My last post was the beginning of December and now it’s February.  How did that happen?!  Time is flying by way to fast, and it’s hard for me to keep up!  I promise to be a better blogger.  But for now, here’s a little recap of what’s been going on:

Christmas was nice this year.  It was just the 3 of us and we enjoyed a quiet day opening presents, eating, and hanging out.  It was just what we all needed.  For new year’s eve, we went to our annual celebration spot for dinner, Asian Bistro.

Mmmmmm…. so yummy.

We’ve been passing the time doing crafts:

And baking:

And while Grant was on a road trip, Donovan and I got to visit my good friend Vivian in DC!  She is now expecting baby #2 (I’m guessing it will be a boy), and Donovan and Cairo had a great time getting reacquainted while us mommies chatted the weekend away.

(bookends minus the books, as my mom described this picture)

We also got a little tour of the absolute must-see spots–the White House:

The Lincoln Memorial:

Hey Lincoln, what’s up?

The WWII/Washington Monument:

And the new MLK Jr Monument:

Donovan loved having his picture taken here. This was the day before MLK day (very fitting) and there were tons of people trying to get their picture taken in front of the monument.  At one point, Donovan just stood there while strangers came right up to him to take their picture WITH HIM.  And of course being the ham that he is, he was soaking up and enjoying every second of it.  Being slightly weirded out that strangers wanted their picture with my son, but at the same time flattered because he IS that cute, I decided it was time to move on.

The weather was great.  Pretty cold, but the sun was shining and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.

Of course the weekend flew by too quick and we had to say goodbye to our friends, but it was so nice to catch up.  And Donovan is such a great traveler.  The kid is happy as long as he’s napped and fed.  If those two things happen, he will go anywhere and everywhere with you without hesitation.  I love it.  And he was so excited to fly on an airplane (this was his first trip he could remember/know what’s happening) and he kept saying “airplane! airplane! fly high!” whenever we’d see one at the airport.

More recently, Grant had a Saturday afternoon off (rare these days) so we went bowling!  We were going to meet up with some friends and their little one, but Donovan decided to take a 3 hr nap that day.  So needless to say, we missed them at the bowling alley.  Donovan was so excited to get out there and bowl, but there were like 3 birthday parties going on and we had to wait 45 minutes for a lane to open up.  It was tough for him to watch all the other people bowling and he had to wait, but eventually he got up there and he did his thing!

Grant and Donovan also got to play outside a bit:

We also got a package in the mail from my mom, who has become quite the knitter:

Matching hats for the Wilsons?! What?! Love it!  She also knitted a little scarf for Donovan, but he’s not too sure about that accessory yet.

So far, that’s how our winter is going.  And from now on I’m blogging more often.  Promise.