Short and sweet: Grammy and Papa came up the weekend before Christmas to celebrate with us (because of the baby coming soon, we didn't travel anywhere). Iain had fun helping everyone open his/her presents! And he LOVES his "treehouse," a platform fort with a slide from Grammy and Papa. On Saturday, Yaya (Jeremy's grandmother) and Aunt Gloria stopped by, and that night we went out for dinner at Mimi's. Iain got to sit in a seat that allowed him to look at the big real drumset they have perched on a tiny balcony near the ceiling - he loved that.
Christmas proper was spent with my family. Iain seemed to thrive on the chaos that always ensues when so many people (and so many little ones) are together. I'll have some better pictures soon - my flash wasn't working well.
Iain is talking lot lately. He says the first sound to many words: bath, ball, down, up, out, in, on, banana, Nona, Nan, dog, cat, snack, walk, watch, etc. Dog sounds like " doe" always said in a very deep voice, snack is "nack," and Nan is "nanananan." He also says Haylee ("ee-lah") and Kelsey ("klah"). Are those all the new words? I'm sure I'm forgetting some. He can make a sssssss sound and a rrrrr sound and a w sound. He often repeats words we're using. It's so fun to watch his language develop so fast.
The other day, he put his Christmas bear into the stroller, said "walk," and was on his way, pushing the bear along!
He got this hat from Jenna, the jacket from Kelsey, and the ball from Haylee - too cute! And lately, he makes this goofy grin whenever a camera is pulled out - especially if you tell him to say cheese.
One more picture: doesn't he look like Micah here?
Well, that's all the one-handed typing I care to do with a wiggly worm on my lap. Maybe the next entry will be a baby announcement!