Friday, December 19, 2008

It was a Ho Ho Ho good time!

So lately......this is how Kennedy has felt about going potty:

*Please note all the lovely things on the floor!! My oh my someone needs to clean up this bathroom!!

So....being a bit burned out with the potty thing, I decided that yesterday would be a great day for pull-up's and Santa! =) But first before we headed out I knew I needed to get the girls to strike a pose for me!

Here's the Kennyboo! It's a good thing she's so cute because these days her looks are all she has going for her! Please take note of chocolate on her face. Yummy. =)

And here is my sweet Hopie who many of you prayed for! What a blessing it is at Christmas to have a happy AND healthy girl!

And here is Taylorbug. Girly had a bit of needing to "lose the tude" yesterday. I'm afraid she's "over" the whole Santa thing and therefore feels the need to ruin it for her sissys! We had a serious "talk" about this! I don't like this phase of motherhood where they start "fading" to the side of unbelief!

What a great Christmas pose this would've been!! =) Please take note of squinchy face. LOVELY.

The girls had some gift cards to use up from their birthdays. (Amen for gift cards!) So we headed to build a bear first. The girls had a blast making their bears but I couldn't help but laugh because they looked at me like I had LOST my mind when I "informed" them they didn't have enough on their gift cards for "accessories". They are so used to going with my mom who....ahem......buys them whatever their little hearts they were in SHOCK to go there and not walk out with everything they wanted. It was a good "learning" lesson.

Then it was time to meet up with Kris and two of my very best friends, their kids and husbands to go see the Jolly Ol man Ho HO HO. Kennedy was SOOOO excited! I thought surely she would give Santa a run for his money but she marched right up there and sat on his lap!

I had been "coaching" Kennedy on what to tell Santa she wanted. We had already bought her a new kitchen since the one we have is falling apart just a bit, so every day I've said, "Kennedy, you tell HO HO HO that you want a Kitchen Ok?" "Otay."

"Mommy.....I tell Swanta I want a Kitchen....Otay?" in her robot tone! =) Notice squinchy smile again.....don't know what's up with that!

I LOVE This picture of them all whispering to Santa what they want!! It was soooo cute!

After that we headed to the food court for some ol fashion food court caroling......not really, but they did sing mighty loud! It was a fun night!

While we were driving home, Kennedy and I had a very sweet but sad conversation it went much like this:

"Mommy....Swanta no say Merry Christmas."

"He didn't? Oh no, maybe he forgot."

"Mommy......Ho Ho HO no say Ho Ho HO."

"He didn't do that either? I'm sorry kennyboo."

"Mommy....maybe he no wove me. Cuz I no make him a cward."

"No, Kennedy, he loves you, he just forgot!"

"Otay....maybe we should ask Jesus for a Kitchen. He woves me."(starts singing Jesus loves me)

Awe.......the sweetest days! =)


On Purpose said...

You truly have three of the cutest blonde headed little girls I ever did see! Thanking Jesus for these precious smiles!

Sarah Martin said...

OH MY WORD!!!! How cute are those first pics. I love the hands on the hip and the fashion poses!!!!! That made my whole day=thanks for your great stories.


Mimi C said...

Hi Nicki...loved the blog! I can just see this all taking place! Give the girls a kiss from me. See you soon! Love mom

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

Hey mom! Did you see the comment I left Jenny? Kennedy was looking at Asher and she said, "Awee...wook, it's baby Jesus." It was sooo funny!!

Rebecca Jo said...

Oh my goodness. how sweet is that to ask Jesus instead....

The picture of them whispering is adorable..

And look at those poses... I think you have some future supermodels on your hands!!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Nikki, haven't seen you around in awhile. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Jennifer said...

Absolutely loved the photos...those girlies are so photogenic (like mommy like daughter, right?) Glad you girls had a good afternoon - another Christmas memory!!

Kay Martin said...

We don't have any little ones in our family right now. I've concluded every family needs little ones to truly enjoy Christmas.

Thanks for giving me this window to peer in to see your precious beautiful children .

Merry Christmas to all of you..HO, HO, HO.

MiMi said...

What adorable pics of your girlys! Those hands on the hips poses remind me of my girls when they were little. Love the picture of them all whispering to Santa!

How sweet that Kennedy wanted to ask Jesus instead! Precious!

Irritable Mother said...

Maybe we should ask Jesus for a kitchen. Because He woves us, and He never forgets!!!

What a sweet, sweet conversation!

Jenny said...

The girls are adorable! Gavin had a hard time telling them apart! We wish we could see you guys. Hopefully it won't be too long til we can make a trip out your way!

Cindy said...

So sweet and so much fun!
Who cares about the bathroom when you have three beautiful little ladies to love.
Merry Christmas and HoHoHo even if Santa forgot!

The Patterson 5 said...

Very cute indeed! What precious little girls!

MelanieJoy said...

You have the cutest girls I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing this story....I loved the ending. Things around the Holidays have slowed down for me and my heart is filling up with...the One that loves me most!! Merry Christmas!