I didn't send out as many Christmas cards this year. However, if you got one, did you notice it came before Christmas this year?! Go Katie! Brody was waving to Santa and super happy before I placed him on Santa's lap. My bad! Poor child. He has been trying to say Ho, Ho, Ho. He moves his mouth in the right movements and sometimes will add the "h" sound. He's also been saying "hi" and "ooooo iii" (translation-roll tide). Sorry Jordan, but go Irish is too hard to say right now. :)
Brody's PT had ordered him some SMOs. Not entirely sure what it stands for, but they are little foot braces. Grandma had to take him to Stride Rite to get some double wide shoes. Brody has a fat foot and with the added braces it's even fatter. Aunt Sara had fat feet too and they thinned out as she grew. :) the braces are supposed to help with walking. His feet turn in a little when walks and the braces keep them turned right.
Brody went to the pediatrician on Friday. He is 29.8 pounds and 33 inches tall. We asked about his weight but they reassured us that with his height he averages out. This boy loves his food though. Lately he's gotten into eating tomatoes and bananas...yum!
We headed up to Cinncinati on Friday night. We spent Saturday at Traders World. If you have never been to Traders World, you are missing out on some major people watching. With Christmas a few days away, everyone was out with their craziness!
On Sunday, Jordan met up with some childhood/college friends to go to the Bengals/Vikings game. Brody and I met up with some of my college sorority sisters. Brody did great all day on only a small nap in the car.
When we got back to Grammy and Papa Tom's house, some one decided they wanted to unpack the cabinet for them.
And then we had a major diaper blow out which ended in a bath and Daddy getting to change the next 10 diapers!
Brody loves him some Papa Tom (Jordan's dad). He has also really gotten into flap books. He likes to knock on each picture and say "oooo" for open.
Monday, Papa Tom took off of work so we could all go to the Newport Aquiarium. Brody loved the fish. He signed fish and (tried) to sign turtle all the way through. We got to see Scuba Santa!
We also stopped my Neiderman Family Farm. It is down the street from Jordan's parents house. It is a completely free light display that has a biblical background. It was really cold, so we didn't get any pictures.
Christmas Eve was spent with Jordan's side of the family. We went to Uncle Jake and Aunt Sarah's house to open presents with the immediate family. Brody was pretty excited about his Mickey Mouse ride on toy and his Elmo (very loud) guitar!
Then, we went on to Grandma Winkle's house. Brody had a ton of food and convinced people to give him more :) He cleaned up on the gifts there too. A new Mickey Mouse ball pit, a flap book, piano, basketball hoop, and tumble ball were a few of his favorites.
Brody's been giving kisses lately. He puckers up for anyone.
My Santa won again this year and left unwrapped presents. Santa really loves Brody!
Reaction to seeing his Santa presents!
Santa already knew to bring Brody a car, but when he spent all last weekend in the one at Papa Tom's house, we knew we asked for the right thing.
Forget all of the new toys. Brody opened a new sweatsuit from Grandma and Papa Brown and insisted on putting the jacket on. He was super content once he got it on.
Peek a boo with Aunt Sara's hair!
New wagon from Aunt Sara and Uncle Dany! After about an hour of putting it together (thanks Jordan), he loved it!!
Merry Christmas from the Fromholts!