Monday, January 14, 2013

20 (and a half!) months

Hard to believe my little baby is almost 21 months!  The other day at the park I was chatting with a mom while Eliana was playing with her son, and the little 4 year old boy said to his mom "Mommy, that baby can talk!" and his mom said "yes, son, she's almost 2 years old!" - Whaaaaaa? Almost TWO? 

New words: Way too many to list, but some of my favorites: Christmas Tree, Sunshine, Dripping, Persimmon, Drawing, Shower, Party, Hummus, Please & Thank you 

New sayings: So many... but again, some of my favorites: "I don't want to", "I do it", "Time-out" (seeing a pattern!?), "I love you" (Awwww!) "What's that mommy?", " up in the sky 'n far away", "I some" (I want some) "Where are youuuuu?" "I farted" (hmmm...)

Favorite activities: Talking on Facetime (her faves are Sitti/Giddi, Porter & Aunty Mo), opening and closing the blinds, drawing on her doodler, helping in the kitchen, taking showers with mommy or daddy, cleaning up spills/messes, singing (preferably "You Are My Sunshine" and "ABC's"), playing with her babies, doing summersaults. 

Naughtiest Moments: Major fits during diaper changes, taking toys away from other kids during play dates :(, insisting on having ALL of her babies and lovies in her hands at the same time (this is also kinda cute, I must say!)

Sweetest Moments: Saying "I love you" to mommy and daddy, inquiring about all the little things around her "what's that mommy?" 

Hanging out with mommy's dear childhood friend, Heidi!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

NYE 2012

YAY! We remember how to party! What a RELIEF!

We kicked the babies next door with a sitter and had a progressive dinner party at my parents place.  Met lots of new people (JJ and Piper's friends) and caught up with friends from Cali that moved to Seattle.  All in all a great evening with lots of good conversation, amazing food and plenty of adult beverages! 

Feeling super thankful for what 2012 brought us and looking forward to seeing what's in store for 2013!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Teaching life lessons

Christmas 2012

We headed to Seattle for Christmas and New Years and it was an awesome trip with lots of family and friend time and filled with so many opportunities to be thankful for all the blessings in our life.

Eliana travelled like a pro and had an unforgettable time with her cousins, aunties/uncles and grandparents.  She talks about each of them, by name, EVERY DAY. It's precious.