It’s the most wonderful(ly busy) time of the year. We’ve had a busy month since my last update and at some point (as I always seem to say) I’m going to sit down and write about it, but for now, I’m just going to leave some of our pre-Christmas photos here so they’re all in one place for me to look back on and get teary-eyed about because OH MY GOSH MY BABY IS A TODDLER NOW. And she is the most beautiful, sweet, and perfect little girl I’ve ever met.
My mom and sister outdid themselves again with the holiday-themed photos. We can all agree that it is SO much harder to get her to stay still enough to get a decent, non-blurry photo now that she is constantly on the move.
And speaking of being on the move, two toddlers are way, WAY, harder than one. Kim and I did our second annual cousins’ Christmas photos and they were super cute, but SUPER hard to do. It took forever last year since the babies were constantly sleeping, eating, and pooping, but this year was WAY more challenging. I was chasing them both around trying to throw them into place and duck out of the frame before they ran off again.
But didn’t they turn out amazing? Miles is very, very active and easily excited and it was very overwhelming for Kaya. He loves to give hugs, but they were a little aggressive for Kaya so I spent a lot of time trying to coax her in to staying beside him without crying or trying to escape.
It was great to spend a day with Kim and Miles again, like the days when we were on maternity leave together. And I’m so thankful we’re making this a tradition because we’ll have these great memories forever.
Kaya ate her first cookie…and LOVED it. Hope she doesn’t think that’s going to be a regular thing. ;)
We got our tree with my family again this year. Kaya had a great time running around and pointing at all the trees.
She LOVES Christmas lights. She points and “ooos” at them and loves wandering around my parents’ and my parents’ neighbor’s yard because they have a bunch of figurines setup. She officially says dog (pronounced “deg”) now and “woof woofs” at almost every animal she sees.
I can’t believe Christmas is in two days! My grandparents’ flight gets here in a few hours and I’m so excited for all of the fun holiday activities we’ll be doing with family this weekend. I hope Kaya kicks this little cold she has going on today! I’m enjoying all of the extra snuggles and don’t really mind her wiping her snot on me, but I hate to see her feeling a little less like herself. Fingers crossed for happy AND healthy holidays!