About a week before Thanksgiving, we made a calendar that would help Elliott countdown the many events leading up to his December 18th birthday (which was tops on his list), and then to Christmas. As the calendar winds down, I thought I'd share some photos of the march through the many exciting days that filled it.
I'm not sure it was on the calendar, or if the long, wavy hair just demanded a day, but the holiday season started with Ian's first haircut. And unlike Elliott's first date with the barber, there were no tears.
The Holiday season started off with the annual Ashland parade.
The two brainwashed Hokie fans spent the Thanksgiving holiday putting puzzles together in Ohio at Papa Hoss and Gigi's house.
I guess Ian thought putting up the tree would be a little dirtier job than it actually was, at least that's the only reason I know that he decided to wear his boots.
Ian found it hypnotic to watch the train race round and round the Christmas tree.
Elliott's class did a program at the local Cultural Arts Center (video below).
Doesn't Lebron James do something like this before each game?
Doesn't Ian Cartwright do everything he sees Elliott Cartwright do?
The now famous Home Depot party for Elliott's 4th birthday.
We tried to tell Elliott this was a "Frosty the Snowman" birthday cake. He quickly pointed out that this was not frosty - the eyes are not made out of coal.
Elliott plays with the blocks grandma and grandpa got him. The season of giving has begun.
Elliott's class performs Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.