Climbing

July 17, 2012

Omg I love climbing on chairs!!

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Ahhhhhhh beaching

July 10, 2012

Mama got some Vitamin D! We made our way down to Orange Beach, Alabama, to Chris’s granny’s house, which is on the intercoastal waterway of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s glorious and peaceful, and we’ve been holidaying there for years (and Chris much much longer!), typically with like eight friends in tow.

This time, we got to introduce our darling baby to the ocean for the first time.

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I’ll let this picture demonstrate how she felt about it.

Ha she LOVED it! We always had an inkling that she was a water baby considering she’s always loved baths, and you can’t get her off a splash pad. But it was so sweet to see her enjoy herself so much. She just wanted to be walked along while dipping her mouth in every once in awhile.

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She loved the sand, too, and spent time playing in it with DaDa every day, while Mama got some much-needed relaxing-in-the-sun time.

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We had such a wonderful time hanging out with some of Chris’s fam, plus our lovely friends Matt and Marina, who joined us for a few days.

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Cora and cousin Charlee

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The Little has a thing about climbing into chairs on her own. She gets so proud. Her little throne!

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Granny has a little white dog named Buddy, and Cora followed him around all weekend on her hands and knees, saying, “ruff ruff”! It was so freaking cute. Her words have just gotten out of control recently. I’m going to have to write them all out here!

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Little beach baby. Can’t wait to go back!

Whew we’ve been busy! Our boxes have finally arrived from England, so we’ve been trying to cram a bunch of crap into an already overfull house. No fun. My mother-in-law came to help for the weekend, along with my sister, and they were a huge huge help. Still not quite finished, but getting there.

Last weekend we had a little first birthday for our darling Cora. With all the moving, I hadn’t done any prep work at all (besides pinning things on Pinterest, which, though it seems as if you’re prepping, you aren’t actually getting much done!). Cora and I went to my mom’s house a few days early to get things together.

Cora’s uncle Philip (or Uncle Bubba, as he’s known to Cora) experimented with her cake all week. It turned out so beautiful!

We invited some lovely friends and their littles, as well as Cora’s family in Birmingham. We had a lovely time. Cora ADORES children, especially older children. She had a blast.

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She was incredibly unsure of the cake at first.

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Until she realized it was squishy.

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And she eventually tasted it — baby’s first taste of sugar! She still prefers hummus.

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Cora’s sweet, gorgeous cousin Charlee helped her open her gifts. She loved them all!

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Worn out from the fun.

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It was a lovely day; thank you to all our family and friends for helping us celebrate!