Monday, December 28, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!! We started off our Christmas by attending The Chapel's Christmas Eve service. There isn't anything more important than remembering why we celebrate Christmas. It is so easy to get wrapped up in the presents and decorations, but without Christ NONE of it matters!! So, Happy Birthday Jesus!! We are so THANKFUL God sent you to save us!!! That is the greatest gift we could ever receive!!!

We woke up Christmas morning at home and started off with breakfast. We knew if we opened presents before breakfast, we would never get Logan to eat. He would be too interested in playing!

What a difference a year has made. Logan enjoyed Christmas last year, but he was really into opening up the gifts this year. In fact, if there was a present, whether it was his or not, he wanted to open it. Here's a glimpse into our family Christmas!

Helping Daddy open up one of his presents
A duck game from Santa!
Playdough Center
A car that makes a lot of noise and drives around!
Giving the car a test drive with Daddy

After we finished our family Christmas, we headed up to Elkhart to spend the rest of the day with my family: Mom and Dad, Brad and Jordan, Grandpa and Grandma, Uncle E and Aunt Pam, Reagan, Ryan and Liz. We only see the Eakins' crew a few times a year, so there was much to catch up on. We enjoyed some delicious food cooked by my mom and grandma. When it came time to pass out presents, Logan was one of "Santa's helpers."

Glen, Jordan, Logan, Ryan, Aunt Pam
Whose gift is this? It's quite heavy!!
Where are you Mom?
Logan and Great-Grandma
Waiting patiently to open it!!
Cars...yea!
I wonder what he's thinking!
Playtime with Papa
Daddy is off in La-La Land
Stuffing cars down his sweater
Silly boy

On Saturday morning, we woke up at my parent's house and celebrated Christmas with my immediate family. Once again, Logan was "Santa's helper" along with Aunt JoJo!!!
This bag is bigger than Logan is!
Grandma opening a gift
Punching out the pieces to his Handy Manny board game
Papa opening a gift
Uncle B and Aunt JoJo
Daddy putting together Logan's new marble game. This was, by far, Logan's favorite gift. He wasn't interested in opening any other presents. He wanted this put together so he could play it. There were many pieces, so it took Daddy some time to figure everything out!
Playing with some of the marble race pieces.
We had a wonderful time with our family and loved spending time with them. It seems our schedules keep us so busy we rarely have time to get together. That is definitely another bonus of Christmas.....we make the time to see family!! We hope each and every one of you had a blessed Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Yesterday I took Leah and Logan outside to play in the snow. As soon as the snow hit the ground, Logan talked about wanting to go play outside, so once I had all the gear bought, we headed out. Unfortunately Logan thought the snow looked better from inside the house. Once we got outside, for the first 5 minutes, he kept saying, "too cold, Mama." Leah tried getting him to go out into the snow and make snow angels, but he refused to lie in the snow. The longer we were outside, the more "into" it he got. He eventually started picking up some of the snow and throwing it. It was a bit hard for him to walk around because of all his gear, but he managed to have some fun before we headed back inside. Leah, on the other hand, could have stayed outside all day. She loves the snow!!

Before heading outside
Watching Leah make her snow angels....Logan wasn't having any part of that!
Making a snowball!
Logan didn't like the snow on his gloves!
Follow the leader!
Can you tell how much fun he's having?
He enjoyed pushing this around in the snow; at least until it got stuck!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Preschool Program

Logan's preschool class put on a mini singing performance for the parents on Thursday. They sang some songs for us, played their bells, and did a book exchange with each other. It was so much fun watching Logan. I should warn you when I videotaped them singing, the camera was the "wrong" way. I take so many pictures with my camera turned longways, out of habit, I started videotaping the same way. I did eventually realize it and he won't stay sideways the entire performance!!! The sad thing is I did it both times I recorded....oops!!! Can we say pregnancy brain?!?!?! I hope you enjoy!

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Logan Dancing at the Reception

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Wedding Bliss

Glen's cousin, Megan, got married this weekend. The wedding and reception was held at the Fort Wayne TinCaps Conference Center. It was a beautiful ceremony and the reception was a lot of fun. Logan did very good during the ceremony, only yelling out a few times. He enjoyed running around during the reception with his cousin Abby. Once the music started, they were even happier. It was so fun to watch Logan out on the dance floor, showing us his moves!!!

The happy bride and groom, Keenan and Megan Zimmerman
The Zeigler family (Glen's side)
The Wedding Party
Family Photo
Hanging out with cousin Abby
Dancing FoolWaiting for the garter toss
Too cute for words!
Are you kidding, another picture!?!

Christmas with the Weavers

Glen's brother, Alan and family came into town this weekend. My sister-in-law Wendy is due with their third child in January, so coming around Christmas time wasn't an option. We also had a family wedding as well, so it was a good weekend for a visit. We celebrated Christmas together on Saturday morning. Logan enjoyed playing with his cousins, as well as his new toys!!!

Logan, Abby and Andrew
What a great smile!
Unwrapping his Trio Fire Station
Playing with his Mack Semi Truck and Lightning McQueen
His awesome new Lightning McQueen chair
Trio blocks....so much fun!
All right....Matchbox cars! One was a motorcycle, which he calls Papa's motorcycle!!
Tag Junior with a couple of books! Fun reading times ahead!