James is working off a bit of the flu, I think. None of my other babies had the flu, probably because of all the awesome breastmilk I was able to feed them. This little booger just can't seem to catch a break. But at least he doesn't have acid reflux!
Some friends bought us a Swivel Sweeper. Bennet l o v e s it! And I don't mind that he loves it because he's actually cleaning my house as he pushes it around. Yes-uh!
Here's the Advent Wreath Lydia made with some friends. It was inspired by a CCD project from my youth. Play do, cheap greens, and birthday candles. I couldn't find purple candles, though. If you see some - tell me!
Our Jesse Tree.
A friend invited a group of her friends to take part in a Jesse Tree exchange. There's 28 ornaments, but each person only had to make one ornament, just 28 times. So then, in the end, we all had a set of Jesse Tree ornaments completely home made and unique. What a great idea, eh?!
I made the bloody door out of popcicle sticks and red craft paint because it seemed to be the easiest one.
He is so cute!
This is a "what a small world" story.
On the phone with our family practitioner, Dr. M, he mentions to me that he'd met my cousin, Steve W---. I was positive I had misheard since Steve lives near Aurora so I asked him to repeat the name. Sure enough, it was Steve W---. Turns out that Mrs. Dr. M is from the same town as Steve and her brother and my cousin were good friends in high school. The brother recently got married and Dr. M and Steve were both groomsmen. During small talk it came out that Steve had a cousin who lived by Dr. M, and the cousin just had a baby, and yada yada, and Dr. M realized it was me.
What a small world!
Lydia was drawing, and looked up at me with a big smile and said, "Look, Mama! I drew a triangle!" I know I'm her mom, but I think that's pretty darn good for a 2.5 year old to draw a triangle like this all by herself.