Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Day

Louie didn't quite understand why everything was wrapped in paper but he loves his Fisher Price Barnyard Set! He played with it forever and wasn't interested in opening any other gifts. So Christmas will spread out over the next couple months as he needs something new on a rainy day. After our family Christmas of opening stockings and only one gift for Louie, we went to Grandma and Grandpa Johnson's home for our extended family Christmas. We enjoyed a delicious meal together and began opening gifts again. Louie only had eyes for his barnyard set and played with it all day.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Celebrating Christmas Eve

A few weeks after Louie was born, we started a new tradition. We invite Grandma and Grandpa Johnson to dinner for Christmas Eve. Last year, we mainly loved on our new baby Louie and ate a decadent dinner. This year, we changed it up a bit. Park City celebrates Christmas Eve with Santa and his reindeer coming down the slopes preceeded by a torch parade. Well, Cody was a part of the torch parade to celebrate Santa's arrival. After Louie met Santa and one of his reindeer, we went home for warm chili.

"Baking Off" for Santa

Cody loves to "bake off" for any reason. This time it was for Louie to leave cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve. Louie was very intent on getting the frosting to stay on the cookie... and some happened to make it to his mouth as well. I think tonight we saw a glimpse of "like father, like son." I'm not sure if Louie was going to leave any for Santa Claus. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Louie's First Birthday

He loved the helium balloons! He loved his new choo-choo train from Grandma! He loved his new birthday hat! He loved playing with his cousins! BUT, he wasn't so sure why everyone sang Happy Birthday and stared at him when his cake was put before him!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Proud Parent Moment

I don't know if I was more proud when Louie rolled over for the first time or when he received his FIRST PASSPORT! I had dreams of all the trips we would take, the stamps he would get in his passport, and at age 2 getting his own frequent flyer account. We started with his first international trip to Aruba. None of us had been there before and thanks to Aunt Becky, we were able to use her time share. Louie is a very good baby but even he was not a fan of a 9 hour plane ride. He was exhausted and WE were exhausted! Thankfully, we were able to recoup by enjoying the perfect weather on soft sandy beaches. My dreams have altered a bit (with his passport tucked away for safe keeping) ...I couldn't be happier with a 2 hour car ride to the best sand in Utah -- Bear Lake.