Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Decorations & Baby Bites

We've got all the decorations up. CJ has no idea what they are for, he just knows he wants to pull them all down. I thought I'd share some pictures of our Christmas decorations and what has been going on lately.
Mantel place.
I love the way the mantel looks. The flash kind of ruined it in this picture, but it looks really pretty. Last year we got those nutcrackers for Christmas. One is Sherlock Holmes and one is a female soldier. CJ loves the two piggies on the end. He points up at them and starts signing pig and making snorting noises. Such a goof. We currently don't have an elf on the shelf, we have a Jack on the shelf.

We apparently have a lot of Christmas themed stuffed animals. Next year I plan on decorating CJ's room with these. I also plan on making a Christmas tree forest every year. There is the start of it on the left side. Don't you just love the three wise men? I love them. We got them at the Christmas Tree Shops. 

I love this tree! Craig and I got married two days after Christmas. We asked our guests not to bring any presents except for a small ornament to start our Christmas decoration collection. So that is what on this tree. They're mostly white so I thought they'd look nice on the all-white tree. 

At CJ's age, the house can get a mess. It is really hard to keep up with it. The only cleaning secret I have is that I pick up as I go. If I'm going in a room, I grab something from the room I am currently in that has to go into the room. Once the baby goes to bed, I do a thorough clean sweep. Well, relatively thorough. I like a lived-in home. 

In other, un-holiday-related news, CJ is teething like whoa. He woke up for 3 nights in a row and we couldn't figure out why. Finally, I poked my finger along and his gums and found bumps bumps bumps. The poor thing. I've been giving him a little Tylenol before bed and he seems to be sleeping much better. He got one more tooth along the bottom right, but I expect by the end of the week he'll have 3 or 4 more. Poor guy. He doesn't look too upset here though, because he has "sgettis". 

Here's my new favorite picture of the stinkybutt. Giving mama kisses. He loves to give kisses. For some reason he puckers just his bottom lip. Adorable. I make good babies. 

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  1. Love the photos! Babies make the season much more special! My firstborn arrived a week before Thanksgiving a long time ago, and I love the photo of him under the Christmas tree in his carrier...with a Teddy bear next to him.

    He's now all grown up and living the photographer's life in Berlin.

  2. Awww, I hope my son does great things like travel to Berlin. Not for a very long time though. :)


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