Monday, January 7, 2013

2 Months and Christmas

Liam - 2 mos

I can't believe how fast the time is going with this little guy.  We are so in love with him and I can't imagine life without him - it really feels like he's always been a part of our family.  I love that feeling!

Liam - 2 mos

Two month stats: 10 lbs, 6 oz and 24 inches!  Liam is quite the string bean!  Every time he starts to get chubby, he stretches out again.  He's out-growing clothes faster than I can keep up!  I love his little personality - and it's stronger every day.  He smiles all the time and loves to sit up and look around.  When he finds something interesting (which is just about everything) he focuses super hard and takes it all in.  It's adorable the way it makes him go cross-eyed.

Liam - 2 mos

Liam - 2 mos

A few days after we celebrated Liam's 2 month birthday, the three of us got on a plane and headed to Montana for Christmas with my family.  Liam did great on his first plane ride and he loved meeting his Grandpa for the first time.  We had a wonderful time in Montana: Christmas, fun and games with the family, Liam's blessing, and all kinds of outdoor adventures.  Here are some of the highlights:
We all dressed in fun outfits for Christmas eve.
Liam's was the cutest. 
Liam was helping me make pies for Christmas Eve
and Daddy decided to be a creeper ... :)
Liam was quite the little helper -
showing Grandpa all the places that needed vacuuming. 
Christmas Eve spread - take one 
Christmas Eve spread - take two 
Christmas morning we took our traditional family pic
before racing down the stairs to see what Santa brought. 
We got lots of presents (Thank you everyone!!)
Nate and Ben decided to dress up like elves before going snowshoeing. 
The chicken coup was invaded by a giant hummingbird... 
...or maybe the chickens were just kind enough
to lay a special Liam-sized egg.
Liam discovered that toes can be fun to play with. 
Liam enjoyed some good snuggles with Grandma...
...And some good conversation with Grandpa. 
My big little brothers played "squish the sister."
Thankfully, I wasn't invited to join in. 
The boys went ice fishing and caught some delicious trout. 
We took some family pictures. 
Ok, a lot of family pictures...
But Liam was more interested in the train.
We went for a drive and saw a herd of Big Horn Sheep... 
...another herd of Elk...
...a cow Moose...
...and White Tail Deer...


  1. What a nice first Christmas with your little boy! It will only get better,'ll see! :)

  2. I love this!!! He is adorable, and he really looks like both of you!

  3. He has the sweetest smile! I love the Christmas tree too; did your family cut it down? Also, this makes my heart ache for Montana! That last picture is so beautiful!

  4. Such a cute baby!! So glad that Christmas was awesome. My phone is currently out of commission, but as soon as it works again I can't wait to hear all of the details!

  5. Awe, thanks you guys! We sure think he's great. :)

    Miriam - this was the first year that my family went ahead and cut down the tree without us, but we go out and cut down a tree like that every year. The lodgepole pines are definitely my favorite Christmas trees.