Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Cricket

It's hard to believe that it's almost Christmas. Where has the year gone? We've been busy throughout the season, but not so much that we haven't had time to enjoy it. Thankfully, we've all been well.
Ian continues to just be a rowdy, inquisitive 4 year old. He still asks tons of questions and talks ALL the time. He's having lots of fun at school, especially with his friends Sazel (just like Hazel, but with a S) and Ian H. We hear about them everyday. Yesterday he kept saying a new word..."ridicnified"....a combination of ridiculous and dignified. When I asked Ian what the word means he said "it's something important Mommy". Who knows. He's looking forward to Christmas this year. He hasn't asked for much, only little toy bicycle that he saw in a Target flyer about 2 months ago. The new favorite movie in our house is The Polar Express. Both boys love it, but Ian especially does. He has had 2 Christmas at Church and one at School. He didn't sing during the "Quids Choir" (aka Kids Choir) performance at church. He sat down and played with his motorcycle. Note to toys in church. For his school performance, he did very well. He sang and did most of the hand motions. We visited Rhema to see the Christmas lights on Friday night and took the opportunity to visit Santa while we were there. Ian of course had to ask him where his sleigh was.
Drew is growing up way too fast. With the second child, I find myself wanting him to stay a baby just a little while longer. He's talking more and more (when he gets a chance). His favorite questions are "what color" and "why". He'll ask "what color" and then tell us himself. He has been so much fun this Christmas season. He LOVES the "Cricket Tree" (Christmas tree) and the "Cricket" lights. When he sees the lights he'll yell "I see nother one". The first time he did this, the boys and I were in the car coming home from parents night out at church. Every time we passed Christmas lights, that's what I heard. It was so much fun. When we went to Rhema this past Friday evening, his little mouth was open and he looked around and of course said "I see nother one". He wasn't so sure about Santa, but he didn't cry this year. He had fun at Ian's Christmas program at school. Of course while the principal was praying to open the program, I guess Drew thought the prayer was a little too long....about mid way through....with quiet all around us...Drew said "Amen". Christmas morning is going to be so much fun for him this year.
Charlie and I are doing well. We both have jobs and in this economy, that's something to be thankful for. I'm off work all week this week and I'm so looking forward to it. I'm hoping to do a little baking and get all of the presents wrapped before Thursday. Charlie has to work Christmas Eve (overnight shift). I'm praying I can keep Ian in bed until Charlie get home at 8am.
We are so blessed to have our two boys....they bring so much joy to our lives. Watching them begin to understand the real Christmas story is so touching. Merry Christmas everyone.


The Labontes said...

Merry Christmas, Nadra! The boys look so sweet, and it's so much fun to enjoy the holiday spirit with the excitement of little ones! I love hearing Madeline explain to the younger ones why it's so important, and yesterday she requested to make Jesus a birthday present.

Julie & Patrick said...

Merry Cricket to you too! The boys sound like a wonderful handful with lots on their minds to tell you!

How fun!

Julie R

Anonymous said...

Precious pics of your boys!Drew is looking so grown up.Sounds like Christmas will be especially fun in your house! Merry Christmas with many blessings!

Jill and Andy said...

Merry Christmas Conner Family!! Love reading about the boys. We can't believe how much Drew has changed! He is such a big boy now. Layne Nhi is equally estastic about Christmas and in love with baby Jesus figurines... Have a wonderful Christmas. We miss you guys.

Julie said...

Merry Christmas!!!

So fun watching the boys this year. Ian & Drew are just adorable.

I wish you all a wonderful holiday!!

Pam said...

So glad to hear an update! The boys look great, and I'm so glad your family is doing well! merry Cricket To you! :)))))