Friday, January 6, 2012

Christmas 2011

technically this wasn't lillie's 1st Christmas
she was a little over a month at this time last year
but the thing is...
she kind of did only things that involved liquids
like peeing, pooping, drinking milk
and sleeping
which sometimes involved drool, so i'm counting it with the liquids
and it was awesome to be able to hold her and share her with the world,
but this christmas was just so much...
more laughter, more presents, more mischief
{it also helps that i wasn't out for the count with mastitis and a breast abscess}
she loves tearing up paper, so between her birthday and this
she's been more than happy, she's been ecstatic
and since this, we've caught her tearing up more than her fair share of magazines
i'm actually off for a little over a week during the holidays 
and it was wonderful getting to spend so much time with the kiddo
and first things first, we went to see Santa
we waited in line for nearly 2 1/2 hours
and i was worried without her afternoon nap
that this was not going to go our way
but as you can see
she, once again, hammed it up despite everything working against us
her ear drum even ruptured after this 
yes, i said ruptured
and she was all smiles and giggles
with no concern as to what this was doing to either of her parents
{in case you're wondering,
i'm pretty sure i've recovered from the stroke i had upon this discovery}
but other than that little hiccup
it was a great break
we were productive enough to go through our closets
{to make room for some things we aren't quite ready to part with in case we decide to expand our family any time soon}
donate 4 boxes to Salvation Army
send 3 to my niece, Ayana
Beyond adorable, am i right?
and somehow managed to celebrate Christmas 5 times
(the mother-in-law, the father-in-law, the godparents, my family & just the lehmann household)
without going broke or losing too much sleep
a Christmas Miracle, if you ask me
it was a wonderful way to end the year
and has me so excited for 2012
and my sister planning on visiting
{i haven't seen her in nearly 2 years!}
i think it's gonna be one heck of a year

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