Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas...

We had a wonderful Christmas week filled with great friends and family. This was our favorite Christmas yet with Jack. He really got into it and understood what was going on. On Christmas Eve every year Santa comes through our neigborhood on a fire truck. Last year Jack was petrified, but this year was a different story. Since we are the first house in the neighborhood, Santa stopped and waved at Jack and they turned the sirens on for him. He was so excited.

As most of you with 2 1/2 year olds know it is basically impossible to get a decent picture of them, so these are the best I could do in front of the tree when we got back from church. Mom and I tryed really hard for about 30 minutes and then finally gave up.

This is Jack seeing what Santa brought for the first time. He was thrilled. Santa as well as the family must have thought that he was REALLY GOOD this past year, because he got way too many toys.

Mimi gave him this preciuos rain gear set. Too bad we didn't have it a day earlier with all of the rain. He loved it and wanted to play in the rain.

Mimi also refinished an old kitchen set that Brandon and Nikki had when they were young and it is precious. It is all wood and matches our appliances so it will go great in our kitchen. Brandon isn't too sold on it because he doesn't think that boys should have a kitchen, but Jack loves to cook. That is all that he plays with at school and at friends houses.
She also gave him a set of drums because he loves music and to play the drums. She searched high and low for these and he loved him. He loved them so much that she gets to keep them at her house because he plays them nonstop.
I don't have any pics but he also got a tent and tunnel from Gigi and Papa that he wont stay out of.
We are anxiously awaiting Cookie and Kim's visit to do Round 2 of Christmas with them this week!!
I hope Santa was as good to everyone as he was at The Sellers house! Happy New Year!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

It's Party Time

Jack had his Christmas Party at school yesterday and he had a blast. It was a Polar Express themed party, so they got to wear their Christmas PJ's. They had pizza and got to make cookies as well. All of the kids were precious.
Here is Jack with his good friend Mitchell. They were being very silly while patiently(NOT) waiting to swap Christmas ornaments.

Jack got the perfect ornament....a choo choo train. He had to hang it on the tree as soon as he got home.
This is what Jack gave Brandon and I for Christmas. He was so proud! The sleigh is his footprint and the reindeer and Santa's face are his finger prints. I love it. It will be so much fun to pull it out each year.

I am sure everyone is staying busy ths Holiday season like us. I feel like this is the busiest we have had yet. I hope everyone is having a Happy Holiday Season and we wish you a Merry Christmas!!!
The Sellers

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Program

Jack had is Christmas program at school today. It was precious. His Mimi, Aunt Nikki and Nanny were able to join us and he was so excited to show off his school. I think he was the proudest child at school today and was so thrilled to introduce everyone to his teachers. They sang Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and did great! After the program we were all able to eat brunch with Jack and the rest of his friends and parents from his class. In the picture below he was having a bit of a meltdown in the middle of the program. This morning when I dropped him off he had his first Mommy meltdown, since the first day of school. I was so upset because I just knew it would ruin his mood for his program...yes, he is just like his Mom for those of you thinking it...He came down the aisle saying " I want Mommy", sang for a minute and then went to sit on his teachers lap for a few minutes, got back up to sing and then back to his teachers lap. It was like he started having fun and then realized he was supposed to be wanting his Mommy.

Here he decided to sing again!
....and even participate!!!
We are looking forward to his class Christmas party in a few weeks. I hope everyone is having a Happy Holiday Season!!!

Deck The Halls

This year we decided to buy Jack his own little tree. He begged me for days to decorate his tree, but it took me a little while to get ornaments and lights. On Tuesday when he woke up from his nap we sat on the kitchen floor and decorated his tree. It was supposed to be for his room, but it has become a decoration in our kitchen. This way he can leave the lights on it all day. It is the first thing he asks for every morning. He calls it his "baby tree" and he shows everyone that comes into the house. He even brought the A/C man into the kitchen the other day to show him Luckily he has kids so he played along with him real well.
Later that night we decorated the "BIIGGG" tree as Jack would say. We let him stay up a little later than usual so that he could help put some ornaments on the tree. He was so proud!
I think he was more interested in climbing the ladder than really putting the ornament on the tree.
After he put a few of his ornaments on the tree we put him to bed and I finished decorating the tree. The next morning before I got him out of bed, I plugged in the tree and the garland on the mantle, so that he could see the finished product when he came downstairs. He was so excited. He said "wook Mommy, it's a kissmiss party"(Look Mommy it's a Christmas Party). I put him down so that I could make breakfast and he made his way into the living room and was in pure shock at the tree and the lights. After a few minutes he saw the garland and stockings on the mantle. He came running into the kitchen and said, "wook Mommy, wook at the boots"(what he is calling stockings).
We are having so much fun with him this Christmas season because he is so into it. I can't wait for Christmas morning!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Life with Jack....

Jack's mind is all over the place these days. We never know what is going to come out of his mouth. His imagination is also running wild. Today, while I was cleaning my bedroom he picked up the portable phone(that had noone on it) and said "hello, hold on, Momma they have wrong number". I looked at him in total awe and said "what did you say", he put the phone back to his ear and said "wrong number, bye bye".
He is also much smarter than me these days and very bossy. The other day we were decorating his little Christmas tree for his bedroom. I had put the lights on it and we were sitting on the floor organizing the ornaments. I had the drums in one pile and the trains in another. He started counting the drums and lining them up as he counted, but he missed one, so I told him "let's do it again and you count when my finger touches the drum". I touched the first drum and said 1, and the second and said 2. He looked at me and said "no Momma, say unos, dos". Again, I looked at him in awe, because I thought surely he didn't just count in spanish and said "what did you just say". He looked at me and said it's unos, dos, Momma. I don't know spanish(because I took french) and we don't teach him Spanish and neither does school, as far as we know, so the only thing that Brandon and I can think is that he gets it from Diego and Dora(his favorite these days).
It is never a dull moment around the Sellers house. I hope everyone had a great weekend! Geaux Saints.....12-0!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Santa's Little Helper

Our Elf, which we are currently calling Mr. Elf appeared on Sunday night. We found it in Jack's room when we got home from Thanksgiving. He was real hesitant about it, but very excited that a present had magically appeared. I think he is a little young this year to get the entire concept but he is having fun with it. Each morning he wakes up and wants to find Mr. Elf and he understands that he can't touch it because it will take away his magic. I'm hoping he starts to catch on that he must behave because Mr. Elf reports back to Santa. We'll see!