Chewing on a carrot on Thanksgiving Day with some assistance from MomMom.
Looking at the cows with Uncle Robert. I think the cows might be studying him as well.
He likes to put his thumb in his mouth whenever I am taking pictures.
Ian is getting cooking tips on how to smoke a turkey from all of the men. Isn't male bonding great? Even Chester thought he belonged in this group.
Hugging Uncle Justin.
Natalie was playing some music for the small crowd. Ian looks pretty captivated.
Ian's first Thanksgiving meal. Even though he didn't enjoy a true Thanksgiving dinner this year, he was quite happy to have some carrots and a teething biscuit.
Natalie was singing to him, and he was talking to her at the same time. It made for some joyful noise, that's for sure!
Playing with Grammie, Granddad, and Aunt Debra after the Thanksgiving meal.
Admiring the handsome boy in the mirror.
The Saturday after Thanksgiving, we traveled to Marble Falls to walk through a trail of lights. I put Ian in some Christmas jammies (they barely fit him that night, and they definitely won't fit on Christmas Eve) and a warm coat, and he experienced his first taste of Christmas lights. He was tired, but he wouldn't fall asleep because he was too busy looking at all of the lights around him. He got his picture taken with Santa that night, and he didn't even cry.
Ian's hair is starting to get long on top of his head. I thought it would be fun to see what he would look like with spikes.
Today we went to my friend Janelle's house and let Ian and her little boy, Triston, play together. Triston turned 1 in November, and he crawls everywhere along with walking while holding on to furniture.
Triston loves giving hugs. You can see his right arm is around Ian's arm, and Triston is pressing his face into Ian's shoulder to give him a hug. Ian didn't quite know what to think of being hugged by someone his own size.