Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Powdered Sugar Fun!

This evening Adam and I were watching some TV and watching Michael run around making cute car noises and he zoomed his cars along the carpet. After a little while Michael decided to go play in the kitchen with his cars and we thought nothing of it. After a short time we realized that it had gotten kind of quiet and the car noises had stopped... that is never a good sign. Adam got up slowly and peaked over the counter and burst into a huge smile and told me I had to grab the camera. I did and what we saw made us both laugh ourselves silly. Michael had gotten the powdered sugar box out of the pantry, opened it, and poured it out all over the floor, himself included. Michael jumped a mile when he saw that he had been caught but once he saw that we thought it was funny he went back to the pantry and pulled out the bag of flour. I had to grab that from him to stop him but we let him play in the powdered sugar for a little while longer until it was bed time. There was no use trying to clean it up while he was still awake.
Michael has been getting into a lot of things lately. He loves to watch the toilet flush and wave "bye bye" to the water. Earlier today I was answering some email and Adam was taking a rest on the couch since it was his lunch hour. Before long Michael had gone into the bathroom and dragged the toilet paper through the hallway and into the living room. There was a long stream of toilet paper lining our floor. We are going to have to start keeping a MUCH closer eye on him. :-) Although we do love to see him enjoying himself and exploring his surroundings.

Pictures of Emma!

We had our ultrasound recently to confirm that we are having a baby girl! She is still very healthy and growing just perfectly! I can already tell the differences between Michael's ultrasound pictures and Emma's. They are both the most adorable ultrasound pictures in the world! Of course that is the mother talking, and I am a tad bit bias. :-) We should start getting measurements pretty soon. Michael has been pouncing on my stomach and poking at it regularly. We tell him all the time that "sister is in mommy's tummy. Be careful". Of course that just makes him laugh and pounce harder. He is already being the typical big brother and picking on his little sister. Of course I think that once she is here he will take the protective older brother role... they always do. :-)

Playing with Uncle!

Brandon has been home from his mission for a couple months now. Michael adores his Uncle Brandon. It did not take him long to learn the word "Uncle". Brandon spends lots of time with Michael doing all his favorite things! Brandon takes him outside whenever Michael wants to go (which is ALWAYS) and he even lets him sit on his lap and play in his food. I finally caught some cute pictures of them playing together on the floor this past weekend. I'm hoping to get plenty more throughout the next several years to make up for the time that Brandon was serving his mission! :-)

Christmas Morning!

This year was the first year that Adam and I decided to have Christmas morning with just Adam, Michael and I. We wanted to start our own family traditions now that we have a kid and another on the way. Plus, we didn't want Santa to get confused if we weren't there when he delivered the toys! ;-)
We started our morning out by cooking up some orange rolls, cinnamon rolls, bacon, and hot cocoa. After we enjoyed that and cleaned up we let Michael dig into his stocking and the presents that Santa left and that my dad sent from California. Michael got a little overwhelmed towards the end of the morning but he has been enjoying every single gift!
On Christmas Eve we went over to my mom's house to celebrate Christmas with them because it's also my Grandpa's birthday. After we opened presents on Christmas morning we headed up to the Weeden's to celebrate Christmas with them. Then my family joined all of us for Christmas dinner. Yummy!
It was busy but wonderful!
We didn't capture every gift on film but we did get a few cute ones from Christmas morning that I thought we would share.

2008 Weeden Christmas Card & Letter

For those of you that didn't receive a Christmas card from us this year, we likely do not have your address. So please send it so I can add it to our address book! :-) Below is our Christmas letter and card.

Dear Friends and Family,
Merry Christmas! It’s that time of year again when we reflect on this past year and all the events that have transpired. This past October our little boy Michael turned one! Michael is a healthy and happy little boy. He is walking and saying quite a few words. He loves to explore the outdoors and learn new things daily.
We are also proud to announce that we are expecting a baby girl on May 7, 2009! We have decided to name her Emma Esther Weeden. It will be hectic but we feel very blessed to be welcoming another beautiful baby into our family.
Our lives continue to stay busy as Adam works full time at University of Phoenix as well as coaching a varsity wrestling team at a local high school. Sarah still loves being a stay at home mom and the joys that it brings to her life on a daily basis. She will tell you that it is the hardest job she has ever had, but also the most rewarding. Adam is currently working on developing 2 Internet business ideas that we have high hopes for in the future. Both Adam and Sarah continue to teach Primary (ages 11-12) at church and enjoy helping to teach the children about the gospel.
We are looking forward to this coming year and the challenges and blessings that it will bring. As always we love you all and wish you happy holidays!
Adam, Sarah, Michael & Emma Weeden

Wrestling with daddy!

For the first home match of the wrestling season Michael and I went to watch. The team looks good this year! We have high hopes for them! When the evening was over Michael went with daddy down on the mat and decided to wrestle him, which is something they have a lot of fun doing these days. Adam says "Hey Michael, you wanna wrestle?" and Michael comes at him with the biggest grin and just tackles him to the ground. It's adorable!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Taking a walk with Daddy

Michael has been walking pretty well for awhile now. Today Adam came home from work for lunch and he and Michael went for a little walk together. I was able to capture a few photo's before they headed out the door. It warmed my heart and brought tears to my eyes to see my boys walking hand in hand. :-)

Mesa Temple Christmas Lights!

This past Saturday we went to see the Mesa Temple Christmas Light Display and heard a beautiful choir sing. It was very beautiful! It takes my breath away every year! The grounds are covered with beautiful lights and nativity scenes. Adam ran into a girl that he use to babysit back in California. She is now serving her mission in Mesa, Arizona. It was fun to meet her and hear some old stories. The Weeden's and their family go way back, so it was a nice surprise.
We got some great pictures of Michael before we left for the temple and some really cute ones at the temple so I thought I'd share a few. :-) The beautiful rocking horse that he is sitting in was hand crafted by our friend Larry.