Just a post of December happenings and pictures. Ryan's new job allows him every Friday off because he works 10 hour days Monday through Thursday. That makes the first part of the week feel loooooong sometimes but then Friday rolls around and we hit the ground running to our 3 day weekend!
Last week we brought our friends dinner who just had a new baby girl and then stopped at a nearby park to play. Gideon loves to climb, slide, teeter totter and run off all that boy energy! Sir tries to shove every stick and rock into his mouth so he is mostly in the carrier or in a swing
These two are always busy building something, tinkering with tools, or generally making a huge mess.
Last weekend we went to the Zoo Lights with my parents. It was BEAUTIFUL and I think one of their best years yet. It was a really mild night and the boys both did well (minus a meltdown from Giddy regarding the train ha!). We saw a hippo opening it's mouth 180 degrees, Giddy petted a snake, we rode the train, and enjoyed all of the amazing lights.
Every tree and bush was lit up and there were tons of larger displays of animals or holiday decorations. Gideon ran from site to site loving it all. Plus he got to end his night petting a snake. He was very gentle and very serious about this task :)
Sir was a warm little snuggle bunny in his stroller. I bought both of the boys new winter coats and snowsuits for Christmas and we may have busted them out early for this outing.
These two! Always so busy. Sir loves to carry around that little broom and Gideon's FAVORITE activity of all time is pulling out a mini tool set Ryan gave him, a flashlight and his one big screwdriver he is allowed to have. He fixes his truck, parts to the vacuum I lay out or lately he's been tinkering with my KitchenAid mixer. He is so precise and such a boy.
These two were busy looking for Daddy last Thursday night. They just got out of their bath, smelled like lavender lotion and we spent several peaceful minutes at the window looking at Christmas lights until Ryan pulled into the driveway
This sweet little snuggle bug came down with a nasty viral throat infection on Wednesday. His pediatrician said his throat and tonsils were on fire :( He literally had just gotten over a double ear infection last week. So it's been a lot of Tylenol, long naps, warm baths and snuggles for this sick Sir
Giddy, my mom and I did some Christmas baking on Friday. Gid was pretty helpful with rolling and mixing but finally ditched us to watch a Christmas movie. We made snowballs, fudge and sugar cookies.
Last Thursday my MOPS group had a Christmas party as our weekly event. We had a festive coffee and hot chocolate bar, delicious breakfast as always, our $5 gift exchange and several fun games with prizes. I ended up with a Starbucks gift card and Burt's Bees chapstick. SCORE!
My table sent my up for the gift wrapping contest. We didn't win, ha!
Our group photo in the photo booth. We were wrapping up our mentor mom. This is a sweet group of ladies that I'm thankful to have met and grow with
We spent the morning at the Children's Museum and I didn't take even one single picture. Sometimes I like not recording every minute and just enjoying what's happening with the boys. Tomorrow is SIR'S FIRST BIRTHDAY!!! We planned him a Winter "One"-derland party and I think he will be thrilled with his smash cake, breakfast, presents and special day.