We had a WONDERFUL holiday this year! Especially because we announced that we will be expecting a new member of our family! That's right....Arland is going to be a BIG BROTHER!
We were so excited to share the news with our family, as you can see the expression on Arlands face in the above picture! We told our families just a couple of days before Christmas (because I think that they were all expecting us to tell them on Christmas, that way it made for more of a surprise!) We wanted to wait and tell our families the day that my sister Emmaline (auntie emm) came home from China. She has been teaching English over there for the past 5 months. It just wouldn't be the same if we had to tell her over the phone (arland is her pride and JOY!) We told Heaths family the night that she came home and then off to the airport we went to pick her up and tell her our little secret! She came off the plane in her Chinese fighting outfit and all, then we told her and my other siblings about the baby! We are so excited to see Arland become a big brother and we are excited to meet this little person! The baby is due June 29th! I am so excited to have a summer baby this time around too!
For this Christmas I wanted to get Arlands pictures done. I wanted Christmas pictures, birthday pictures, and big brother announcement pictures. I was so happy with how they turned out! The one below makes Arland look like he is going to Kindergarten! NOOO please stop growing! I cant believe that he is going to be 2 this next month! He is the best thing that has ever happened to Heath and I, everyday he turns more into his dad and I cant wait for him to be a big brother! Arland is smart, witty, goofy, gentle, soft, loving, and so many other things. He is also notty, sneaky and he knows how to work his mommy and daddy. My dad said to me the other day:
Dad: " I feel sorry for Heath"
Dad: "Because Arland is so manipulative in getting what he wants, he is alot like you."
Me: "Well thanks for the compliment!"
haha its funny how parents know exactly how their children are! And my dad has one thing right, Arland does know EXACTLY how to get what he wants.
Arlands Birthday Picture
The day auntie emm came home from China!
Christmas was good to us this year! We spent Christmas Eve with the Neuberts having a big dinner and enjoying each others company (The first Christmas in 2 years we have all been together!) Then we spent the night at the Pulhams with all of Heaths siblings. It was so fun! Especially because we all slept over (all the married kids too!) Then we got up at 4:30 am. to open presents! I know we are crazy! We then went to the Neuberts to open presents. It was wonderful and Arland got so many fun toys, especially Buzz Light year!
We hope that you all had a wonderful holiday!