I got my haircut. It's very different and it was a very unplanned thing. I'm trying to be more spontaneous. I love to plan. It's one of my favorite things to do. However, I do enjoy being spontaneous and it is almost romantic to me to be so. This was a spontaneous decision that made me feel fun and girly.
This girl. Holy cow. She is keeping me on my toes. At 7 and 1/2 months old, she started crawling. all. over. the. place. A few days later, she started pulling herself up on furniture and other random items to stand. She stands all the time now. In the bathtub, in her crib, in a pack'n'play, everywhere. I can hardly hold her without her trying to climb up my torso. She may be wild, but she is still very sweet and will do anything for a reaction. She loves to yell, try to mock her sister, and get into absolutely everything. She has 2 teeth and she is in the process of cutting 2 more. She is doing really well, despite her busy ways. Tonight, I held her and rocked her and sang a made up song to her that only a mommy can sing. She looked up into my eyes the whole time and sang her little coos with me, all with the most adorable little smile on her face. I keep saying that this child was not planned, but she totally was. God knew I needed her and He had her planned to be mine since I took my first breath. Here she is with her sweet smile and her first set of pigtails.
Have I mentioned that we just started watching 24? We began season 4 a couple of nights ago and I am trying to rush through typing this so that I can begin season 4, episode 4. I have never in my life seen a show like this one. This pin is awesome. I could not resist sharing it. I saw another one that said, "Jack Bauer makes Chuck Norris cry." I would totally believe it.
Christmas time is here! I couldn't be happier. As a kid, I always looked forward to Christmas break so that I could be out of school and enjoying the season. As a teacher, I feel that way multiplied by about 100. :) I love my class, but it's so nice to have that paid time off with my family. I can't wait to teach Adia more about baby Jesus and to start our family traditions with the 2 of them. Pinterest has been inspiring me to wrap in some fun ways. Here are a couple of packages I've wrapped. I used chalkboard marker and for the brown packages I also used stamps.
Our pretty tree in our new home. Adia loves our tree and I'm pretty sure that Isla wants to climb all of the branches. Adia has a favorite little angel ornament. She tells me, "I like a orment. It's a angel. She got wings!" She also comments on the tree often to tell me, "Kiss-mas chee is booful, Mommy!" Nothing can make my heart sing more than that tiny little girly voice.
It's hard for me to update this thing often. I would say that I never have time, but the fact is that Jack Bauer will assassinate me if I don't continue to watch 24. :) So Happy Holidays!