This little one?

February 4, 2013

Is the light of our lives. This video is of her singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. At barely 19 months old. ❤

Twinkle Twinkle

She talks, like completely talks. It’s crazy. I love to listen to her.

She is so filled with joy, the happiest she’s ever been in her whole little life. It smashes my heart to smithereens. It’s as if she hit that ‘I’m angry I can’t communicate’ milestone from 5 months on, and now she can. And it’s changed her world. Our sweet darling girl!

20130204-194536.jpg

20130204-195646.jpg

20130204-195659.jpg

20130204-195717.jpg

20130204-195738.jpg

20130204-195758.jpg

20130204-195815.jpg

20130204-195832.jpg

20130204-195846.jpg

20130204-195859.jpg

20130204-195913.jpg

Advertisements

Halloween

November 1, 2012

We had a lovely week of Halloween celebration. First off, we went to a baby party dressed as The Golden Girls. It was silly silly. Cora was Sophia, but she wouldn’t wear her tiny old-lady wig, so she really just looked like Harry Potter.

20121101-153031.jpg

Then the day before Halloween, I decided that she needed a sweet little costume all her own, so my sister and I threw together a little ghost on the day.

20121101-153148.jpg

20121101-153158.jpg

She was precious. We didn’t go trick-or-treating, just walked Piper down the street. Next year I’d imagine we’ll go full tilt.

Back to work. Ish.

October 25, 2012

Soooooo I’ve started a part-time job! We’ve been struggling a bit financially after the huge moving expense, and an ideal situation simply fell in my lap. 🙂 I started working at a doctors’ office a few weeks ago, doing admin. I work from 7am to 12pm four days per week. It’s been going quite well so far.

God childcare is expensive. Despite this being the perfect opportunity (pick my own hours, ability to be home during nap every day for the little who needs her mama in order to sleep), I almost had to pass it up. I couldn’t find part-time childcare that would even allow me to break even. Luckily, a friend (who works at the same office and who got me the job) wanted to work the same hours. We’re now doing a nanny-share. It has been so wonderful. The girls love our nanny, and they get to spend all day with each other. It honestly could not have worked out better.

20121025-144559.jpg

I leave for work before Chris, so he gets some extra Dada time in the morning before our nanny, B, gets here. He’s also been the one dealing with the separation anxiety. It hasn’t been too terrible; I think being in our house has helped. I know it hasn’t been fun, though. Luckily Cora seems to have turned a corner and is waving to B and hugging her when she arrives. Warms my heart!

I am actually really really enjoying myself. The practice is a wonderful place to work, and I love love talking to adult humans again. I honestly feels like I have the best of both worlds at the moment. Feeling very lucky that it has worked out so well!

I think it has really benefitted Cora, too. Her new bestie is around six months older, so communicates more. Cora had a ridiculous amount of words before, but her actual communication has shot through the roof since they started hanging out. She’s saying sentences and repeating phrases we say. It’s amazing. The other day she went on and on, “Sorry, Piper, sorry. Good girl, Piper. Ohhh Piper.” (Piper is our pup.) So freaking cute!!

So things are good here. Prepping for Halloween. Fun times.

20121025-145636.jpg

20121025-145648.jpg

20121025-145717.jpg

20121025-145734.jpg

20121025-145750.jpg

20121025-145807.jpg

20121025-145828.jpg

20121025-145845.jpg

20121025-145901.jpg

20121025-145932.jpg

20121025-145950.jpg

20121025-150025.jpg

20121025-150044.jpg

20121025-150055.jpg

20121025-150109.jpg

20121025-150121.jpg

20121025-150359.jpg

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. 😉

20120925-150418.jpg

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!

20120925-150659.jpg

20120925-150725.jpg

20120925-150756.jpg

20120925-150818.jpg

20120925-150846.jpg
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!

20120925-151124.jpg

20120925-151142.jpg

20120925-151203.jpg

20120925-151220.jpg

20120925-151232.jpg

20120925-151326.jpg

20120925-151347.jpg

20120925-151358.jpg

20120925-151428.jpg

20120925-151449.jpg

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!!!

20120905-121153.jpg
Baby joy

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

20120905-121339.jpg

20120905-121358.jpg

20120905-121411.jpg

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.

20120905-121604.jpg

20120905-121628.jpg

Cora was not happy to see them go!

20120905-121749.jpg

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

20120905-121857.jpg

20120905-121937.jpg

We’ve had lots of playdates.

20120905-122036.jpg

20120905-122059.jpg

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!

20120905-122245.jpg

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!

20120905-122506.jpg

20120905-122525.jpg

20120905-122544.jpg
The girls got along brilliantly well.

20120905-122729.jpg

20120905-122746.jpg
Dada dressed her.

20120905-122825.jpg

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

20120905-122929.jpg