We had a great Christmas! It was so much fun this year with Queezy knowing a little bit about what was going on. We talked about Jesus' birthday and sang "Happy Birthday" to Jesus a few times that week, and she was really interested in "Ho Ho"...until she saw him in "real life" up close and personal!...
Ho Ho brought her two gifts this year...yes, that's right, just two gifts. He brought her a play kitchen and an Aquadoodle coloring pad. Santa knew that momma and daddy are trying to sell their house, so he kept the gifts to a minimum this year so that the house wasn't overloaded with toys! The gifts that Tass, D Price, GG, and Pops gave her stayed at their respective houses so that she can play with them when she's over there...great idea!
Mom, Mere, and I took a last second road trip to Nashville a few weekends ago to do some after Christmas shopping....and to just get away for some girl time. We were sad that Cara couldn't join us, but I imagine it'd be pretty tough to drop everything and drive to Nashville leaving four kids (and one on the way!) behind last-minute. We'll plan better next time so everyone can go! We laughed our heads off and found some great sales!
These two (mom and Mere) could shop for days and never get sick of it. They were in heaven at this first stop...some store FULL of lotions, makeup, perfume...stuff I don't really get excited about. My mom's the type to try on 12 different fragrances in 12 different areas of both wrists, then not know which one she likes best...wonder why? She'd say, "they all smell the same"....well, mom, probably because you sprayed all 12 of them on your wrist in different spots.
We also made it to Franklin with the intention to do some antique shopping, but we ended up mostly staying on Main Street to hit up all the cute little stores.
Lulu's is one of our favorites...mostly for bedding. Mom and I both bought some new bedding (don't ask me why I bought new bedding...my sister made me). The lady that owns this place is so sweet and has great taste!
This little girl and I have had some play dates at the park lately since the weather here has been uncharacteristically warm. She loves the park...and loves to find other kids to play with (I guess mommy's not good enough). This girl is one social butterfly!
This was the scene when it was time to leave the park...not a pretty one. She was kicking and screaming as I was trying to fasten her into her seat. I used to always see moms struggle with their kids like this, but never thought it'd be me that had a child that would behave like that. Man, was I wrong!!! I've quickly realized that all toddlers have their tantrums.
(I just realized in this picture that her car seat wasn't buckled all the way...don't call child protective services on me, pleeease!)
MQ has had her fair share in her time out chair (that rhymes!). I know, I know...I'm that mean mom that takes a picture of their screaming baby while I'm trying to discipline her, but it is sometimes so funny to watch her react to time out. It's so hard to keep a straight face, or to keep from picking her up and kissing that pitiful face. Not sure what she did this time, but it called for a time out...
(In case you're wondering if those are the only shoes we own, they're not. She's just obsessed with them. We call them her "sparkle shoes" and they're her favorite! So when it's 8:00 am and I have a patient at 8:30 and I'm still at home trying to get her dressed and out the door to daycare, I don't have time to wrestle her to get her shoes on. Therefore, we stick with the "sparkle shoes" a lot! Yes, she's already picking out her own clothes...trouble!)
Okay, I have a little bit more to catch up on, but I'll have to do that tomorrow. This momma's going to bed! Until tomorrow...