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post #1601 of 1860
Yay Korin & Ruby! Love Ruby's xmas outfit. She looks ready to go synchronized swimming in 1908 in that middle shot!

Megan - oy, I'm glad our car ride is ten minutes today. We had howling on the way to the flipping grocery store the other day, and it just shreds every last nerve. But whatever doesn't kill you, right?

Oh, I got a whole bunch of cards yesterday! I got Marlow's, Jonah's, and J.C.'s.

Last night I went out for drinks after bedtime, and I got a call at 10pm: "Uh, she sleep-pooped, and I can't get her back to sleep..." So I got home to find a baby rolling around, totally wired. On the plus side, she nursed and then fell asleep on her own by just flailing around in the bed. Then she did that after her 2am nursing. Pulled off, flailed. I hope this is something new that continues, but since I talked about it, it probably won't! She only got up 2 times last night after we went to bed, which is a huge improvement.
post #1602 of 1860
We didn't buy much for da babee either. but you know what. It doesn't matter. Nothing matters. Sigh. I'm all nostalgic and sentimental. :
post #1603 of 1860
Yeah... hard to get too excited about material stuff right now, eh? I think I will end up being proudest of the cheesy craft project I'm doing for my Mom.

I found a cute outfit for Neves on the clearance rack at Nordie's... so THAT will be her gift from us. As if she really cares, right?

Well, time to try and call my best friend again. She got back from Bagram, Afghanistan a couple weeks ago and we haven't connected on the phone yet -- except for during The Drive From Hell last night. Nice timing, huh?
post #1604 of 1860
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Originally Posted by papayapetunia View Post
And the corniest thing I'll say all night? I don't think you have to worry about just 30 minutes of something special...you've got a whole lifetime of it. I love Shel Silverstein.
I really do. I am so incredibly blessed. I can't even comprehend all the love and kindness that has been poured out for our family this year. And to have 3 (almost 4!) happy, healthy kids who know they are loved and respected? WOW. And cuddling next to my best friend every night is pretty great too.

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This year has flown by.

This is the best christmas ever. because I am finally, FINALLY, FINALLY a mama. :
It really has! And an awesome mama at that! Ruby is one lucky baby!

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Kaya has reached some milestones this week! She is getting two teeth in. One popped up last week and a couple days later the 2nd one popped through. She's been sitting up for a long time, rolling over, going from sitting to crawling position, gives kisses and hugs... And now she's officially crawling! Dec. 28th she'll be 6 months. I can't believe that she's already going on 6 months and I also can't believe that she's doing so much. I keep on telling her slow down a bit! I'm trying to enjoy every single moment and take it in! I want these moments to last forever!
Holy milestones, Batman! They grow up so fast!

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We don't even have a tree. And we didn't buy anything for da babeeee. Da babeee is sitting there playing with metal mixing bowls, which rate very highly.
Da babeee is only getting two little presents this year. Yesterday at my parent's, she was MUCH more interested in the mylar paper that was in the gift bags. We got several pictures of B trying to keep her from eating the mylar. Highly entertaining for all.

Oy. : I realized at 9am that the Christmas dress we'd put aside for Victoria no longer fit, because she had grown three inches in just about 2 months. WOW. So, I went to WalMart, which had nothing, and Marshall's, which had nothing, and Target, which had nothing, and finally Kohl's had an adorable dress, and had ONE left in her size, so that's what she got. Luckily, she loves it.
post #1605 of 1860
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We don't even have a tree. And we didn't buy anything for da babeeee. Da babeee is sitting there playing with metal mixing bowls, which rate very highly.
We got a rosemary bush shaped like a Christmas tree. It's about 12 inches tall. Tiny things are the best. Talula likes metal mixing bowls too! We got her some board books and a couple of wooden toys that were only $4 each. I got Tania a bunch of bubble bath stuff. (She likes to bring cookies and a champagne flute of milk into the bath with her. : ) Joey got Tania these heart mirror things for her room that she can write messages on. Anything else they get this year is from friends and relatives.

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Megan - oy, I'm glad our car ride is ten minutes today. We had howling on the way to the flipping grocery store the other day, and it just shreds every last nerve. But whatever doesn't kill you, right?
Speaking of car rides...ever since we switched to the convertible car seat, NO MORE CAR HELL!!! I think it's something about being more upright like the rest of us.

