Anyway, on his way to Pittsburgh, Uncle Bubs came through St. Louis to meet his new niece!
|Cardinals fan Caroline isn't too sure about being held by a guy in Pirates gear...|
My family has not celebrated Christmas together for the past two years, not since Eliza died. I wasn't functioning at all in December 2010, and last year David and I didn't even put up a tree and attempted to escape to Mexico. So my mom decided that we would have Christmas this summer when Brandon was here.
It was also a convenient excuse for my mom to give Caroline a bunch of Christmassy clothes that she'll be able to wear in December this year. And for us to play silly board games and let David cook for everyone, in true holiday spirit!
|Grams and Mini-C|
However, when we visited Brandon in Korea two years ago, we met the girl he was dating at the time, and I remembered that we also met her really adorable dog:
|Joo and her puppy|
But Brandon remembered! His name was... Pony!
Yes. Like the small horse.
So... Pony the Panda. Because that won't be confusing AT ALL.
|Meeting Pony the Panda|
|Who you callin' weird? Nobody in this picture is weird. |
|Fussiness conquered by the New Native sling.|
Anyway, our family Christmas would not be complete without a picture of a baby in an enormous stocking:
|No idea what that shadow is -- but the stocking contains the best Christmas present EVER.|
|Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night. In the woombie.|
|Oh, BY THE WAY, I'm 8 weeks old now.|
(And yes, we are the parents taking weekly pictures of our preshus snowflake.)
|Why won't baybee play tug of war???|
There you have it. Christmas in August. Thanks, Caro, for making our days merry and bright.