At the beginning of the month we also turned Isaac's crib into a toddler bed. We were kind of terrified of him not staying in bed, but even a month later he waits in his bed for one of us to go in to tell him he can get out. Hopefully this trend holds as we move him into a twin size bed!
We have had a couple days since converting his crib where he decided not to take a nap. Luckily for me, he'll lay in bed for an hour or so on those days before wanting out. On the days when he doesn't take a nap he'll usually end up falling asleep a little early.
|7 at night and he told me 2 minutes before this picture that he didn't want to go to bed.|
|6 at night. He got to take a mini nap until Dad got home from work.|
My sophomore year of college I bought a bulletin board to use as my jewelry/picture holder. To my 19 year old self it was pretty ingenious and fulfilled my two main requirements at the time--it was cheap and if it broke during one of my many moves between apartments I wouldn't be too disappointed. Fast forward 6 years and much to my dismay it was still going strong, so I had a hard time convincing myself to buy/make something new. As part of my Christmas presents Andy made me a new necklace holder that should last at LEAST 6 years and look good the whole time! I picked out the frame at Michael's, but he handled all the construction details (like most of our projects actually...it's a good thing he's such a good sport about it all).
|Random shot of Isaac's cloth diaper peeking out from beneath his clothes. I still love seeing something that I made get used so much!|
We got Isaac some rain boots (which have yet to get worn in the rain), and we have definitely gotten our money's worth! He puts them on as soon as he wakes up and only takes them off for nap time and bed.
Due to the fun ice storms we had in December, the annual holiday party put on by Andy's office got postponed until January. We loved meeting up with one of the other couples in our ward who work for the same company for the evening!
|Isaac is basically a lady killer.|
The other major thing not seen in these pictures is the fact that we spent most of the month house hunting. We decided just before Christmas to start looking at houses, but weren't able to start until the beginning of January. At first it was so much fun, but then as we saw 10, 15, 25+ houses (and put offers in on several) our excitement began to wane. Isaac was such a good sport about going to look at houses with us so we wouldn't have to constantly ask friends to watch him. One time when I asked a friend who already lives up where we were looking I got this picture and it made me so excited to find our house and move! We are so excited to live next to the Call's so Isaac can have 2 new awesome friends who he already loves (and from what she's said the feeling is mutual on the part of her boys)!