Well, I'm cooking a turkey today. Wish me luck. I haven't cooked one for about three years. We're going to wine and feast tonight. Tomorrow, we're going to watch Christmas movies in bed all day. We might go see Charlotte's Web in the theater. We like to go to the movies on Christmas. Last year we saw King Kong. And I'm rambling about nothing.
post #1606 of 1860
I SO wanna see Charlotte's Web! It was one of my fave books as a kid, and the girls and I just got done reading it, plus my mom gave them the old animated version for Christmas yesterday. Looking forward to watching it with them.
post #1607 of 1860
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I SO wanna see Charlotte's Web! It was one of my fave books as a kid, and the girls and I just got done reading it, plus my mom gave them the old animated version for Christmas yesterday. Looking forward to watching it with them.
Moi, aussi... Just reading the review of the film in Entertainment Weekly made me cry. Made my sister cry, too. I can't wait!
post #1608 of 1860
Just checking in. Got back from the city and all the fun! IT was great sneaking away if only for 23 hours. Now baths and changing and hopefully MAggie will poop before we go out. She did really well going along with all we did yesterday and this morning.

Bob surprised me with a gorgeous new handbag. Also new moccasins.

Well onto the next thing....

I will post thanks to each of my beautiful xmas cards after I go thru them again, they were all great!!
post #1609 of 1860
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I SO wanna see Charlotte's Web! It was one of my fave books as a kid, and the girls and I just got done reading it, plus my mom gave them the old animated version for Christmas yesterday. Looking forward to watching it with them.
Me too! My mother would read me it when I was younger.
post #1610 of 1860
Just checking in here. We're in Oregon, suprised my parents with an early arrival. Katie is so done being in the car. She got one day off, and after we got here today, she was so done. She screamed when we went out to supper, luckily it was only like 3 blocks.

All Katie got for Christmas from us was a pair of cute mittens and a playsilk. She's getting overloaded with stuff from everyone else. So many cute things. She's also getting the rocking horse that my Grandpa made me when I was a baby. I'm excited about that one.

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!
post #1611 of 1860
OK, I just have to share this funny story from tonight before I crash. Early morning tomorrow...

So, on the way home from church tonight, my nephew (almost 4 years old) had an "accident" in his booster seat. I guess he was just too excited to remember to go to the bathroom earlier... Anyway, that's not the funny part, 'cause he was a bit embarrased. BUT, after he got a bit cleaned up, de-pantsed, wrapped in a blanket and put back in the car to finish the drive, he said "It's a good thing my penis isn't up here [pointing just below his nipple], 'cause then my shirt would be wet, too."

Ahhhh... out of the mouths of babes.

Dan helped me finish my project for my Mom, so now I need to go wrap it and go to bed. Merry Christmas, y'all!
post #1612 of 1860
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! I'm working a few hours today (can't resist 2-1/2 TIMES pay for a holiday), and can't wait for present time...it's not a lot of stuff, but it's good stuff, and DS is gonna go nutso this year, I think. I re-wrapped 3 of his baby toys for K to have, and we got her a couple small things, but that's about it. MUCH better than last year (where I was nauseous and felt disgusting at the excess...after a long talk with my family, I vowed that would never happen again. It was like a toy store vomited in the living room last year, and I felt so icky.

Sooo, DH is doing breakfast, and then when K wakes up, we'll head down and do presents. Camcorder is charging, camera has fresh batteries and a clean memory card. Good time, good times.

Oh, and in a surprise twist, DD is now suddenly VERY photogenic! It's like she all of a sudden realized what the camera is, and she's now smiling like crazy every time I pick it up - ahhh, my little hambone - like mother, like daughter
post #1613 of 1860
A baby woke me up this morning, not a reindeer! We're keeping it low key with an epic waffle making brunch with some friends. Yesterday was the big in-laws to-do, and it was something else. Harper got a Skwish ball made by Manhattan Toy, and she loves it! She sat up and played with either that or wrapping paper for a very long time. And put up with a small amount of pass the baby. She pre-emptively barfed on herself and made everyone nervous, haha.

Hope everyone has a great day if you're celebrating!
post #1614 of 1860
I'm awake, and the rest of the family is still sleeping.

We went to BIL&SIL's house last night and had an awesome lamb dinner. Unfortunately they believe that our kids are their friends (they are currently childless) and haven't quite figured out that the average 4 and 7 year old can't wait until after 9:00 at night to open presents because the grownups are chatting. Parenthood is going to be a rude awakening in time management, I think.

We had a blast, and the girls were thrilled, and my SIL got me lovely Farberware baking supplies (2 cookie sheets, a cake pan and a loaf pan) plus awesome stainless steel measuring cups and spoons.

