Saturday, December 26, 2009

Some Things You Should Know

1. My husband is growing a beard.




















2. Toys 'R Us should sell rocks, because that's all any kid wants to play with.





















3. Bug takes my breath away.












4. When little girls get fussy & worn-out amid all the Christmas eve festivities, they tend to somersault during family photos.







But sometimes having the attention span of a gnat comes in handy.  Just wait long enough and the fussing turns into a winning smile.  Somersaulting is rather fun.


























5. Uncles have very special places in nieces' hearts.


























6. Little boys are hams.

7. Bug and I love to craft together.








8. Walking around looking at Christmas lights is one of the most magical things to do as a child for three important reasons. 
One, the lights are pretty.




















Two, you get to be out at night!  When it's dark!!



And three, you get to be loud and run around.  And say things like "poo-lar bear" and "teeter tooter" and then giggle hysterically. 

9. I am the mother of a leaf monster.


10. They really are twins.

























And now you know.

19 comments:

Dana said...

I just can't get enough! Love the family pics!

southerninspiration said...

Awwww, such cute, cute photos!!! Looks like Christmas was GREAT at your house!
Happy New year!

Suzanne

NotNessie said...

Toys R'Us should also sell large cardboard boxes... possibly with rocks inside?

CottageGirl said...

So sweet! Your children are just adorable. Special times for all of you ... including uncles!

I agree about rocks. I buy the smaller polished kind ... about 1 to 2 inches wide, you find at craft stores and give them to my first grade students as rewards of one kind or another. They LOVE them and talk about their rock collections quite frequently!

Enjoy those babies!

from our front porch... said...

Oh. my gosh. I was just getting ready to ask you about those ten things. Great minds think alike!

As always your kids are adorable.
All three of them take my breath away :)
Misha

Rural Revival said...

You make a beautiful family, inside and out!

Andrea

Lisa said...

LOVE thse pics as with every pic you have ever posted... lol

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Your house seems to be so much fun! I would love to just sit and watch you all in action.

The babies really look alike! Two peas in a pod and happy peas at that!!!

Looks like Christmas was a great time of celebration for you and your family.

Meghan said...

So my hubby is growing a beard as well! Think you mentioned that before...nice to see I'm not alone :) How long you think it'll last? Bobby's going on a month!

And your kids are just too stinkin' cute! I want to squeeze them all!!

Susan said...

Elle, you have the most beautiful and charming family! Those children are so sweet and cute! Loved all the photos!

Buckeroomama said...

I can see why Bug takes your breath away. She is adorable! ...and the twins are so stinkin' cute, too!

I think your family pics turn out really well. We've yet to get our family pics this year... only a few more days left!

Jana said...

I love the bug picture where she is a model and I could die, I know you know which one. You have such a gorgeous family and such a sweet heart, I know you had a wonderful Christmas because it looks dreamy and beautiful and those twins of yours are so sweet!! Ugh.

Muthering Heights said...

It looks like you had a GREAT holiday! Your family is adorable!! :)

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

So cute! I agree, we should just wrap up rocks, because they LOVE rocks... even at ages 8 and 6 they still love rocks... LOL

Sarsa said...

Sometimes the best pictures take place while you are waiting for all the kids to look at the camera and smile. My favorite would be the somersalt.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Oh, Elle, your kiddo pics never fail to make me smile. big. Love them all, but the somersaulting version of the family pics.. fantastic!
Happy New Year to you and your family from all of us! -Tammy

Yelena R. said...

Aww your family looks so awesome :)

Catherine Anne said...

What a fun post and I LOVE the family pics!!!

Christina said...

There is just something about this post that I love. It's precious.