We visited Grandma Nene and Grandpa Larry in KC for Christmas this year.
This holiday season we headed up to Saginaw, Michigan to Aaron’s grandparents home.
Oliver spent lots of time with cousin April. She was the baby whisperer and could always get him to fall asleep.
Grandpa Guy snuggling with little Oliver. He too has the magic baby sleep touch!
Getting the milk, cookies and carrots ready for Santa and the reindeer.
My little Santa baby…so sweet.
We celebrated our little family Christmas on a Saturday in December. Elijah’s eyes gleamed at all of the presents he had to open. We started a tradition with him last year that we plan to continue with both boys in the future. Something to wear, something to read, something he wants, something to read. It helps set a limit for us and limits excess. He already has so many toys as it is.
Elijah opening his first gift, little Oliver watching from his chair.
Something to read, Les Ouefs Vert Au Jambon. They say this age is ideal for language learning, so we are gently introducing French.
Something he wants…doesn’t quite cover it. This was the highlight of his day. The kid loves Cars!
Something to wear…Slippers! We all have warm and cozy feet this winter. I highly recommend L.L.Bean slippers, plus they ship for free!
After the present opening fun we made a gingerbread man. Thanks Trader Joes!
Here are a few random pics from my phone.
Oliver has opted for his fingers instead of a pacifier.
Aaron’s company SWC threw a swanky holiday party again this year in downtown Chicago. I was a bit reluctant to leave Oliver alone overnight at 3 months old but we all survived and had fun.
Fortunately for me, Aaron works with his 2nd cousin Aaron Selle so I have a friend to talk to at the party, his wife Megan!
My grandparents, Alan and Gladys Tyree, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in November. 60 years. That’s double of my entire lifetime. Wow.
In lieu of a big party they, being of like musical minds and talents, decided to put on a concert for friends, family and anyone who wanted to come. It was a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon at the stone church. I love that Elijah and Oliver were able to see it, though Oliver slept through most of it. 🙂
Aaron’s grandparents, Carol and Jack Ergo came down too. Elijah and Oliver, the first set of grand kids on both sides with their Great Grandparents.
Oliver with Aunt Rachael and soon-to-be Uncle Tyler
Oliver and Great Grandpa Alan
Elijah and Great Grandpa Jack
I love this photo. Grandma Janet holding Oliver with Elijah and Grandpa Guy in the background.
We spent Thanksgiving in Kansas City with my family this year.
It was wonderful to see family again. We played musical Oliver.
Elijah hangin with Daddy.