Christmas was tons of fun in our house this year. Mason was so excited for Santa Clasue to come and leave him presents. Morgan put on a good show of being interested for mommy and daddy. Mason was a really good boy this year with not messing with the presents under the tree but when Christmas morning came he wanted to open all of the no matter if they were his or not. After opening all the presents and playing for a while and eating too much Christmas candy, we made the rounds to grandma's and grandpa's houses where the kids were spoiled even more with presents and candy. We had a wonderfull Christmas and look forward to the new year!
Mason loved ripping the paper off all the presents and throwing it anywhere but in the garbage.
I think Mason was more excited with Morgan's presents than she was. For some reason baby toys are so much better than his toys.
Mason got a Hungry Hungry Hippos game that he loves! He wants to play the game several times a day with daddy (and daddy is more than happy to play).
Morgan turned 4 months old on December 11th. We took her to the doctor for her 2nd round of shots. The shots went much better this time. Her legs are a bit more chunky now and she hardly cried at all. She weighs 13 lbs 9 oz (49%), 24.5 inches long (61%) and her head circumfrance is 16 inches (41%). She is right on track for her milestones. She is trying to roll over and is coming very close. She is cooing and smiling and laughing and is becoming more verbal. She can now start rice cerial. Here are a few shots of her first time with "food".
Overall the first time was as expected. She really didn't like the tast or texture and ended thowing it all up. We'll keep at it and soon she'll be a pro.
Mason loves to help his daddy do things. This time he wanted to help shovel snow. We bought a Mason sized shovel so he could help. It has snowed quite a bit lately and Mason has been really excited to play in it and eat it.
We let Mason play outside for a long time until his face was nice and frozen. When it was time to go in the house Shane had to chase Mason around the yard to catch him. Then Mason yelled that he needed to stay outside and get his exercise! It was so funny. I wonder where he gets these things from.
Morgan and I stayed inside where it was nice and warm.
Putting up the Christmas tree is always so much fun in our house - especially this year. Mason has wanted to put up the tree for about a week but we had to wait for daddy to be home so he could wrestle the tree into place. Mason was a pro at putting the ornaments on the tree. We had lots of fun decorating, listening to Christmas music and drinking hot cholocate or in Mason's case just milk because hot chocolate is too hot. Mason is really excited for Santa to come this year. He is now old enough that he is understanding the whole concept.
This is as close as Morgan got to decorating the tree. But next year I know she will be right in the center of all the action.