Monday, December 14, 2009

Santa Claus

This is the first year that Audrey asked to go see Santa. Up until now, she was afraid of him. We have pictures of Christmas' past where both girls are screaming in Santa's lap. Well, this year was different. Audrey did great. She talked to him and told him what she wanted.

Big girl! Not at all afraid
Abby also sat on Santa's lap. She did not talk to him, though. She was a little bit afraid, but did not cry. She had "puppy" with her for comfort. She loves that little thing with all her heart.
She looks a little bit afraid.
Later on that day, I heard Audrey and Abby playing. Audrey was sitting in her rocking chair acting like Santa and Abby was in her lap. This is what I overheard:
Santa (aka Audrey): "What would you like for Christmas, little girl?"
Little Girl (aka Abby): "I want a chicken."
Santa: "A real chicken or a pretend chicken?"
Little Girl: "A real one!"
Santa: "I can't handle that!"
Little Girl: "Okay, then I want it baked."

Monday, December 7, 2009

Trying to get a decent it possible?

For the past couple of years, Caleb and I have had someone take pictures of the girls for our Christmas card. This year, we were to do the same. Yesterday, I had a message from the photographer that she had a death in her family and would not be able to take our pictures. Bless her heart, she felt so bad and offered other names for us. Instead, we decided that we would do it (rather Caleb would do it). Caleb is very talented in many areas and I consider him to be kinda "artsy", so I knew he could handle the task.

Our plan was quickly followed with Caleb saying "I am so scared about tonight!" Normally, we would have done them outside, but we figured we just needed to get them done so we could have them mailed before our trip to Mexico.

So, the photo shoot begun. It was not pretty and it really didn't get much better. I have to say, I really think my girls are precious and beautiful, but if they are not cooperating, it just doesn't work too well. You see, Audrey feels the need to pose and plaster a huge fake smile on her face (Caleb says she learned that from her momma and Aunt Ann...whatever!). Abby, well, she just CANNOT be still. I think she would like to, but just CANNOT. She never stops moving/talking unless she is asleep.

Eventually, we were able to pick out a few to make our card. It wasn't easy, though.

Below are some of the pictures that we did NOT use, I think you will understand why. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Early Christmas with LiLi

Christmas has already started for the Seneys. LiLi rotates where she spends Christmas and this year she will be in Thibodaux with the Millers, so LiLi and the Seneys celebrated Christmas last night in Monroe. W did presents Friday night and the girls and LiLi decorated her tree on Saturday. We all had a great time. The girls LOVED the gifts from their LiLi. They each got a stocking full of goodies, a Christmas book, stuffed animals, sleeping bags and a tent to share.

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

The girls in their new tent

in their sleeping bags

Audrey in front of the tree

Abby (she woke up with a cold, hence the red nose and glossy eyes, poor baby!).

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


So, obviously it has been awhile since I have posted anything. I find myself VERY busy, but that should not be an excuse.

Audrey is still loving kindergarten, but still not talking much about it. Abby is still precious and gets funnier everyday!

Right now, the Seney's are gearing up for a great Holiday Season. We love lots going on, but are loving every minute of it. We are really excited about a James Family trip to Mexico. The kids are so excited to spend time with their Poppa and Honey and aunts, uncles and cousins. We leave on December 19th and return on the 23rd. We have to be home for Santa to come visit us.

I will try harder to keep up with posts. Don't hold your breath, though!!

I will leave you with a picture of Audrey and Abby with their cousin Madeline. It was made on Thanksgiving Day. We missed not having cousins Emma and Jack here, but it wont be long until we see them in Mexico!