The best way to sum up the past 3 1/2 months isn't "overload" but "overFLOW"!!
*Abby- She will be 3 on January 7th. She is a precious angel....sassy...but precious!!!! She is SOOOOOOOOOO much like me, it totally cracks me up. She uses phrases that I do (ex: I told her to clean her room one day and she looked at me and said, "I'm so sure!") WOW'zers!!! And even through her sassy'ness, she has already started to show a love for the Lord, and that melts my heart like nothing else in this world. (ex: I told her one day that me and her daddy were very proud of her, and she asked, "Is Jesus proud of me too?"....and when we sit down to eat, she promptly reminds us to hold hands and say the blessing). She is so into Santa this year...and Buddy (our elf on the shelf). I didn't think anyone could love Christmas more than me, but I have definitley met my match! :) And last, but most assuredly not least...she is the BEST big sister!!!! She loves her baby brother more than I could have ever imagined! She's had the "crud" for about a week, so I've TRIED to keep her away from him, but that is not physically possible...she wants to be loving on him at all times!
*Parker- He is 3 1/2 months old!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT?!?! Where does the time go? I cannot get enough of him!! Since I've started back to work (full time), when I get home, all I want to do is cuddle and rock with him. Needless to say, he is spoiled R-O-T-T-E-N. (ex: he never spent one night in his bassinet, and has not slept a wink in his crib...I have to have him cuddled by me!!) Call us bad parents, but Michael and I loveeeeeeeee our kids snuggled in the bed with us (it just makes for creative romance LOL). Kids are only little once, so we're saving the hard core schedules for their teen years. I know the day will come when they won't sleep with us, and they won't hang out with us on Friday nights, so I'm enjoying this time while I can! Other things Parker is doing: Cooing (he talks constantly...especially to Abby...he LOVES her!), he smiles all the time (especially at me...he is a big time mama's boy!), rolling over (sometimes....he's pretty lazy for the most part), fighting sleep (ugh...this is my least favorite...once again, it's my fault because I spoil him and now he thinks he HAS to be rocked to sleep!), he loves to watch TV (especially football with his daddy), he flares his nostrils when he gets excited, he loves chewing on his hands (i think he might be trying to teethe already), and oh my gosh...this boy poots more than anyone I know!!!!!!!!!! haha!!
*Michael- Michael is still working at Farm Bureau, and is doing SO great! He's won about 5 trips since August, and even though I tease him about it...I am SO proud of how successful he's been! He's really enjoyed being "Handy Man" in our new house. He takes so much pride in our new home and is constantly looking for things to do around the house!
*Me- I am working at Co-Lin as the student recruiter, and I L-O-V-E my job!!! It's hard leaving my kids every day, but I look forward to spending each day with great friends! I am also in love with our new home. It's the best feeling to get off work every day and go to a cozy home. However, keeping a 2400 sq ft house clean is ALOT harder than keeping a 700 sq ft house clean! haha!! I think all our Christmas parties have slowed down, so I'm really looking forward to just relaxing over the next 10 days and enjoying the Christmas season!
I hope yall have enjoyed the pics and updates....but most of all, I hope everyone has a VERY MERRY Christmas, and a fabulous New Year!!!!!!!
Jesus is the reason for the season,