Wednesday, December 29, 2010

christmas picture overload!

So as if you have not already had your fair viewing share of cute kids in matching pajamas by the Christmas Tree...get ready to get rocked by the McElhannon Christmas Crazies!
We had such a wonderful Christmas. We had a great time chasing our kids down the aisle at church. It was so special to see Bryce understand the true meaning of Christmas. He loved talking about the Christmas Story and singing happy birthday to Jesus. We had a yummy meal at home and then got into our Christmas jammies (a tradition of my moms that we will NEVER break)! I big fat love our little family of 5. We fed the reindeer and set up santas snack and sang christmas karaoke!! The only thing that could have made the night any better was if my dad could have joined us! Now get ready for some cuteness...
Bryce sprinkling the reindeer food out in the yard.
mommy forgot to make cookies :( so we let santa eat our gingerbread house. we also left some candy for santa to bring back to the elves. can you believe santa ate the whole house?? he only left one tiny bite!
Bryce and Brody were dancing their little hineys off!!
Brody was exhausted...but just wanted to keep singing and dancing all night!
SANTA CAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
...he even wrote the boys a note on their new table!
hmmm...Brody seems to be more interested in his waffle than his new slide
the babies are SO in love with this slide! they are hilarious chasing each other around on it!
my little man did not get his two front teeth for Christmas...BUT he did get lots and lots of fun things!!
Baby Braxton was SO excited!!
...although he also struggled with what was more important. Waffle...or toy. Its a BIG decision.
sweet brody was so poilte about the way he opened his presents.
all the boys got cowboy boots from pop pop!!! bryce has yet to take his off!!
wahoooo a toothbrush!!!
precious guy is SO proud! he can facetime his daddy at work on his new itouch :)
best pals
do we eat these or what?
if you look will notice that he actually set down the waffle for this one!!!
if i could eat him. i would.
ok. so last year this picture was great...we told bryce to sit in the middle and then plopped a cute baby on each side of him. this year...well...those cute babies have an opinion!!! yikes!!
notice the waffle
so trashy. and we actually left our house like this too when we went to georgetown.
After we got done with all the Santa excitement...we headed to Justin's grandparents in georgetown to visit with his family. We had a yummy lunch and then got to spend the rest of the time visiting.
We are so blessed and proud to celebrate our Lord and Savior. We loved every minute of this amazing Christmas Season! The fun and friends and giving and excitement! So thankful for that little baby Jesus and looking forward to 2011!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Braxton Lee

One year ago I gave birth to the cutest little man in the world. Yup. Braxton Lee is ONE TODAY! This year has been so amazing and fun and crazy crazy crazy! We never realized we actually WANTED a third baby...but man would we have been missing out if God was not in control! Braxton has been the most adorable and silly and precious addition to our family. He is so chubby and giggly. He LOVES to eat and snuggle and really likes it when we pet his head (seriously). He loves his big brothers so much. He loves to follow them around and do everything they are doing. All I can say is...he is going to be one tough cookie. He is taking 3 or 4 steps at a time...but is pretty lazy about it. He is pretty he really prefers to crawl. He is saying all kinds of cute words and mimics everything we do. He loves to blow kisses and point at people and clap for himself. He is 100 percent a joy to be around all the time. He is just one big bowl of cozy love!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

hoo are you!


1. What is your favorite thing about your dad?
What in the world! My dad is my HERO! How could I pick my most favorite thing about him? Impossible! Ok...I just pick that he is awesome. Because well he is pretty awesome. Pop Pop is pretty much a hero to everyone in this house.

2. What are you favorite smells?
i LOVE yummy baking smells. all my candles are delicious smells like creme brulee and cookies and pie! which is funny...because eating those things is not really my favorite. however, right now i have a christmas tree scentsy thing going and it is AWESOME!

3. What is your favorite Holiday?
duh christmas! every piece of the christmas season like christmas cards and nativity scenes and shopping and crafts and yummy food and great music and special church services and making jesus a birthday cake and santa and lights and just every second of it! and birthdays. birthday parties are my favorite. i plan them in my head WAY too far in advance. i just cant help it!

4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
for lots of my childhood i wanted to be a waitress. seriously.

5. How many different places have you lived, towns not houses?
houston, baton rouge, helotes and leon springs

Friday, December 17, 2010

exciting things!

The number ONE most exciting thing happening right now is.....Justin was accepted into the University of Incarnate Word! We are SO super crazy proud of him!! He will continue to work 100 million hours a week AND take 12 hours a semester. Prayers Please.

Specifically pray for God to just multiply his time and energy. We are in continual prayer that God will continue to control our finances...this school is not the cheapest one on the block. I am so thankful to be married to the cutest college student in the WORLD!

Next is...Bryce Joe wants his TWO FRONT TEETH FOR CHRISTMAS! So please let Santa know :) It was time for them to GO! He thinks he looks pretty cool.
It was VERY exciting to finally use the tooth fairy pillow we have been saving in the closet for 5 years!

The big boys had their Christmas show on Thursday! They both did such a great job! Bryce got to stand by his buddy Charlie and was a champ at the hand bells. He recited his lines loud and clear and we were just SO proud! Brody was the star of the show (as usual) with his jingle bells and of course as he rocked baby Jesus to Away in the Manger!!

Now here is just a little bonus...they are totally best friends :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mustard Seed Photography

How lucky am I that my favorite gal also happens to be the most talented
photographer around! We had so much fun! Well...Brody had the best time :)