Whew. These last few weeks have knocked us out! I've got some catching up to do in the blog world. Here's what's coming in the next few days (hopefully):
1. Lila's birthday post (today!)
2. Lila's birthday party post
3. Christmas post
4. Adoption update post
And we're off!
Lila's birthday was the 16th. The Husband took the day off so we could spend the day as a family. We began the day by having a birthday donut for breakfast (I made her have some yogurt first so she had more than just sugar in her) at John's Space Age Donuts.
|a little snot to season the donut hole. did I mention she had another ear infection?|
|Lila and Daddy|
|Lila and Mommy|
Later that morning, we had her two-year-old pictures taken by the awesome Jenae Weinbrenner (click here for a preview). After her nap we took her to see Santa. If you'll remember, she was TERRIFIED of him last year. This year she was a little more composed:
|She still looks a little nervous, clutching Lambie and Snuggle with a death grip.|
But she was kind of wigged out by the three anamatronic elves that were holding gifts next to Santa, falling head-first into an upstairs window of Santa's house and wielding a hammer on the roof of the house respectively. Now that I type that sentence, I completely understand her concern. She kept saying, "Mommy, see those guys?" with this really nervous voice. The funny thing is she said the same thing about my cousin Jenny's husband James at Thanksgiving: "Mommy, see that guy?" In her defense, he does have a huge mane of curly hair and a bushy beard. And also in her defense, those elves were creepy.
Nothing like a little childhood scarring to go with the Christmas memories. I guess that's whatcha get for a free Santa picture at Bass Pro Shop.
We ended the day by going out to dinner with Nanny and Pop and Grandma and Great-Pop. We got her in bed early because her party was the next day. But that's another post for another day!
I'll leave you with this:
P.S. A few notes on the video:
1. I must have brainwashed her with all my excited talk of her butterfly birthday party because she started answering the question "How old are you?" with "Butterfly!"
2. Don't you love her little jammin' head bob? It's very Night at the Roxbury.
3. At the end when she says, "Oh look at that, Mommy!" she's referring to the giant vintage Santa that Metcalf Bank puts up ever year. Her last words on the video are, "Oh really scary!" She's a sensitive soul.