We had a fantastically mellow Christmas with my family and Eli was definitely in the Christmas spirit this year and loved every minute of it. Today he told me he wished he could have another advent calendar! I'm sure it had more to do with the fact that he got to eat chocolate every morning for 24 days in December, than anything else! The "Scrylerbs" as we affectionately call my immediate family now (Scrantons, Tylers, Herbs...established in that order) had a second year of matching "cozies". I'm wondering if there's a tradition forming...Dad?! Eli thinks this is great, of course, and requests (or rather requires) all of us to have them on at the the same time!
We have lots to look forward to this year. Eli will be 3 in March and will become a big brother in June! We have been talking to him more and more about this new baby that will be a part of our family and I'm not sure he's convinced. A few weeks ago I asked him if he was excited to have a new baby soon and he said, "I don't want a baby! I want a little boy that can run around!" I fear we'll have lots of disappointment on our hands when the baby is born...a baby! Tonight we asked him if he'd like a baby brother or baby sister. After assuring us he'd rather have a "boy that can run around" than a baby, he says, "a baby boy...cause that's the rules!" And his choice for names? Shrugget! He often uses this name when he's playing but we're pretty sure that one will get vetoed!
Testing out his new wheels
Breeaking in his New Year's Eve dancing shoes!