Very belated. <MUST STOP MAKING PROMISES ABOUT TIMING OF POSTS!> I was given lots of scrap booking supplies along with a Cricut Expression (a paper cutting machine, the craftiest of all the crafty supplies!) from various family members and have been spending lots of time with Bug’s sadly neglected baby scrap book. Scrapping is my favorite creative outlet and I’ve been enjoying it, please don’t poke fun! Sometime I’ll post pictures from Bug’s book to show you all. 🙂
My first project, a thank you card & envelope to my mother-in-law, Grandmama.
One last distraction before the Christmas stuff… we went to the doctor’s office for his 9 month well visit on 12/29. Bug isn’t the 25 pounder we felt like he was, but he’s still BIG. He weighs 22 lbs. 11 oz (80th percentile), is 29.25 inches long (75th percentile), and has a head circumference of 17.75 inches (25th percentile). Looks like he concentrated his growing energies on getting long – he grew 3 inches in a little less than 3 months! He has mild eczema and was prescribed a steroid cream to clear it up (it’s working wonders!). He was also prescribed a daily vitamin containing fluoride as he has two teeth and our town doesn’t treat water with fluoride.
Getting Ready for Christmas
Buying the tree
It barely fit in my car!
Touching the tree with Daddy Bug
What's on your head?
Still on your head?
They're on my head too?
Almost as yummy as tree lights. (The plastic is intact, I promise!)
Christmas card photo!
"Standing" in front of the tree, Santa's little helper!
The ornament Bug made.
Bug's Christmas stocking that I made.
Front door decorations.
Topping off the tree - Daddy Bug and Aunt Lana 😀
Papaw visited the weekend before Christmas - see the family resemblance?
Uncle Chris came too!
Aunt Rachel came too!
Opening his gift from his great-grandparents Litschi at the Christmas Eve party.
With Aunt Rachel
Our tree with all the presents underneath, around, & hidden in other corners of the room.
Sitting with Santa! (Couldn't bring myself to take him to the mall Santa. Potentially traumatic & definitely germy!)
With Pappy and Mimi!
Uncle Chris rented a Mustang for Christmas!
Guess who drove?
Child after my own heart ❤
Menu before Daddy Bug cooked
After Daddy Bug cooked!
Brothers and their Mom
Daddy Bug and his Mom
Daddy and son, wearing their new VA Tech gear ❤