We've been so busy this last week, I haven't had a chance to take a lot of pictures, including the babies 11 month pictures :(. I hope to get to it soon though.
Yes, I just said that...the babies are 11 months old today!!! I can't believe in just one month they are going to be a year old! It also stresses me out because I have to get my act together with their birthday party. I've been collecting supplies and ideas for a few months now, but now I need to start putting it all together!
Here are some pictures of the babies playing this past weekend.
"Cheeeese" No, I never get tired of this face. It still makes me laugh every time. She's such a ham!
We have gotten a few boxes in the last couple of weeks because of my online Christmas shopping, so we decided to make a tunnel out of one big one.
Chloe didn't care too much about playing in the tunnel. She thought it was funnier if I crawled through the tunnel while she sat at the other end and giggled.
Connor came home with his first busted lip the other day.
He's a climber and a little wobbly and those don't mix very well.
I didn't get the camera out one time this weekend. But I still took some pictures on my phone.
We went to my company Christmas party on Friday night.
My mom, Chloe, and I did some Christmas shopping on Saturday.
Her shirt says "Santa's little helper". I thought it was appropriate for Christmas shopping. I also thought it was appropriate to find a Santa hat for her to wear through Target.
We wore our Christmas pjs, of course...
And it got REALLY cold, so we had to wear our hats that GiGi bought us.
He is obsessed with that walker! We usually have to hide it from him after a while because he will wear himself out and not stop or he will get into a fight with Chloe over it because she will come by and steal it right from under him.
I obviously take lots of pictures of the babies. But it's usually just the babies and no one else. So I'm trying to make a point of taking at least one picture a month with David and the babies and me and the babies. I want them to be able to look back and see what we were like too!
I know these aren't the best quality shots, but they make me smile. Chloe is just a ham and she LOVES the camera. This is her doing her "Cheeeese!" face. She does it almost every time I get my camera out and I say "Say Cheeeeese!"
I think David is saying "cheese" too!
I've become a little obsessed with Christmas pajamas. They are just so freaking cute and there are too many out there to choose from, so I got a few. And what's the fun of having so many cute pjs and only getting to wear them one time?! So we have been wearing them on the weekends if we aren't going anywhere. Yes, I change them out of their normal pjs and put on Christmas pjs when they wake up.
It's fun, don't judge.
The weather was so nice on Sunday that we decided to run up to the park for a few minutes after lunch. And yes, we went in our Christmas pjs!
My little Christmas monkey climbing in her chair...
I love bath time pictures too, so here are a few recent ones.
They do have bath toys, but of course they choose to play with the shampoo and brush.
Can you see Connor's curls?! His hair is getting long!
I've always loved Christmas, until the last couple of years. The sadness and pain that came with infertility and the miscarriage really got worse around the holidays. Two years ago, I didn't even put up a tree because it was too painful.
And then last year, things started looking up! I still didn't put up a tree though because I was hugely pregnant and about to pop and could barely walk so there was no way I was messing with any decorations, let alone a stupid tree that I had to put together limb by limb! But we did take advantage of after Christmas sales and I got myself a bigger, easier, pre-lit tree that has sat in our garage for almost a year, until last weekend.
The tree and decorations are up because I'm excited to celebrate Christmas this year! I've been buying gifts and working on the menu for our Christmas celebrations.
But all of that went to the bottom of my to-do list when I was watching Connor last night.
Of course I grabbed my camera, but before that...I just sat and watched him explore the Christmas tree.
They have tried playing with the tree a few times and we tell them no and they listen, most of the time. But last night, he was just barely touching the lights, so I just let him do it for a little bit.
I know everyone is going to get so sick of me saying this over and over, but these are the moments I've waited what seems like forever for! I get to watch my babies experience their first Christmas. We get to start new traditions as a family and our house will FINALLY feel like "Home". Yes, I'm going to get all mushy, I can't help it.
I know they will never have another First Christmas again, so I'm trying my hardest to enjoy it with them. My house may be a disaster, the laundry will pile up, and I will slack on cooking dinner because I will make the time to sit down and play with my babies, and hold them a minute longer than normal.
So after watching Connor gently touch the lights, he started grabbing the ornaments so I snapped out of it and the moment was over and I told him "No No!"
We spent Thanksgiving in Alabama visiting my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Connor and Aunt Sherrie
Connor and Papaw (my dad)
Connor and Daddy (Chloe must have been napping during all of these pictures!)
Chloe eating her first Thanksgiving meal! (I think Connor was napping this time)
Our portable highchairs were life savers!
Connor and Mamaw
Chloe and Mamaw
Connor, Kelsey, and Rebecca
The babies with Mamaw and Papaw (my grandparents)
On the way home, we stopped and spent the night with my Aunt and Uncle in Mississippi.
Aunt Suzanne and Uncle Cary
GiGi and Papaw
Getting ready to load up for our long trip home.
Big boy Connor got to face forward for the trip and he loved it.
He even got to watch a movie on the DVD player. He smiled every time I put the ear phones on him.
I'm so proud of the babies for being so good during the whole trip. I'm proud of David for driving the entire round trip for us. And I'm proud of myself for not stressing out, staying organized and just being able to enjoy the holiday with my babies.