I believe that my favorite part of the holiday season is tradition. I love counting on certain things to happen their certain way each year. My family didn't really have any Christmas traditions that I remember, except that we had to stay at the top of the stairs until Dad got the camera cued. But I enjoyed that. Sometimes I find myself missing waking up early Christmas morning running down the hall to wake my parents; but soon I'll be the one being woken up. Soon I'll be starting our own family traditions, and that excites me.
Griffin has been impressing us with his development lately. Not only is he making eye contact with us all the time, he's following objects with his eyes more consistantly. I didn't realize that one day I would be so astonsished with someone staring at things like I am with him. I've also caught a few smiles. In the evenings while Dave is working on his homework, Griffin and I will have conversations that consist of him cooing and we'll work on his leg and neck muscles, and a couple of times he's smiled right at me. Can't wait for that smile to be permanently glued to his face.