Friday, December 30, 2011

Trains and DC

Today, we did the unthinkable and kept our kiddos awake during nap time to check out the trains at the Botanical Gardens so we could take advantage of the last of this year's Christmas events.  We had a blast and the boys loved it.  I had never been to the Botanical Gardens and while it is not a huge place, I have to say it is pretty amazing. 

Before the trains.  Stephen and his smiley face.

Someone loves the trains.


How amazing are these?

A hug?

Maybe not...

Stephen in front of Obama's house.  He was so excited to see this White House. 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

We are back, atleast I think so....

So after having unending computer problems for way too long it looks like things might be working again around here. There is so much to catch up on.  The month of December feels like a whirwind of celebrations, decorations, and fabulous times with friends and family.  In order to avoid endless posts I am going to catch up in one post.

We decorated:

TT and Joe came to help.  Tierney has helped us decorate our tree each year since moving to our house shortly after Stephen was born.  Its a nice tradition.

Our little Georgie is Elmo obsessed.  Elmo got put in the tree while decorating.  Georgie loved it!

A little helper.

We tried to take a family picture...

We played with ALOT of trains.  Stephen loved the set "Grandpa, Grandpa" got him.  He was a great conductor!

More train watching....

Big shoes to fill...
We partied:

It is crazy to see how much bigger all the kiddos have gotten since last year!
We played outside:

These are some of our adventures before we headed to Baltimore for Christmas.  More pictures to come but for now this is a good start.  I hope everyone's Christmas season was as wonderful as ours, its amazing how fun it is with the boys!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Technical difficulties

Although I often fall behind in my posts for not so legitimate reasons, this time I have a good one, our computer will not work. I will be back to blogging when we figure out our technical difficulties, which most likely are going to result in a not so anticipated Christmas gift this year--a new computer.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tis the season!

Little Stephen has been asking about Christmas since the decorations appeared in the mall.  It is especially fun because he seems to understand the concept of Christmas and Santa.  When we asked what he wanted for Christmas he told us he would like "A lot of balloons."  After a few seconds he added and "one for Georgie."  He asks a lot about Santa now and has even shared what he wants to get Daddy for Christmas.

Today, we went to our first Christmas concert at a local high school with our friends.  It was totally a blast and the little boys really loved it.  Stephen was especially excited about Minnie and Mickey Mouse and Santa.

A little unsure.


Stephen having fun

Georgie and Eamon.


Having a lot of fun!

Baby Benjamin!

The first Sneeringer nephew arrived last Wednesday, November 23 at 12:20 pm.  Little Benjamin had some breathing problems so he spent the first week of his life in the NICU getting strong enough to come home.  It was a very emotional and scary time for our family especially when my brother and his wife had to come home from the hospital without Little Benjamin.  The wonderful news is that little Ben was able to come home today and meet his big sister for the first time.  What a truly wonderful day.  Here are some pictures of Benjamin during his first few days of life.  Welcome home, Baby Benjamin.

Baby Benjamin.  He was not able to be dressed for the first few days until his breathing was more stable.

My brother, Christopher, and Benjamin.
Beautiful little man.

Christopher taking his temperature.

Finally at home with Dad and sister, Chloe.
Sleeping at home!