Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday and Happy New Years to US.   We have had a fun and eventful last couple of weeks.  We celebrated Christmas in Colorado this year (thank you Elliot!) and we had my mom, dad, 2 sisters, brother and sister in law and my new nephew Max, grandma and Uncle all here.  I had a little anxiety imagining how Christmas morning would go with that many people in our little went just how it should have, organized chaos. 

Then I celebrated my "golden birthday" this year, haha.  The siblings all went skiing at Eldora while grandma and grandpa were in 7th Heaven with the babies all to themselves.  Then we rang in the New Year with my mom after we convinced her to stay a few days longer (trust me it didn't take much convincing).  Overall our holidays were jammed packed with family and we enjoyed ourselves. 

Elliot's helmet came in last week and we have already had 3 appointments to tweak it and make sure it fits well. He is tolerating it beautifully and already sleeping through the night with it on.  Unfortunately, after only a week of having the helmet...his helmet and his head smell like a teenage boys feet.   We are kicking back, relaxing and visiting with as many people as we can before work starts back up Monday.  Hope everyone is having a great start to the New Year!
Elliot has learned how to kneel

Snuggle time with Daddy
Going after the presents


Elliot is not so sure about Mommy holding another baby

Elliot giving baby Max a Christmas pinch

Reading books with Grandpa

Uncle David and Grandma

Merry Christmas from the Straws

Christmas Morning

After getting every toy sold at Toys R Us, Elliot still decides to play with his brush

Byron's homemade gift to Us (and no its not a coffin)

Santa was good to us

Auntie love

Elliot's new thing is to give open mouth kisses to everyone

My brother and nephew Max

We switched babies

Baby Max isn't sure about his Auntie and Uncle

Elliot giving Mommy Birthday love

Grandma dressed me...

For Christmas Elliot got 4 new teeth and enough drool to fill a bathtub

You can get a little glimpse of his incision
Helmet head

So sweaty from the helmet

I love food!

1 comment:

  1. Elliot is looking so fabulous! Looks like you had a great Christmas with your sweet boy!