December 24, 2010

Visiting Santa, Haircut

I have the best husband. While I was at my parent's house, Mike took some breaks in studying to clean and organize the entire upstairs (not an easy task with all the clutter we seem to have collected lately. Time for another purge, I think.) I was so grateful. He even got the rest of the Christmas decorations up and re-arranged the furniture to optimize space. Gotta love that guy. And besides all that, he happens to be quite the little Martha Stewart.
The bookshelf- all Christmasy and functional!
Santa's bag with the gifts inside! This didn't get to stay long as Andrew tried to play Santa and pull all the presents out, but it was so cute while it lasted.
Andrew watching Blue's Clues while getting his hair cut. He was definitely interested in what Daddy was doing behind him, but turning off his brain a bit helped. :) He does love him some Blue's Clues.
Gotta love those little legs. Seriously.
The finished product. Our own Little Lord Fauntleroy.
Just because he's goofy. Please ignore the see-food.
Andrew thought Santa was pretty awesome. He ran right up to him, but then was kind of hesitant to climb on his lap until he spied the bells on his suit. And on the right is me doing my best impersonation of Quasimodo.
As I was backing up, I heard Santa say to Andrew, "And what do you want for Christmas this year?" For some reason, this almost made me cry! I think I'll always miss Andrew at all the little stages of his life - I miss my little newborn, my little baby, my unsteady toddler, and I know I'll miss my cutie little toddler. But you know, it has been super fun to watch him grow up. He really does get more fun every day. It's exciting to see his progress in all areas, and for some reason hearing Santa talk to him like he does with every other little boy was fun. I love Santa. And Christmas. And my little guy. It's been a fun month. Anyway, that was way longer than I meant it to be. Sorry.
Apparently he was ready to get down. We got a shot from Bass Pro but I haven't scanned it, so this is the closest you are going to get! :)
THIS is why he was so excited to get down. They had a little game set up by Santa where you "shot" a "gun" at targets. Andrew thought it looked amazing, and really wanted to play with it.
You'll shoot your eye out, kid.
Merry Christmas from the Jacobs!


Terrie B said...

Two can play that game :) I am returning your blog stalk technique!

Cute child! My son ALSO LOVES BLUES CLUES! In fact, all 4 of my boys have been raised on Blues Clues. I love what it does for them and wish they still made new ones. That and Veggie Tales is a hit with my toddler.

Your brother IS in good hands, he is a wonderful missionary. Erin was not easy to deal with, I am sure he has said a bit about her background. She's changed so much and he has helped with that just by teaching her the gospel, which she so desperately wants more of.

Lets keep in touch a bit! I know I will check in on Elder Barnard now and then throughout the years just to see what he does with life. Im one of those saps who doesnt like to lose touch with people I adore. Are you the sister he will be living with? if ya wanna further your stalking hobby :)

Colton Anne said...

Cute pictures!! If Santa asking Andrew what he wants for Christmas made you should see me at the end of the summer! The girls both have August bdays and now Rex is at the end of June...end of Summer is always so hard for me because I realize they are already a whole year older! Time Flies!!