I had this brilliant idea to get our Christmas card picture all wrapped up while we were on vacation this summer on Cape Cod. My plan was to “dress up” the Little Guy in his Christmas pajamas, let him run loose on the beach in the morning, and snap away. I like to have a front and a back to our Christmas card, so I needed a shot of his face and his back. Morning is normally his most chipper time, so I thought this would be a easy. No such luck. He woke up very grumpy that day, and I never got that perfect shot. So, just for fun, I thought I’d show you bits of the beach photo shoot that will not grace our Christmas card this year. And in the meantime, will blather about a few things that have been on my mind.
Actually, I like this one and would have used it for the back of the card.
A few words about my favorite little guy who is almost two. I know this is going to sound ridiculous, but I feel like he is maturing. We haven’t had many pre-dinner meltdowns lately, and in the morning he can wait the five minutes that it takes to make oatmeal rather than freak out and demand cold cereal. Our Little Guy has made a fairly smooth transition to sleeping in his “big boy” bed. His favorite words lately are “home”, “wee wee” (his nickname for a beloved auntie), and “baby no!”–which I translate to mean “that baby that is still in your belly cannot touch my [train, truck, doggie] when s/he comes out!” Yeah, pretty awesome. A sign of good things to come, for sure. Almost every evening he requests that we turn on the radio in the kitchen and have a family dance party. Two years old is a very good time!
His second birthday party is less than two weeks away, so I am putting aside some of the Christmas crafting to focus on that. If anyone has any good ideas for a simple craft or activity that can be done with 4 two-year-olds, I’d love to hear your ideas. I know what I am doing for the goodie bags and that will involve some crafting. The cake will be pretty simple–a train theme–since choo choos are his most favorite thing ever these days.
On the Christmas crafting front, I am making good progress. I am dying to post some pictures of three special little gifts that my mom (Grandmama) and I worked on together, but I can’t because the mom’s of the recipients check in with this blog all too frequently. I have made some things that I can post before Christmas and will do that soon. Just have to get around to taking photos.
I have been having a lot of fun trying to sew things that I have never tried before. I keep wanting to add to my list, but I really have to curb that inclination. I’m not getting stressed out about my to-do list and am just enjoying the process. I figure I could always give some late gifts if I don’t finish. I have the week after Christmas off from work so there will be plenty of time for sewing during naps.
Yeah. So. I definitely have to get back to work on that Christmas card. Plan B is to take a close up of his (hopefully smiling) face so that I don’t have to worry about the outfit. Will let you know how that works out. And if I get stuck, I will definitely take Anna up on her offer to help.