Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!

We wish you the the Merriest of Merry, the Happiest of Happy, and all the Peace, Love & Joy that you can handle!

(our holiday card this year)

May you have the best of Holidays!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Favorites

It's been years since I watched any of the Holiday movies that I watched as a child.

This year, it's been so much fun to watch my kiddos as they watch these same movies.


I just love the holidays ( and those two munchkins too)!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Counting Down The Days

Christmas will be here very soon.


They are still being good (when reminded that Santa is watching them, of course).

And we are counting down the days until his arrival.

Such a fun time with the munchkins!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Made With Love

Sweet little hand.

So tiny and small.

It fits so perfectly in my own hand.

Now captured for me to forever remember.


Words can't describe how much I love this.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Christmas Program

He's a big-boy now.

He's in big-boy preschool.


We attended his big-boy Christmas program

where he sang big-boy songs

with all his big-boy friends.


Why are preschoolers so much fun to watch?

Oh yeah, it's because they are so unpredictably cute.

I hope you have a blessed Holiday!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Full Swing Holiday Mode

We are in full swing holiday mode here at the house.


A few things I learned while constructing our gingerbread house:

1. These munchkins like candy. OK, I already knew that, but I learned that they like eating candy much more than they like sticking it on a gingerbread cookie house.

2. Gingerbread cookies break when dropped on the floor - especially the gingerbread trees.

3. Our dog, Maddie, loves to eat the tops of gingerbread trees. Who knew?

4. When decorated, it's pretty easy to pass off a "Christmas Bush" in lieu of a Christmas tree.

5. I cared much more about symmetry and order when constructing this than I thought I would.

6. The munchkins cared nothing for symmetry and order when constructing this.

7. These munchkins think they get to eat this "Cookie House Cake" (as they call it) after Christmas.

8. I'm debating if I should let them have a nibble or just throw it away. Would it be wrong if this is what we left Santa and the reindeer and they just happen to take it back to the North Pole for Mrs. Claus?

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ho Ho Ho

We got our wishes in to Santa last weekend.

My little lady wants a kitty.

My big boy wants Woody and Buzz action figures (calling them 'dolls' would be wrong, right?)


We will just have to see what Santa has in store for these two. He is surely busy keeping track of them. Hopefully neither of these munchkins will get a lump of coal.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Warp Speed Ahead

I'm amazed at how fast she's growing.

Barely out of the womb (just yesterday, wasn't it?), and already she's a big girl.


My-oh-my, how I love this little lady (and the dude behind her is pretty cool too).
These pictures were taken during her brother's Christmas program at his school. I love how cozy she looks wrapped up in her Daddy's arms. Sweetest ever . . .

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Random Love

Oh how I love this image!

This is so typical for us.


The munchkins thought it would be fun to read stories to Dirck while he laid on the couch.

I have to agree - it looks pretty fun!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Our Family

Hopefully this will become a Christmas tradition here in the DeKeyser home.

We attended my company's Holiday party and were drawn by a caricature artist. (to see our picture last year, go here). I'm amazed that ANYONE can get my munchkins to sit still long enough to draw a likeness of them.


Oh, I love this. And by love, I mean LOVE! What a fun thing for us to always have!

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Trees Have Arrived

Hello December!

These munchkins are so excited to see you!

We did something a little different this year and let the kiddos get their own trees.

They have loved hanging their own special ornaments and having a tree in their room.

My little lady gets upset when the lights are off. She tells me it's broken.


My big boy just likes having a motorcycle on his tree . . . even cooler that it has Santa on it!


Yes, December - we are so glad to see you around here and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a certain large man dressed in red on December 24.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My Babies

Will there ever come a day when I quit calling them MY BABIES?


Maybe when they're 16 and full of angst and rolling their eyes at everything I say.

Nah . . . that won't happen.

Will it?


Right now, I'm just living in the moment and enjoying MY BABIES.


I'll deal with those sassy 16-year-olds another day.