Monday, December 31, 2012


On December 30, 2010, we saw this sweet face for the first time. It's hard to believe it was now over 2 years ago. Like many firsts this year, so happy that upon reflection of this day we can ooooh and aaaah at Nash's first pictures all together. Happy New Year! The Larson's can't wait to see what 2013 has in store.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Winter Wonderland

I wanted to make sure I posted these pictures taken from our first big snowfall of the year.  Nash was loving everything about the snow (accept for wearing his mittens, for some reason he just despises mittens).  Bret was running the snow-blower multiple times and Nash was quickly behind helping with his mini shovel, which is proving to be a great purchase.  Similar to Nash's love for mowing the lawn, he quickly has picked up the love for shoveling.  I'm thinking he maybe can start earning some money throughout the neighborhood.  Most kids want to build a snowman or go sledding but not Nash, he'd rather shovel and pretend his bubble lawnmower is a snow-blower  I think this has a lot to do with just being like his daddy.  Which is just so dang cute.  Mommy is better at the inside chores, super important chores like making sure the hot chocolate is ready for her hard working men when they come in. 

Other super exciting news?  I can track the traffic from this blog and in my last letter to Foster mom, I gave her the blog address hoping she would check it. Well, someone in South Korea has been checking it!  What an early Christmas present, and motivation to make sure I'm keeping it up.  I just know she thinks of him often, and hopefully smiles every time she gets to see how much Nash is growing and loving life.  We always are thinking and talking about her and wishing that she and her family are well. 

Bret and I are so lucky to be celebrating our first holiday season with Nash, our family and friends.  Wishing everyone a peaceful and safe holiday.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tuesday's with Elfie: Dear Elfie- Open letter from Nash

Dear Elfie,

I've known you for all of 10 days now (feels like longer).  You've invaded my home and distracted my mommy in the morning when things are already crazy and we are trying to get ready for school.  I don't understand why she keeps on asking me as soon as I wake up "Where is Elfie hiding today, I bet he's up to some crazy tricks.  He is so silly."  I can't touch you, or play with you because the "magic" will disappear (picture me doing the air quotes around magic).  I know you fly back to Santa every night and tell him that I've been a good boy.  So, since I'm not allowed to touch you or run you over with my trucks, I would appreciate it if you left my toys alone.  Just this past week you used my tractor and crashed my helicopter into the chandelier without asking.  My mommy said I should share my toys with you and that you are just "being silly" and using them to show me the funny things you do.  At school, I share toys with my friends, but they always ask permission.  At home, you don't ask so I get really mad.  So, in closing, I would appreciate it if you played less with my toys and left more powered sugar donuts.  They make a very yummy breakfast.




Sunday, December 9, 2012

Doing our Best...

To be like the Griswold's during this holiday season (minus Cousin Eddie....)  For years, we avoided the hoop-la around fully decorating for the holidays. I was lucky if we even got our stalkings hung up in years past.  This year, totally different ball game.  I've been going ALL OUT, think Christmas boot-camp (pretty sure that is how the hubs would describe it).  Christmas is really all about the kids.  I know I've talked about my obsession with "family traditions" and this time of the year we are one "traditions" overload.  Along with Efie's nightly visits, we've had a blast decorating the house inside and out.  It's hard to know how much he really understands yet about Christmas, but he he loved decorating the tree, drinking hot chocolate and jamming out to mama's new holiday play list.  When you ask him what Santa says, he quickly replies "ho-ho-ho".  He also loves to single Jingle Bells at the top of his lungs, along with his one legged dance move (which I just HAVE to get on video eventually).

A box!  Fun for hours.

First cup of hot chocolate.  Marshmallows included.

Cheers to us.  We rock as parents.  

Pure focus.

So fun mommy!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tuesdays with Elfie

For the month of December, I will dedicate weekly posts with our new friend, Elfie. Elfie (a/k/a Pororo, f/k/a Elf on the Shelf). Every morning for the month of December leading up to Santa's big and first visit, Elfie finds fun places to hide and plays tricks. Nash is slowly grasping that every morning we get to check up and see what Elfie was up to during the night. Happy Elfing everyone! Please feel free to share what tricks your Elf is up too.