It's been a great month so far. Aaron's brother, Adam, and his family came to town so we got together at the children's museum. We had fun making crafts and playing around.
We had a fabulous time with them. I love when cousins get together to play. It does not happen often enough for our family!
Lily and Aaron put together a dresser in preparation for Hazel's arrival. Lily is so good at building things! She can honestly put together furniture that I haven't even attempted. She looks at the instructions and does what they say. She put together a drawer completely by herself. (Do you love the overflowing laundry hamper in the background?)
Carter is outgrowing his naps. One day he fell asleep in the van and awoke enough to stumble into the house but immediately fell back to sleep once he got past the entryway. He slept for a long time like this with his bum in the air. He's so cute. Notice too that he's sleeping with his green tractor and the King.
Lily makes way cool train tracks. Carter plays on them for hours.
A family portrait by Lillian.
A couple of girlfriends threw a shower for another friend and me who were expecting babies the same week. It was fun to chat with girlfriends. I loved it. Thanks, gals!
Our neighbor's friend drove his big white dump truck into the circle and let the kids climb inside it. Carter loves to look at the huge wheels, the engine, the exhaust pipe (which he calls a "yaust pipe"), and the mud flaps. Heaven for my little guy.
Today it's raining! The kids took their new umbrellas from Santa Claus outside to play in the rain.
That's our month so far. It's going well. I think the rest of the month is going to be pretty great too! Mom will arrive this Wednesday. I'm due next Sunday. So we'll probably have a baby sister in the next week or so!! I'm very excited!
We had our annual New Year Party. The ball dropped at 5:30 p.m. and we had a great time! We stomped on bubble wrap, drew "2010" on our faces, played a game to guess which day Hazel will arrive (the person closest to the date will win a bag of Lindt chocolate balls!), and ate rootbeer floats. Mmm, mmm!
The kids had to make sure we got every last bubble popped!