Saturday, December 26, 2009

10 Months (and one day) old!

I'm getting soooo big! I can pull up on everthing and cruise around anything, even Sophie. I am a very fast crawler and I can climb over all sorts of obstacles. I am involved in everything my big sister does - if she reads, I read, if she plays with her dolly, I play with her dolly. She taught me two new words - Mine and No!

I hid this from Mommy and Daddy for awhile - I can climb stairs. I probably shouldn't have hidden it since I can't stay on stairs that well, and I got my first bloody nose. Now there are more gates than ever!

I'm still happy as ever, and hungry as ever. I've started eating bananas, goldfish, noodles, and puffed rice in addition to my yogurt, cereal, and baby food. Sometimes I'm so hungry I can't even wait until morning to eat. I still only have two teeth, but one of my top ones is getting close to poking out. Hope it's here soon!

Merry Christmas!

On Christmas Eve, we went to a beautiful service at church with Scott's dad. I was so happy to sing loudly all of my favorite carols. The girls did lots of clapping. Afterwards, we came home and had a nice meal. Before she went to bed, Annabel blew kisses to our 12' inflatable front-yard Santa.
Next year, I think Annabel (and maybe Caroline?) will be able to understand more of the Christmas' true meaning, and I'm looking forward to continuing a tradition I grew up with where we read Luke's account of Jesus' birth.

Christmas morning was fun! Annabel loved tearing open the packages, and Caroline loved eating the wrapping paper. They had great fun with their new piano and blocks.

Christmas took an unexpected turn around 11am. Scott was making waffles, and I was cutting potatoes into 1/4" slices when I remembered I had a mandolin. It was sure to make the job easier. It was also sure to slice off the side of my thumb and top of my index finger. Scott wrapped my wounds in a burp cloth, and I sat on the steps outside the kitchen since I felt woozy. Next thing I know I'm waking up under the Christmas tree with my head in the trash can as Scott's finishing up a frantic call to 911. Since I lost consciousness, I was taken to the ER in style, complete with oxygen in the ambulance and and in the waiting room. The nurse told me I was the third mandolin-related incident that morning.

The Ramsey PD, the Allendale Ambulance Corps, and the Valley Hospital staff and doctors were all great and I was back at home in my new Snuggy before 2pm.

I always wondered who it was eating Chinese food on Christmas evening, and now I know.

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009