Stick Family

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas

On Christmas Eve, the family attended church for the Candlelight Service. After church we headed home, ate some dinner, lit a fire, and read Ace some Christmas books and then put him to bed. Then Phil and I watched some Christmas movies and wrapped some last minute presents.

On Christmas Morning, Philip and I woke up around 8am, surprised that Ace didn't wake us up earlier. We headed downstairs, lit another fire, and waited for Ace to wake up. Ace FINALLY woke up around 9:30.....of all the days to sleep in, he choose Christmas Morning. Ace's face lit up when he walked downstairs and saw all the COOL presents that Santa had left for him.

Ace received: Hot Wheels race track, some motorcycles, some Hot Wheels cars, a cool Batman shaving kit, a coloring book, some Christmas candy

Aidan received: A bumbo, a Christmas Ornament, and some infant friendly toys

Phil received: Call of Duty, Homemade Calendar, Family Christmas Statue

I received: Some reed diffusers, Willow Tree figurine, some boots, and some Christmas scratches.

On Christmas Night we had some of Phil's family over for a big Christmas Feast. I made Turkey, Stuffing, Red Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberries. It was a nice dinner. After dinner the kids opened their presents from Grandma.

We had a very Nice Christmas. Thank you God :o)

Santa Came :o)

Look @ all the presents

Aidan's Toys

Aidan sitting in his BUMBO

Ace finally woke up

He had fun opening presents

Look Mommy, Aidan got me motorcycles

Ace and Daddy playing with the Hot Wheels tracks that Santa brought Ace

Ace and his cool tool set from Uncle Clifton

Handy Ace

Aidan got a teether from Ace

Phil playing his new game

Cool Dude

Ace showing off his track from Aunt Nina

Look at all my cool cars :o) :o)

Christmas Figurine

The kids got Daddy a Christmas Ornament

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Aidan 4 months old

Today Aidan turned 4 months old. He is growing right before my eyes. It seems like is was just yesterday that I was in the hospital giving birth to him. Aidan is still around 15 lbs, he is a chunky little boy, he has out grown his 3-6 month clothes, and is now wearing 6-9 month clothes :o) He is a lot more active. He loves to lay down and attempt to roll over, he will get half way there and then Ace will help him out a little and give him a little push to help him roll over all the way. Ace is such a GREAT big brother. I am still amazed at how much he loves his little brother. Every morning he wakes up and the first thing he asks me is "Where is Aidan", I think it is soooo cute.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Santa Train

Today we woke up EXTRA early and headed over to Manassas to go on the Santa Train. Ace wasn't a very happy camper this morning. It was early, he was hungry, and it was VERY cold outside. But his attitude changed once he saw the train approaching. Once we got on the train, he was in heaven. We rode around on the train for about hour. Santa made an appearance. He went up to every kid and wished them a Merry Christmas. They also passed out coloring books and candy canes. We had a very good time :o)
Waiting outside in the COLD
Grandma and Ace
Ace in his Conductor's Hat
Aidan sure does LOVE his finger

Brotherly Love

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Decorating the Tree

This evening we got READY for Christmas. We set up and decorated the tree, then sat around eating cookies and popcorn and drinking some Hot Chocolate. It was a nice family evening spent together :o)
Ace eating his cookies
Look @ all those GOODIES
Ace taking a pic of me and Phil
Ace loves his Mommy
Ace decorating the tree with Daddy

Our Christmas Tree

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Our Vacation comes to an end

On Saturday morning we had to say goodbye to my sister and her family :o( They had to make a long trip back home. During the day on Saturday we took an hour trip to Tampa, Fl to visit Phil's Aunt and his cousins. We had a good time visiting with them.

Ace and his second cousin Cesely

Ace and his second cousins Cesely and Arianna

Cesely holding Aidan

Ace acting goofy

On Sunday we laid around the condo all day being LAZY, watching movies and football, and pigging out on dip and popcorn. It was nice to have a nice lazy day to ourselves before we headed back home.

Aidan relaxing at the condo

Ace and Daddy

Look @ that bubble bath

On Monday we woke up pretty early, packed up the car and headed out on our 13 hour drive home. It was a VERY long rude home, and I was very happy when we made it home.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Cousin Love

During our Thanksgiving vacation, Ace became best buds with his two cousins Mason and Luke. Mason is 6 years old and Luke is 1. Ace would wake up in the morning and ask for Luke, and then run into the next condo and watch The Wiggles with him (thanks a lot Linds). Then Ace would follow Mason around and copy everything that he did. It was the cutest thing. It was sooo sad when Ace woke up on Saturday morning and ran into the condo next door saying "Where's OOOke (Luke)" I am so happy that they got to spend a whole week playing and having a good time. Can't wait for them to get together again.

Ace and Luke

Ace loved to copy Mason

Mason and Ace watching movies

Laying in bed watching more movies

Such goofy boys

Friday, November 28, 2008

Animal Kingdom

On Friday the Johnson and Vondenstein Family took a trip to Animal Kingdom. We had a very good time at this Disney Park. We went on an Animal Safari Ride, walked around and visited all the different animals, watched the parade, ate lunch at the Rain forest Cafe, and last but not least....took pictures with all the Disney Characters. This had to be the BEST experience during our trip :o)

The Johnson Family on the Safari Ride

The Vondenstein Family on the Safari Ride

Mommy and Ace enjoying the view

Mason and Ace

Me and Philip

Ace enjoying his food at the Rainforest Cafe

The Johnson's and Mickey

The Johnson's and Goofy

The Johnson's and Donald Duck

The Johnson's and Chip and Dale