Sunday, January 29, 2012

I Used to Be a Blogger

It is after midnight, and here I am blogging.  Ryan and I just finished the last episode of season two of Downton Abbey (you can find them online), and that show leaves me feeling both happy and angsty at the same time.  I am a sucker for "period" dramas.  Anyway, Ryan went to bed like a sensible chap (imagine the British accent), but I have the sudden urge to blog--which doesn't happen too much anymore so I am taking advantage of my burst of motivation.

I used to really enjoy blogging.  I used to do it on a fairly regular basis.  But I've recently realized that I no longer have thoughts.  Is that normal?  All I think about all day is laundry and baby sleep schedules, neither of which seems like an exciting topic for a blog post.  When I do actually have deep thoughts, I am too tired to make sense of them and write them down.

And now I can't think of anything more to say.

When I started this post, I thought that I was in the mood to write...but now I am feeling exceptionally tired, so I think I will go to bed.

Maybe I'll try again tomorrow!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Christmas is...

...lazy mornings watching The Grinch.

Cute cousins
...delicious feasts surrounded by family.

If you look closely, you will notice that Laura and I raided my mom's closet and wore her ugly Christmas sweaters for the occasion.   Sadly, my mom didn't realize these sweaters were ugly. :)
Logan, our resident gourmet chef, made and decorated this Yule Log cake.
He even made the meringue mushrooms! Amazing!
Sarah decorated the table.  Beautiful!
...a festive outfit for Christmas Eve.

Sarah made these shirts for the boys.
He's so smoochable!
Little bit of spit up...but what's new?
We definitely needed this festive bib!
...a dapper outfit for Sunday morning church services.

Our little Mr. Rogers
"Dad's wearing an awesome tie!  Hooray!"
...lots of snuggle time with Grammy and Grampy after church.

"I like this little short lady.  She's basically my size!"
Unwrapping presents mayhem in the background
82 years old...
5 months old. impromptu photo shoot with Aunt Sarah as she tried out her new macrolens for her camera.

I love this face.
Wittle nose and chin
I see you! 
What big eyes you have!
...a new hat from Bapa!

"Thanks, Bapa!"
"Hooo's cute??"
"I'm so funny."
...a new toy!

Fun for jumping...

and for eating!
 ...a ginormous dog the size of our apartment from the Great Grandparents.

We named him Beast.  (The dog, not the baby)
...Baby's First Christmas ornaments from the grandparents on both sides.

From Bapa
(this photo was obviously taken with Sarah's camera)

From Grandma Nielson
...a long day of taking down Christmas decorations.

Noah and Ryan really helped a lot!
...followed by a relaxing night of watching football with Bapa.

So entranced.
...finally, an anniversary date for Mom and Dad.

Kissing Noah goodbye
Callum promised to be a good babysitter.
All in all, we had a wonderful time with my family, and, though he had no idea what was going on, Noah loved his first Christmas.  We are blessed!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Love These Two

Caught them playing together and had to sneak a quick video.  It's probably boring to everyone else, but I think it's pretty darling!  (P.S.  Don't worry--our carpet is soft!)