it was really nice to arrive so early (on the 19th). i had purchased and wrapped all the gifts before we left, so we had lots of time to just relax and hang out with family. there was delicious food to be eaten, games to be played and an ollie to snuggle all day long. he loved having grandma's attention and learning to navigate his new surroundings. like i mentioned before, he quickly learned to climb the stairs and that became his favourite thing to do.
and now, for some pictures! because that's what you really came for, right? i took a ton of pictures at Christmas, which is why i decided to split up the posts. so here's the "before Christmas" photos!
the pictures of ollie in the tiny wooden chair are pretty special. brians late grandpa finken was a carpenter. one Christmas, grandpa finken made a chair like the one below for each of his grandchilden. what a special keepsake!
so, basically, ollie spent a lot of time being cute in just his diaper before Christmas.
also, i spent lots of time kissing his little face.
and check out these pictures of ollie & uncle daniel making the exact same face & wearing the same hat. ha ha!
next up; Christmas eve & day!