Still Merry!

Chase loves the tree so much (okay, me too), we’ve decided to keep it up for another few weeks or a month! Here are more pics to enjoy.
Now that we let him sit up on his own, he doesn’t like the bumbo so much and I don’t like that he wants to be independent at 5 months :)
This is the ornament he yanked off the tree, causing it to fall right over.
“But mommy… that ornament was yummy!”

Chase’s First Christmas.

Here are some photos of Chase’s first Christmas. I personally love Christmas time but this year was my fave to date and Ted would say the same. It’s amazing how much a little one of your own can brighten everything, even your favourite holiday! It was fun to spend this year deciding what traditions we want to accommodate as a little family. Ted and I are {truly thankful} for our son. It’s amazing how much a little being can make your heart soar with so much pride and joy!
Christmas Eve at the Great Grandparent’s house. Love his face when curious.
And of course loved the paper when in his mouth.
Happy lil man. See the white gums but no teeth yet and I am personally kind of grateful for that :)
Book… for eating ;)
Of course we couldn’t go throughout the day without chewing on the toesies.
I am hoping he holds off on crawling for another few months, for selfish reasons. I think he is growing too fast and the crawling stage is a hard one for me! It’s TOO fast.
He has other plans, I believe.
Happy First Christmas my little love.
{You are such a blessing}
The years to come will probably be even more fun, as Chase is able to do things. Like help mommy make gifts, make and decorate sugar cookies and a ginger bread house, decorate the tree, actually understand the Christmas books I read him, sing happy birthday to Jesus and watch and enjoy the old version of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, etc. I can’t wait!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree…

How lovely are your faux needles ;)
Thursday evening last week, Chase had his first time around a Christmas tree. Well, he’s seen them, but this time he got time to admire it up close. Apparently a little too close. I let him lie on the floor next to my parents beautiful and real 7 1/2′ tall tree. It was magnificent and Chase thought so too. He was mesmerized by the lights and ornaments. He would reach up and would sometimes put a small branch in his mouth.

24 hours later, while shopping, my sister Chelsea tells me there is something in his eye. So I lean over and see a little something in the corner of his eye. We look closer and realize it’s green. Chelsea gently looked on his eye and said, “There’s a pine needle in his eye!”

First, how did this happen without me knowing. I mean, he didn’t even cry. In fact, he slept amazingly that night! Second, I was terrified to try and get it out myself and even seriously considered taking him to the emergency room. But then my dad came to the rescue. With the help of Chelsea and a warm q tip, he was able to remove it, no problem. Not even a screaming baby, for he was all smiles!

We almost decided against getting a tree this year. For one, we couldn’t really afford one, plus after the scare with the pine needle (it really did bother me, I mean, it’s his eye… and, yes, I still “suffer” from new mom syndrome) I didn’t want to get a real tree.  Today we finally decided YES and found “the one” for this year. We decided to try thrift stores first before heading anywhere else. At our 2nd thrift store, where all Christmas items were 1/2 off we found the “one”. It was a 3′ pre-lite tree for $3! AMAZING!

(We are decorating it tomorrrow, but for now here is a pic!

Now Chase will have his first Christmas with a tree! We also found the most vintage stockings and ornaments too, which I forgot to take photos of… I will soon! :) The total cost for a tree, 4 stockings, red velvet ribbon and 1 large bag of vintage ornaments: $9.50! We will have a decorative Christmas after all!

I’ve almost gone a week since blogging, again and here is my excuse.
Last minute touches to Christmas gifts!
I am so, so bummed that I haven’t taken the time to update lately. I have such a passion for blogging and a huge part of really good blogging is doing so a few times a week! I have so much on my mind, to blog about, but for now, this will have to do. If I’m not back until after Christmas…
Have a blessed holiday filled with joy, lots of laughter and cheesy Christmas sweaters!
{Merry Christmas!}