Dear Sweet Lila.
You’re too much.
In the past couple of weeks you’ve gotten to spend some very good time with your Nana. We’re all pretty confident that you’re better with her when we’re not around. (I hear this is normal with other humans around your age.)
You’ve just unveiled a couple more teeth and continue to loathe and despise the entire teething process. I’m sort of glad you’re not older and going through this because I’m pretty confident you’d be swearing at us.
You love to take walks.
You love to play with your wooden shapes box.
You hate it when people help you. In fact, this past week you bit (!!!) someone (your Nana) after she watched you struggle to pull yourself up on a piece of furniture and merely helped you. (Mmmmhmmm… you had your very first time-out. Hey – it was necessary.)
You love Christmas cookies (no frosting or sprinkles, please.)
You love your Green Eggs and Ham book right now, too.
And wearing my sunglasses…
You’ve made me especially happy lately when you’ve let me hold you and rock you before bed. You cuddle with me – and just happened to fall asleep with me one day last week. Then, on another day when we were rocking and chatting, rocking and chatting before bed – I cried a little. And then I sniffed.
And then you sniffed.
And then I sniffed again.
And then you sniffed again.
Then we both laughed and I squeezed you and you sighed. Then I sighed. Then I realized it all over again:
I love being your Mommy.
On to your pictures…
This bib? ALSO one of the best purchases. Especially now that Lila eats cereal for breakfast.
I love this dress. Lila’s wearing a belt. It came with a belt. A belt. A belt.
And, it was time to take our annual Christmas card. Here are a few outtakes… (When I say “a few” I actually mean eleven.)
Believe it or not, mini Christmas trees are not indigenous to Cabo.
“Um, there’s sand on my toe. Someone? Anyone? Remove it?”
I love those pigs.
Look at that sweet girl.
“I’m smiling, but there is still sand on my foot.”
My Christmas elf.
Here’s the pic that we ended up using. (Should be in mailboxes this week!) (Click to make larger.)
Have a great week!