Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
That night we went over to Sarah and Ian's for dinner. We were in the basement and everyone ended up going upstairs for some reason or another so that I was just down there with my niece and nephew, Ava and Aidan. All of a sudden I hear Sarah yelling for me to get upstairs with the kids. I ran the stairs with Aidan and Ava and there were a bunch of carolers at the door. The neatest things was that in front of them was a donkey. It was snowing and just perfect with the caroling and the donkey. :) Unfortunately, Cort and Mia missed it because he was changing her, and Aidan wanted to see more of the donkey. So, we all quickly put on coats, hats, scarves, boots, etc. and headed out to go see the carolers and donkey again. We met up with them about a block down. It turns out that they were from a local church and we actually knew one of them. They were so nice and said Mia could even ride the donkey. Between the snow, the singing, all the people, and a donkey, Mia was a little unsure and was happier just to see it and give it a pet. It was really just the coolest thing. Of course-no pictures!!!
Sunday night, we got together with Cort's high school friends for a white elephant party. Sarah had the fun idea of dressing up in really obnoxious holiday wear. Sarah had some bad sweatshirts for us to wear and picked up some reindeer and Santa pants for the guys. We went over to Shannon and Andy's and had a great time! Shannon and Andy shared the exciting news that Sam will be a big sister in June. The white elephant exchange was funny as usual and we ended up with a bar set and an OLD bottle of vodka that apparently had to be dusted off. I have some pictures, but I will add those tomorrow. There is a very funny one of all of the kids sitting on the coach where most of them are not looking too happy!
Pictures to come....
Monday, December 3, 2007
Helping Mom and Dad put up the Christmas tree (along with Zip)
I should add that between Mia and Zip pulling ornaments off the tree, I am about to go crazy!
Watching the first snow (with Zip)
Sneaking up on Zip
Starting BAD habits!!!
And looking cute!
Mia has been a busy girl! After about 2 weeks of sickness circulating throughout our house, I think we are finally in the clear. Mia has some congestion when she coughs, but the Dr. thinks it will just go away on its own. We hope everyone is doing well!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Mia also has also had a big first-her first steps!!! At 15 months she has been a bit stubborn and disinterested in walking, but on Sunday she took her first steps and has been taking 5-6 steps at a time fairly frequently. I was at my old coworker Jen's house and Mia just walked over to Jen like she had done it a million times before. It is so funny how when children finally decide to do something they just do it. Mia had Cort and I laughing so hard today because she was cracking up as she was walking. She would then clap for herself when she was done. :) I will try to post some pictures when I get some good ones.
Mia has been a busy bee lately. She has become better at playing by herself for longer periods of time. She continues to be chatty. Her words include mom, dad, uh-oh, duck, and up, and a bunch of babbling I don't quite understand. :) If you ask her what a cow says she says "mooo." She is very good at shaking her head no. She loves to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse these days and has really taken to the Mickey and Minnie dolls that Marina gave her for her birthday-thanks Marina! Every morning when she wakes up and we go in her room she is in her crib playing with her little glow worm that Aunt Pammy gave her-thanks Pam! Mia continues to love books and to be read to. She is a master at scooting up and down the stairs. She likes to tickle our feet and stomaches and likes to be tickled. She continues to be a good eater and loves bananas and McDonalds french fries (I promise I give her the bananas more often!). Mia also spends a good part of her day riding on or pushing her ride-on toy-Thanks Melissa!
That's about it for now, check out the post below for what we've been up to. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 9, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
On Sunday, we went to church with my mom, sister and her family to a special All Saints service they were having that honored my dad. Afterwards, we headed over to my aunt's for a nice pizza lunch. Mia was in heaven as she got to also have brownie and icecream! I know she loves getting together with my family because she always gets special treats I wouldn't normally give her. :)
In this picture Mia is holding a doll called Tiny Tears. This doll was well-loved by my mom and her sisters when they were kids. She was so loved that all her hair was worn off of her. My grandparents replaced her hair with a swatch from my grandma's fur coat many years ago. It was really cute to see Mia snuggling Tiny Tears.
Friday, November 2, 2007
I decided it would be a better idea to do the pictures around sunset instead, so it wouldn't be so chilly. So Cort and I headed to the Morton Arboretum this evening. Here are some of those pictures. I had to laugh as these dowloaded, she is such a little ham!