Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ringing in the New Year!

What 1 1/2 year old wouldn't want to ring in the new year with snow on the ground outside- and sliding and splashing in the largest indoor water park!!!!

We hope this is a reflection of good things to come in 2011!!

(that's us in the middle of the stairs in the middle of the picture!)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Picture Overload

We got a White Christmas this year... after opening presents we played outside with my sis-in-law, Amber.

Here is Chatham Christmas morning with some of his loot.

The Elmo towel was definitely a hit!!
This is Tilman, our Elf on a Shelf. I think Chatham will really like this next year!

I have a million more pictures that might or might not get posted depending on how much time I can find between now and going back to work.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Play

As you may remember Chatham was a snowman in the infant class Christmas Play at school.
Well this year the class was planning on doing "Jingle Babies", a book they'd been reading and practicing for several weeks. BUT- a bug swept through the toddler class and only 5 kids were present the evening of the play. So Chatham had to retire the reindeer suit before he ever got to wear it. Although he is VERY cute letting everyone know that the reindeer says "Jingle, Jingle"!
So the four tots that were still kickin' put on snowmen suits and walked in with the infant class.

Chatham must have remembered the plan from last year, because he was one MIGHTY FINE snowman if I do say so myself!!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas with the Chatham's

This weekend was Christmas with my family- and the boys were a mess!!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

*poor quality of pcitures* PRESENTS

Merry Christmas From Newton-Conover City Schools!!!!

I love Christmas, and I love getting festive at work! We had wreaths on the doors, and a tree decorated with student-made ornaments!

This year we did a dirty Santa exchange and each person had to make/buy a gift (less than $5) that started with the same letter as their first name. Example.... I, Carrie, gave a Country Christmas CD- and I received, from John, a batch of his homemade Jamacian Jerk Sauce and a bottle of homemade Jam!

Here are all the gifts ready to be rolled into the party.

And these are gifts I received from my secret pal and another co-worker. I LOVE the jewelery box- she said the people reminded her of Chatham and Me!!!!

And the Scarf was from my Secret Pal- can you believe a MAN thought about monogramming- Way To Go Dayne!!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Snow Day/Ice Day

So this morning my school system is closed due to "inclement weather"- Devin gets out of bed to look outside and said "Snow Day for Newton".....Chatham immediately shimmies off the bed to take a look at the "Sow"- but was sadly disappointed that all there is to see is ice.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Kid's Christmas Party

Every year my sister has a Christmas Party (pictures to come). This weekend we made our way to Raleigh to celebrate- but someone wasn't really in the Christmas spirit (gotta love 2 year molars!)

But once we saw Thomas (and friends) we perked right up!

The boys looked so sweet all spiffed up!

Thomas REALLY knows how to throw a party- they colored Christmas pictures, had fruit snacks, vanilla wafers, and goldfish- as well as apple juice and maybe a few cookies from the big people table too.

The boys REALLY played together this visit. It was SO neat to see them hug and hold hands as they ran laps around the house and played with the train around the tree. Chatham has asked "Where Hummas?" all day today.... I can't wait for them to come see us next weekend for more Christmas partying!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

What's a that say??

Chatham had decided that cars and trucks say VROOM!

But ride on toys say WEEEEEEE!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

walking in her shoes...

I guess Chatham wanted to see what it was like to walk in my shoes for a while....
I hope he enjoyed it.....

At least they matched his outfit....hahaha

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I love decorating for Christmas... here is a little peek into what our living room looks like during December.... I didn't get a picture of the nativity or the snowmen, but here are the stockings- hung with care

And the tree, with presents already wrapped- it makes me look like I have it all together this year!! haha


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's been a while...

so blogging has had to take a back seat this week- as there hasn't been any good news to share. But I can tell you all about my boys three (count them THREE) boo-boos last week!

First, last Monday, as I'm picking up Chatham from school Ms. Jessica lets me know that Chatham tripped and his chin got a little carpet burn on it. I look at his little face and don't really see anything from his lower lip to point of chin- so I sign the accident report and bundle him up to go out to the car. As I am lifting him in the car seat he looks up to point something out and OH MY LORD!!!!! The ENTIRE bottom part of his chin is red and raw- bless his heart!!!

Fast Forward to Friday, I have dropped Chatham off at school and headed to work, it's nearing 9 AM and my phone rings- it's Ms. Jessica, very calm, very sweet.... "Hey, Carrie- we just needed to call to let you know that Chatham had a little accident, he was running with a truck and ran into the door." (ok, nothing major I thought) "You are going to need to come look at it, we can't get it to stop bleeding and it's right on his head." OH MY LORD!!!!! I am picturing his forehead cut in two with skull and brain exposed (yes, I AM that dramatic!) So I rush to daycare and go running down the hall to his room. As I open the door Ms. Jessica is holding a very calm, very sweet Chatham who says "ouchie head, Mommy"- haha! I can't even see blood- THANK THE LORD! So, Ms. Jessica shows me the scrap on the tip top of his little scalp- still bleeding, but not gushing. We decided since it has been bleeding for a while now and won't stop I should take him to the doctor to check it out. No stitches, No staples, just are going to GLUE my kid back together??? But they did, just a bit of Dermabond and we were good to go. No hat for 24 hours, and no scrubbing of the scalp for 72 hours. So Chatham spent the rest of the day at home with Daddy. That night we went to get our Christmas Tree and even went to eat Mexican with Gram and Poppy.

Saturday night, while eating dinner, Chatham proceeds to play the drums on the table with his fork and spoon. We take them away, tell him no, but he is still learning how to use them, so as we give the fork back he is flicking it back and forth before stabbing his meat and eating it. Again, I tell him to not flick his fork, just use it to eat. And with one final flick while saying "no mommy".... that's right, you guessed it- He stabbed himself in the forehead with the fork.

Now before you go calling DSS on me because I let my kid have a fork sharp enough to stab himself with....I want you to know it IS a kids fork- plastic handle but metal rounded prongs.
But leave it to my kid to manage to draw blood with it. Two perfect little bloody dots, smack in the middle of his forehead.