Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy 2014!

I am awful with resolutions.
I do have a few goals for 2014.
Overall I just want to enjoy the little things.
Enjoy the Little Things

Wishing you time to enjoy the small stuff in 2014!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Scenes of Christmas

Just a little photo dump of some more of our Christmas morning.
 Sophia had the best unwrapping faces and stance.
Her new baby doll needed some attention and had to help with unwrapping.
 Checking out the goodies in our stockings.
Sophia accepted not being able to play with some of her presents right away, but she started to have a meltdown when I would not let her use her new toothpaste and toothbrush right away.
She won that battle.
 Chalking up her new easel.
 Not sure who had more fun with the new train set.
It has been a huge hit!
 Ready for a nap!
Hope your Christmas morning was as delightful as ours!
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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas 2013

We have a few traditions for Christmas, and I love that we have added to that list now that Sophia is part of our family.
Santa hats.
We wear matching pajamas to bed on Christmas Eve.
Gifts - tequila for Dave, a teapot for me, and a pandora charm for Sophia.
Handprint Ornament.
A movie.
The pups love pine tree water and greeting the mail carriers.
New this year: Festival of Lights, brunch-y breakfast, cookies for Santa, Christmas bedtime story.
I do miss the Christmas celebrations with family, but hopefully we will be able to party with them again in the not too distant future. {I don't miss the hangovers though!}
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Saturday, December 28, 2013

A brunch-y Christmas Morning

This year we did a big simple brunch-y breakfast before we opened presents. I am not sure that we will be able to get away with that next year when Sophia has a better understanding of Christmas. I made way too much food but it allowed us to basically just eat all day! Aside from the grapes and half of the quiche, everything was gone by the time Sophia woke from her nap. We're piggies :)

1: Sausage Balls (gluten free with double the meat)
2: Bacon
3: Grapes and Tangerines
4: Yogurt Parfaits (berries & granola)
7: Pancakes
8: Mimosas

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Twenty-two Months

You are twenty-two months old today (December 28, 2013).
You weigh about 26 pounds and are about 33 inches tall.
You have red hair and brown eyes. You have started requesting bows, but you only wear them for short periods of time. You hate having your hair in your eyes and will constantly brush it aside.
You are wearing size four diapers. You have lost all interest in sitting on the potty and you have started fighting diaper changes. You do like to request a 'diy' (dry) diaper when you are being changed.
You are wearing clothes from 18 months through 2T.
You continue to be a great eater except for your vegetables.
You are still sleeping great. You are averaging about twelve hours at night and between a one and two hour nap each day. It is starting to take you a little longer to fall asleep, but you entertain yourself in your crib.
You continue to add new words to your vocabulary. You just recently started saying two words together. I love to hear you chat away. I am looking forward to the day when we can have actual conversations.
You are not signing as frequently, but you still throw in a few signs when you are talking. You use the sign for 'help' most often.
You are so serious! When a stranger tries to chat with you, you turn your head in the opposite direction. You refused to crack a smile when you saw Santa. I love your silly side, but we usually only see that at home where you are the most comfortable.
You love to have books read to you and we usually read at least five before bedtime. Whenever you are not interested a book you will say 'no' and close the book.
You adore your baby dolls, especially ones with a pacifier. At night I have to sing and rub the back of your doll before I can sing to you. You love to spin to ring-around-the-rosie and have a new found love of peek-a-boo (except you just say PEEK-A!). Your trains and teapots are your favorite toys right now, aside from your dolls.
I can't believe that in two short months you will be two years old! I am wishing I could slow down time! Your daddy and I love you to the moon and back.

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