Thursday, December 30, 2010

Meeting Grandpa!

While in Vermont, Owen was able to finally meet his Grandpa! It has been a long (almost) 12 months, but Grandma and Grandpa made the 3 hour trip to see Owen just a few days before Christmas. Owen had not seen Grandma since he was 7 weeks old, and had never before met Grandpa. It was a very exciting day! We spent most of the time helping Owen open gifts from Grandma and Grandpa, as he had lots! There are a lot of gifts to open when your birthday is right around the holidays!

We were so happy that Owen could see them, and have made sure to show him pictures of their visit since returning to NC. Hopefully we won't go so long between visits next time! Enjoy our pictures!...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Vermont Christmas

We're back from our Christmas in Vermont! We had such a great time with family and friends, and enjoyed every minute of the cold and snow. In the short time we were there, we fit in quite a bit! We played in the snow, went to dinner on Church Street, celebrated Owen's upcoming birthday, saw tons of family and friends, AND had Christmas! It was a busy week! Here are just a few of our pictures...

Owen's first time playing in the snow. We went sledding with Poppy!

We celebrated Owen's birthday with a cake made by his Mimi and Mrs. Jodoin. It was so nice catching up with all of our friends and family who could make it to the party!

Macy Rae did such a great job sharing her toys with Owen. He really loved her Tickle Me Elmo!

Mommy and Owen opening a gift from Nana on Christmas morning.

Owen snuggling with his Pops on Christmas day.

Monday, December 13, 2010

An Early NC Christmas

We celebrated our Christmas a little early this year. 2 weeks early to be exact. We'll be heading to VT for the real thing, so we figured we'd get it done early so we could get the house back in order before we head out next week. We had a great time watching Owen open his gifts and get excited about all of his new books and toys. Here are some pics from the morning...

Owen in front of all of the presents!

Loving his music table from Mimi and Poppy

Daddy gets one too!

Opening the best Crate and Barrel sheet set! I got the matching comforter too!

Cookies For Santa

This past Friday night, we decorated some sugar cookies we had baked earlier in the week. We had a great time introducing Owen to this Christmas tradition. We put him in charge of the sprinkles, while Ben and I took turns icing the cookies. He had so much fun shaking them.

We were having our Christmas the next morning (We'll be in Vermont for the real thing!), so we got them all ready and out for Santa. Here are a few pics we took!...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Preparing for a White Christmas!

We are so excited to be heading to Vermont for Christmas this year! It will be our first Christmas there since we moved to North Carolina in 2006! It's been snowing pretty hard there lately, so we're fairly certain our vacation will be filled with sledding, snowballs, and shoveling. We can't wait!

I took a day off to spend with Owen on Monday and spoiled him rotten at the mall. We found these adorable boots that we just had to buy. They say "Vermont" all over them :-) He's been so excited about them, so today he is breaking them in. He loves to click them on the floor and hear the "tap tap" sound. Another week and a half and we'll be on our way- boots and all. And Owen will be ready to fit right in with his Poppy and Uncle Aaron!!

Santa Train

This past Sunday, we took Owen to Bonsal NC to ride on the Santa Train. The entire train is open (no windows), however we chose to ride in the caboose, which is closed off. It was 35 degrees and we didn't want Owen to freeze! Owen liked riding on the train and looking out the window. He didn't really seem to care much about Santa, but did sit on his lap for a quick picture....

Monday, December 6, 2010

11 Months!

Our baby boy turned 11 months yesterday! Only one month left until he is a year old! We can't believe it!