Tuesday, December 31, 2013

See ya next year!

We've been documenting our lives on this blog since we got married 4 years ago. 

I created a fresh blog for the new year: www.joshandjillelliottV2.blogspot.com

I hope you will follow us there!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Santa visited the Elliott household on Christmas Eve. As you can see, Andrew must have been a good boy this year! The first thing Andrew noticed was the "car".  He moved all of the presents off the car and hopped on it.   

 After opening gifts and a pancake breakfast we PLAYED!  After lunch, we went to Mimi and Poppa's house. Andrew enjoyed playing with his new kitchen set, table and chairs from Mimi and Poppa.  He also received two food packages to add to his kitchen set.  Later that day, Mimi treated him to a chochlaty snack.

2 year portraits

I just realized I never posted Andrew's 2 year pictures.  I received mixed reviews from the family, I hope you enjoy!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Let's Celebrate!


I made the Thomas favor bags and picture board
I made a Thomas face for our bean bag toss game

Cookies created by Aunt Jackie. Unfortunately, she and Jonathan were moving this weekend so they couldn't come, but we thank her for preparing these in advance for his special day!
Cake was made by The Cake Station. It turned out just as I hoped!
Birthday Boy!
Munching on lunch!  Pulled pork sandwiches (courtesy of Poppa), chips and baked beans.
It ended up being a family affair as friends were all busy on the weekend before the holiday. All the grandparents, one great grandparent (Granbet), Aunt Mary, and four cousins were in attendance.
Andrew got many wonderful gifts for his birthday:   
 Brave Little Toaster Movie - Great Great Aunt Nancy
Marry Christmas Thomas Movie - Natalia (daycare teacher)
Noisy Car and Thomas movie - Cross Family
Shirt and pajamas - G/pa Terry & G/ma Net
Thomas pajamas and flashlight - Granbet
2 Golden Books and $10 - Great G/ma Lyla 
Buzz Lightyear - Great G/pa Doc & Connie
Tractor Flashlight - Swanson Family
Thomas Magna-doodle Book, Thomas noises book, Thomas place setting - Mommy & Daddy
Table and Chairs, Thomas playmat and Thomas tin with Movie and Thomas trinkets inside - Mimi & Poppa
Train tracks and Trains - Uncle Karbon & Aunt Audrey
Thomas underwear, Thomas shirt, hat, and stickers - Uncle Jonathan & Aunt Jackie

We had to save the best for last... He was so excited when he found out it was Buzz Lightyear!!!

It's time to sing and blow out the candle. I took a video of this... I'll have to see if it will post. I don't have a picture of him eating cake because he just walked around to sample from everyone's plates.
Time for games! The kids played bean bag toss and pin the smoke stack on Thomas! Below is the blindfold they wore... the Thomas eyes were cute, but a little creepy looking at the same time!


 Took pictures with each of the grandparents:

And last, but not least... with a very proud Mommy and Daddy!  We love you, Andrew!