Monday, December 30, 2013

Lolo's Second Christmas

It was our first Christmas in our new house! 

On Christmas Eve, we went to my grandmas like we always do and had dinner.  We got dressed up in our fancy clothes in hopes of going to church, but Lo was exhausted.

Andrew and I stayed up late and put together Lo's new kitchen from Santa.  He had also put together a new play house for her that day as well.  We put them both in her new play room and closed the door.  On Christmas morning, she decided to sleep in until 7:30!  When she woke up we put on her Christmas PJ's and went and opened presents!  It was so fun.  She actually tried to open the presents and then would want to open the box and play with the toy after she opened it.  She understood a lot more than I thought she would this year which made it so much more fun!

This girl is rotten.  She got so many toys!  Her playroom is full of all kinds of fun things. 

She especially loved her little cars that she got and pushes them all over the house. 

After we opened presents at our house, we went to my parents house for more presents and lunch! 

We went home after that and relaxed a bit while Lolo napped.  Then we headed over to Andrew's dads house for more presents and dinner. Lo and Eli had the most fun playing in a box full of wrapping paper!

By the end of the night, we were exhausted!  But it was a great day. 

That following Saturday we had Christmas with Andrew's mom and stepdad at our house.  Andrew cooked a great dinner and then we opened more presents and relaxed. 

We had a great Christmas, and one thing is certain, Lolo is one loved little girl! 

Jesus is the Reason for the Season!  So blessed this Christmas to celebrate with my little family.  Lolo has been the greatest little gift of all for us.  We thank God for her every day!

Lolo - 14 Months! (December 5)

Lolo Bear,

You are now 14 months old.  Seems like the months keep going by faster and faster these days.  I just cherish every single day with you.  You are such a beautiful little blessing.  Your daddy and I love you so very much sweet girl.  I call you my sweet girl all the time, because really, you are so so sweet!  You are a little charmer.  I love it when you just look at me with those big eyes and just grin.  Your chubby little face is just so cute and sweet.  You have become such a vocal little girl.  Always telling us and signing please when you want something.  You are a chatter box and will say pretty much anything we ask you too.  A few new words for you this month are Cinderella, Donald Duck, Belle, and Thank You.  You also love saying "no-no" and pointing your finger while you say it.  It's pretty funny!  For the longest time I couldn't fingure out what you were calling your blankie, but it is something along the lines of..."dan-ee."  Haha!

You love your walker that you got for your birthday.  When you get stuck and want to turn around, you look at us and start saying, "pease pease pease," while signing it, until we turn you around the other way.  You are crusing all of the place and will take a few steps even if we help you.  I know sometime very soon, we are going to have a walker on our hands.  You still love your baby doll and minnie mouse.  You also love stacking things into other things.  You especially love to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse in the morning.  You also love your cousin Lexi.  She calls you her sister and loves to dress you up!

You love to climb on things and love to get in the front seat of the car and pretend to drive. 

You love bathtime and would play in there for hours if I let you. 

You still love to eat, especially fruit, yogurt, and cheese.  You also love puffs and yogurt melts.  You are a great water drinker too.

You love going up to Macy and Jaxon and giving them kisses and then telling them, "no-no."

You were really sick on Thanksgiving and the 4 days after that with a fever.  It was pretty sad.  We tried to go to the Christmas train but only made it for 30 minutes before we decided to take you home.  You just were not feeling well...poor girl.  Needless to say, Santa didn't go so well. 

We moved to our new house a day before you turned 14 months and you seem to love it!  You are all over the place and love all your new toys that we got out of storage. 

Lolo, I just love you so much.  I am still in such awe over you.  You are a dream come true and and answer to so many prayers.  And what a little blessing you are!  How your daddy and I got blessed with such a sweet, loving, smart little girl is beyond me, but we are so thankful that God chose us to be your parents.  I still thank God every single day for the miracle you are.  We love you to the moon and back, sweet girl!