The calm before the storm…

Ian and I had big plans to attend Tri Color Acres’s kids’ day on Saturday, but my sore throat persisted and Ian was running a little warm again, so we opted to stay home and take it easy.  In hindsight, I’m glad that we took it easy for the weekend as the holiday deluge is about to begin.  This was probably the last weekend of peace that Ian and I will have until February with all the visiting and visitors that the holiday season brings.

1213092228_02Little Mr. Busy was just as happy to have his mommy all to himself for the day.  While Ian usually stays on the go and demands constant entertaining, he was happy to simply be held most of Saturday.  Maybe he realized how much his mommy needed to hold him?  Typically, during his waking hours he’s such a wiggle worm that if you hold him, you must be bouncing him at the same time or he struggles to break free.  Completely out of character, he was happy to let me hold him and snuggle most of the afternoon.  His gorgeous blue eyes were in constant movement as he would make eye contact, then search some other aspect of my face.

1214081855_04Aside from his snuggly moments, Ian is all about scooting around now.  He still can’t go forward, but he’s trying really hard to power through the road block that a slick hard-wood floor presents.  Since he’s figured out the backwards works really well on a slick floor, when he really wants something, he just spins himself around and then scoots back to get it.  Nothing is safe now.  Yesterday I spent some time doing some major cleaning so that tonight can be spent doing more baby proofing.  All power cords must go!

1217145513_15Last night we ate our first family dinner with each family member feeding him(her)self!  Ian had a big lunch of sweet potatoes, and took a few bottles throughout the day, so at dinner time I shook out a few of those fruit puff things that dissolve when wet onto his high chair tree.  While Brinn and I had our dinner at the table, Ian fed himself as well.  He loved it 🙂  Anything that provides him complete independence makes him a happy little boy, and his doctor urges us to teach Ian our habits and routines, rather than conform to his routines.  Fortunately Ian is always happy to experience new things.

1214082414_05While it looks pretty definite that Ian’s keeping his blue eyes, I can’t decide about that hair of his.  Some days it looks as dark as Brinn’s, then other days it looks lighter.  Tabitha still insists that it will turn auburn if not ginger.  I can’t even begin to guess, so I’ll just wait to see what my chameleon baby becomes.

Now that we only have one week to the day before Christmas eve, I have got to finish up on Christmas shopping!  Fortunately I was able to make most gifts this year, but I still need to pick up a few things for Brinn and Ian.  Ian’s first Christmas is looming near!

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“For in Calormen, story-telling (whether the stories are true or made up) is a thing you're taught, just as English boys and girls are taught essay-writing. The difference is that people want to hear the stories, whereas I never heard of anyone who wanted to read the essays.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy Join us on our family adventures as I try to tell our stories rather than bore you with more online essays.
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