Time to backtrack a little to bring everyone up to date. We celebrated 2 thanksgivings this year. Our first one was with Eric’s side of the family on Thanksgiving day. Here’s Eric carving the turkey.
And then Miles trying very hard to stay awake.
At least we had the opportunity to get a good shot of me and Eric.
Lyla wasn’t too thrilled about the turkey but she had a lot of fun playing with the boys’ robot.
We managed to get a decent shot of the whole family!
Then on Friday, Eric and I stuck with tradition and cooked another full Thanksgiving meal and had my mom, brother and his girlfriend over. Eric fried our first turkey and it was delicious!
I even set the table all pretty-like
Miles had fun eating off daddy’s plate
And Lyla was just happy.
That brings us to our first attempt at Miles and Lyla sitting on Santa’s lap at the same time. It was a complete and utter failure. Miles fell and hit his head while trying to run from Santa. Lyla screamed. So we got a picture of Lyla crying on Santa’s lap. I didn’t buy it. But I did manage to get a few cute shots of them in their new Christmas outfits afterwards.
Onto December we go… Lyla celebrated her 10 month bday. She is pulling herself to standing easily now and has cut her 3rd tooth.
She’s been a bit fussy lately but I think that has everything to do with the teething. She’s been a great subject for me to practice my photography skills on.
Miles moves so much that it’s hard to get a good shot of him. Speaking of Miles, he has been so sweet with Lyla and is starting to talk to her, try and feed her and even share his toys! Miles has been talking up a storm lately. Here he is looking at the “spinny”
. He also loves reading books. One of his favorite books has a “ha-pa-tus” in it (octupus). For some reason he has named one of the fish in the book a “ho-ho”. We aren’t quite sure where that came from.
Miles reached another milestone. He used the potty for #2 for the first time a few days ago. He is very motivated to get those M & M’s!
We decorated the house for Christmas. Eric got an amazing shot of our tree using the new camera.
Amazingly enough, both children are doing great not messing with the tree. Lyla actually listens when you tell her “no”. Here they are again after our second trip to see Santa at Barton Creek Country Club. It was only successful because both kids sat in mine and eric’s lap.