Those of you guys who know us well know how much we love putting Christmas up even before we've cooked the turkey. I just think 4 weeks is not enough time to enjoy all of the lights, music, etc. I did all of the inside decorations last week while Andy was out of town, and he put on his Lighting Engineer T-shirt and hung the lights outside the house yesterday. Usually I don't let him turn them on until after Thanksgiving, but we are officially the first house on the block all lit up.
Then we decided to be a little over zealous and took Addison to the mall last night to see Santa. After 40 pictures in front of the tree with Andy jumping around like a loon to get her to smile, we got one....
and the rest were something like this.......
So then with our child in such an outstanding mood, we headed to the mall.Can you sense the excitement she is feeling? So excited to see Santa!!!!
And so she didn't smile, but for the great deal of $18 for 1 5X7, I have proof that she wasn't freaked out by Santa.
Addison and I are so happy to have Andy back in town. He was gone all of last week to Calgary for work, and Addison wore me out. Leave it to the week that he's gone for her to take off in crawling, pull up on everything, and show me how much we still had left to babyproof. So with Andy back in town, I could have him do little things around the house and with her to help out. Like installing cabinet locks, giving her a bath.....and feeding her a bottle......
It's been so nice today just hanging around the house and getting to play.
These pants are 6-12 month pants. My child has freakishly long legs.
She will pull herself up on something and then just break out in the biggest grin....so proud of her accomplishment. Then she loses her balance, falls, and clunks her poor head on something. It can't all be fun.
Since we had the tree up this morning and she kept on crawling over to it to grab the lights, I pulled her under the tree with me and we laid down and looked up the lights under the tree. That was always my favorite thing to do as a kid with the Christmas tree. She loved it....just kept looking at me and smiling. It was a cute little moment.
I know the picture above didn't really come out well because of the flash, but I love it because she was so happy playing in her crib. She saw me peeking through at her and came right over trying grab at the camera.