Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Silver and Gold- December 2013

December was a month filled with family and fun. We really enjoyed being home with our new addition and we spent a lot of time together. It is such a blessing to have Monet here with us!
We started the month off right by celebrating Abe's second birthday. He has really loved Batman lately so we thought we would have a Batman theme to his party. 
Tyson and I worked together on the cake. It was really fun to share something I have loved doing all my life (cake decorating) with the love of my life. He really got into it and I think things turned out perfect!
We called in a special request from our pal Batman and asked if he could stop by the party for a few minutes. Abe was shocked. 
He might not be smiling but, as his mother, I can tell you he was so excited to have Batman there in HIS house!
Family and friends came to celebrate with us and we all had a really good time. What a lucky little two year old we have!

Abe and Tyson had some outdoor adventures around our house before the real cold hit.
Monet and I enjoyed our time together inside.
We attended the annual Christmas party for Tyson's work.
When I was a kid, my mom hand stitched our Christmas stockings. It was always something that meant a lot to me. I had my own unique stocking that none of my friends had, and my parents had taken hours to make it for me. When we learned we were having Abe we decided to continue the tradition of making the stockings and I wanted them to be made similar to mine. I made Tyson's and Abe's that year. This year my mom took the time to make Monet's stocking and I have to say it is beautiful! I am so glad to have our stockings all in a row and know how much love went into making each one.
Our Elf, Christopher, came during the month and did some fun things with us. He brought Abe gifts on his birthday, he played with our Christmas decorations and Abe really enjoyed finding him each day. 
Tyson trimmed his beloved beard. I felt like that event should also be documented.
We had Christmas adventures with both sides of the family. Our kids really got spoiled this year!
I can't even put into words how grateful I am to be living close to my parents as well as my in-laws. It is so great to be able to see both sides of the family when we have big events or holidays. I know my kids love being close to most of their cousins too! We are just plain blessed.
Last but not least, we celebrated Tyson's birthday! He is 30 this year! We just had a small celebration, just the four of us, and it was perfect. That husband of mine is a wonderful man.