Here's what's been going on since the last time I blogged...
Chrissie had a beautiful baby shower for Baby Calla who is due to arrive February 9th. Chrissie is my cousin Willie's wife and they live right down the street from us and are amazing neighbors and friends. I can't wait to meet the beautiful new baby!!
Luke and Aunt Bon Bon
Luke eating fruit- his favorite!
Bonnie, Chrissie, Lynsi, and Claire Bear
Baby Andrea- born 9/20 and is already laughing out loud!!
Chrissie and I with our signature faces- the serious and the excited
Just some adorable randoms of Luke playing in the leaves in my parents' backyard
Luke with some serious hat hair at his 15 month check up. He weighs 20 lbs, 12 oz (10th percentile) and is 29 1/2" tall (10th percentile.) He's definitely a little guy but Dr. Miller says he's not concerned at all. He said he looks great in all areas and that his picky eating sounds typical.
Then it was on to Thanksgiving. We started out at Tommy's sister's house for just a few minutes, then moved on to his Aunt Joann's house for a couple of hours, and then to our final destination, my Aunt Dot's house. I have been to Aunt Dot's for Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember.
Luke playing with his big cousin TJ
my wonderful Aunt Dot
beautiful sisters and Baby Luke
As soon as Thanksgiving was over, Venus/Mary/Lousie/any other suggestions? got a makeover for Christmas. Sorry the picture is so blurry, but I was trying to take it really fast just in case the neighbors saw me being a stalkerazzi...
she's wearing some sort of light airy red fabric with a large spray of greenery and holly attached to her midsection
On the Sunday after Thanksgiving we went to the Festival of Trees at the Jaycees Hall. It's a fundraiser for Hospice and we always went as children and we took Luke last year, so I think I'll make it a tradition like my Mom did with us.
Luke LOVED the train set that was set up. He's looking at it in these pictures
He actually sat still for "Storytime with Santa" for a few minutes on Megan's lap. He kept waving at us.
Luke and I with some of the beautiful trees!
But he did NOT want to sit on Santa's lap!
I also tried the Santa at the mall. He's just not a fan this year.
Then, this past weekend was our trip to Ocean City with some of the other Blogger Moms! It was quite the whirlwind. We got on the road after dinner around 8? Friday night and arrived a little after 11 with some WIRED kids. They had been in the car for so long and they needed to run off some energy. We got up early the next morning and went shopping all day. All of the kids were awesome! They stayed in their strollers almost all day with no meltdowns at all.
This was in Carter's, our very last stop. I had let Luke out to run around and had just scooped him back up to put him in his stroller. He is NOT happy.
the Baby Brigade making our way across the parking lot. I felt bad for people who opened doors for us to come out of the stores... and then four of us with strollers came rolling through :)
We got back to the house after our day of shopping and had a couple hours of downtime before we headed to Winterfest of Lights. It was VERY cold and the babies got VERY heavy and were not VERY interested in the lights at all :) I think they were all too young for it.
Luke in his completely random outfit- onesie and fleece pants with dinosaur footie pajamas on top, grayish green hoodie, blue and red coat, green dinosaur hat. He kind of looked homeless.
Brandy and Sweet Ryder
Nicki and Sassy Mikayla
Jelena and Cuddly Owen. Well, he doesn't look so cuddly here.
and Lindsay and Pretty Emma met us!
We got up early the next morning and cleaned up and headed out. The boys crashed on the way home.
I had a great time with everyone and told Brandy this is probably the last time we'll be able to do this with so many people having more kids now! It was hard enough with one parent for each child. Once more people have multiple kids, we won't have the manpower or the space!
Luke was really good all weekend, but did have his pacifier in his mouth pretty much all weekend. He was really clingy and literally as soon as I put him down when we got home he was a different kid. We walked in the kitchen and I put him down and he just let out this little giggle and started running around and playing. I think he really just doesn't like to be taken out of his comfort zone! Thanks so much ladies for making the trip with me!