December 17, 2014

The Months Before Christmas

I know it's been a long time since I last posted something on this blog.  It saddens me that I am not documenting James' milestones and toddler years but I am going to do my best to do a quick summary of things that have been going on around year since the last time I posted.
James is growing into such a sweet young boy.  He can be so sweet to his mommy and loves giving me kisses and hugs, especially in the morning.  I'm trying to cherish every moment of being with him.
This is not to say that every moment is blissful and calm.  He is two, ya know.  And sometimes, the TWO in him comes out!  Dinner times are rough around the Wallace household most nights.  It has become something I dread.
Back to sanity...since our beach trip, we have been having so much fun exploring the world with James.  We had our two-year check up which confirmed he's a growing boy and healthy!
We also made a BIG announcement...

We went to the pumpkin patch to pick out our very own pumpkin!

James loved the hunt for the perfect pumpkin

More than that, he loved the hay ride!

After the hay ride and a much needed snack of funnel cake, James kept pointing to the ponies and saying "Ride!".  I thought we would just bring him to the ponies to he can see them and maybe even pet one, but he kept saying "RIDE!"  So, with hesitation, we put him on a pony.  He LOVED it!  The man in charge called him a "real cowboy".  Cutest cowboy I've ever seen.

We moved right before Halloween into a new house.  We chose a quick and easy costume for James, a firefighter.  He didn't want to wear the jacket, so he just looked like this.  You kind of get the idea, right?

Before the Thanksgiving holiday, we found out we were having a baby GIRL!  We were thrilled!
My very sweet and talented cousin took these pictures of our gender reveal.  Isn't she the best?

We are so excited to have a baby girl in our family!  I know she is going to be so loved and I can't wait to meet her in less than 4 months!
For Thanksgiving, we went down south to visit my family.  We finally got to meet my newest nephew, Joseph.  He is so sweet and such a good baby.  James loved holding him too! He would tell everyone, "My Baby!" when someone tried to take him away.  He was so sweet to Joseph!  I think he's going to be great big brother :)
When we returned from Thanksgiving vacation, we were in the Christmas spirit!  Every weekend, we have been doing activities related to Christmas.  We went to the Christmas Parade in Mountain Brook Village.  James had a great time on Daddy's shoulders.

They handed out ice cream sandwiches.  Ice cream and a cookie all in one??  James is in heaven!

He waved to Santa when he came by on the Fire Truck!

This Christmas holiday has already been so much fun with James.  He loves looking at Christmas lights and singing Christmas carols.  His favorite is of course, "Jingle Bells".  He sings it all the time!
I am really looking forward to Christmas day when James wakes up and sees what Santa brought him.  He is so sweet and so excited about everything.  I know this year is going to be a special one.