The End of 2014

December 30, 2014 | The Holidays may be over, but I have a hard time letting go! We had to get a couple more wears out of your Santa Baby onesie (which is a total lie based on your experience with Santa) and these pants I purchased before you were born. Can Christmas really be over?  It was a busy month, but a complete blast. Baby Bean, this year has been awesome/challenging/fun/crazy/sleepless/loving…I could go on and on.  We love you so much, and cannot wait to see what this next year has in store for us!

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Bath Time at 10 & 11 Months

December 30, 2014 | I wanted to make some quick notes about bath time at this age, because it’s hilarious and crazy!  As a newborn you hated the bath, would scream the entire time no matter what we did.  Fast-forward a few months and you loved it…phew! Now you love it so much, that when it’s over it takes both of us to get you diapered and dressed!  I’m constantly amazed by how strong your little body can be when you want to get away from us…ha!

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Wooden Camera + Visiting Friends

December 29, 2014 | A photographers’ daughter needs to have several options when it comes to toy cameras…right?  I noticed on this day that she happened to be dressed in the exact color scheme of her Twig Creative camera…so we jumped out in the front yard for a few photos!

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The holidays also mean some friends travel into town, and so I was able to see S a few times while she was here!  She met E as a newborn all those months ago, and I was happy to see them reunited (even if E looks less than thrilled)…ha!

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Day-After Christmas

December 26, 2014 | In an effort to relax/enjoy the Holiday, we had my family Christmas the day-after…which was awesome.  We were able to spend most of the day together, and eat the signature lasagna at my parents’ home!  With both E and her cousin experiencing their first Christmas (in the matching PJ’s I found for them) it was truly all about the babies. So much fun!  I wasn’t too great about snapping photos of everyone on this day, but there are plenty of E & B!

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First Christmas

December 25, 2014 | We started this BIG day with just us three.  D and I kept this year simple with three Christmas gifts for E.  A tunnel, a wooden hammer/peg-board set, and a toy camera that plays music.  There were a few book-gifts in there too!  She didn’t really understand what was going on, but I adore Christmas so I was beyond excited!  After PJ’s and some photos, we were dressed for church and I snapped a few more of her cute outfit in front of the tree (which had the ornaments added just a few days prior).  Warning…lots of photos coming!

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In the evening, it was off to the BIG family (D’s side) celebration!  Around 50 immediate family members, all crammed into one place with gifts (& white elephants) to exchange. It’s crazy, awesome, loud & fun…E was a champ.  She let almost everyone hold her, and before we knew it she was taking off on her own crawling around all the feet.  Not to mention finding anything she could to put in her mouth!  I’m so glad we arrived early, because this is also when we heard our niece’s news…baby on the way! 🙂

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