Friday, December 24, 2010

Preschool Performance

Before heading out for Griffin's preschool Christmas performance, I took some pictures of our three boys all dressed up.
 Ronan- 6 yrs, Tate- 1 month, Griffin- 4 yrs
 Griffin did such a great job singing on stage!  He didn't seem as nervous as he was a few months ago for the VBS performance, and this time he sang the whole time!  He has already gained a lot of confidence since starting preschool in the fall.
(Finn and Griffin- top right)
 Cousins Ethan & Macey were up next:
Then cousin Cohen's class took the stage:
  Tate is usually asleep in his car seat when we go places, so it was fun to see him awake & alert that night.
Grandpa Gordon & Tate Gordon

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Brunch

December 14th~ Every year I look forward to our Moms of Grace brunch for the opportunity to spend time with some of my favorite friends!  We always have so much fun eating together, exchanging gifts, and just hanging out.  It has been such a blessing to see how this group of women has welcomed in so many new moms this year and has become a support system for each other.
Top Row: Katie T, Amy G., Stephanie, Mom, Sydney, Amy R., Molly, Katie W., Ann, me
Bottom Row: Kelly, Lindsey, Erin, Malia, Becca, Tiya
 So much yummy food!
 Kelly  & Amy
 Malia, Sydney, & Debbie
 Amy & Katie
 Molly & Sydney
 Kelly, Lindsey, & me
 Our wonderful leadership team:

December Misc.

Tate- 3 weeks old
Ronan and Griffin took on the job of decorating our tree this year.  They even got to climb the ladder to put ornaments high up on the tree.
Grammie came over to watch Ronan & Griffin while we went to youth group, and she got some cuddle time with Tate before we left.
I remember taking pictures like this by the Christmas tree when Griffin was a baby.  (:
My parents offered to watch Griffin for me one Friday while Ronan was at school.  I got a bunch of Christmas shopping done with Tate sleeping in the stroller. (:  And Griffin and Finn got to help Memaw make sugar cookies!
A few days later, the big boys and I made cookies for the Moms of Grace cookie exchange.  They mostly like to help so that they can lick the batter at the end. (:
They like to help with Tate also (:

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ruddick/ Lermo Thanksgiving

We had Thanksgiving with Josh's family at our house on Saturday, November 27th.  It was fun having everyone over, and they made it easy on us by bringing all the food!  Tate got lots of attention, but slept through it all.  After we ate we switched gears and had a little birthday celebration for Griffin.
Great Grandpa Lermo got to hold Tate first (:
Great Aunt Jan Lermo
the dining room
kitchen & eating bar
Grammie's turn
G&G Lermo brought the turkey and stuffing:
Lydia, Audrey, & Ronan
Ethan, Dylan, Macey, & Griffin
Josh's cousin Lindsay and her fiance, Sawyer
Great Aunt Diane Lermo
Andrea,  Adam (Andrea's boyfriend), Sawyer, & Lindsay
Erin, Patty, Uncle Ron, & Aunt Jan
Great Uncle Ron Lermo
Great Grammie & Griffin
The Whole Group!
All the cousins ~ oldest to youngest
Presents for Griffin! Audrey took the next three pictures (:
Tate getting some Mama time
Ethan & Macey with Grandpa watching people play the Wii
Uncle Join & Griffin
After everyone left it was bath time for Ronan & Griffin, and they wanted Tate to come in, too.
So peaceful, especially after a bath!