And we finally have two teeth! Wahoo!!!
We came up to Amarillo to spend Christmas with Naggy and Pappy!
It took a bit of maneuvering to get us here, as we were flying and American cancelled all flights to Amarillo on Christmas Eve. Naggy and Pappy were having none of that - and we flew to Dallas on American from Tyler, then our good buddy Michael came and picked us up with his new fiance Kelly and took us over to Love Field to catch one of the last flights being allowed out that day! Boy were we lucky! Turns out the weather wasn't so hot, but we made it to Amarillo and that's what counts!
We packed some very important things in our luggage, including our caterpillar that Carli sleeps with every night - there are some things you simply make room for!
Christmas Eve was nice and cozy. We got to Amarillo just in time for dinner with everyone and since Carli had slept all of 30 minutes all day - she had some quick bonding time with Uncle Kevin and it was off to bed so Santa could come!
We decided to give Carli her gift Tuesday night since we would be packing Wednesday night and heading to Amarillo Thursday. We gave her a little chair - it is super cute! She LOVES to sit on things and absolutely loves it when they are just her size!
Carli rarely falls asleep prior to our bedtime routine, but after our trip to New Braunfels she was exhausted. We got her to the changing pad, laid her on her back and attempted to get her undressed, diaper changed and PJ's on. After we accomplish each step, she immediately would roll over and assume the most comfortable sleeping position ever! It took awhile to get the PJ's on and she never woke up! Talk about a tired baby - wish I could sleep that hard!
This last week was our first full to have Grandma & Pawpaw back. They got new floors in their house and had to go stay with my Aunts for more than two weeks. We missed them SOOOO much! I am not sure who missed who the most, but for sure Carli missed seeing Grandma and Pawpaw!
I was a little worried that Carli may have to readjust to staying the afternoons with them after they were gone so long. But seriously, we got there and when it was time for me to leave she ignored me and was totally engrossed in playing with Grandma and Pawpaw. She never even missed me! Talk about an ego buster for Grandma and Pawpaw! ha! At least when I come back to get her to come home she will go with me! ha!
Last Thursday I was getting ready to leave and was going to tell Carli good bye, but she was a little preoccupied to pay me any mind. I just loved these two...it's just priceless.
Ask and ye shall receive...forget to ask, and I'll surprise you and do it anyway! It is time for belly pics. This time I feel like I have "poofed" a whole lot sooner than I did with Carli. Lots of ppl tell me that's normal, but I feel HUGE! And still have more than 20 weeks to go...shew. Here we are with my little helper at 18 weeks 4 days...
I got the crayon's out after Thanksgiving to do thank you cards and Carli was pretty stoked at the sight of a new toy. She loves to play with my pens and gets kind of frustrated that they don't write for her (I put the lid on them). So I thought that crayons may not be so bad. Carli has never been a "put everything in her mouth" kind of baby...but just when you think she won't, she will...
If you look really closely, you can see her green mustache - and her gums were green and the one lonely tooth, yes, it was green too. The front of her shirt had nice spots of green drool on it also.
Thank goodness she got some baby crayon's from Grammy for Christmas!!
Carli can tell you where her ears, eyes, mouth, nose, toes, head and hair are...she can also very successfully pull bows out of her hair for some time now and very strongly dislikes it when I attempt to use the headbands on Sunday. Thus, we have resorted to the "Bam-bam" ponytail with the occasional bow that I can sneak on sometimes.
So I was not surprised that when the cold rolled in that Carli objected very loudly to putting a hat on her head. We had to try all sorts of distractions to get her mind off her head and the object that rested there. I guess our persistence has finally paid off as Carli actually asks for her coat and hat when it is time to go outside....
Carli is LOVING the Christmas lights all around our neighborhood. She especially loves the display next door - our neighbor has a Pooh inflatable that moves and every time we get out of the car and he has it on, we hear a "Ohhhhh!"
Pretty sure the face says it all...
Part of our gift from Mom and Dad was to go down to Schilitterbahn and visit their Hill Country Christmas Display. It was really neat, and the weather was pretty good. Carli had a good time and enjoyed all the lights.
She was really, really excited about the carousal. She got extremely excited when she saw all the lights on it.
Riding the carousal was a little different and she wasn't too sure about that. She did finally understand that Paw and Grammy were waving from the side and got pretty excited every time we came around.