Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Christmas Misc.

A few more pictures from the Christmas holiday that didn't make it into the last two posts.

Ben opened his Christmas gift from Lily early, as it arrived Christmas Eve morning and he was super excited. He loves Llama Llama, so this was a hit.

Olivia preferred playing with (and eating) the present in its gift wrap to opening hers.

The day after Christmas, Grammy showed Ben how to make homemade whipped cream. He loves to help cook.

These are the teacher gifts for Ben and Liv's daycare teachers. I found cute little buckets at the Target $1 Spot, filled them with Hersheys hugs and kisses, added a target gift card, then wrapped them in cellophane, tied them with ribbon and added a label I found on Pinterest that says "Hugs and Kisses and Holiday Wishes." Nothing too fancy, but I tried to put in a little effort.

Here is a video of Ben and Olivia cracking themselves up. Not sure what is so funny, but their giggles melt my heart.

I think that is it for Christmas over here. The decorations are down and the toys are somewhat organized and decluttered. Bring on the new year! (Hard to believe it is already 2014!)


  1. This post makes me want some whipped cream.

    Also, I can't wait until I get to see the sibling relationship in action! I am hoping Henry will love Lily the way Olivia adores Ben.

    1. It was tasty whipped cream.

      I'm sure he will. I think all babies are fascinated by older kids. I'm always more impressed with how patient and loving Ben is with Liv. I expected some jealousy or issues, but he is amazing. As she is starting to move around more, he sometimes gets upset when she takes a toy he's playing with. But we remind him that she is little and doesn't understand, and he runs and finds her a similar toy, and all is well.