Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas! Christmas!

Here is the story of Silas's first road trip to Missouri.

Luckily, this is what he did most of the way.

He saw some familiar faces...

And some new ones too!

On Christmas Eve he attended his first reading of The Grinch by Mr. R.

The cousins were Skyped in.

 Reunited with his favorite GiGi.

 He ran (was carried) downstairs Christmas morning to see what Santa brought.

Look at that loot!

Shelly and MaryAnn stopped by Christmas night for a visit.


The day after Christmas he got to meet Michael and his Doll-Doll! (along with lots of other family!)

Aunt Callie!

The last day of the trip he headed to Branson to see Grandpa Bobo's lake house and do some shopping.  He tried his first bite of custard at Andy's- probably terrible parenting.  Now all subsequent food will be a disappointment.

He was initiated to cabin life by donning the owl claw necklace.

After all the eating we did, he was stuffed.

Missing everyone already!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

One Among Many

South Carolina Christmas.  Our family sure helps us keep our son living in the style to which he has become accustomed.  :)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas at Home

Three this year!

Nice Haul!

Holiday edition play mat.

The first gift of Christmas!

Tub Monsters.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Girls

We held our annual Monday Night Club Christmas party this weekend.  This year we hosted.  There was taco salad, (because nothing says Merry Christmas like taco salad) exchanging of ornaments, and a game or two was played.  This year's ornaments were fun to both give and get.  Daron worked hard on his Ho Ho Hodor trading card ornament for Andrew.  I made Elizabeth a frisbee ornament.  Elizabeth had Daron and got him Santa with a manatee.  (That still might be my favorite story ever.)  Kristin made me a mini canvas painting of our owl family of 3 that says "Silas's first Christmas".  Sweetness!

Christmas Crafting

Salt Dough Ornaments

Step 1: Wrangle your baby's clinched fists open.

 Step 2: Press in a hand print without said baby clawing through the dough.

Step 3: Cut out, cook, and paint in a classic holiday style.

Back to Mad Platter.  How many feet coasters are too many?  Now, to be stored in a box all year, like the treasure that it is.

Fortune Cookie Ornaments

Fingerprint snowman jar- for the Grannies.  (With all the smearing you can't be linked to your crimes!)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Rice (not so crispy) Treat

Why is it so fun to get out baby things you have never used before?  First we deliberated over which color of spoon we should use.  Then we wondered if the cereal was really supposed to be as runny as it ended up. Who needs directions? Lets shake in some more flakes!  After some always entertaining spoon play, we were ready to eat!

Blessed food is best food.

All this with the grand finale of not actually consuming anything.  Perhaps we needed more airplane noises. Good news for you!  You we be subjected to a second first food post!