Thursday, December 24, 2009

7 months old

Teagan turned 7 months old yesterday! He loves all his fruits and veggies that we've given him so far. He has started to army crawl and in the last few days he's gotten on his hands and knees but cries out in frustration because he doesn't know what to do next! I love this picture of him...especially because he smiled on his own. Usually Ryan and I have to make fools of ourselves to get him to smile for a posed picture. We are excited to be celebrating his first Christmas tomorrow!! It should be interesting to see what he does with all of the wrapping paper!
Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Tree Tradition

I grew up with a fake tree for a couple of reasons....1. My dad has allergies and a real tree would bother them and 2. We always went to Nebraska to vist my grandpa the day after Christmas for a week. Although I do like the look of real trees sometimes I just think it would be easier to have a fake one. I could put it up at my leisure and not have to wait for a good time that works out for all of us. I don't like the cold so trying to get a tree on a semi warm day is kind of hard to do in Northern Illinois. And if you know my husbands desicion making abilities you know how the day might go! :)
With all of this said though I will more than likely always get a real tree and probably it will always be from William's Tree Farm. See 5 years ago I got engaged to the love of my life on that farm while picking out a tree for his (then) house.

This is the tree we picked out! Our first tree together! Every year since then we go get a tree and one new ornament to hang on it!

So to continue on with the tradition we went to the tree farm to get our tree. It was, of course, Teagan's first time to get a tree and just like his mom he wasn't too impressed to have to get all bundled up!

While we were there we added a new tradition to our list and that was to see Santa! My uncle Lee plays Santa at the tree farm so we thought it would be fun to get a picture with him!

I love traditions, especially the kind that remind you of something wonderful and important. This one certainly does!

Christmas Tree 2009