Friday, November 30, 2007


Here are some super cute pics from her bath today.

*Also, I posted 3 different entries today, so be sure to scroll down to see the others. There are too many cute pictures that you don't want to miss. :)

I just love this cheesy grin!

Favorite Fotos From This Week

Hugging her 2 piggies

Very excited about watching Dora

Showing off the only 2 teeth she has!

I know that this is wrong on so many levels, but it is just too cute!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Key-Key and Daddy

Julianna is obsessed with kitty cats. She carries around the pitiful little black cat with the silly witch's hat that Daddy got her for Halloween everywhere she goes. She even sleeps with it and calls for it from bed if you forget to put it in with her. She goes around saying "key key" all the time. Whenever she sees one in a book, in our driveway, on television, she just squeals with delight and says "key-key". We think that she started calling them key-keys because Ryan would always take her outside to see the cats and say "Here kitty-kitty" to call them to him. She is just too cute! Julianna is also obsessed with Daddy these days. If Daddy is around she wants to be held by him! They actually snuggled in bed for like a half an hour and Julianna wasn't even asleep. She just cuddled up with him and was completely content to just lie there with him. She is usually such a wiggle worm and would NEVER just lie in bed with me in the middle of the day. Since Mommy is at home with her and her primary caregiver it sometimes makes her feel like chopped liver. Oh well, I know how Daddies and their little girls are. I guess that I'd better get used to it.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Truly Thankful

To say that Ryan and I were thankful to spend our first Thanksgiving as a family rather than a couple would be a gross understatement. This has been the best year of our lives and we are beyond grateful for the amazing little girl that is our daughter. How lucky we are to be her parents. Everyday as she learns something new, we too are learning. With every kiss and squeeze our hearts are growing. Never has there been a Thanksgiving when I have been more aware of my blessings.

In addition to my incredibly sweet, funny, and adorable daughter I am thankful for so very much. I am thankful for my husband. Every day he strives to be the best husband and father. He is so funny and honest and beautiful. He works so very hard and never complains. Julianna and I are so lucky.

Ryan and I are so very thankful for our parents. We are filled with gratitude for all that they have done for us over the past year (and of couse, our entire lives). It is because of them that I have been able to stay home with our daughter this year. Never have I done anything more fulfilling. Never has a job felt more important. I know that I will soon have to return to work and quite honestly, I know that it will completely break my heart. But my sorrow in having to leave my little girl does not diminish the gratitude that I have for every single day that I was able to be with her this past year.

We are so thankful for our families. Ryan and I both have so many fantastic, fun, kind, interesting, and talented grandparents, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We are so grateful.

I am thankful for my warm house, my incredible friends, my dogs, mild NC winters (I hope I'm not jinxing anything), a car that runs (again, I hope I'm not provoking the jinx gods) and the list goes on and on. Truly "my cup runneth over".


Grammy in her apron taking a break from cooking to play with Julianna.

Julianna eating her very first Thanksgiving dinner! She loved the turkey and mashed potatoes and noodles, but most of all she loved the Pumpkin Pie!!!

"I finished my dinner and I am ready for my pie please!"

My little family's first Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Holiday Baking with Grammy

Today Julianna and Grammy did some holiday baking. She also had her very first goflette(A Belgian waffle cookie that my mother's family has been making for generations). Poppy will have to email me the pictures of her first bite because he got a couple of cute ones and I didn't get one. Here are a couple pics from their baking session:

Helping Grammy stir Cream Cheese Icing - Yumm!

Grammy trying to keep J from tasting icing...just yet.

More Stirring.

Getting to lick the beater. Mommy wasn't crazy about the whole licking icing off the beater but somehow Grammy and Julianna overruled her. And you know what I say... If you can't beat 'em, take pictures.

Friday, November 9, 2007

November 9, 2007

Just thought I'd drop off a couple of pics. Julianna absolutely adores her stuffed animals these days. If you just stand back and watch her she will just go from one stuffed animal to the next. Sometimes throwing one over her shoulder, other times just squeezing it and even giving it a kiss. Too precious.


What a sweetie!

On her rocking horse.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Picture Hodgepodge

Here are a bunch of cute pictures from the past couple of weeks that didn't make it onto the blog for one reason or another.


Mommy looks horrendous in her gigantic sweatshirt, but I think J has the cutest little expression. You may have to click on the pic to really see how cute it is.

With kitty that Daddy got her for Halloween. She loves that little cat. She will just squeeze it. It also has a satiny hat so she uses it like a blanket too.

Love that cheesy grin!

J and Grammy

Watching the rain.

She looks like such a big girl!

Bath in Grammy's sink.

Naked sledding anyone? I was putting something up in her closet and had to pull the sled out and she climbed right up on it.

Little Bookworm