First up is a "wrap up" of Christmas 2016. Watching your own children interact as adults is one thing, but then when there are grandkids, that's another whole thing! It's true what they say... Christmas is more fun with little ones around! Watching Claire and Noah interact was fun... Noah was quite taken with another "little person" closer to his own size.
Of course Noah was more interested in the gift bags and tissue paper than the gifts... everything had to be tasted! That also applied to his new hand puppet, a puppy which I named Mr. Woof. Straight to his mouth....
That's my brother, great Uncle Leigh holding Noah. Leigh loves kids and could hardly wait to see Noah. (Laura had just opened her new winter hat... she wanted one with a big pompom like Noah's... I think she liked it! :)
Books always are a big part of Christmas in our house so there was lots of story-reading at bedtime and otherwise. There will always be lots of new books at Christmas time as long as I'm living! There's no better gift for children, as far as I'm concerned.
When they first arrived, he was just getting the hang of balancing/sitting up on his own; by the end of a week, he had it mastered. He also discovered his toes and how to get them in his mouth.. SO many new skills! Lol
He was out for a few rides in our old sleigh style sled. I know I pulled Mark and Laura in this and I'm quite sure that I rode in it as an infant as well. So it's real old! But it did the trick; a quilt stuffed around him kept him upright and warm.
Yep, he's a cutiepie! Don'cha love that snuggly snowsuit and the pompom hat?! We had such fun! The week flew by waaay too quickly. The house sure seems quiet now.....
If you read my previous post, Claire did finally wear her new apron, here she is helping Mummy make chocolate chip cookies. (She told me they were "hard to stir...")
A child has a special way of adding joy to every day.