Friday, December 30, 2011

Santa's visit

After Santa's visit we noticed that there were were some footprints left behind

Oh look! the milk and cookies and even the carrot have been enjoyed!

Getting ready for Santa

Chomping on Rudolph's carrot
(the closest he's ever gotten to a carrot without a bribe!)

Here's a cookie for Santa, put it on the plate...ok mommy...just one bite first

Ok, here's Santa's second cookie, put it on the plate...ok mommy...just one quick bite

Here's our little elf with his plate of goodies for Santa

Daddy explaining to Nicolas that Santa would be coming down the chimney
 to get the cookies and milk and the carrot for Rudolph

Pyjama Man

Our family gets a visit from the pyjama man on Christmas eve. He comes when we're not home and he leaves new pj's for Christmas!
 Nicolas wasn't too sure about checking under his pillow for pj's he thought it was time for bed (notice the thumb)
The pyjama man found pj's that say "Daddy's Little Moose" on them!

 He got more into it as we went around the house looking under the pillows for pj's in mommy and daddy's room and in Gram-Gram's room.

Crazy Christmas Lights

On Christmas eve, we wanted to keep everything low key. We had an early dinner and then we made hot chocolate and grabbed a box of homemade Christmas cookies and drove around our neighborhood looking for Christmas lights. We found the house above not too far from our home! We thought that these kinds of houses only existed in TV land. Nicolas loves looking at Christmas lights, at every house, he calls out "Christmas Lights! Wow!"

First Snowman

Nicolas and his Daddy went out to play in the snow
and they made a snowman!
 Gotta love that smile
He's always eating the snow
we just have to make sure it's not yellow!

Christmas Baking

I'm so happy to have a little helper in the kitchen this Christmas! Everytime I take out the flour container or turn on the mixer Nicolas comes running!

Contrary to when we're eating, when we bake, he likes to taste everything...especially the flour!

Gram-Gram's Christmas Village

Gram-Gram worked on her Christmas village for more than a week, and once it was completed, she (we) couldn't wait to show Nicolas! So we all went to visit Gram-Gram on Sunday morning! Here's the tree and the village and the train and the...well you can see it's a big crazy village that Mom loves to do for all of her Grandchildren and her kids and anyone who wants to visit!

Nicolas especially likes playing with the train! Oh and all those little cars on the road there, he likes to play with them too!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Visiting Gram-Gram

Nicolas is very lucky to have his Gram-Gram live in the same house as him. He loves going to visit. This week was difficult for him because he wasn't able to go visit because Gram-Gram was working on a surprise for Nicolas. Every year Gram-Gram does a Christmas village under the tree. This morning the village was finally ready and we were so excited to show Nicolas!

Here's a video of the village and Nicolas hanging out at Gram-Gram's.

Gram-Gram's Christmas Village

Saturday, December 10, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The holiday season is upon us and I am so happy! We have waited so long to experience Christmas with a child and we're enjoying every minute!

Santa's little helper
Daddy and Gram-Gram went to buy the Christmas trees on Friday night. After Nicolas went to sleep, Gram-Gram put the lights on the tree and this morning we had a magical moment when Nicolas woke up. Mommy turned on the Christmas lights and Daddy brought Nicolas into the livingroom. He was so very happy! 
Seeing the tree for the first time! Love that smile!

We put on Christmas music and decorated the tree! Mommy was enjoying every moment and I had to try not to think too much about what was happening or I would turn into a very happy blubbering mess.

Hanging the first decoration on the tree...a moose of course!

The other decorations Nicolas put on the tree...they're all laying on the branches in a bunch - Mommy left them there!
On Saturday, it was Gram-Gram's work party and we were all invited - Christmas is for kids afterall! Nicolas was so excited to see his cousins and his Toota's (Tito &Tita). Everyone was having fun eating and playing and then all of a sudden we heard Jingle Bells and we heard that a special visitor was arriving! When he arrived, everyone clapped and Nicolas was sitting on my lap clapping and saying over and over Santa! The moment was perfect and I was so happy seeing him happy that I started to cry...poor Nicolas looked up at me and was totally confused. I told him not to worry, that mommy was just very happy. We went to see Santa...but the litttle boy that was called before Nicolas started to cry because he didn't want to see Santa, so when it was our turn, Nicolas was nervous and not interested in sitting on Santa's lap.

Mommy better get lots of tissues for the holidays!