Sunday, December 27, 2009

Backtracking: Cookies and Cocoa

Every year the Shields (Mammy and Uncle Clare) host Cookies and Cocoa at their house for all their family and friends. Last year, Eli was really itty bitty when we went to Cookies and Cocoa. It's so much fun to compare things year to year and see just how much he has grown. This year, Eli dressed in his new Christmas duds and we made our way to Mammy and Uncle Clare's house.

I snapped a couple of pictures of him on the way and as you can tell he wasn't too happy when I told him he couldn't have any hot cocoa because it would burn his little mouth. He didn't care too much for that news, but he was fine once we got to Mammy's house.

We parked near their barn and Eli got to see a horse for the first time. He was quite intrigued with it, but it wouldn't get anywhere near us; the horse was a little camera shy.

We walked inside Mammy's house and found that it was FULL! There were so many people there. Eli made himself right at home though and quickly found his friend, Brayden. Mammy got out Eli's box of toys and Brayden, Sydnee (Brayden's older sister), and Eli started playing their little hearts out while the adults indulged in lots of yummy cookies and hot cocoa.

After some people left, Eli explored all of Mammy's Christmas decorations and was quite taken with her Christmas village. He saw the bushes in the village and immediately said, "Bawl!" Luckily, he didn't try to throw them though, which is what he usually does anytime he has anything in his hands that resembles a ball.

Before we left for the night, Eli decided to show off how strong he is getting to everyone still there. He proceeded to pull himself into the chair so he could sit like a big boy. :) This is what we go through on a daily basis. He LOVES to climb anything. I'm going to have to bolt everything to the wall and the floor if I'm going to make it through the next couple of years with all my hair!

We had such a wonderful time at Cookies and Cocoa. We can't wait to do it again next year, Mammy and Uncle Clare. Thanks!

1 comment:

The Glenn Gang said...

Braeden's curly hair is insane. Last time I saw him it wasn't curly at all. Wow! And that Eli..what a cutie!! He gets cuter by the day. And his mommy sure looks smitten with him.

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