Friday, December 10, 2010

Mia is walking!

This baby is walking!!!!  Mia has always had strong little legs, but I never thought that she would start walking at 10 months!  It seems like I just had her yesterday, and now she is running around everywhere!  Words cannot begin to express how much we LOVE this little girl and how proud we are of her!

(That is her bow in her mouth.  She's not a big fan of keeping it in these days.)

10 months was a big milestone for Mia.  Here are a few of the things she is doing...

- Walking
- She understands a lot of what we say (except the word "no") haha
- bringing us things that she wants (her cheerios cup...for more cheerios, bottle, books to read, etc!)
- "talks" on her play phone while walking around
- climbs in and out of her car by herself
- signs "more" and "all done"
- waves goodbye
- throws EVERYTHING out of her crib.  (kind of cute...kind of not)
- points at stuff for us to look at (or stuff that she wants)
- feeds her baby its bottle
- gives kisses!
- growls, makes an elephant noise, and tries to meow like our cat
- pretends to give us something, then pulls it back to herself and laughs! :)
- sits and "reads" books for a long time.  It is so cute to watch her look at the pics and jibber jabber. :)
- ties her shoes 
- changes her own diaper
- washes dishes

Haha...okay, the last three haven't come yet, but we are having so much fun watching her discover new things.  We are thankful, thankful, thankful for our Mia Jubilee!  Enjoy this last picture!

She was so COLD and tired of taking pictures.  This is the sweetest baby in the world! :)  We're totally smitten and IN LOVE with her!

Caroline's Birthday

We celebrated my niece, Caroline's, 2nd birthday over Thanksgiving.  I love being "Tia" to these sweet girls...

Here comes the big sister with the cupcakes! 

We were singing to her...

Can you tell how excited she was?!!!  She LOVES monkeys AND the color pink!

More of her birthday dress up clothes!

This is one of my favorites!  Look at those beautiful eyelashes!

So girly! 

The sock monkey looks pretty happy too!

Susannah...wearing Grandma's glasses.

Aunt Meghan is such a good aunt!

Bless her heart.  They all love her so much!!!


On this Black Friday when so many of my friends' heads are hitting their pillows (after a full morning of shopping), I am sitting in my cozy house, Mia is sleeping, Caleb is at the gym with a friend, and I have a choice:  I can clean my house, get the Christmas decorations down, or post on the blog.  So I've decided to try to tackle all three.  First, the blog!

My sister and sweet nieces are in town for Thanksgiving.  Check out a few pics of them.  More to come, but ya know...I still have to get this house cleaned!!!! :)

My sister made their cute turkey shirts!!!