Here is our future keyboard player at practice. We found this awesome keyboard at the KB Toy Outlet and it also has a microphone that he can talk into and he LOVES it.
Here's video of him playing with the keyboard. Shawn and I tell him to say "Hellloooooo, Allen!" and stuff like that. I'll tell him to say "This next one goes out to Daddy" and it ends up being "na ga Daddy" or something to that effect and we are quite amused by that.
This is the centerpiece I put together for the table for Christmas. I was very proud of it, thank you very much! Flowers from Kroger: $10. Frozen cranberries: $2 (I'm guessing). Crystal vase: not sure - was an anniversary gift from my husband. Feeling proud of myself because I actually did something creative and it turned out decent: priceless. :-)
Chillin' in his fold-up chair that Opa and Oma bought for him.
FUN WITH LEAVES!
The day before Christmas, Daddy went out back and raked together a big pile of leaves for Hagen to jump in. He was very skeptical about jumping into the leaves at first - he had more fun playing with the rake. He eventually got into the leaves a little bit after Mommy and Daddy jumped around in them (woo-hoo!!) but still, the rake was more fun.
Posing with a dustpan and brush after helping me sweep the floor. After he ate dinner that night there were some crumbs on the floor so I got the dustpan and swept them up. After I was done I put the dustpan back in the pantry. A few seconds later Hagen went over to the pantry (I thought he was still hungry even though there's no way he could have been!), got the dustpan back out and started sweeping the floor! Sometimes I worry that my OCD is rubbing off on him because now he's copying me. Oh, well - at least he'll be neat.
These are just a couple of shots I really like because he looks so grown-up to me. The second one is his "homey" look...with the jingle bell...and Dora the Explorer ("Do-wa!!!") tattoo...tough guy!!
We went to Elliott's Hardware a few days after Christmas. He had a blast climbing on the ladders!
Proudly wearing the Happy New Year hat he made at daycare (well, I'm sure the teachers did most of the work and he just helped by sprinkling the glitter on or something). Anyway, he liked it and I thought it was cute, of course!