Yes, it is official! Porter is going to become a big brother in late June! We had a 12 week ultrasound on Friday and the little bun in the oven is very active and moving all around! amazing at this early stage how much they are all ready fully developed! And we are not going to find out the sex of this one--think it will be fun to keep it a surprise to see the other side!! the family continues to grow!
In addition to be warned about Santa this year with Porter, we were also warned about the xmas tree and decorations--heard everything from putting a gate around it to just not putting ornaments on. But, we decided to try it anyway and involve him in the process. He LOVED it! He helped string the lights, and put the ornaments (only minimal that we didn't care about breaking) to test it out. And, he hasn't touched it since but loves saying "xmas tree" as he walks into the room--another favorite is putting the ornament on the advent calendar each day-- he has the christmas spirit! so fun--
Well, everyone warned me that this was the year Porter would not be into Santa and that everyone has a picture of the kid screaming! I was skeptical, as Santa is Porter's new favorite obsession and he even gave him a high-five when we came in. but the second we sat him on Santa's lap, the screaming emerged! only to get him a bit more calm by giving him a candy cane.... ahh, the memories!
Our second year xmas tree hunting with Porter-- Last year was difficult because it was VERY cold, but this year he and his little buddies got into it--even all dressed in snow gear galore! after the snowshoe hunt for the perfect tree--we found a great one! Porter's favorite part was singing "oh christmas tree" while drinking hot chocolate (a first) as dad cut down the tree! a fun picnic followed! a special tradition~
Another year, another successful lawn party up at whidbey island. we were a bit worried about he 60 degree forcast but ended up clearing and being a beutiful day! mint julips (wow they were strong), great food, fun games and lots of kids this year....how times of changed!
we spent two weeks in August at our lake house "wipigaki" in August! Porter is at the best age right now--our little buddy exploring everything, talking more every day, and mimiking what we do! really into his dancing, eating of course (loves his corn on the cobb) and being naked! just gets better and better...