Another year and another busy holiday season for the Yem Family blog. Between visits to Iowa City and Henry deciding sleep is no longer a necessity, we’ve kept both busy and exhausted. These last few weeks we think Henry has turned a corner, and in turn, so have we! What have we been up to these last few months? Continue reading below to find out!

Henry the Astronaut

In Henry’s early months, we started to notice that his head was a little flat in the back. We didn’t think too much of it and assumed that it would correct itself over time. After a few months, once we realized it wasn’t getting much better, we started to inquire about the best remedy. Ultimately, after some consultation and head scans, we decided Henry needed a helmet. Two months into the process and things are going great. Henry adjusted to it very quickly and Carter thinks it’s cool that his little brother has a helmet from outer space. Our last visit showed a lot of progress and we’re hopeful it could be coming off soon!

Cookie Decorating

A yearly tradition continued as Carter and Alex got together to decorate cookies, or more accurately described, have an excuse to eat large amounts of sugar before bed. They took full advantage, sharing toppings, hot chocolate and costumes throughout the evening. I suspect they would get together to do this every weekend if we let them.

Christmas 2014

This Christmas was special being Henry’s first, and the first year Carter really got into Santa. After our visit with him at the mall, it was time to prepare for his arrival. He wrote him a note, baked some cookies, left them out with some carrots for his reindeer, and made sure to leave the fireplace open for easy entry. Needless to say, he was thrilled that Santa brought him nearly everything he had asked for.

Christmas in Iowa City was very nice, as always. With Carter and Henry spending time with their cousins and grandparents, and yet another Christmas haul, we all had a great week back home.

Sledding Adventures

Another year of sledding found a more adventurous and risk-taking Carter and a forever-scared Allison. Right when we got there, he wanted to go down by himself, and it wasn’t long before he was getting a running start and jumping into the sled. The worst part about the whole thing was having to carry/pull Carter up the hill each time. I imagine it won’t be long before he doesn’t want our help with that anymore as well.

And there you have our winter escapades. At this rate, Henry will be mobile and Spring will be here before we know it.