In my head I said that title the way Tina Fey says one of the lines in the Bossypants audiobook: "Ahh Babies!" It's only funny if you can hear it. Which you can't. Because I can't figure out how to put the sound byte on here. Or, I'm too lazy to figure out how to do it.
Before I get into an overview of our birthday/Christmas/New Year celebrations, I thought I'd write out a post about Lila's favorite gifts. There are eleven days in between Lila's birthday and the 26th (when we celebrated Christmas with my family) and I'm pretty sure Lila is under the impression that those are now called the Eleven Days of Lila. In fact, I think it's a distinct possibility that she believes she is now entitled to a present a day because the gifts are still trickling in from sweet out of town relatives and friends who missed her party. I swear she gets up in the morning and holds out her hands and says, "Present please." Okay maybe not, but it wouldn't surprise me. Needless to say, we've got some figuring to do so that we don't end up raising an ungrateful little booger.
Anyway...as of right now, her favorite presents are:
|I may have played with this for 20 minutes after Lila went to bed.|
|I think she's contemplating retaliation for all the unflattering pictures I've put of her on this blog.|
Are we noticing a trend here? All of her favorite toys are plastic electronic things that make weird noises and only pass as tolerable because they are somewhat educational. Just for giggles, wanna know what Mommy's favorite of her presents were?
|Lila says, "Aren't I cute in my skinny jeans? Oh, and GO CATS!" (That tee was also a birthday gift - thanks, Anna!)|
(P.S. Hi Grandma! Hi Pop! I hope you are enjoying reading our blog on your new IPad! I'm so proud of you for learning something new - I'm sure it's intimidating! Now, everyone on the Internet, say "Hi" to Grandma and Pop, the cutest new additions to the world wide web! All together now, "HI GRANDMA! HI POP!")
|Laurisa also gave her a little rolling pin, but...we...lost it already. I'm sure it rolled under something in the playroom.|
Yes, I have very creative and talented friends. I like to think that their creativity will rub off on me eventually. So far...not so much. In the meantime, I'll just play with all the things they make my kid.
Well, that's the run-down. The moral of the story is, if you're looking for a gift that a two-year-old would love, go with something that talks with flashy buttons. On the other hand, if you're looking for a gift that a two-year-old's mommy would play with, go stylish (skinny jeans) or hand-made.
Coming soon...a Christmas update - better late than never.
P.S. I feel like I should mention - on behalf of those of you who got Lila gifts that didn't make either Top 3 list - that she really did love each gift she got. Truly. She is so blessed to have so many people who love her so much. Me, too.
Also, a tip for those of you with peanuts born close to Christmas, I usually put away some of her gifts to bring out in the summer so she has new things to play with throughout the year. It's just a small way to help with the over-abundance of toys this time of year. A little delayed gratification never hurt anyone, right?