Saturday, November 24, 2012

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving was very low-key this year and that's just the way we like it!

Chris' Dad came to visit and to spend the holiday with us. Other than a trip to the Bass Pro Shop and Home Depot on Black Friday, we just hung around the house together. Played a few games, watched movies, and ate good food. The weather was even gorgeous- 65 degrees and sunny!

For dinner, we kept it simple with a homemade chicken pot pie, Parker house rolls (which totally flopped), roasted Brussels sprouts and derby pie. Salem ate an entire (baby) bowl of chicken pot pie. He was in LOVE. And the remainder of the leftovers (a.k.a. what Salem didn't eat) were cleared out by dinner the next night. Delicious!

My favorite memory from this holiday was this little leaf-

Colin was asked what he was thankful for to have it written on the back of his leaf. He said 'Elmo' because his little brother likes Elmo. So thankful to have such a sweet, big brother!

Salem::8 Months

Crawling and exploring!
Spent his first night away from his Mama. Ever.
Has now added 'Dadda' to his vocabulary
First ear infection :(
Ate his first Thanksgiving meal
Asked for his two front teeth for Christmas!

Salem's Baby Dedication

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

"I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.”
-1 Samuel 1:27-28

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

And He's Off!

As of Friday, November 2nd, Salem is officially a crawling baby!

No turning back now!

Hurricane Sandy & Halloween

Hurricane Sandy 2012 brought a load of bad weather our way, just in time for Halloween. Trick-or-treating was a cold, drizzly event. Luckily, we did have the opportunity to dress up for a couple of earlier events at Little Red, our church, and even the library. Here's a picture of the boys waiting to go trick-or-treating at Little Red in warmer weather:

Colin, as I mentioned in a previous post, took his character very seriously. Maybe too seriously. He signed his name as 'Buzz' on all school papers for the days leading up to Halloween and had to be persuaded to switch back to the name 'Colin' after the day came and went! I will miss these days :)

On Halloween night, we made a quick trip to Nana and Pop's house and then because of the weather, we made a quick trip up the street to visit the neighbors and called it a night. Our neighborhood is still growing so it will be interesting to see how many more stops we have next year. And with another trick-or-treater in tow!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Little Updates

Nothing big, just some little things here and there that I do not want to forget:

1. Colin went to his first yoga class and owned it!
2. The other day, he told me that he wants to call his Dadda 'Dad'. But not until he gets older. Right now he just wants to call him 'Dadda'. And that made me smile inside.
3. Salem ate black beans and rice for the first time. Refused to eat his baby food. He wanted to eat what the rest of us were eating. So he did.
4. Colin begged to say the blessing before dinner the other night. We held hands, bowed our heads, and heard 'I pledge allegiance...'. In its entirety. I kid you not.
5. For Halloween, Colin was Buzz Lightyear. For two days, Colin demanded to write 'Buzz' at the top of all of his school papers. We will see if this new habit continues after the holiday...

Halloween post coming soon!