While there, their dog Sambucca got his tail slammed in the sliding glass door by a 4 year old who "maybe" saw what happened, and "maybe" someone wasn't really paying much attention, and "maybe" Bucca cried a little bit 'cause his bottom hurt. : Poor Bucca!

I want the kids to wake up!!!!! I told B there was only one thing I wanted, and I see it under the tree (it was a CD...easy to distinguish) but there are three other gifts for me, and he's been hinting at how proud he is of his gift giving prowess, so I wanna know, darnit!

After gifts we'll get some breakfast in the girls and then take them to their mom's house, and then B and Sam and I will head up to my parent's best friends' house for Christmas brunch. Can't wait!
post #1615 of 1860
Merry Christmas! Bob is out in the garage finishing up the desk he made for Liz who is still out cold- not a am person!

Everyone have a great day and think of all the gifts we have received this year!!
post #1616 of 1860
I gotta laugh at the amount of replies we have its halarious. July is trying to keep up and is getting there but we still have quite a distance on them. So Merry Holidays and Gift Giving Day and Christmas. This is the first as a real family. Last year Dh wasnt here due to work and I was getting fatter with baby, this year he is playing WoW on the computer and I am waiting for his task to be over so we can go open Bs presents and play with them. This is my first xmas/holiday dinner i am making myself and i am so excited cause i love to cook for people. B is crawling really steady now and sitting up by himself he can pull himself up on us while playing on the bed and that tooth is really getting somewhere. Our babies are growing up so fast. looking forward to xmas pics. have a great day everyone, lots of love to you all.
post #1617 of 1860
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Merry Christmas everyone! We did the ultimate crazy Christmas Eve and actually made it to two services at church yesterday! 4th Sunday Advent and then Christmas vigil... So crazy....

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We had an awesome time at my parent's house today. The girls were all very well behaved, and had so much fun (Sam slept for 3 hours ).

My mom, in true grandmother fashion, went totally overboard.

The girls got this kitchen set minus the pegboard and accessories...they get my old plastic measuring cups and spoons

They also each (including Sam!) got one of these although Sam got this one

Sam also got a chamois crib sheet, which for those of you who don't know, is the softest thing I have ever felt, bar none. We'll wash it tomorrow and put it in her crib. It should keep her very toasty warm!
We are celebrating Christmas with the fam, my mother and sister, and my nephew today; we do the ils this coming weekend... dh only has today off so we didn't want to go down and have to come up the same day... Cute presents though! C got a kitchen last year for Xmas... He loves it. I was freaked about how much it cost at the time, but it is definitely a good buy...

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Originally Posted by chiromama View Post
This year has flown by.

This is the best christmas ever. because I am finally, FINALLY, FINALLY a mama. :
Yeah! So good to be a mama... And yes, this year went by so fast... Beautiful Christmas card by the way... :

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Kaya has reached some milestones this week! She is getting two teeth in. One popped up last week and a couple days later the 2nd one popped through. She's been sitting up for a long time, rolling over, going from sitting to crawling position, gives kisses and hugs... And now she's officially crawling! Dec. 28th she'll be 6 months. I can't believe that she's already going on 6 months and I also can't believe that she's doing so much. I keep on telling her slow down a bit! I'm trying to enjoy every single moment and take it in! I want these moments to last forever!
Yeah Kaya! We are still on 3 teeth ourselves and are mastering our crawl. Having issues with clothes right now though.. Too big for size 9mo too small for size 12 mo... *sigh* gonna have to do some after Xmas shopping...

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Nicole - Harper went through that stage about 2 weeks ago. 6 months is a total bear! It's getting better now, hang in there. The $%#@ nerve of people, huh? Sneak out and come over to our xmas eve instead. WE will be serving Wine Block.

We don't even have a tree. And we didn't buy anything for da babeeee. Da babeee is sitting there playing with metal mixing bowls, which rate very highly.
We did the full tree and everything cause C is starting to understand the whole thing now. Kind of neat to actually have a kid finally be able to understand... Harper's greeting card was awesome as well! Thank you!!! All professional looking and stuff... J got a couple gifts, he got his robeez (which um, got broken out early cause I needed help keeping those dang socks on..., like one activity toy and the goodnight moon dvd set (which I am sure C will watch more but needed to put something with J's name under the tree...) and then we needed to refurbish his wardrobe which we will be doing this week I guess...

