We're only a week into this month, and it already feels rather full. Last weekend, we went to Hillsborough to the annual Holiday Parade. Such a cute little town, and fun to watch the marching bands and fire trucks go down the street. I wore Liam in a baby carrier, and he took in the sights. We took some food to our friends who adopted a newborn boy (cute as a little button) a few weeks ago. They looked tired, but so full of joy. It was a lovely thing to see. Em had a birthday party at the Little Gym on Sunday, and hung out with her new little bestie girlfriend, Katie. I got some cute pics of them together and Katie's family invited Emerson over for a playdate...her first! We put up the tree & Christmas decorations over the weekend, and blasted Christmas music to help get us in the mood. It's been unseasonably warm here, so it's hard to feel holiday-ish when you can wear shorts. I pulled out the Advent calendar that I made a few years back, and Em has been enjoying opening a tin each morning...she is so amazed when the events match up with what we're doing that day...how totally cool is that?! We're going to see Disney on Ice (Tangled) soon, and we will begin doing some holiday baking this week for a cookie exchange at church on Sunday. Em and I were making a mental list of the things we want to bake over the next few weeks...carmel corn, chex mix, butter cut-out cookies. We're trying a new cookie recipe for the exchange...peanut butter reindeer cookies, thanks to Pintrest (my newest time-suck!). Liam is scooting around the floor on his tummy, and somehow makes it from one side of the room to the other without rolling or crawling....it's sorta like a slow-motion slug, but way cuter. He still hasn't popped a tooth yet, but is definitely teething. Em was playing beauty shop with him tonight, and he was very tolerant. He's back upstairs in his crib at night now, and it's going pretty well. I need to get going on sewing his Christmas stocking...it will be here before we know it!