The Chronicles of Mommyhood

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Advent Update

I wanted to post about our Advent activities so that I have them for my future reference, but I don't have pictures yet, so I will do that after Christmas. Before the boys and I travel for Christmas, I thought I'd post an update. Jack-Jack has taken several steps, but is not terribly interested in walking. I think he knows he will make an even more tempting target for Dash when he's vertical. Here are some steps on film:

We saw some Christmas trains, which was exciting for both boys:

Jack-Jack was saying, "Mama," but gave that up once he learned, "Dada." It is ok by me when he wakes up SUPER early and starts calling, "Dadadadadada." I can just roll over and say, "Honey, he's calling you!"

I'm pretty sure that nothing refined, processed or artificial touched Dash's lips until after his first birthday. No so for Jack-Jack who enjoyed chowing on some (not homemade) pizza:

And our little man Dash is growing up so quickly that he is already trying to walk in Mr. Incredible's shoes (notice the jammies):

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Happy Feast of St. Nicholas!

Yesterday we read about St. Nicholas, noticing especially his generosity and willingness to share. Dash put out his shoe, and kindly lent one to Jack-Jack, in the hopes that St. Nicholas would share something special with him. He went to sleep clutching a St. Nicholas prayer card and awoke to find this:

Jack-Jack was also excited to find something in his borrowed shoe:

The kind people at the St. Nicholas center sent along a twinkling St. Nicholas pin with our order that fascinated Jack-Jack:

Dash polished off a large gingerbread cookie before breakfast (as did Jack-Jack):

Jack-Jack checking out his new books:

Showing the brotherly love that St. Nicholas modeled:

Chocolate milk and chocolate coins for breakfast:

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Breakfast with St. Nicholas

Dash making some Advent crafts:

Gluing a Nativity Scene with Mommy:

Checking out the Christmas Trees:

Christmas Lights make us so happy!