Christmas Praise Night

Every year our church has a Christmas Praise night where members of the church family sing Christmas carols, read the Nativity story or perform Christmas songs. At the end of the night, we all stand around the church with candles as we sing Christmas songs.

This year, Phil, Tommy and I read “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Here’s a picture:

You can’t see it here, but Tommy was trying SO HARD to eat the book 😛 Or maybe he was truly captivated by the pictures…

Probably not.

Anyway it was a lot of fun and I hope to make it a tradition, at least until he’s too embarassed by his parents to go up on stage in front of the church.

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Happy Half Birthday!

Thomas turned six months yesterday. Amazing how fast time goes. It seriously seems like just yesterday I was pregnant with him.

Anyway, here’s a little video of him. Apologies for the shaky camera-work, he still hasn’t mastered sitting up and not flinging himself backwards with all of his strength 😛

A Weekend of Firsts

Quite a busy weekend here and many firsts for Thomas.

He went to his first wedding this weekend. As always, I expected the worst–it was supposed to start right around his naptime so I expected Grumpy Baby Extraordinaire. I was quite surprised when he behaved himself very well. He was his normal squiggle worm self but other than that, he did great!

Of course, by the time the reception rolled around, he got a little more grumpy. But Grandpa came to the rescue and he fell asleep in his arms. (I still cannot get him to do that for me!). I did, however, make the mistake of waking him up about an hour and a  half later, since it was approaching his bedtime and I didn’t want him waking up at 4:30 in the morning for the day. By then it was time to leave, so he calmed the moment we put him in the car.

The wedding wasn’t his only “first” this weekend. On Sunday, my husband got bitten by the Christmas bug and wanted to put the tree up. So, he got to watch us do that.

And it would happen that while I was busy taking a picture of the tree to send to my sister, Tommy decided to roll over from his belly to his back for the first time. And I missed it. 😛 I turned around and poof! There he was on his back. I did get to see him do that a few times today though 🙂

One more first…he found a new syllable. “Da.” He started going “Dadadadada” while we were putting up the tree (that thing must be magic or something :P) and both DH and I turned and started laughing. Of course, hubby is excited to hear that from him even though Tommy doesn’t quite know what it means yet.

So quite an eventful weekend here. I have a feeling many more of those are in store soon 🙂