Tuesday, March 8

Kicking, Screaming, Yelling...A Day With a 1 Year Old

Oh little Christian.  Let me count the fits...
Remember this sweet little boy...where did he go?

As we got ready for music class this morning I sat Christian on my lap to put his shoes on.  Oh I mean I sat Christian on my lap to torture him...because that is how he reacted.  He screamed. He yelled.  He cried.  He kicked me really hard.  I did get those shoes on, finally, but he layed on the floor and screamed for a least a minute or two before he gave up and came to find me in the kitchen, where I was contemplating darting out the back door and hiding from him, for like, ever. 

Fit one. 

After I grabbed our bag and snacks I took Christian out to the car.  As soon as he saw it he waved and said, "bye!" 

Nice, I thought.  He's in a better mood.  How could I ever doubt my cute little guy?

Oh silly Nicole.  One day I'll learn.

Christian loses it as soon as I put him in his carseat.  He twists, he pulls away, he arches his back (that's the worst).  We stuggle in the driveway for a minute or two (this kid is Strong!) before he gives up, sits down and WAILS like I'm beating him.  Nice--the neighbors love that.  I'll be sure to leave a note for DFax...

"be right back, off to torture my child by driving him to music class in his ridiculously safe expensive Britax carseat" Signed Horrible Mother....

Fit Two.

We head to music class.  Fun times.  I have the audacity to insist Christian get back in the carseat so I can drive him to McDonalds with his buddy Kylin for food and play place.  How dare I?  I'm starting to wonder if it'd be worth it to just strap him in the front seat and deal with the consequences? Hummm...just kidding.
Repeat of above carseat drama. 

Fit Three. 

On the way home Christian throws his sippy cup against the door and it gets stuck between his carseat and that door.  I'm only driving 60 miles an hour down the highway and even my long arms can't reach it, but that doesn't change the fact that the way Christian sees it, I'm intentionally keeping him from consuming juice.   

Fit Four is thrown.  It's not even one in the afternoon. 

From one-thirty to four he sleeps.  Oh I can't even contain the excitement.  I need this time to lay quietly on the couch and enjoy the silence.  Or wash clothes, mop the kitchen floor and go thru the mail. :) Either way there was no fitting throwing.   

Little Christian is growing up so much.  I know that this fit throwing is just his way of asserting his independence.  I know it, but I hate it.  I really really hate it. :)

Everyone comes to this stage...we all make it out of it...right? :)

Off to bed...


Monday, March 7

Christmas in...March

This past Christmas, yes, Christmas 2010, we headed to Colorado for a big ole fun family Christmas.  Chris' parents live in Colorado and mine are in Oklahoma, so the latter decided to join us.  With all of our friends, both sets of parents, two brothers, one sister-in-law, and lots of aunts and uncles, we really did have the best Christmas. 

See for yourself.....

Christian has a thing for paper.  As in he likes to eat it!

We put this Santa hat on Christian as many times as we could :)
I figure with all the hair he has if his hair stylist is ever going to get a break (ME!) he needs to like hats. 

This was our Gibson Christmas tree in Boulder :)

Christian really liked helping me wrap presents.  

Saying he was spoiled would really be an understatement...

Christian happy with his butterfly popper, me thrilled with my new Uggs!
Chris got Kinect for Xbox and two games and he was so happy we don't even have a picture of it b/c he tossed the camera aside as soon as he saw that Kinect, and that was it for the pictures :)

Downtown Boulder

Baksa Christmas Present Explosion.  There are a lot of us, but doesn't this just look so crazy?! We were spoiled by the Gibsons  and the Baksas this year...errr...every year, actually :)

He looks so tiny in this one!

 Illana helping Penelope get her present open.  Seeing the kids with their presents was so much fun.  I can't imagine how awesome it will be once they can talk and actually know what is going on
How sweet are they? I just love little Penelope! She and Christian got along great and it was so fun to see them interact together.  
All dressed up for dinner.  Grandma Baksa bought this super cute outfit.
I miss those long curls already....
First time Christian really saw snow! We didn't get much snow in Denver so we made a trip up to Breckenridge with Darcie to see the beautiful scenery.  Chris got in some snowboarding too.  
How sweet is this picture? 
Yum! Chris assured me this was not yellow snow...
So funny...Christian was checking out the town...we wanted him to check out the snowman
We decided to all get new hats while in Breckenridge.  Isn't Christians adorable? He looks like a little snowboarder.  
My boys
Darcie and Katy cooking up some awesome pesto pasta.  Darc I have made this pasta like 10 times since coming home.  It is sooo good.  
And because Colorado never disappoints...it snowed right before we left.  
Ahhh we miss you already A town.