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!
Since I was a little girl, I have always loved the holidays. It’s fun to experience the magic of Christmas again through the eyes of my son.
We started the season off making Christmas cookies!
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 celebrated Christmas during our visit. Elijah is enjoying a delicious bite of Grandma Jean’s famous cinnamon rolls.
Oliver enjoying some quality time with Uncle Matt & Aunt Andrea
Mmmmm olives. The kid loves olives. Like father, like son.
Snuggle time with Uncle Matt
I have never been so sick of having long hair in my life. It was time for change. So I chopped it and donated it to locks of love.
I’m not sure why, but it’s so cute to take a picture of a baby in a sink. We do it a lot. Here are a few more.