Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Christmas aftermath...

I've decided that Christmas is the best.

This year Santa delivered a few sweet gifts (in years past, Santa thought it was ridiculous to spend a bunch of money on gifts for kids who aren't even old enough to care. I know I know, just call me the Grinch).  I swear, since Chistmas I have hardly seen the kids.  They are both usually upstairs entertained with a "Car Bridge" or Princess Castle (which is so adorable by the way. I love Melissa & Doug toys) and completely engulfed in their hilarious imaginary play.

Yeah, um, notice that skateboard?!? I am banking on at least one broken bone and one set of stiches caused by that thing before this year is over.  And just for the record, it was Scott's idea, not mine.


The company I work for gave us iPods for Christmas and that thing has been as good as gold at our house.  It's the perfect "leverage" for a techy loving 4 year old.  He knows his way around that thing better than I do. It's bordeline creepy. 

Delaney got this play mat from Gramma Susie...she loves it, which means I do too :)


Bianca recieved this little puppy from our cousin gift exchange and it's with her ALL. DAY. LONG.  And that big doggy purse is full of all her "trinkets"...


Hope you enjoy that puppy babe, because it is the closest thing you will EVER get to a pet at this house. 

Mark my words.


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On a totally different note, Miss Delaney will be 4 months old in a couple of days.  This gal has got to be the happiest baby that ever lived.  I'm not kidding.  She is smiles and giggles all day, then sleeps all night.  If every baby were like her, I would probably have 5 more kids.  Just kidding. {But seriously}

She is rolling all over the place, and especially likes to roll onto her belly and lift herself as for off the ground as she can.  She is one strong girl...but I suppose you have to be when you have a 4 year old and 2 year old trying to pummel you all day long. 


Laney LOVES Jack.  He gets her giggling harder than anyone. 

From her end...


From his end...

 
Pure joy.




13 comments:

cindy said...

Thanks for the update. I miss the sweet Springer kiddies! Baby D is so cute, love her smile and red hair. What a fun family.

Paul & Kaytie said...

Wow, what a fun christmas! I love little Ms. Delaneys hair. She is a darling little girl. :)

Savannah said...

Cute! She is so darling- I love how those two play- what a sweet big brother. I can't believe you have 3 kids. I was cleaning my storage closet and found our senior yearbook! I couldn't believe how far everyone has come( except me :) ). You're awesome Jill!

Emily said...

What cute cute cute kids! I love that Bianca is such a girly-girl

melody said...

That picture of Laney's big smile is so darling. And I love that castle. (Jonny's mom always gives the kids Melissa and Doug toys. They are so classic.)

I am with you on the pets. I'm glad to know I'm not the only mom who never wants one!

Curtis, Kassi and Katie said...

It looks like it was a fabulous Christmas. Bonus that the kids can enjoy each others toys too--they seem to be sharing nicely! I can't believe that Delaney is 4 months already--love the fluffy baby hair. She gets cuter by the day. Thanks for the updated pictures!

Kim said...

Same thing with clay about being gone for a period of time, but he gets bored playing byhimself sometimes.
Your kidos are so adorable, glad everyone is doing well.

Emily said...

Oh Jill, Laney is darling! I mean I didn't expect any less with how cute you all are, but still! Looks like Santa made the right decisions with gifts this year.

Jonathan and Janessa said...

So cute! I love that Laney and Lane are only a few days apart :) He's not rolling yet though...but close.

I love how Jack's playing with the castle and Bianca's playing with the car ramp in the picture :)

Jessie said...

Christmas really is the best! I totally agree about the present buying when you kids really don't care. You're kids look happy as can be!

Crew and Jack could be iPod buds! I swear Crew could work at the Apple store and probably know just as much as some of those guys do. Ha.

And little Laney, I am dying to get my hands on her!

Cal and Whit said...

Love this post! I just got caught up on your last couple posts, your kids are so cute! It looks like you guys had a great Christmas! I love it!

Jaimie said...

Yeah Santa!!! Way to come through for the kids and Mom!!! :o)

Grandma Scott said...

The children look like they have a great mommy... That lets them play "road" and "fort" What more could cute little ones wish for...