Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Crain Christmas

On the 26th we headed to the Crain household to meet up with all of Davis's cousins, Aunts, and Uncles. He has five cousins on Matt's side so he is indeed loved when we bring him down. We had a good meal and opened presents with everyone. Getting pictures of all the kids when we still have more than one little one is a little tough but fun all around. There is definately a differnt energy in the house with this many kiddos!


My family makes a huge deal about Christmas...well, in partciular, Jill makes a huge deal about Christmas so Davis expereicned his first. Christmas Eve was at mom's house and included about twenty folks. The usual made appaerances- ham dinner, Norwegian cookies, trifle, carols, The 12 Days of Christmas acted out by spectators, and the reading of "The Polar Express". I don't think Davis really paid much attention and was a little irritated he coudln't just play with all the crystal on the table! He actually went to bed before the post-dinner carols began so he didn't get the whole experience but he got the idea. And, I think all of the people kind of exhasut him. But, in his Christmas pj's he went and slept wonderfully. I was a little concerned about his schedule with the holidays. Though, it all seemed to work out

Christmas morning traditionally starts at 6am with stocking opening so we got Davis up at little early and he didn't seem to mind. I thought I'd just put him back down at mom's but that did not happen with all the excitement. Really, being a little young for the concept of what was going on, he played on the floor and jumped in his bouncer and was generally a happy young man.

Christmas Day was spent at Nancy & Jimmy's...tenderloin dinner. YUMMY! We all hung out in yoga pants and had a glass or so of wine. We were down to about 14 by that point and Beanie was still going strong. He definately crashed when we were all finished up as did Matthew & I!

Pre-Christmas/ eating

It is interesting trying to get everything done one is used to doing when there is a tiny human to look after while you do it. This year, as usual, the holidays were chatoic and filled with festivities...

The week before Christmas we all went to Mimi and Papaw's in Bloomington for a pre-Christmas sleepover. Davis slept for maybe two hours and cried when he wasn't being walked. Holy God. I almost went crazy. I just can't imagine having a baby who doesn't sleep. Maybe that means I'm spolied but this kid was NOT happy. Matthew just couldn't understand why he would cry- like he has to have a reason! But, I digress- the evening was nice. Fire in the fireplace and a tree grown by Uncle Damon was in the living room. This one had colored lights and red bells just the right size for Davis to put in his mouth- much more exciting than the boring tree at home that he's not allowed to touch at our house!

Grandpa fed him dinner...he's eating much more these days. He's done most meats- chicken, turkey, and more recently beef and ham. He's on to fruits which clearly is the good stuff. He can't he enough...bananas, apples, pears, raspberries, and just recently mango. Usually in the morning he eats one container that I mix with brown rice cereal, barley, or most recently oatmeal. He's also started some finger foods...rice puffs, graham crackers, mum mums (like a rice cake), and even a little cheddar cheese with plain scrambled eggs. He's had no problems with reactions or allergies. He's a good little eating machine. He's now up to three meals a day and a snack usually in the afternoon.

I can't believe I didn't get any pictures. I am not a good mom...aren't I supposed to have a camera on my hip at all time to capture his first milestones?