Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas to all! We just got back from a short, quick visit to Tennessee. We never have enough time to see everybody we want to see, or do the things we want to do. It was a nice visit, and it was great to see everybody!

On Saturday, we went to Kring Family Christmas. That was a lot of fun! Chad's dad's side is a hoot, and we really enjoy our time there. After that, we went to Chad's Dad's house, aka. Papaw's. We had our Christmas there, and then Eli got to go out and see horses, and chickens and a turkey! He really loved that! He can't wait to go back when it's warm so he can ride a horse!

When we left there, we went to Nanny's (aka Vera's) and had some dinner and hung out. It was Beths' birthday, and we made a decision at the last minute to go see Twilight. FINALLY! Oh, it was so good, and I loved it, I just hated the teenagers there. They were so loud and obnoxious! They ruined the 'feeling' for me! But, I had fun with Chad's sisters and cousin, and I finally got to see the movie.

The next morning, (Sunday) we went to church with Nanny, and everyone. We filled a pew! I couldn't believe that! Eli was excellent in church, and so was Baby Carly! Emma wasn't bad, she just didn't like sitting so still for so long!
After church, we had our Christmas dinner, which was really good! Then it was time for more presents!! Eli got a lot of cute outfits and fun toys. He really enjoyed it! Chad and I both got some neat things, too. This year has been rough for us, in more ways than one, and we hate not being able do give everyone everything they want! Hopefully this year we'll get caught up on some things, and things will be better.

We're back in Indy now, and it's really cold here!! It's a big change from Fiday when we left! Eli and I went shopping yesterday (Monday) and we got most of our shopping done, which is good, because we are almost out of money! We had a good day, and we tried to go see Santa. Eli just couldn't do it. He tried, but when we got up there, he kinda freaked, and didn't want to have anything to do with the Jolly ol' Elf, himself. He got a Candy Cane flavored ring pop, and we took off out of there. I was sad, because I really wanted a Santa pic! No such luck for me, though.

One funny quote: as we were walking around the mall, every once in awhile, Eli would shout out to me "Momma, ou dribe me NUTS!" and I'd say "Eli, you drive ME nuts!" and he'd say "Ou dribe me CAZY!" and I'd say "No, you drive ME crazy!". Some people around would laugh, some looked at me like I was nuts, but you just have to see Eli when he says it. It's very funny, and oh so cute.

Here's hoping everyone has a Merry Christmas!!! I hope to have some great Holiday pics to attatch to the next blog!!

Sara, Chad and Eli

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Unfinished Everything

I hope you all know that I really have the best of intentions. Really. It's just hard with a full time job, Chad, and Eli, to be able to keep up the way I want. I like to spend time with them when I'm off! And let me tell you....this past week at work did NOT allow updates!!...So, without further ado:

We have had a wonderful weekend!! Yesterday Eli and I went to see Bolt. He loved it! I probably would have liked it better if I hadn't fallen asleep, but I was running on very little sleep (ie. an hour). It was Eli's idea, so I looked at times, and took him. He really enjoyed it.

Today we've had a good day. We lounged for awhile, ran to Target and had lunch, and came home to wait for Daddy to come home. When Chad finally got off work, we started cleaning up the corner to get the tree in a new spot this year. We came across all our baby stuff. Eli loves this stuff. I think he enjoys old things now, way more than he did then! Check it out!!

He really enjoyed sitting in the swing! He never enjoyed the swing as a baby. It just wasn't his thing. But all nite tonite he has wanted me to "sing me, mommy!" And it hasn't broken yet!

So we started putting the tree up, and Eli is really into it. We weren't sure if he was still too young, but he has enjoyed us driving and looking at "Kiss-mas Lites!" Every tree, light and snowman, he says "Wook! Kiss-mas lite!" It has been very cute! So, he was really excited when we started putting the tree together and the lights starting coming on!

After lots of work, and no tears, thank goodness, here is our tree!
And, of course, we have the smug-cheese smile. Wouldn't expect anything else! It was so much fun, and it really made us hungry. We've not been grocery shopping for awhile, so he is some of what we had for dinner:

Mmmm, tater tots in the shape of the alphabet! Add a little bologna and you have a Kring dinner. After he got done, this is what it looked like:

He ate everything but his first name! That cracked me up. He's so funny. He really liked it though. We've really been enjoyin him. He hardly ever acts up, and he really does almost anything we ask. We have noticed he's starting to grow up, and it's kinda sad! Instead of say "E-yi" for everything, he's actually using "I" and "me" sometimes. He has to sleep with his closet light on, which is pretty new, and tonight he really stalled at bedtime. "Pease mom, 'nother kiss?" and he knows it'll work. Who can resist that? He has been making his Santa list. He says he's not going to visit Santa, but he knows what he wants Santa to bring. So far, he want's a Wow! Wow! Wubzy video, thomas the train, a carebear, and Bolt. We had to tell him Bolt isn't out yet, but he keeps looking.

Well, that's about all I have for now. I really do plan on writing more, and I hope to finish our vacation story, mostly so Eli can read about it later in life. He still talks about it, and wants to wear Mickey shirts everyday. We hope to spend a day at Disney World next year on our way to Naples with Gram.

Bye for now, check back soon.

Sara, Chad and Eli!