Written by Jessica on Friday, December 12, 2008

Brrrr. And Taylor is running tomorrow morning bright and early in the 9th annual Reindeer Run for the CMN. There is a parade afterwards and Santa will be there. I can't tell you how many times Taylor has seen Santa this year. Which is good because this year he knows Santa is keeping very close tabs on him and it makes Taylor feel better to 'feel him out' a little to see if he's still planning on visiting him based on his behavior to date. How does he know this? Well, I wish I could say this was my genius idea, but it was his teacher's. His teacher is doing an activity in her room from the Elf on the Shelf book that Taylor has really bought into. There is a real live elf that sits in his classroom and watches each child; he gives Santa nightly updates as to whether they have been naughty or nice. Each day when Taylor arrives to his classroom the elf is in a different place, watching closely. I definitely need this elf here at home!

The boys are all doing good. They're completely fascinated with the tree. Look at what all Carter when through to try to peek at a present:

He has wrapped himself up in the blanket he was supposed to be laying on in the middle of the floor. He has tipped over and bull dozed the bouncy seat that was supposed to act as a barrier to the tree. And he is now reaching and pulling at the bow on the box.

Brayden has had enough and is covering his eyes and, of course, he's got that thumb. This is how he sleeps. He's not asleep yet here, but when the thumb goes in and the hand goes over the eyes, he's ready for a nap.

As the boys are getting more active, they are just falling out asleep in between their 12-2 nap and bed time around 8:30ish.

Look at Tucker's arm. HOW CUTE!

We have a lot of kids, we had to teach them early to raise their hands and wait to be called on before speaking:

Well, not exactly. This is Brayden raising his hand, with his thumb inserted, to get my attention to let me know he's tired and wants out of the exersaucer. If I don't move him, one of 2 things will follow shortly; either he'll fall asleep with his head laid completely over on the saucer, or he'll start throwing his head back and screaming for me to come get him at which point he'll fall asleep moments after being extracted. Brayden is a very sweet baby, and very easy to read.

2 i *heart* comments!:

Jen said...

Bo is just like Brayden with the thumb!

~ MJ ~ said...

I hope the parade went well.
BTW~ I love the 2nd to last pic. :)