Nieces Melanie and Melissa planned a Christmas nativity, and this is how it turned out.
Seth was a shepherd wearing a scarf for a tunic and carrying a wrapping paper tube as his staff (although here he looks more like a jedi knight):Holly (almost 8 months pregnant) and Eric were pre-birth Mary and Joseph, and then were switched out by the post-birth couple Angie and Kevin with their 4-month old baby...creative! Chaos ensued and there were lots of laughs, but in the end, I think everyone got the message, and this is something we'll all remember.
The whole week seemed to fly by, and we spent most of the time playing with new toys, relaxing and playing outside. Matt's mom and my sisters-in-law planned a surprise baby shower for me. So nice!! Photographer Extraordinaire Anje took some cute photos there and later some family photos, which I'll post later. The last couple of days we were there we were riding bikes, eating popsicles and sitting on lawn chairs!
Don't you think that would hurt sitting like that? Maybe, if it weren't for the diaper.
One of his favorite things to do...show off those abs!
My family was here for the holidays, so we were able to spend time with them for the New Year. My awesome, talented master craftsman brother made us a new fireplace mantel for our Christmas gift, so I'll post photos later when I have it painted. Now it's time to get back to the routine, and I think I've officially started nesting, since I've begun gathering up piles of stuff destined for the Goodwill. Time to de-clutter and make room for Baby!!