Hooray! It's Christmas and Oliver's pumped! It's been a while, so here's a photo update of the last couple of weeks... Oliver doing what he does best... laying on the ottoman and 'talking' to mom and dad! We have a lot of pictures of him with this floral ottoman behind him. Maybe I should start putting blankets down to mix it up? He doesn't roll over yet, so he hangs out here a lot. He can watch Avery sprinting by, see the tree, and see us in the chairs- its his favorite!
After a fantastic Thanksgiving, Jeff and I continued in the Smith Family Christmas tree acquisition. Some people like to go to the forest, some people to a lot... we go to Lowe's. Every year! So, we had a neighbor babysit and made the trek to the local Lowe's for our tree. This was the first year we let Avery help! I know, not very nice of us... but I love decorating the tree and never wanted to battle with a little monkey over the placement of each ornament (can anyone say control freak??). So... this was the year she got to join us! She did awesome and had a ton of fun!
She's a bit excited!!
Oliver got to "help". Typical 2nd kid... all the rules are bent for him! :) He was really enthused!

Then we had some friends over for the 1st Annual PJ Christmas Party! We had some grub, watched kids play, decorated cookies, and tried to watch a Christmas movie. Hopefully this was the beginning of a new tradition! Here's our buddies...
Decorating cookies...
And lovin' on Oliver! And finally, Avery's class had their little Christmas Program today. She was sooo excited when she walked in the room and saw us sitting in the front row! She couldn't wait to sing for us and the rest of the parents... we may have a little performer on our hands!
After songs, the kids got to decorate cookies. Avery did that for a bit, but eventually decided to skip the middle-man and just started eating candy straight off of the decoration plate! Sneaky little thing!
Here's a little clip of Avery singing her heart out!

1 Comment

  1. j.ro on December 17, 2008 at 10:34 AM

    that first picture just makes me so happy! i can't stop smiling. thanks oliver!

    typical second kid, he gets to decorate the tree as a newborn, but avery as to wait until she's almost 4 :o)

    and avery you melt me ... baby jesus we love you! so sweet!