Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I haven't been in the blogging mood lately because I'm still having to use the "backup", but I thought I would do a quick recap of Christmas for my 5 readers. :) However, I'm unable to post any pictures until the other laptop is back.

Kris had to work a half day (7am-1pm) on Christmas Eve and a full day (7am-7pm) on Christmas Day, so we managed to squeeze in The Key Family Christmas around 2pm on Christmas Eve. Jacob and I were ready for Kris when he got home from work, and we got the camera and video camera ready and all the presents distributed. I laughed when I heard Kris say "good morning Jacob" as he began videotaping.

Jacob didn't really take to opening gifts. He did a little bit at first, but for the most part we had to rip them open for him. His eyes lit up and there were a few smiles for some of the Elmo gifts - his favorite character. We tried not to go overboard with gifts since our house already looks like a daycare.

We then headed over to Meme and Papaw's house to celebrate with them and the Pittmans. My mom made a wonderful meal and we ate too much and then exchanged a few gifts with one another. The adults draw names and so that's always fun to see what each other gets. Then Friday night Kris' mom, sister, and nephew came over and we got to spend some time with them.

Jacob sure has enjoyed the Christmas tree. Every time we come home, he immediately says "lights". Which is asking us to turn on the Christmas tree. Then he says "dog". Which is a stocking that Meme got him last year that plays music and the ears wave up and down. He loves walking around the house carrying it.

Today Kris and I took the tree down and put away all the decorations - which is a first for us. I don't think I've ever taken a tree down this early. When we got home from picking Jacob up from daycare, Jacob looked over to where the tree was and I know he was thinking "didn't there used to be a tree there?" Then he looked up at the mantle and didn't see "dog" there either. He had the most perplexed look on his face. He looked at me with those big eyes and said in the saddest voice... dog? I told him dog went nite nite and we'll see him next year. haha

Ok, I'll wrap this up. I hate posting without pics - just kills me.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Christmas Story

A house on Central Ave. has this peaking out their window. Priceless.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

No particular title in mind

I seriously cannot get motivated to a). wrap the few gifts I've already bought and b). finish buying what's left (i.e. Kris). I don't know why I wait till the last minute because I'm not a fan of crowds and lines, but who is.

On a happier note: I am happy to report that Jacob can recognize and say all the letters of the alphabet except for Q and W. I've been drawing the letters one at a time on his doodle pro and when I draw a Q, his answer is "apple". I think he thinks that's a stem. And I think the W gives him trouble because it has more than one syllable. Oh well, how often do we use the Q & W anyway. :)

I cannot believe this year is almost over. I've been saying this has been the fastest year that I can recall. It seems there's been something to celebrate and/or anticipate since the first of the year - Jacob's 1st birthday, Kris' NWACC graduation (and who is now attending John Brown), the arrival of sweet baby Luke. And everything else that's fallen in between. Now a new year is about to begin. Which means I get to start planning Jacob's 2nd birthday. Just kidding, I have till March. :)

You know I like to post pics, but again, I'm using the "backup" laptop that refuses to work with me on loading pictures. Hopefully the real deal will be back soon.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Way Back When-esday on Thursday

Timeline: Christmas 2007
Age: 9mos

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Way Back When-esday

Our laptop is being worked on, and the el-cheapo backup will not let me load any pics. So I apologize for no way-back pic today. I know you all have been waiting patiently for one. :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Santa Pic

I don't think this looks like him at all! Not sure where the rosey-red cheek came from. I'm just so thankful he didn't get scared of Santa.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Another Proud Moment

I just can't help myself, I must share another proud moment.

Tonight we ventured to Walmart, and as we're walking in the parking lot, Jacob says "M", then "A". He of course was looking at the big Walmart on the building. YEA Jacob! Then we were in the store, and I asked Kris about a toy and I said you know, the "E.L.M.O" toy (spelling out Elmo), and before Kris could answer, Jacob said "Elmo?"


p.s. We went to see Santa today, and I'm trying to upload the pic, but its giving me problems. I will try again later.

Proud Moment!!

Jacob has been playing with Fridge Phonics for some time now, and apparently its sinking in! This little guy got his momma teary-eyed when he did this:
Kris and I are so proud right now, we are beaming!! Oh, and another reason to brag... tonight during his bath, he pointed to the bottle and said "B" and I said yes, that's a B! Then he said "M", and I said yes again! He was looking at the Baby Magic bodywash bottle! I will be pointing out letters everywhere from now on!! This is a day I'll never forget! So happy!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Way Back When-esday

Dateline: I'm guessing 1985 (?)
Age: Me 10, Beth 11

There are so many comments to make regarding this picture. I'll just point out the oil lamp with the naked lady in the upper-left corner.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Nite Nite

The other night Jacob said he was ready for "nite nite", and this is where he went. I know everyone thinks their child is funny, but this little man cracks me up more than I can say.
(and yes, I realize my house resembles a daycare)

Reindeer Sighting

Jacob made reindeer ears today at daycare. A little floppy, but still cute nonetheless.

Family Ties

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tree Pics

I would've posted the tree last night, but I took a shower and a shot of nyquil and was in bed by 8pm. Feeling a little better today, but still have a Kleenex up my nose. So like I said, no award-winning Christmas tree. After seeing this post, it looks kinda skinny and pathetic. Looks better in person.

Friday, December 5, 2008


Can this week get any worse? My poor little man Jacob came down with a sinus and ear infection over last weekend, so he was home with me until yesterday when he went back to daycare. Despite his condition, he was such a trooper and was still his pleasant self. Now its my turn to get sick and have the worst time just breathing. Ugh! I still managed to get the Christmas tree up today and only broke 2 ornaments (stupid hardwood floors), however, one was in my top 5 faves, so I'm a little disappointed in myself for being so careless, plus it was a gift. Oh well, everything is now out and in its place. I won't be winning any Christmas display contests, but it will work for our family. Now I'm just curious what Jacob will do when he comes home from daycare. I might need to install a laser beam in the next 30mins. I will take pics tonight when the tree is nice and lit. Be back soon...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Way Back When-esday

Dateline: April 11, 2007
Age: Jacob - 18days, Kate - 5mos 2wks