Friday, December 31, 2010

The 365 Project: Day 358 (Dec 25)

Our very first Christmas as a family! Before heading back over to Raf's family's for Christmas dinner, we enjoyed our own little quiet Christmas morning together. 
Lana's favorite gift? This fancy new ball! I had chosen one as a gift for her cousin in a toy store last week. I set it on her lap in the stroller on my way to the counter, and by the time we got there she had her little hand wrapped around it! I've NEVER seen her grab a toy before on her own, so I was pretty excited and decided she needed one too! As you can see, she's quite the fan of grabbing and licking it!
You know Christmas is going to be good when you find this box on your doorstep! Thanks Jordan, I love my tureen!
Happy guy with his new espresso maker. As if we need yet another way to make coffee in this house. But whatever, he's excited and that's what Christmas is all about!
Merry Christmas, everyone!

The 365 Project: Day 357 (Dec 24)

We spent Christmas Eve with the in-laws. After 7 years, this is actually our very first Christmas spent together! Guess that's what having kids will do.  
Lana was dressed up in her super fancy party dress...not sure if I actually got a good picture of it, but she sure looked cute!
Good times and great food with the B fam!

The 365 Project: Day 356 (Dec 23)

Holiday fun with the family has officially begun! We spent today in Davis with my family, which was super fun since the Davis crew hadn't met Lana yet. 
Zoe showing off her baby holding skills. Don't they have the same mischievous eyes?
I think they like her. I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure. ;)
The Jingle Bells concert! So, so, so sweet! 
I {heart} family days. 

The 365 Project: Day 355 (Dec 22)

At least once a day, Lana and I like to hang out on the floor in her bedroom and read books. I lay next to her, hold the book above us, and she kicks and waves every time I turn the page. It's pretty adorable. So far, Jamberry and The Lady with the Alligator Purse are our favorite daily reads, but today, she sat through the ENTIRE Cat in the Hat! I couldn't believe it (it's a long book)!

She practiced her brand new trick while I read: the side roll. She lifts her knees, then rolls her self onto her side--to the left only--over and over and over again, sometimes turning herself in a complete circle on her blanket! For instance, she had started with her head on the burp cloth on the right side of the picture. It's quite the fancy new trick.

The 365 Project: Day 354 (Dec 21)

Have I mentioned what a Chatty Cathy the little one is these days? The first few weeks she explored what I now refer to as her "nice voice", but as she experiments more, it gets a wee bit more aggressive! This would be the nice voice face.
Talking is exhausting.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I'm pretty sure it doesn't get any better than this. 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Playtime Awesomeness

This kid is awesome! I'm pretty sure he literally touches every square inch of floor throughout the course of the day. Cross your fingers that Lana will be so easily entertained as she grows!

Thanks for sharing this with me, Jim!

The 365 Project: Day 353 (Dec 20)

We met up with Gina, Kelli and Riley for some pre-holiday fun in downtown Walnut Creek today. It was chaos out there, but fun to visit!
The hardcore hand gnaw:
The hangover sleep position:
Airplane fun with Pops:
More big girl moves:
Showing off her fancy new outfit...and the way she likes to spit-up and drool on the nice ones!


Does this make me a horrible mother? It seemed to help with shutting out the world to take a nap while in the stroller!

Just For Cute.


The 365 Project: Day 352 (Dec 19)

Pete came over and lit a fire under Raf this weekend. They painted the rest of the base moulding that's been sitting in our living room for the past year and cut it to size. Now we just need one more day of motivation to get it nailed in place! Well, and maybe 3 or 4 more days to (buy and) finish all the door moulding.
Meanwhile, look who found her thumb! She doesn't seem to be interested in sucking on it, but she did find it!

Proof She's Ours.

The 365 Project: Day 351 (Dec 18)

More of Lana's big girl moves.

The 365 Project: Day 350 (Dec 17)

Check out this tummy time action!!! Evidently somebody figured it out overnight!
Such a big girl!
Kickin' back on Papa's lap.

The 365 Project: Day 349 (Dec 16)

Bipolar baby. If you could quickly flip back and forth between these two pictures with arrow buttons like I can, you would truly understand the awesomeness.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The 365 Project: Day 348 (Dec 15)


The 365 Project: Day 347 (Dec 14)

Look who's finding her hand!

The 365 Project: Day 346 (Dec 13)

Holiday fun to brighten up our neighborhood walks.
And look who's starting to grab her toys! I can't say it's intentional, but she's got her grip on it either way! But man she gets irritated when the bird spins away from her!