December means Christmas! Blaise jumped right into the festive mood. We did an Elf of the Shelf named “Elf” and usually the first thing he asked each morning was where Elf had moved to. I’m not sure that he completely got what was going on, but he enjoyed it. Blaise is such a good boy at going to bed. He sleeps with a blanket and a puppy pillow and always falls asleep right away at night. We are still doing a diaper at night, but most of the time he wakes up dry. The whole family went to the Christmas Tree Farm to pick out a tree. We rode out in tractor and combine and picked the perfect one. Blaise met Santa there and his story stayed consistent through the whole month. He always told santa he wanted a grain bin and a blue truck. I’m pretty sure there aern’t too many Santa’s who get that request very often! We also took Blaise and Sutton into Omaha to meet Santa at Regency. This Santa is a very good one, and both kids sat on his lap so good and again Blaise said he wanted a grain bin. The picture turned out so good! Sutton still absolutely hates tummy time. I can’t get her to be on her stomach at all. However, the week of Chrsitmas she gave us an early present by learning to roll from her stomach back over to her back. She was 5 months old, and of course she learned this because she hates her stomach so much and wanted to get off it as fast as she could! We also started feeding her baby food and she can’t get enough of it. It goes all over her face and she chews on her hands a lot while she eats. She is a drool monster and had to wear a bib a lot in Decmeber because she was drooling so bad she got a rash under her neck. She loves to talk a lot and follows her brother around the room watching him and giggle and laughing and talking to him. She eats about 5 oz of breast milk every three hours. Her hair is turning blonde and thinning out and I think her eyes will be brown. Every Tuesday both kids go with their babysitter Jessie to storytime at the library. Blaise loves it, loves seeing his “friends” and they make a craft each week. So much fun! They also met Santa here in December. Sutton is starting to sleep a little better at night and is down to waking up only twice a night. If I’m lucky it’s only once around 4, but that’s not too often. Blaise’s favorite thing to do every morning is crawl over and look in the crib to talk to Sutton. He will say what he hears like “hi baby girl” “hi peanut” “pretty girl”. They just love each other it’s soo cute. Right before Christmas we did my tradition of putting a shoe under the tree for the elves to leave a present in. Blaise loved this as well. For Christmas, GG came up from Garden City. My parents came up from Treynor Christmas eve and went to church with us, then we all came back and GG and Monna and Papa Hartwell all came over for supper. The Sudmann’s spent the night, and Hartwell’s came back over bright and early at 7:30 so everyone was there for Blaise to come down and see what Santa brought him. He was so excited and loved all of his presents. So did Sutton- they both just took it all in. From there, we headed down to my aunts for lunch, then to my parents that night to do presents. We had a wonderful Christmas.