTIFUL FAMILY!

Staci said...

What a beautiful family you have! And the $300 dinosaur, my son thinks we need that too.

Amy said...

Oh my Santa does look crabby!!

Tracye said...

Why does he do it if he hates the job???

You're right--they're adorable!

Natalie said...

My son wants Kota the Dinosaur too! He LOVES dinosaurs...He has gotten to where he refuses to watch any movie that does not have a dinosaur in it. SIGH. I think he might get Kota for his bday but not Christmas

3 Kids and Us said...

Aww I love those pictures. What a happy family!

The Petersons said...

I love the pic with the santa hat over the eyes!!

Jenna said...

Such beautiful ones and so cool I have another Mommy from Iowa! Our Santa up here at North Grand Mall is a grumpy Santa as well!! LOL

Sarah said...

I bet your crabby Santa wishes he was Michelle's drunk Santa! You have a great way with words! I have one with quite a memory too. But now she's starting to remember things that never happened so we have to have a talk about imaginary people. Especially when they are telling her that I'm handing out candy!

Rita @ My Precious Pennies said...

I love that "too big" santa hat picture. Who cares if it's too big?! It's CUTE!

Rebekah said...

I love the santa hat picture! And your little girl has a great smile! Happy Holidays

The Party of Five said...

We saw that $300 dinosaur that I think you are talking about. My two boys were freaked out by it until they saw their little sister walk right up to it and give it a hug. It was so cute, but not $300 cute.

Jess said...

LOL about putting it up out of his reach! Do u still have it?

Jaime @ Just Add Laughter said...

Love the pics!!!!

Nice to "meet" yoU!