Today came in three parts...
Part One: Skype with the In-Law's
Part Two: Christmas Shopping
Part Three: Baking Cookies
Looking back at today I didn't even get to truly enjoy the day for it went by before I could really breath in the smell of cookies, enjoy my son walking & truly hear the Christmas songs playing through Pandora. Maybe it's because when looking back everything seems to go so fast. Or it could be that I didn't get to dance around to Christmas music with my family, watch a movie while cuddling & laughing till tear rolled down our faces.
I'll have to save those for tomorrow since it's already so late.
Augustin did have a great time talking to his grandma in Slovakia via Skype. He showed her how he can walk, play and do all the things he loves to do during the day.
...Opening up "his" drawer to throw out all the bottles, pacifiers & bowls onto the ground just because all the babies are doing it, it's the cool thing to do.
...Drinking apple juice while watching 'Classical Baby' that I got to make all on my own from half an apple. I think he liked it too because he had drank most of his juice. I'm one of those mom's that likes to make my own baby food and juices. If I don't have the time, I like to stick to Earth's Best.
All this was possible thanks to hubby & me. We took turns holding the computer as we followed Little Guy around the house. His grandma even said it felt like she had just watched a movie. (They had spent lots of time together today, even grandpa joined later.)
He also figured out how to get up from the ground when he falls on his butt. I'm one proud momma here!
I do wonder at this kid sometimes... He loves asparagus! Is that generally something that babies like to eat? My Little Guy literally asks for more. He also really likes persimmons and pomegranates.
Since it was such a rainy and grey day compared to our sunny yesterday we just stuck around the house, but i did venture out to Fred Meyer for Christmas shopping. Once stop across the street and all presents bought. Success?
I took a couple of pictures of Little Guy in his cute 'Baby's First Christmas' outfit that he will wear for the next two days. I think it's too cute and yes it will be washed daily. He didn't want to take pictures, but he did want to eat his candy cane cookie and roll around on the carpet. Who knew that rolling around on the carpet was such a fun thing to do...
It was also a late morning for us so we skipped breakfast and had us some bunch which really was left over's from yesterday's yummy dinner with some egg. That's the Russian in me.
And since we had seafood last night, I thought that today would be another seafood day with shrimp Alfredo. Both dinners were amazing! I wish I could just keep this streak up and cook more amazing dinners.
I would like to say a big thank you for all the beautiful Christmas cards that we have received in the mail today. I just love picture Christmas cards. There's something so heart warming about seeing another family all together with bright smiles. It warms my heart and brings out the photographer in me.
I have yet to send mine out and will have to get to it after Christmas. Moving has thrown me way off into the left field. So please forgive me if you get it in June!
Now if anyone has seen my husband he has been in a need of a haircut for some time. After some scheduling issues I finally broke down and let him go to Hair Master's for a cut.
This is him before:
And this is what happened after:
Little Guy just stared at him for the longest time with such a serious face. We had a great laugh because he just couldn't get over hubby's hair. It took him a while to even touch it!
I'm glad I'm growing mine out.
I had decided to bake some cookies with Little Guy this Christmas. I didn't realize that I had never really baked cookies. It's something that I just don't do and want to change. So today was the day. I'm so glad I had my handy little helper with me or I'd just be lost.
He was actually glued to the bowl and wooden spoon. He only had this smile when he was helping.
No one could touch him while he was working or else he'd push you away and get frustrated.
The only way I was able to get the cookie dough back was to give him his own bowl and wooden spoon.
But of course!
The cookies turned out great and I shall be doing more baking! To quote my hubby, "They taste like Christmas." What a compliment!!
Like I said Augustin was so glued to his baking that he fell asleep with the wooden spoon.