Friday, December 24, 2010

A month's worth of pictures.

Adventures with food!

Boxes are fun!

Kitties around the house.

Thanksgiving.  The top three are from the drive to Portland.
In the center is Peter with Aunt Chelsea, such a great picture of the two.
In the bottom left that's Great-Grandma Winter playing wii (Grandpa is helping, much to her annoyance)!
Bottom center is Peter with my Uncle Chris (would that be his great uncle?) and Great Grandma.
Bottom right is Grandpa making an early start at trying to make a drummer out of Peter.
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Merry Christmas!

So I'm a day early, but we won't be home tomorrow.  We're heading up to Portland this afternoon to spend Christmas Eve with my Grandpa as is our tradition and we're staying with my folks to do Christmas day there.

I'm so excited to get pictures of Peter's first Christmas!  He got his first present already, we got a package this morning addressed to him.  Being curious and unsure who it was from we opened it early.  It's a cute little "My First Yankee's Shirt" from Grandma and Grandpa Waterbury.  Jason insists that he'll be wearing it tonight so we'll get pictures to post.

Jason is TERRIBLE about surprises.  He loves them and he's always SO proud of himself when he's got one that he just can't keep it to himself.  I like surprises myself so I've had to learn not to make even the appearance of a guess what he may have up his sleeve because he'll give it away even if I wasn't close.  It's pretty funny.  He's also really good at screwing up my surprises by trying to buy them for himself.  He's done that trick repeatedly over the last few years, I think I've finally convinced him not to buy himself anything fun between October and Christmas or risk not getting anything for his birthday, our anniversary, or Christmas.  He actually messed me up for all three last year, but I think we made it through this year with no snafus.

Pictures coming soon!

Saturday, December 18, 2010


It's official.  Peter's crawling.   Nothing is safe and I'm so excited!

He's been traveling around a bit for the last week or so but he wasn't really able to get anywhere in particular, it was more just a lean and reach and sit back up pattern that meandered around.  But Thursday evening he took a few crawling lurches forward and from there he pretty quickly figured out that he  could use that to get where he wanted to go.  It's fun to see the thought process "Oh, I want THAT!" and to see him actually go for it!

We also found out this week that there's a big unschooling community here in McMinnville.  I haven't gotten in touch with them yet but I got the contact info for the coordinator at a toy shop whos owner used to be a member (her littles are grown now).  I'll get in touch with them after the holiday chaos, plenty on my plate for now.  I'm just so excited to find out that we're going to have local people to work with as we take this unconventional route to parenting and school.

Now that Peter's crawling I think I'll have a chance to post some more pics, he's been pretty demanding lately but with his newfound mobility he seems to be enjoying his independence.  But for now, time to get ready to go, we've got Jason's work Christmas party and the Winter family Christmas today.