Monday, January 4, 2010

Our little Blessing

We blessed our sweet little Queen Bee a week ago on December 27. Her Daddy, gave her a wonderful blessing. The Boss said that during the blessing, he felt like it was just he and Queen Bee, and nobody else was around. It was very intimate... and beautiful.

Having Queen Bee has truly been an amazing blessing. I was a little nervous about adding the #3. So many people told me about how it was their most difficult transition. I guess I set myself up for the worst... and it has turned out to be the best! She has been such a great baby. She sleeps great, she eats great, and she plays great! Of course I think she is the most BEAUTIFUL girl on earth. The boys just absolutely adore her. They love giving her kisses and hugs ALL THE TIME. Big Brother repeats everything I say to her. So, he mostly calls her "pretty girl", and "sweety". Mama's Boy gives her big kisses and every time he finishes he says "ohhhh, sooo sweeet". Mama's Boy also loves to constantly bring me ALL of her blankies. Then he drags them all over the house yelling, "memma bankies, baby memmas". Although I think sometimes she may feel like she is being attacked by them, (nothing like two little giant heads directly in your face), she smiles every time them come up and talk to her. It brings tears to my eyes watching the two boys interact with her. Neither one has shown the slightest bit of jealousy. They just love her so completely. I feel like they are already protective of her. I hope they will always be close and use one another to lean on in times of need. It is so special seeing them together.

She is growing like a weed and I'm just not ready for her to leave the newborn stage! She is already too big for her 0-3 month clothes! She is starting to coo and LOVES to smile now. Queen Bee has so many people around her that love her already. I am so grateful for everyone that came and participated in her blessing. I'm grateful for those that came to support her and those that couldn't make it, whom I know love her. We are excited about our growing little family. My wonderful husband and amazing children are the light of my life. I love them so much!

Christmas 2009

Our Christmas this year came and went much too quickly. With the baby and moving, our house has been in high stress mode. It seemed like the boys were sick the entire month of December, making it very difficult to go out and do much. We had all these grand plans of things we wanted to do with the boys to celebrate the Holiday Season... but since they always seemed to be sick, we hardly got to do any of it.

At any rate, Christmas was fabulous, spending time with family, eating good food, and mostly watching AJ and Mikko get excited. I hosted Christmas Eve, with the "small" Schwitters family (my mom, dad, & Shaelie), Grandma and Grandpa Schwitters, and Grandma Donna. Barry and Lauren were there via web cam for some of the night, and while it was nice having them participate... it would have been MUCH MORE FUN to have them here in person. Maybe next year I can talk them into coming to California! We had a yummy dinner, opened some gifts from GG, read The Night Before Christmas, Played out the Nativity mixed with some songs, put the boys to bed, Played some Twilight Scene It, and went to bed. Grammy Pammy, Grandpa, Shaelie and Grandma Donna, all stayed the night with us. It was a packed house!

This year we really toned down the gift giving, due to a rough economical year for us, but I think it turned out great! We got the boys a few toys... a little shopping cart, that AJ loves to push all his stuff around in being one of them, but mostly they got books and puzzles (which they love)! I got Aaron some BYU work-out pants, a tie, and some stuff for the shooting range (Aaron's new hobby... shooting his gun). Aaron got me my very beloved glee CD, (which I listen to ALL THE TIME... LOVE glee!), some Uggs (which I never would have bought myself), and a board game I've been wanting for almost a year, Ticket to Ride. We decided Emma didn't need any gifts, since she can't open them anyway and she has everything she needs. Grammy Pammy got her some animal hand puppets, and GG got her a little outfit, so she did get a couple of gifts. Shaelie definitely took the cake for most gifts! We miss you Shae!! Grandpa made us a yummy breakfast after opening gifts, and then it was off to Modesto! We spent Christmas Day with the Lehikoinens (minus the Bigelows... we missed you guys!) We had a very delicous ham dinner, had a white elephant gift exchange, and played some loaded questions. We topped off the night by driving out to see some awesome Christmas lights in Mo-Town.

I am horrible and didn't take many pictures. It was too hard... I always had a kid on my lap! But her are a few from before Christmas and on Christmas morning. Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas as much as we did!

** The random pictures of the boys eating pizza is in there for fun. My boys LOVE pizza. They would eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if they could. And you're probably wondering why my kids are eating pizza in they're pajamas... well its not because they're eating it for breakfast, its dinner time, but I never got them dressed so they're in the nighth before pajamas. Don't worry, we bathed them and put them in new pajamas before gong to bed... DON'T JUDGE ME!!