Monday, December 8, 2008

Getting into the Spirit

Let the season begin! Our weekend started with a visit to santa on Friday evening at the downtown winter wonderland. Eli was very intrigued by all the decorations and the people. And, he had no problems with Santa! Sat right on his lap without hesitation. Granted, he wouldn't look at Santa, but he certainly wasn't afraid. This kid is seriously so laid back and such a social butterfly.

Here is little pea with his cousin, D. They have such a sweet connection. The first time Eli met D, his whole face just lit up! And, D is equally enamored with Eli and so super sweet with him. I just love watching the two of them together.

Sitting on Santa's lap!

On Saturday, we ventured out to get our Christmas tree. It was bitter cold and snowing, but what perfect conditions for Christmas tree hunting! Eli LOVED the snow! He was not phased at all by the cold and had so much fun stomping around in his snow boots. He also quickly discovered that snow is edible.

Getting ready to go! Boy, going out into the cold, snowy weather is quite a production these days!

Daddy and pea looking for the perfect tree.


We found it!

Checking out the donkey.
Santa's reindeer.
Sunday was supposed to be our tree decorating party, but we have once again been plagued by the sickies. We just can't seem to get rid of it. Ever since I went back to work and Eli started at the babysitters, we have all been sick with one thing or another. In the last 2 weeks, we have had 3 doctor's visits, one urgent care visit, and loads of antibiotics/steriods. Eli is MUCH better than last week, but this week I got pink eye in both eyes and, to add insult to injury, the flu. Sigh...seriously, this is getting really old. Where can we get some lysol bombs???


Aimee said...

That looks like a great tree! I love Eli's sweater!!

So sorry to hear about your sickies!! Yucj!

Bobbi said...

Oh, love the pics of you getting the tree. You were brave to go out in that cold.

Sorry to hear you are all sick. I know where you are at. Reese was so sick last year. Hope you all feel better soon.

Heidi said...

Looks so Christmasy where you live! Eli and his cousin are lucky to have eachother. How sweet!

Kim said...

Love the pictures! Your's look so similar to ours. Isn't it so much fun doing these things? It's going to be a GREAT Christmas for BOTH our families. I can hardly wait!