Saturday, November 17, 2012

Putting up the tree/ Ellie is 7 weeks old!!

Yes, I know it is super early, but with James being obsessed with Christmas trees and shouting "Woooooow!" whenever we see one, we figured we'd at least put up the tree early this year. I thought it might also help abate the inevitable tantrums that ensue when we walk away from a Christmas tree in stores while out and about with James. So, though it isn't Thanksgiving yet, we decided it's our house and our decision and we're going to let our son enjoy the tree as long as possible, gosh darn it!

Decorating the tree was fun this year. We put up the basic tree while James was asleep, then when he came out he helped put the star on top and put toddler-friendly ornaments and candy canes on the bottom of the tree. He thought it was great fun. He kept saying "hi" to the tree all day and was excited to compare the tree to ones in the books we were reading for storytime before bed.

Eliot and I have collected ornaments from all the places we've visited over the years, and we always enjoy reliving our past adventures when we put up the tree. Ellie helped by snoozing through most of the afternoon, listening to the Christmas music and being her sweet, smiley self.

Miss Eleanore is 7 weeks old today and adorable. She lifts her head up very well during tummy time and is starting to make moves towards rolling from tummy to back. I can't get over how smiley and sweet she is... she loves to laugh! I don't remember James laughing this early. She also lights up when Eliot, James, or I come into her view. What a blessing she is in our lives.

James loves her too, which is a huge relief (I thought he'd be jealous). He gives her hugs, and when she's crying he says "binky" and goes and puts her binky in her mouth. Sometimes he tries to lift her, and I have to tell him not to do that (not that I think he could, but I don't want him to try). He "held" her for the first time today and LOVED it!

I have more pictures than this but they are on my other camera and I don't have time to upload them right now. So for now here are a few shots from my phone of our activities today!

***EDIT***Here is a link to some more pics in our Winter album!
Winter 2012 & 2013

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