The day I went into labor, the kids were home from school due to wind storms and power outages. I took them over to my mom's house and planned a fun Christmas craft making Christmas trees out of sugar cones.
I filled the cones with cupcake batter and baked them.Then we melted white chocolate, mixed in green food coloring, spread it on, and decorated with whatever candy/sprinkles I could scrounge up.
The kids had a blast, and I have to admit that I did too.
Of course, that night insanity broke lose which led to visits from Grandma Becky and Grandpa Nils and Aunt Kayleen at the hospital.
We've had sleeping babes at home.
And a baby trying to figure his eyes out, not too sure what to think of the view. He's one of the most expressive newborns I've ever seen.
And of course, it wouldn't be fun to have a baby if you couldn't dress him up for different occasions like a reindeer for Christmas, or in BYU apparel for the bowl game against our old rivals - the U.
Most nights we just chill together, him and I....well because that's apparently what he wants to do, much to my dismay.
But how can I stay mad at this little cuddle bug?
We've taken lots of bad pictures together with the little guy.
We've had baking day and Lydia and Ammon decorated gingerbread cookies galore.
It hardly ever snows in Washington, and I always miss it. This year we've had multiple days of snow falling.
Lydia and Ammon enjoyed themselves, tromping around, making snowballs, and freezing their hands off. Because it never snows we don't have proper snow gloves and the small fleece gloves are pretty much soaked instantly. But that's the joy of playing in the white stuff. I loved that we watched snow falling through my parent's big picture window as we opened presents Christmas morning, adding to the magic of the day.
And of course the kids met Santa to tell him their Christmas list. We've had quite the busy month with family, Christmas, baby blessings, and more. Stay tuned.