Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pizza and ice cream

Sounds like a pretty dern good meal to this pregnant lady but it is exactly what Banks wanted when we told him he could have whatever he wanted after he got these:
"You talkin to me?"

He looks so hard doesn't he?  Poor baby got stitches yesterday...five to be exact...after he split his chin open on the corner of some brick stairs.  He was SO good at the Urgent Care Clinic and didn't even flinch when he was getting his stitches.  I'd say that Matt and I were more traumatized than he was!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Tis the Season!

As promised, here is our finished DIY tree.  Banks had a great time with the glitter and sequins.  He had an equally great time decorating with (and mostly eating) the marshmallows.  I was able to (for the most part) put my Type A/perfectionist personality to the side so that we could both have fun with it.

Boy, we are really soaking up the holiday spirit this year.  We have seen Santa more times than I can count, been to a Christmas parade on the Square and had a pajama cookie swap! 

SUPER excited about the parade!!!

My friend Jill's husband works on the Square and we watched the parade from his balcony.  It was the way to go.  We had hot chocolate and cookies and could go inside anytime to warm up!  Please note that I can only button the top two buttons of my coat these days.  And that second button is

Banks is absolutely obsessed with Santa.  He seriously can't get enough.  Santa came to his school today and his teachers told me that he had a ball and had all the teachers cracking up (no telling what he was doing/saying).
My friend Molly had Santa come to her house to read a story and the kids had milk and cookies.  Seriously the cutest party ever.  Banks loved getting to see his friend Charlie too!!!

  We also have an elf that hangs out at our house!  Banks has had a tough time coming up with a name for him.  For the longest he just kept saying that his name was "not Buford" and now he calls him "Alf."  Our elf brought a North Pole breakfast the morning he showed up.  It might have been the most sugar Banks has ever had before 8:00 a.m.  I mean, why not have marshmallows and white chocolate chips for breakfast?!

And, what would any Christmas season be without a stressful Christmas card photo session?  This year, we used marshmallows (notice a theme here?) as a bribery tool and got lots of good pics...including this one of him hamming it up.  Little stinker.