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Kelly and Andy

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Perfect combination!

Looks like the boys are an equal mix of Andy and I- that's a shocker to me! Exactly 0 people have ever said that Drew looks like me, and 2 people have said Hemming looks like me. The other several hundred opinions have all gone to Andy. Had to post this since it's one of the only times I've gotten any credit for passing my genes along!

Williamson Look-alike Meter

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New Toys!

I've never really thought about the "gift" that new toys are to parents. Whether it be Christmas or Birthdays new toys to play with means little ones are that much more entertained and occupied than they were before! Here are some pictures of the new toys being enjoyed at our house...a BIG thank you to Uncle Chad for the best gift of all- the Handy Manny tool box!

Drew LOVES his Handy Manny tool box, you can't really see it in this picture, oops!

Hemming standing up in his "new" Jumperoo that was Drew's

I love grabbing onto these toys!

Hemming playing with his new rattle and foot rattles (the things they come up with!)

Drew and his Little People Airplane, along with his Elmo slippers that have ened up being "toys"!

Arnold Family Christmas Picture 2008

Okay, so this picture might look decent to most (other than my children not cooperating) but I have done some major editing! If you were to zoom out you would see that my sweater is sticking out an making me look pregnant! Despite this, my mother and sister nominated this to be the Christmas card that my mother would send out to 100 or so people (notice how cute THEY look)! If she were to use the picture, she couldn't crop it like I did and my imaginary pregnancy would have been exposed! I was horrified at the thought of people thinking I was pregnant AGAIN or that I looked like I was still pregnant 4 months later, so I wouldn't let my mother use the picture and no Christmas card was sent! I can't even say I feel bad, because people would have been talking and speculating about ANOTHER baby on the way (and you all know how people, me included, critique Christmas cards)! I do hate that we didn't send out a card, so here is my peace offering- the edited version at least!

Christmas Blessings

I have to say we felt especially blessed this year at Christmas. Having Hemming made everything that much sweeter, and it was so cute to watch Drew enjoying Santa, Christmas trees and lights and loving all of his gifts! It's also wonderful to see the boys with our families- it's amazing that no matter how long it's been since they've seen certain people, they know who loves them! I didn't do a great job of taking pictures, but here are a few "faces" of Christmas (be prepared for some major bed-head!).