Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Magic of Christmas

I'm sick again, but what is new, right? Sickness & all, we had a great Christmas. Christmas morning was pretty dang fun. The magic of Santa woke us up. Emma Jane ran into our room saying, "Santa came! Santa came & look at all the presents he brought." The kids were almost too excited to wait to open their presents so mom & dad could get dressed and brush their teeth, but they somehow held off a few minutes. They loved opening all their presents and wanted to play with each one before opening another. We were probably the impatient ones trying to hurry them along, but they were just so excited.

The highlight was the Wii system! The kids and dad love playing with it! We have already had a couple of karaoke battles and dance parties using the Wii! You can also see the train table that CJ got for Christmas! He spent most of the day playing with it!
My favorite part was that my brother made a last minute trip. We were all so sad to see him go back home yesterday. The kids had such a blast playing with their Uncle Brandon. They kept trying to coax him into not leaving, but when they realized he had to go, Emma Jane made sure to make him promise to come back and visit. We miss you already!
This is the car that Emma Jane got for Christmas!
This is the one that CJ got...never mind the colors. But, he doesn't care! He has been riding his more than Emma Jane has been riding hers. He doesn't care how cold it is. He just LOVES driving it around!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Baby June

Given that ultrasound photos are not very good at 20 weeks...and maybe even a little scary looking...I just wanted to share these! After a little health scare today (in which everything turned out fine even though it almost gave me a heart attack), we are happy to announce that we are having another GIRL. That is what the kids said they wanted so they are happy, and so are we! We are pretty sure her name is June, unless she comes out with RED hair, and then, she will be Gracie! But until then, we can't wait to meet our JUNE!

She's a girl!
Her First Footprint
Our little June bug!
My favorite Pic of her!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Kids and Technology

It is crazy how fast kids learn technology! Emma Jane is 3 1/2 and can easily find her games on daddy's IPOD or watch her favorite YouTube videos on his IPOD too. To say she LOVES his IPOD is an understatement. As soon as she excitedly greets her dad coming home, while she is giving him a hug & simultaneously asking, "Can I have your IPOD," she has it in her hands. They pick things up so quickly. I bet she can work his IPOD better than I can!

But, now it has become a part of her everyday jargon. Tonight, she was having trouble eating her dinner. As I am doing the dishes, she comes up to me crying & saying, "Mom, I can eat. The internet in my body is working slow." I said, "What?!?!?" She, still crying, explains, "The internet in my body isn't working right, so I can't eat my food." Now, that was a new reason for not eating your food. Internet working slowly has been a problem at our house and me and dad must have mentioned it a few times.

Later, she watching a YOUTUBE video of a cat that was hissing and very mean. I told her that that was a mean cat, and you better stay away from cats like that. She replied, "Don't worry mom, it (the cat) can't get out (referring to the IPOD). It is really hard to get out of there (again, referring to the IPOD." I reply, "True, true. It is very hard."

Carl, Emma Jane, and CJ watching "Santa Clause" while dad works on fixing the internet...again.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Just Some Monkeys Jumping off the Bed

This is one of EJ & CJ's favorite things to do. They take all the pillows off my bed and put them in a big pile. Then they JUMP.
And, yes, sometimes they don't land on the pillows. I guess they get too excited to look before they jump. No injuries so far, but we are still crossing our fingers.
She's the most daring.
And, he's pretty close behind her.
Nothing like a little fun before bedtime.

And, good news, I found a sweet deal on Christmas cards, so I got them ordered today. If you have a new address, please leave it in your comment or email it to me. Thank ya much! :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Christmas Rush...

Can you believe that it is Dec 7th already? It seems like it comes way too fast, and even though I know that it is going be like this, I feel like I am in a whirlwind. For some reason, I just can't get on the ball. It might have to do with the fact that I am getting migraines EVERY day, and Carl is less than 2 weeks away from finals, which means we are seeing him less and less...but who knows?!?!

In fact, last week, CJ saw an old picture of Emma Jane and Carl on our coffee table. He was looking at it, and very softly said, "I miss you." It was so tender. He loves his daddy. In fact, that same day, we were at the store, and he swore he saw daddy. He got so excited. It was pretty sad.

So, if my Christmas cards don't come this year, and you get an email instead, know that we are trying here at the Haynie household, but our attempts at a picture failed and me finding a deal for Christmas cards is also failing.

But, here is what we have been up to:

A Priceless Photo w/ G-Gma & G-Gpa on Thanksgiving

My Soccer team went to the 3rd round of the playoffs! Woo Hoo! I was 17 weeks at our last game, and there was another player who was 18 weeks. She was our goalie. Pretty awesome!
Emma Jane & CJ were the entertainment at the game.
When we went to the mall this past week, this guy let Emma Jane go on this for free...doesn't she is standing on that ledge?

And of course, this little guy had to go, so we ended up paying for him to go. I am sure that was a tactic he uses often b/c he did the same thing to my sister-in-law. Tricky. Tricky.

And, this little man, ran and jumped into the big ole guy's lap as soon as he saw him! He was so excited. Emma Jane was equally as excited, but was too shy to sit in his lap. She has seen 2 Santa's, and just gets scared when she gets close to him. But, each time, she says, "Next time, I won't be shy b/c I need to tell him I want a train."