Ahhhhhh holiday season is over. *collective sigh* It was SO brilliant to be in the States for the whole of the holiday season for the first time in seven years. SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT THANKSGIVING. Imagine.

We spent loads of time with family, a little time with friends (two parties! one a roaring success, Cora-babysitting-wise. One, notsomuch.)

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Cora is 18 months old. Omg a little toddler. It’s such a fun age — she kills us with the cute!

She is speaking in (some) sentences, and she can spell her name aloud. Whaaaaaaaaaaa???

All of her teeth are in for the moment. Hoping for a break before the two-year molars. Sleep is, well, still not great. Up a couple of times at night, but she’s in our bed, so we feel equipped to handle it without too much sleep lost. She still just doesn’t seem to need much. *shrug*

She’s still nursing. ❤

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❤ our darling little

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Whoa what have we been doing?

September 25, 2012

Whoa I’ve disappeared! I had no idea it’d been so long. We’re good, enjoying the glorious weather in Atlanta. This is the weather we came back for: sunny, 75F. Ahhhhhhhhh. It makes the 1-millionth trip to gather rocks for the day that much more palatable. 😉

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The sweet one has been doing pretty well (not counting sleep). We now have all four molars poking through. Looking for some relief in the sleep department soon! She also got her 15-month jabs last week. We’ll call it not exactly a happy night, and leave it at that. Ha!

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We’re taking a music class that Cora utterly loves. It’s so funny to watch her interact. She’s shy and standoffish at the beginning if the class; by the end, she’s standing in the middle of the circle by herself, dancing. Little goof!

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Overall we’re doing quite well. Her language is out of control. Comes out with at least one new word a day!! It’s amazing.

Some big work/life changes are afoot around here. Will update soon!

Happy little

September 5, 2012

Our happy little is back!! Yaaaaaaaaaaay!!!

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Baby joy

Whatever was making her crabby and sad seems to have passed, though the molars still haven’t poked through. Very close, though.

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We’ve had a couple of lovely weekends with family and friends. Cora’s Grandpa and Granny Sherry visited for the first time. We went to the aquarium, which was gorgeous, then back to our fave outdoor-eating spot, Park Tavern.

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Cora was not happy to see them go!

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We also watched some friends tie the knot in an impromptu backyard wedding, which was lovely and heartwarming.

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We’ve had lots of playdates.

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And Cora’s even been sleeping a little better (knock on wood). We’re still co-sleeping, but she’s not needing bottles during the night anymore, though she still wakes and nurses twice. But that’s a big improvement!

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Our close friends Tony and Laura came to visit with their daughter last weekend for the first Auburn football game (no comment!). We had such a lovely weekend with them. Their daughter is two, but we haven’t really gotten to know her yet since we were in London. She’s great fun!

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The girls got along brilliantly well.

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Dada dressed her.

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All in all things have been going well, and we’re so happy our sweet girl is feeling better.

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Visiting

August 23, 2012

We drove to Birmingham for the weekend in order to meet Auntie’s boyfriend’s family. It was so lovely to meet them, and Cora was so sweet and well behaved. The next day was another story. 🙂 Was a really fun weekend, even though I managed to drink too much wine Friday night, so had a stupid wine headache the next day. Ho hum. Fun in the moment.

My sister and I drove over early and spent the day with my dad. Cora loves her grandpa! She even said ‘Pa-paw’ twice!

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My dad is a huge Alabama fan; Chris and I went to Auburn. Cora looks suitably unimpressed.

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I WILL get the fuzz out from under the ice maker!

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Auntie, let me help you with your makeup.

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Hanging with Mimi while Mama gets a pedicure (win!).

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Piper and her across-the-street friend, Fake Piper.

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Yeah! We’re back home!

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Safe to say, she’s not allergic to peanut butter.

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Effing molars strike again!!

She’s in a slightly happier mood today, so hopefully her little teefies are hurting her less. Grandpa and his wife Sherry are coming to visit this weekend. We’re thinking Aquarium. Fun times!