Saturday, December 31, 2011

a shameless plug

Katie, my sister in law gave me a "Mama bird's nest" necklace for Christmas (that she made) and I think that it is such a cute idea! She just started an etsy account that you should check out. Message me if you are interested and I'll send you the info!

My mom's necklace (there are three of us)

Katie's necklace (she has a two year old and is pregnant)

Speaking of that two year old, here are some super cute pictures of Henry and his cousin...

(don't let the hugs, smiles, etc. fool you, they had their fare share of spats too!)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

christmas with a 18 month old

Normally we don't decorate for Christmas. With three families to visit and our time off before Christmas (we have Christmas conference for students soon after the 25th), we've never been around long enough to really go through the "trouble." This year, however, I really wanted to do something! Our "something" was an artificial tree that we placed on a side table so that the stinker (aka Henry) could not get to it as easily. We taught him to wave at the tree versus touch it, which has worked on our parents big trees as well!

We've already been to Hank's two families, where Henry LOVED the commotion and activity with his three cousins! South Carolina is where we currently are and are awaiting the rest of the family to get in to town.

(can you tell Henry was excited?!)