Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sometimes I lack originality... kind of like with this post. Some things just need to be documented, so excuse me for my lack of wit.
Annie is 6 months! I can't believe it. She is such a munchkin! We love her to bits. She makes me so happy. I'm so glad I have my baby girl to snuggle and give me love, and it is so rewarding to have her show that affection back now. She'll give kisses, but she'll scream at you if you have whiskers!
Will and Annie still have the cutest little love affair going on- always cuddling and holding hands. I hope it stays that way.
She hasn't grown that much in the last few months- only 4 oz since her last check up actually. It has made me a little nervous. She is the picture of health otherwise, so the doctor is just going to watch her growth curve. Annie hits all of her other milestones- rolling all over the place, grabbing at things, interacting with others, sitting supported... the works. Plus she's the cutest girl I've ever had the privilege to birth, so that counts for something.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
I didn't need to go as far as having Santa bring a dragon castle though, I could have just stopped at the stockings. He opened his stocking up and got a 39 cent puzzle, a teeny sticker book and a Christmas pencil and exclaimed, "Wow! Look at all of my stuff!" I should have saved a buck or two.
I feel like the highlight of the holiday was when we went sledding with my Dad and my brother, Clay. Christmas Eve couldn't have been a more gorgeous day! Our faces in this picture as we were racing my Dad pretty much says it all (you'll have to double click to enlarge it):
Annie was sweet- unless you took the wrapping paper away because then she would throw a full blown tantrum. (Yes, I would do it because it cracked me up. Nothing like torturing your children for personal enjoyment.)
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009
-Watching The Polar Express with Will and he starts dancing when Santa makes his big appearance.... And then there's me, crying.
-Putting Annie's Christmas dress on her for the first time..... Me, crying.
-Sitting upstairs on the couch with the room illuminated by colored lights.... And there I am, crying, again.
GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF AMY!!!!
My parents always made Christmas special. Whether it was getting that gift that I had been dreaming about all month, or riding around in the car with my Dad on Christmas Eve trying to spot Rudolph in the sky (while my Mom was home, busily wrapping presents.) I loved doorbell ditching neighbors and leaving cookies, endless Christmas parties and activities, singing the Christmas hymns in church, listening to FM 100's 100 hours of Christmas every year, Wilson Family parties and Grandma Lola's crazy gifts (Reindeer broom, anyone?). It all feels like magic. I love the season.
It was on Sunday that I finally realized why my emotions are right at the surface: It is because I can feel Him so much easier. Jesus is everywhere. At the grocery store, along the street corner, and even on Charlie and Lola. It's one of the only times I hear songs praising my Savior consistently on the popular radio stations. We are all in praise of that very silent, holy night. And I am grateful. I am grateful for a season that allows us to worship with no need for an apology. I am grateful for the cheer that is in every ones hearts and the kindness that is found in the most random of places. I am grateful for the birth of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In the most humble of circumstances he came to this world with a mission to save us all. Thank you, Lord. May we all remember to praise You, and feel You, this lovely Christmas Season.
Friday, December 4, 2009
"Kill me now," Annie mumbles incoherently through her mouth full of tasteless rice cereal.
Annie and Will also had their first bath together. I remember liking to be in the tub with my little brother Clay... that is, until he left a "present" for me. Hopefully Annie will spare Will that surprise.
Siblings? I think yes! Don't they look so much alike in this picture?