The weekend before Christmas included a very special 1st annual friend sleepover at Ben & Emily's house. We had 12 adults, 4.5 kiddos, and 1 puppy under 1 roof. We had handmade (or homemade?!) Photo Booth props (stole this idea), homemade pizza, cookies / sweets galore (good thing we all brought our stretchy pants), Cards Against Humanity (my new favorite game. ever.), late night chats about life & breaky together before church on Sunday.
Happy three months to you, my sweet Solomon! You're such a happy boy - you smile all the stinking' time and you're laughing some too. I frequently find myself jumpin' around actin like a crazy woman trying to get a laugh from you. On the flip side, you have the cutest cry-face I've ever seen...your sweet bottom lip pokes out and it secretly makes my heart smile a little. You're still sleeping like a rockstar. Thank you, sweet child. And, you're growing like a daggum weed, which is always bittersweet. We've packed up your newborn & 0-3 month sized clothes and have moved on to bigger and better things. (: I can't wait to see what you weigh and how long you are at your next check up. You added North Carolina to your "state list" in November when we spent the weekend after Thanksgiving in Highlands with Mimi, Papa, DP, Mere & Melbug. People ask how you're similar to / different from Amos at this age ... I tell them that you're just you..my sweet Solomon. Amos is still loving being your big brother - he kisses you and tells you, "It's OK, Solly Sol" whenever you cry. You're going to be the very best of friends!
We started our Christmas celebrations this year with the Williams gathering (Mike's mom's side). We enjoyed catching up over brunch, opening gifts from Gram and a little game of dirty Santa. 'Most & Papa had a quick sit in the hot tub before ending the day with a nap ... those two (:
On our way home from Highlands we stopped at a Christmas tree farm .. Mikey and I decided to go back to Elves Tree Farm (not too far from our house) where we found our Carolina Sapphire Cypress last year in hopes of finding another. But, the rest of the Martins didn't walk away empty handed! Melbug and Mimi & Papa came home with their perfect trees! And, Amos loved walking up and down the "he-uls" and weaving in and out of the rows of trees.
After Thanksgiving the Martin / Johnsen crew loaded up and headed to Highlands, NC for a long weekend of relaxing, eating good food, watching the Clemson V Carolina game, shopping and catching up. Mimi & Papa, this is always one of our favorite trips...thank you so much for this weekend!
mikey & mimi
me & my two little turkeys
sleepy daddy-o & solly sol (he doesn't sleep in the bed with us..he just took my place after I woke up!)
coffee for days...
amos and his "very best friend" drinking OJ from a spoon
vintage ornaments adorned the tree at the Highlands Inn