*sniff sniff*

June 22, 2012

Happy birthday to our sweet, darling, brilliant, beautiful, hilarious, precocious little girl. I love you so much, Cora! We are so incredibly lucky that you’re ours!

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Where to begin?

June 16, 2012

Feel like I haven’t updated in ages! We’ve been puttering along. After Mimi left for San Fran with her boyfriend Fred last week, Cora’s Papa and Honey came to visit. She was so happy to see them!

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Chris and his dad installed a little fence for the pup, and Cora said Papa!! Such a smart little.

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Unfortunately the little was very fussy all weekend and only got worse, culminating in middle-of-the-night screaming. She was teething something fierce — the tooth to the right of the middle bottoms poked through finally. Have to say it was absolutely the worst one yet. Was actually worried she was really ill! Unfortunately Dada was out of town for the first half of the week. It was a really long week. (#poormama)

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We did have some fun times, though. We met friendlies at the splash pad, and Cora had a ball.

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We also had our friends Anna and Angus round to visit the playground and the local chickens.

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The little started feeling much better on Wednesday, and Dada got home that night. Poor sweets!

20120616-220743.jpgI win this time, teefies!

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20120616-220906.jpg Our sweet friendlies in London sent Cora such a lovely birthday gift! She’s in love!

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20120616-221010.jpg That’s Mama’s girl — dirty feet!!

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We had Auntie and Michael and some friends round for grilling out tonight. Was gorgeous and not too hot outside. So nice!! Cora had her first corn-on-the-cob and saw her first sparkler. She was so so sweet. Oh how I adore this little!!

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Friends Anna & Angus!

We’re getting ourselves all settled in — just in time for our 18 boxes to arrive from England. (Side note — what on earth is in there? Obv nothing important?? £800 boxes full of crap to crowd our new house? Oh, yay.) My mom has been here all week and is like a little whirling dervish; we’re very close to unpacked.

Cora has been eating up all of this unadulterated Mimi time. She thinks Mimi is her personal walking assistant: “One finger, please!”

Cora’s Papa and Honey are here this weekend to visit the little and to help us build a fence for the pup in the backyard. It’s shaping up to be quite the undertaking.

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Cora’s favorite thing about the new house is the front sidewalk/road. Safe.

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Wait for Mama!

She likes to crawl and/or walk down the sidewalk, make her way up the stairs, and then sit in the gutter!

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Gutter baby!

She’s also fallen for our neighbor’s sweet cat Toby.

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Ahahaha same same!

We’re love love loving the new place. However, my heart’s aching a bit as we’re missing a close friend’s wedding in London tomorrow. I’ll probably have a little tear. Congrats, Ellie & Joe!! Wish we were there for the happy occasion!! xxxx

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We’ve finally moved in! We found a cute little 3/2 near West Midtown. It has an open-plan living area, a back deck, and a looooooovely front porch. Can’t wait to string up a hammock!

Mimi is here this week to help us unpack and get settled. Thank goodness. We’ve already sorted the kitchen, and we’re working in the bedrooms now.

Can I just say yay for wedding registries? Even if they happened nine years ago? Because we’ve come back to the most amazing cookware (that we certainly didn’t appreciate at 24!) Brilliant.

At the moment we’re still in serious disarray. We’re working on it.

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