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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy Birthday

Miller has been counting down the days to his Transformer Birthday Party.  (In case you are wondering where the idea of all these countdown chains came from, Ella made an advent countdown chain at school.  Earlier this week at dinner Miller said he wanted a chain for his birthday, and then that led into the chain for Disney World.)
Miller was so lucky to have two Birthday Parties in One Day

Party One:

Miller talks about his birthday all year long, planning what the theme will be, who will be there, where it will be, the games that we will play and always pointing out presents that he would like to have in the stores.  The Transformer theme has been chosen for some time, although I have no clue how he even found out about transformers!  The location of the birthday party was only recently decided upon.  Miller has been talking about all the friends he wanted to come to his party, but when he decided he wanted to have his birthday party at the Boulder Field, we told him he could only have a few friends (there is no way I could handle the stress of having lots of hyper little four year old boys running around the boulders!) 

Climbing outweighed friends!
Before the climbing started, Miller explained to his friends the importance of using chalk and made sure everyone used some of his new chalk.
 Then the climbing began...
 Miller could not have been happier.
 Even Sara Wells had a blast!
 All the party goers
 After climbing we headed back to the parking lot
 for birthday cake!

Party Two:

All of The Lee Family came over to keep the birthday celebration going.

Happy Birthday Miller!
How are you already 4 years old?
 You make our life Full!
 We love you!!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

3 More Days...

Until we are off to DISNEY WORLD!
To say the kids are excited 
is an understatement!
The kids had a great Christmas!
 3 of them!

We spent the whole day with cousins
(I love this picture because I can just hear Sara Wells saying, "Come on Chloe" and can just envision the years of mischief that will come with this phrase.  This picture may show up at a rehearsal dinner!)

And grandparents.
Couldn't have been better!

I hope you all had a great Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Our Stockings Are Hung
 (Which almost did not happen because our stockings along with 1/2 of our Christmas decorations are somewhere in storage.  Luckily 2 days ago I spotted these stockings at Target!)

Our Presents Are Wrapped

And the Lee Kids Are


Merry Christmas From the Lee's!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Santa's Lap

Murray's parents have started the tradition of kicking off the Christmas season by taking us all to lunch with Santa Claus.  This is one of the kids' favorite things.  I usually cannot tell them about it until we are leaving church because they would never be able to contain themselves all the way through church.  This year I left the kids at home with EG (only a few weeks left before Miller can enter the world again and go to school, sunday school or any place with lots of kids and lots of germs) while I went to church.  So, EG got to deal with the bouncing off the walls kids for two hours.  

When she pulled up, The Baker kids were eager awaiting Ella and Miller's arrival.
We immediately went in and got in line to have our picture made with Santa.  I did not have high hopes for Sara Wells.  1.  At her age, Ella and Miller were both terrified of Santa.  2.  Sara Wells is terrified of any character.  She shakes violently for 5 minutes after the Chick-fil-a cow leaves.

Sara Wells was happy to stand in line with EG and Chloe,
Until she realized what she was standing in line for.  The minute she saw Santa, Murray had to take her very far away from Santa.  If you look closely at the picture you can see the death grip that she has on Murray's jacket.
Being the kind, loving and compassionate mother that I am, I told Murray, "she will be fine, we are going to try to get this picture.  So we sent the big kids up there first.  They were even a little unsure of getting too close and they LOVE Santa.
Next we positioned Chloe and Fitz.  They were not too happy, but we got them on Santa's lap.
 When everyone else was ready, Murray brought up Sara Wells.
The Santa photographer could not snap fast enough and did not get a picture, so this is the "grandkids with Santa" picture for this year.
And this is the Lee Kid's picture.
My favorite things is that through the whole thing Ella keeps smiling for any picture that might be taken!  Sara Wells may not be in this year's Santa picture, but no one will EVER forget that she was there!  She is still talking about it.  While shaking her head "no", she says over and over, "Santa's lap.  No sit Santa's lap."

Hopefully Santa will not hold it against her this year.