|I took advantage of Natalie being tired one nap time|
by putting on a movie for her
and reading by myself instead of tidying.
I love that Jack sits up now. It's so convenient! He's thinking about crawling but isn't there yet. He is a TOTAL mama's boy, through and through. Like, if I don't want to hold him I have to walk through the room quickly and not make eye contact. He dives out of other people's arms to get to me and totally does the extreme-cry-wahhhh-I-need-Mom and then is 100% fine instantly after he's with me, little stinker.
little sleepy peeking feet
|we loved taking the kids to look at Christmas lights|
saving a spot for his good friend, vanilla ice cream // "uh ohhhhhh"
|they were both so perplexed after Stockton pulled it out. Natalie|
always comes to investigate when she hears Stockton saying "uhoh"
Smalls had an ear infection one week and was SOOOOO sad for dayyyys on end, it was very patience-testing and sad and hard. But he gave me really good snuggles and started falling asleep on my shoulder like Natalie used to do at this age, which was very sweet.
Natalie LOVES drawing. LOVES LOVES LOVES it. Especially with markers, but also with crayons and pens. She draws multiple times (on multiple surfaces, mostly approved) every day. She's started to get more specific with her drawings, taking more care to try and draw a certain detail or use particular colors. Last week she drew the stinky cheese man (remember that book?) multiple times with a bacon mouth and the blue river from the story. She's awesome and creative and loves doing projects. She drew hats on snowmen the other day - it is fun to see her skills improve.
|see that whimper/pain/cringe expression? this was ALL WEEK|
|all three are in this picture...can you find them?|
|Stockton's first taste of egg nog...|
he is obsessed now
I got a haircut!
|doesn't she look old!? pretty girl|
She found my pioneer dress downstairs and romped around in it one morning. I thought she carried it off very well.
cute Smalls playing by himself // a little Jessie break in the library parking lot with a new book