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Oy. : I realized at 9am that the Christmas dress we'd put aside for Victoria no longer fit, because she had grown three inches in just about 2 months. WOW. So, I went to WalMart, which had nothing, and Marshall's, which had nothing, and Target, which had nothing, and finally Kohl's had an adorable dress, and had ONE left in her size, so that's what she got. Luckily, she loves it.
I had issues finding xmas PJs for the boys too! It was so crazy out there...Finally found something at Old Navy~ C loves his--he spilled water on them while brushing his teeth and actually didn't want to instantly take them off! MY SON!! He usually spills 2 drops and needs a new wardrobe... And J got some in 12-18 months and they aren't even that long on him... : I am so not used to this big baby thing...

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Speaking of car rides...ever since we switched to the convertible car seat, NO MORE CAR HELL!!! I think it's something about being more upright like the rest of us.

Well, I'm cooking a turkey today. Wish me luck. I haven't cooked one for about three years. We're going to wine and feast tonight. Tomorrow, we're going to watch Christmas movies in bed all day. We might go see Charlotte's Web in the theater. We like to go to the movies on Christmas. Last year we saw King Kong. And I'm rambling about nothing.
I am so going to have to switch the car seat soon. I am avoiding because then it means I have to invest in like 2 or 3 new ones so I don't have to pass the seat back and forth... *sigh*

We do the movie thing on Christmas eve normally. This year we did it on Saturday though. It so much fun to just sit around and veg with family...

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OK, I just have to share this funny story from tonight before I crash. Early morning tomorrow...

So, on the way home from church tonight, my nephew (almost 4 years old) had an "accident" in his booster seat. I guess he was just too excited to remember to go to the bathroom earlier... Anyway, that's not the funny part, 'cause he was a bit embarrased. BUT, after he got a bit cleaned up, de-pantsed, wrapped in a blanket and put back in the car to finish the drive, he said "It's a good thing my penis isn't up here [pointing just below his nipple], 'cause then my shirt would be wet, too."

Ahhhh... out of the mouths of babes.

Dan helped me finish my project for my Mom, so now I need to go wrap it and go to bed. Merry Christmas, y'all!
This almost 4 age is pretty funny. Conversation with C and Mom:

C: Christian has a chachi (note: korean word for penis~we use it instead of penis)
M: Yes, C has a chachi
C: Jonah has a chachi
M: Yes, J has a chachi
C: Daddy has a chachi
M: Yes, D has a chachi
C: Mommy NO chachi:
M: No Mommy doesn't have a chachi...

Then next day
C: Mommy doesn't have a chachi????
M: No, Mommy doesn't have a chachi
C: Mommy chachi GONE!?!? :
M: Well, Mommy never had a chachi
C: Mommy NO chachi???!!
M: Mommy no chachi....

He was so devastated by it.

Anywho we are doing our dinner now so Merry Merry Christmas to those celebrating. And to those not, enjoy special time with family and babes. :
post #1618 of 1860
Back from the morning - we had a great time, DS loved his presents, and DD was happy to hang out while we opened. I got a few CDs I had wanted, some clothes, some Burt's Bees stuff. DH got a couple tools he wanted, a couple DVDs, and some clothes. DS got this
Play Kitchen, this
Train Set, and this
Dump Truck, along with a few clothes and a couple odds and ends ( bop bag and a tunnel).

DD was "regifted" this
Ring Stacker and these
Pop Beads from her brother, and some clothes and odds & ends.

All in all, a great morning. DS and DH are playing at his kitchen right now, and DD is playing with a ring/teether that she got. I'm picking up a few more hours this afternoon. Feliz Navidad, etc. to everyone - I'll be back tomorrow morning, maybe post a few pics!
post #1619 of 1860
Ange, loved the card!!! Beautiful boys you got there!

Lindsey, great pic of Marlow, too!
post #1620 of 1860
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Nicole - Harper went through that stage about 2 weeks ago. 6 months is a total bear! It's getting better now, hang in there. The $%#@ nerve of people, huh? Sneak out and come over to our xmas eve instead. WE will be serving Wine Block.

We don't even have a tree. And we didn't buy anything for da babeeee. Da babeee is sitting there playing with metal mixing bowls, which rate very highly.


Wine block is that like wine in a box? cause I have one of those that I can't get to. every time I pour a glass for my self some one agravates the baby!!!! THEY ARE FINALY GONE!!! 2 days to partys in my house : We have lots of mess that I now have to clean.

Oh some one did bring something a cheep ass regifted bottle of wine! I could re gift it maybe!

be back latter I'm taking a nap! Merry happy everyone!
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