9.Home by the Dixie Chicks
Thursday, December 31, 2009
9.Home by the Dixie Chicks
Friday, December 25, 2009
But before we get to Christmas we have to give you the count down to it.
Thanks again to Olivia Beckett decided we needed a tree topper. I agree, we did need that, but I hadn't been able to find one I liked. However, it was really bugging Beckett that we didn't have a star on our tree like Olivia. So on December 23 Beckett and Daddy went out in an attempt to find a tree topper. As you can imagine pickings are a little slim at that date. However they returned triumphant, kind of, with one giant and one tiny option.
Mommy decided bigger was better so I switched them later.
Christmas Eve we went to our friend's house and had a lovely and ENORMOUS dinner with three other couples. (None of whom are pictured as we were too busy eating to photograph people. Here's a little menu sampler: bacon wrapped dates, spinach artichoke dip, garlic cheese bread, enchilada dip, meatballs, twice baked potatoes, sausage stuffed pears, butternut squash soup and yummy salad, fruit and vegetables.)
After our big party we went home to bed and before you know it, we awoke and it was
Here is the big loot.
And here is the moment when Beckett first sees it all. (In a side note I made his pajamas and I think they turned out pretty cute.)
Ciaran was in a festive mood.
He enjoyed his new jumper, but didn't do a ton of jumping. He took a nap for most of the present opening.
Beckett declared, "I am the king!" as soon as he put this crown on.
He likes his new bike (that I got FREE!!! Now we just need warmer weather or a longer hall.)
Here's a new fun playmat he got and in the corner by the bouncy chair you can see this cute car caddy I made from a pattern my friend Jill had. I am quite proud of it.
Beckett immediately asked to take a bath when he opened his bath basketball set. We got him to wait until we had finished opening presents, but then he disappeared and I found him in the bathroom with his pants off and the diaper half off. We agreed to his wish for a bath at that point.
Love, Chris Dawnell, Beckett and Ciaran.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
These lips came from a snow woman kit my sister Jil sent me last year. Beckett deemed them happy enough to adorn our snowman.
"He needs shoes, he needs shoes!"
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
These two turned out pretty cute.
I even tried going to black and white and letting Boodle play with a ball to get him happy again. That led to a series of pictures with a ball in front of Boodle's face. In case you haven't noticed, we've taken to calling Ciaran by the nickname Boodle.
This is the only b&w that turned out okay.
Here's one of Beckett with two of his favorite things, his baby brother and his "meat." That's what he calls his blanket. Ciaran's pretty cute here, but Beckett looks like he's still halfway asleep.
And here's one from a week ago of Beckett looking cool on his way to the playground.
Here are some pictures of the adorable hat dudes...
We had our ward Christmas party on Saturday. Lighting wasn't very great so we didn't get a lot of pictures. Ciaran dressed up as an elf.
Somehow the only picture I got of Beckett at the party occurred right after he had eaten a green sugar cookie. He isn't really ill, he just looks like it.
Earlier this same day, we went to visit a ward member who has a really cool train setup at his house. As you can see, Beckett thought it was awesome. Our friend had lots of levers set up around the tracks and he let Beckett play with the levers, dumping little peppermint logs and turning on Christmas tree lights. Lots of fun.
Ciaran and mom didn't quite know what was going on, but they were cute.
Our friend has a train set that includes a boxcar for all 50 states. Dawnell and I are in agreement with this train.
Beckett was certainly happy after playing with the trains.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
He does this smiling thing all the time now. Too cute!
Here's the proud mother with her first dude, all dressed up for the blessing. If you look above them you'll see a poster of Beckett's blessing in the right hand corner.
Here's the proud big brother, hamming it up
I'm almost positive that we had several pictures taken that weren't on our camera. I'm not sure what happened, but my best evidence of non-existent photos is that this (not so great) picture that my mom took with her camera has us looking off to the side because we were looking at our camera.
Proud grandma's knee
If you want to compare Beckett's pictures to see just how adorable he was when he was blessed then click HERE. You will either be happy or disappointed to hear that we did not subject Ciaran to the same lame looking hat that Beckett was forced to wear.