Oops. Hey there. Good to see you again. Holidays take over everyone’s lives, yes? Me too. So here’s a quick, picture-heavy post to bring you up to date on the goings-ons at the Hill House lately.
Well, first there was Christmas. In staying with our tradition of 2’s, we had 2 trees this year. One had just lots of white lights on it (in the front turret of the house) and the second had all the homemade and funkier/kid friendly ornaments (in the sunroom, back of the house). Shown here- Jackson’s fingerprint reindeer from last year and the ornaments that my mom made for her early Christmases with my dad. They didn’t have much money back in the day so most of their celebrations and gifts were homemade. I’m lucky enough to have these ornaments and although they’re not the prettiest things (sorry Mom, I’m sure 30 years ago they were hip) they’re among my favorite ornaments in possession. Terrible picture, but it’s hard to catch a 2 year old in action in dim light. As you can guess, most of the ornaments on the “family tree” covered only the bottom third of the tree. Christmas Jammies. Showing Santa how good they’ve been. Christmas morning- wearing new jammies, slippers, and socks. Playing guitar. Excited to be alive. So excited he then stripped off his jammies to finish gift opening. Excitement’s over, it’s been a long day. Then the twins turned 7 months! (update…they’ve also turned 8 months and are about to turn 9 months. Pictures all up to date) Jackson loves being the photographer. Lots of play time together.
And some special one-on-one activities during twins naps We’ve gotten really good at sleeping anywhere, anytime. Hide n Seek (Jackson’s REALLY good).I turned the Advent Calendar chalkboard into the menu board.
Olivia perfected her “Beaman Eye”
So there you have it. I’ve also been working on some fun projects that I’m hoping to throw at ya soon, but until then- Adios!