B is going through this really phenomenal stage where he excitedly “oooh!”s at everything we do or hold. I brought some lunch plates over to the table, and he greeted me with a loud “oooooh!” Like I had arrived with the most magnificent unicorn, instead of plates of cut up veggies. I hope he does this forever. Anyway, he’s got great enthusiasm, and I’m looking forward to dying eggs with him. Until then, these pretty eggs I’m sure even the Easter bunny would be happy to find. From here and here.
You will all be pleased to know that I finished his stocking with a day to spare! Unfortunately, baby’s first Christmas Eve coincided with baby’s first cold. But I know we will always remember taking turns rocking him back to sleep that night, and being the first ones up to see the Christmas sun and drink hot chocolate. Little guy was such a good sport about all the present opening and photos, and he made the holiday so special, runny nose and all.
I didn’t finish his first ornament in time to get it on the tree, but I did finish it in December, so I’m counting it. I embroidered his name and the year on the back, and it may even be the beginning of a little tradition of ornament making each year…
It’s always a bit sad to take down the twinkle lights, right? That cozy glow is so nice. Maybe we’ll just leave a few strands up for a little while longer… We only get winter in Austin for a few weeks, so we might as well enjoy it!
My crafting priority right now is to finish the baby’s Christmas stocking! I can’t be the reason Santa doesn’t come! Since its just a follow-the-directions type thing, it’s pretty relaxing to work on in the evenings. Good thing I’ve been working on my embroidery skills though!
Halloween just got super fun again. Can you guess what Baby B dressed up as? He really didn’t mind the outfit, except it got a little warm. We celebrated with a couple pumpkins, grilled cheeses and tomato soup, and some after bedtime candy.
How was your holiday weekend? We both wish that every week ended with a three day weekend. We had a easy weekend at home. We made an apple pie, grilled some hot dogs, and did our yardwork. And spent a good chunk of time napping too!
Sending you wishes of a wonderful new year from our little family to yours! We are planning on ending our 2014 the same way we probably started it, with breakfast.
1. I generally like my fudge classic with walnuts, but this peanut butter chocolate fudge looks cute with the little swirl of chocolate on top. 2. Mini herb wreaths! 3. Now that I’ve conquered hats, its time to move on to mittens. 4. Salt dough ornaments have a cousin? 5. I don’t think I could ever eat these, but they look like a Christmas party.
What are you up to this December weekend? I have some animals to sew, a garden to protect from bugs, and we still have all the leaves in the world to rake. We’re tempted to get one of those extra large holiday bags that you fill with leaves. Hope you have a merry one!
We picked out the most round ball of pine needles we could find. It is about as wide as it is tall, extra jolly, and I feel like this would be its theme song.
So we decorated that right up with all our plaid ornaments. It makes it extra festive while watching Elf 900 times on abc family.
How was your holiday? We got up early to start dinner, spent a hectic couple hours in the kitchen, then napped, went for a walk, watched a parade, ate leftovers, and watched football for the rest of the day.
I was in charge of the marshmallows.
With that guy I am super thankful for.
A pinecone from our walk. We need more pinecones in our backyard.
Hope you had a wonderful turkey day!