9 months old today…

and I do not have the appropriate vocabulary to voice my love and delight in this child. He is sweetness, joy, fun, wonder and cuteness. He is his daddy in a mini size. He is my blue-eyed, blonde haired baby- I never saw that coming.

“You’re my squishy-wishy cheeks, My tickle toes, button-nose, My giggles, squeals and squeaks!!”

*You’re My Little Love Bug- Heidi Weimer

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Christmas 2010!!

Since Elijah has decided that we get up at 6:30AM every morning, I should now have extra time to blog ;). We will see..

Christmas has come and gone, but it was wonderful! Elijah was really into the Christmas lights. Every time we got in the car it was, “Lights. Where are you lights? Oh! Mama! Lights pretty!” We got the biggest tree we have ever had and it was gorgeous! I did get a little worried b/c Elijah liked to take the ornaments off, but it survived 😉

I really love our house at Christmas. It is so fun decorating especially now that Elijah is getting more involved.

Of course it was Xa’s 1st Christmas!! He won’t remember much, but he was surrounded by love. We spent Christmas Eve at home and Christmas Day at Marmee and Papa’s.

He wasn’t a huge fan of his hat 😉 but it was past his bedtime.

Last year, my sister Patti made me this AMAZING Advent calendar and this year Elijah got to help add the numbers every day. He LOVED it! Every morning we would go downstairs, turn on the Christmas tree and then, “Mama, do numbers!”

This is Elijah’s new castle! It was his big present that turned out to be much bigger than I had thought! He absolutely LOVES it! It was a magical morning! 🙂

I love this one! My Mamaw got to hold Xavier all Christmas morning at my parents. He loved being held the whole time and she loved having him all to herself 😉 I am so blessed to have my grandmother in our life! The next day, Elijah got some special time w/ his Mamaw that included special treats..special red velvet treats! 😉

We didn’t miss our family tradition of going to the Opryland Hotel to see the beautiful lights and decorations. Elijah, of course, was transfixed and we went w/ dear friends who are moving, so it was a sweet, special evening.

So it was a merry Christmas for us! Hope yours was too!