Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas time 2010

Christmas time in the Mershawn household this year was BUSY.
I'm sure it was the same for most of you...but man, I don't like how busy=faster.
But...we are always intentional with Christmas time & our memories.
So, looking back at pictures always makes me feel better:).
We had a fun & eventful month leading up to Christmas, kicked off by a little someone's birthday. Then we jumped right into Christmas time...

We've always wanted to go to a tree farm for a tree, but never really took it seriously.
Until this year.
Now we'll do it every year.
So easy, so fun.

The trains...

A good friend & I (ahem...Liz) led a small group at our church this fall.
A preschool playgroup.
It was small, for sure, but we had lots of fun.
Our last "event" was visiting the trains at Northpark.
I, the grown up, was a little disappointed at how it seemed smaller than I had imagined.
However...the 3 year old & 1 year old in my company were not bothered at all.
In fact, they would have stayed forever...that is if lunchtime hadn't gotten in the way:).

Christmas with Nana.
Officially kicks off our Christmas every year.
Always has for me & my family.
And this year...baby Okee was here.
Sweet, sweet boy. We miss you!

Sorry. This made me laugh...
All of us.

We'll end with Tuck & his new cell...
he's gotten some serious talk time in thanks to Aunt Carolyn.
Talk time & button pushing.
(Yes. My Nana still has shag carpet. Gold & in perfect condition. She's cool like that.)

Got plenty more Christmas to come...but I'll end by saying:
Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas...a little late!

We hope you had a very Merry Christmas!
We sure did...
And...we always enjoy remembering the real reason we celebrate.
Praying He brings you joy for the new year!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Countdown 1 year {12 months!}

Tuck...you're 1!
I can't believe that one year ago, you were a tiny, sweet newborn.
I love that your birthday is close to Christmas...even though it is crazy.
It will always make me think of Mary...and her sacrifice.
And I'm grateful for that.

Oh boy...at one year, you are moving forward all the time.
You are taking 4- 5 steps at a time & you get very proud of yourself.
You squeal & laugh as you make your way to your goal...usually someone with open arms.

You know how to drive cars, tractors, dump trucks, & trains.
How? I have no explanation...except that you are a boy.
Some of your favorite things to do are:
clearing dvds out of the entertainment center, pulling toilet paper until it is all gone, then ripping it up into shreds, turning the tv on & off, unplugging things, playing in any cabinet (kitchen, bathroom...our house, or not...), drinking from your sister's cup...you keep us on our toes.

You can say dada, dog, car, uh-oh, & mama (sometimes...).
You wave hi & bye, know when daddy's home, tell Lilly no when she's barking, & yell for your sister when you hear her.

You've stopped putting EVERYTHING in your mouth & only choose the most interesting things to put in it. Hmm.
You love to push things...chairs, toys, your wagon, your new lawn mower.
And...you know how to use a vacuum. If only it weren't a toy...

We think you're awesome Tucker B.
At your 12 month check up you were 19 lbs 5 oz (7%), 30 in (55%), & your head...95th percentile. :)
You have your first ear infection, discovered at your birthday appointment (sad) & you had 3 shots & blood drawn. Happy birthday to you.
But you're such a trooper.
And, you love your new pink medicine...
Happy birthday little man.
You keep the twinkle in our eyes...along with that crazy sis up there.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Countdown 1 year {Birthday Boy}

One year ago...
we met you.

And loved you.
I remember how sweet you were.
And cuddly.
You melted our hearts instantly...our baby boy.

Oh how we love you now.
I'm so glad you're still so sweet & cuddly...
in a much busier way.
Happy Birthday our sweet baby Tuck!
We're so proud to have you in our family...