Friday, November 30, 2012

16 Weeks

Hello my heart.

As Christmas is just around the corner, I have been thinking about our first Christmas as a family and what I envision for our future.  Your Dad and I have had some discussions regarding holidays over the years we have been together.  My biggest request is not traveling.  I dreaded Christmas Day as a child because the minute we had breakfast and exchanged gifts we had to get out to visit other family.  I want to be home and snuggled up in pajamas, eating until our hearts are content, and play all day long.  We only have this time once...gonna make it big my love.

This week you received your first handmade Christmas ornament from your Great Great Great Aunt, Anna Mae.  Anna Mae is Ruby's Aunt.  She has made me a Christmas ornament for every year of my life and this year created one for you!  I know there are "Baby's First Christmas" ornaments out there and SOME of them are ok but nothing compares to this.  She will not be around forever as that is just a fact a life but I will cherish these tokens of her love always.

Tomorrow marks the first day of December and we will begin the 25 Days of Christmas.  We will do something Christmasy each day.  As you are so young it will not be much but this is one tradition I want to start with you.

Your first Christmas books...I have a list of more to give you but will wait for another year :)

In honor of this I want to tell you 25 things I love about you.

1.  Your thumbsucking.

2.  Your cheeks.
3.  Your nose.
4.  Your thighs.
5.  Your fingers.
6.  Your toes.
7.  Your eyes.
8.  Your birthmark.
9.  Your hands.
10.  Your belly.
11.  Your feet.

You can touch to bottom of the exerciser now!
12.  Your laugh.
13.  Your grunts.
14. Your cry.
15.  Your smile.
16.  Your pout.
17.  Your coos.
18.  Your playfulness.
19.  Your determination.
20.  Your strength.

21.  Your curiosity.
22.  Your innocence.
23.  Your sweetness.
24.  Your love.
25.  Just you.

Happy 16 weeks my growing boy.  I love you the mostest.



Nicole Elliott said...

Baby laughs slay me. I need to hear HTs!
And I agree with you, I'm amazed by their innocence and curiosity too!

Brooke Kelly Photography said...

The holidays have a whole other meaning when you have little ones. Enjoy this time with your precious family. I miss you guys!!!!

Yourmom206 said...

This is adorable. And I agree- Christmas to us is just that, ours. We wake, coffee up And haaaaaaaang. All day. If there's snow, we play otherwise we take a billion pictures a couple naps and eat.
Happy holidays.

Jess Miller said...

I absolutely LOVE this post!
I have always wanted Christmas to be like that. It never has been. It's always go, go, go! I think I'm going to use this as inspiration to make a change in our life! The only time we chill on Christmas day is when we are at Steve's parent's house but of course we have to travel to be there so...
I'm so excited for you! I love that you are creating traditions.
Happiest of holidays!!!
Love, love, love

Jen Huddleston said...

I want to love on you guys so BAD. I hope my gang can get together for snuggles while we are there!!!!!

nicolette gawthrop said...

love that raccoon butt! and the tiny santa hats are so cute!!!

Wendy Anderson said...

Love this post and love you guys so much! Nothing is better than Christmas through the eyes of your child. Precious time and time you will cherish always!