Friday, January 2, 2009

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

My parents were in town for almost a week over the holidays, and once again, Christian had another language explosion. I am convinced it always happens when they are around. Christian is now consistently stringing 2-5 words together (coherently I might ad!). He's using many "I want" statements, and is totally amazing us. After a crazy wind-storm blew through our area yesterday, Christian looked out the window at one of our neighbor's yards, noticing that their large inflatable snowman fell down, and said "Uh-Oh Mommy, No-Man Pall-Down, OWWW!".

Does it get any better than that?

Christian's first hearing Christmas was absolutely amazing. I know a lot of it was his age, but knowing that my little boy could actually hear the sounds of the day made it even more special. Christmas morning he ran to the Christmas tree with a big "WOW!", and loved opening all of his presents. Everything was "Oh BOY!", and each present was greeted with a "OPEN PRESENT!".

Knowing this was our last Christmas as a family of 3 was a bit bittersweet. We're anxiously getting ready for our daughter's arrival, and quietly cherishing these last 26 days before she makes her grand entrance. We're so excited to meet her, but I also have been trying to make some special time with Christian. Chuck and I also have been able to have some time together as a couple (thanks Mom and Dad!), and even went to a movie when they were in town. We also celebrated New Years at a party with friends.

I'm working on a little video montage from Christmas, but in the meantime, here are some pics:


tammy said...

I am so happy you all had such a wonderful holiday! How great to get some good time together alone & with Christian before that sweet girl comes ... which btw, I can't believe is under 30 days! and WOW! what a language explosion!

Lucas'Mommy said...

Wow, how exciting! It sounds like you had a great Christmas with Christian. Your stories continue to fill me with hope. Enjoy your time before your new baby comes!

leahlefler said...

What a great Christmas! And hes' stringing together sentences- wahoo! Only one more month until Christian is a big brother-wow. You are going to have a busy and fun 2009!

The Multi-talented and Menially Employed, J.D. said...

"Oh boy" does it sound like Christian had an awesome Christmas! I can't wait to see all the pics!