Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Playing Catch-up

It has been a while since I have been able to update this blog, with the birth of a new son, Christmas, and birthdays all jammed into a time frame of little over a month we've been a tad bit busy!
So, with out any further delays, let me introduce you to our newest addition:
Ethan Pierce Snowden
November 30, 2009
7 pounds 15 ounces
20 inches long
Ethan has just turned 1 month old and he is growing like a weed! Newborns are so sweet and on top of that, they give me even more opportunity to photograph my favorite subjects!
December was a very busy month for us! Ethan was born on the last day of November and the first weekend in December is Christmas on the River. We had promised that we would take Mackenlee to the Children's parade that Saturday afternoon, so we loaded up and drove to a friends house where we could keep Ethan inside and away from the cold air and Mackenlee and Logan could watch the parade. Logan was thrilled beyond measure because pretty much every float was pulled by a John Deere "tact tor".
The middle of December marked Mackenlee's cousin, Molly Katherine's, 4th birthday and Mackenlee's WEE School Christmas program. The kids had a great time at the carousel birthday party and Mackenlee sang beautifully in her program. She really loves being on stage. This might be scary later on!

On Christmas Eve, my parents drove over and we had an early dinner and opened presents. We were on a time schedule due to the weather and my parents ended up driving home in 40 mph winds and heavy rain. We were thankful that they got to come over and spend Christmas eve with us. We spent our first Christmas together in our new home and it was wonderful! Outside of the migraine that I battled all day, it was so much fun to see the expressions on our children's faces when they woke up to find that Santa had come. Logan was shy but very curious when he saw that Santa had brought him a wonderful train table and Mackenlee just dove right in and started playing with her Barbie towne home. These kids must have been really good this year! After we opened presents, we loaded up the car and headed to Meridian to eat lunch with Brian's parents. After lunch and presents, the kids spent the rest of the cold afternoon outside playing with snap n pops, something that has become a tradition on Christmas day.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful and blessed Christmas and a happy new year. I hope that 2010 brings you many blessings!