I thought I'd share our last month or so in pictures (since I haven't blogged at all since before Thanksgiving!) This is actually from Thanksgiving, as that was Cole's first birthday.
We had homemade cinnamon rolls for Cole's birthday "cake" - yum!
Happy Birthday, sweet boy! This guy is almost always smiling.
The "hit" birthday present - a pounding tower. He took it very seriously
Our other boy, growing up so fast. He'll be 3 in March.
The "boys" and their beanies. I knit Cole's and Graeme's.
An impromptu hat that made Graeme the drummer boy (he loves the song)
Some of our Christmas shots:
Cole and cousin Noah (only a month younger)
We had a very special time having my grandparents with us for Christmas Day at my parents' house. Nana, the boy's great-grandmother, quilted each of them a blanket. Hard to put into words how wonderful it was to spend Christmas with four generations. We took pictures, but it was on my Mom's camera - once I get those, I'll share.
Graeme's quilt - the teddy bears are just up his ally - he loved feeling each one. I'm sure, eventually, they'll all have names and personalities =)
A sweet blanket for baby Cole. Cuddly, just like him.
Plates the boys made for my parents (little reindeer, the antlers are the boys' hands and the face is one of their feet.)
Funny how the simplest/least expensive gifts are sometimes the most fun. This little puppy from Walgreens gave hours of giggles and silly antics. Graeme especially found it hilarious.
Just loved this shot. Looks like he's trying to catch snowflakes or dancing with the lights...ah, to be one year old.
There were many other moments, and I left out some of the "family" shots (especially those with people in pajamas ha!)...but that has been our last month. Full of special memories, some sickness and down-time, lots of being at home, preparing our special gifts, talking about birthdays and Jesus and gifts and balloons (Graeme's gift of choice for Jesus and baby Cole).
We did something neat this year, a Jesse Tree, that I will post about in the next few days. Happy New Year, everyone.
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