Well, the holidays are officially underway, and as always, I'm super behind on my Christmas shopping. We have, however, managed to get the stockings hung, the tree (delivered by James' parents from Maine) up and decorated and our holiday cards safely to their destinations. Although I wish I could send a card to everyone I know, it's simply not possible, so here's a peak for everyone to see:
Yes, Emmett has a full-out Santa suit. Yes, this was the best picture I could get of him in it, even after two photo shoots on separate occasions. Now I understand why people take their kids to professional photographers. It was literally impossible to get a quality picture of Emmett smiling that also showed off the Santa suit.
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In developmental milestone news, Emmett is officially only a month away from his first birthday. He now has six teeth -- four on the top and two on the bottom in the front -- and as of earlier this week, he weighs 21 lbs, 11 oz.
He's getting more adventurous about his standing, too. If you let go of him he can stand without help for a few seconds, and if you hold one of his hands, he'll walk around with you. He can also now climb onto the chair in our living room by himself, which means he now garners a lot more attention from me. Can I say the cliche thing? He's seriously growing up so fast! After much hesitation, I even gave him his first (very) overdue haircut tonight - just a little off the sides.
For more pictures from Emmett's Santa Baby photo shoots, check out the Flickr set here.
Age Timer: 11 months