Wednesday, January 10, 2018

catching up...

Happy New-ish Year!

We have had a whirlwind holiday. I need a nap.

The week before Christmas, we learned our Sweet Baby Elle was fairly far-sighted and needed glasses. This came as quite a surprise, as neither I, nor my Hubby or Little Leighton, wear glasses. We picked out the cutest, little, pale pink pair, and she has ROCKED them. It was pretty hard to tell her "no" before her specs. Now? It's virtually impossible. I had worried she wouldn't "warm up" to them--in fact, the ophthalmologist had told me if she wore them for 10 minutes the first day, to consider that a success. Yikes. But, y'all, she hasn't missed a beat. It's amazing. I think she is genuinely excited and grateful to SEE and that brings me immense joy (and also makes me a bit sad that we don't know how long she hasn't been able to see well). For Christmas, our darling cousins gifted her a Cabbage Patch Doll wearing glasses! TWINS. I cried. Truly the most wonderful and special gift.

Both girls had a magical Christmas! Here we are, cozy on Christmas morning, as we unwrapped our gifts:

The lightsaber LL is holding was a HUGE hit. Girlfriend loves Star Wars, despite having never actually seen it.

Speaking of LL, she LOVED every second of Christmas. She brought extra "fancy" into our home this year. I couldn't adore it, or cherish her, more.

After Christmas, we took LL to the Gaylord in Grapevine to ice skate for the first time. I was BEYOND impressed. She was brave and had a BLAST. I hope this becomes a new family tradition. Sweet Baby Elle truly wanted a turn on the ice. Maybe next year!

Cheers to 2018, y'all! May this year bring lots of grace, fun, adventure, happiness and good health! (I'm so skeered of the flu, guys! EEK. I'm loading us up on probiotics, Vitamin D and praying hedges of protection around every inch of my girls. Every. Inch. Wash your hands! TTFN.)

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