Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Photos

We dressed Savannah up and took some Christmas pictures last week. We took lots of pictures with three different cameras. Here are just a few of the pictures we got.

Playing "Peek-a-Boo"- her favorite game. She learned to play it herself over Thanksgiving.

The picture above is my favorite. I'm a sucker for that smile!
Notice her dainty little pinky sticking up as she chews on her Christmas present.
The whole family- our first Christmas as a threesome!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Random Pictures

Monday, December 22, 2008


Savannah has started waving over the last couple weeks but just in the last few days she has started saying "baba" while she does it (her version of "bye-bye"). She does it randomly throughout the day, but I took a video to share with you and to document it for myself :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

So Smart :)

So I already posted about how Savannah has started bopping to music, but today I was watching her from the back while she played with her Little People's nativity. Part of the nativity is the little drummer boy's stable which plays "The Little Drummer Boy" when you push the little drum on the side of the stable. Every once in a while she'll accidentally hit the button and the music will play and she'll stop to bop to the music. Well, today I decided to video tape a clip of it and this is all the dancing I got... not much...

So, I decided to try again. I got up and hit the drum and then got back behind her to see if she'd dance more. She danced even less this time, but I kept taping to see what she'd do. And the little smarty got up and hit the drum herself and sat back down to bop to the music! I had no idea she knew how to make it play the music! I was so impressed! And after I stopped taping, she got up and did it a few more time, stopping to dance each time she hit the button, so it wasn't just a fluke. I am a very proud mommy and had to post my videos right away. Here's my little genius...
Of course, now that I know she really does understand cause and effect, I may have to start being a little more strict with my "no no"s :(

Can't Touch This!

We discovered something new about our baby girl this week. She loves to dance! My mom had a hallmark card that played MC Hammer's "Can't Touch This" when you opened it up. Every time it played Savannah started to bop to the music. We had a lot of fun watching her and since have realized that she'll bop to any music she hears. Sometimes I don't even notice there's music playing until I see her start bouncing up and down. We caught some of it on video so I could post it on our blog. Even when she was running a fever of 102 and didn't want to do anything else, if Cole gave her a beat, she'd start to dance! I guess she does have a little of her daddy in her!

Thanksgiving with the Kruithofs

After leaving Lexington, Cole dropped Savannah and me off in Greenville to spend the week with my family. We got to see Joelle and David's new house and help unpack a little and do some Christmas shopping. The girls are so fun to watch together. Some of my favorite photos are bathtime pictuers and with the girls getting older, they only get better! Can you tell Savi loves the bath! And even better... a bath with her cousins! Brent and Katie drove down on Wednesday and Cole drove back down on Thursday so we were all together on Thanksgiving. Mom made a great meal and we really enjoyed being with everyone. The girls all had matching dresses for their first Thanksgiving. Pressley was getting sick and not feeling well by this point, but we were able to get a few pictures of them all together.On Saturday we had our family Christmas since we won't be together for the actual day. What a different Christmas than last year! Joelle and I had matching bellies and this year we have three little girls who were fascinated by the lights and presents. I had to take this picture of my mom trying to look something up on the computer in the midst of the beautiful chaos!Here comes trouble!Joelle and I had some fun with the girls and their favorite treat. We stuck puffs to their cheeks and let them eat them off each other's faces. It was adorable, but also possibly the reason they all ended up sharing the same virus :(

Thanksgiving with the Varners

We were able to drive down to Lexington to visit Cole's side of the family for a few days last week. It was great getting to see relatives we hadn't seen for a while and getting to spend some time with the whole family. Cole's mom and dad were sweet enough to prepare a whole Thanksgiving meal a week early since we weren't going to be with them the day of. Addie and Yeats are getting so big and are just as adorable as ever. I wish we lived closer so we could see them more often!Savannah is blessed to have grandparents that love on her! Check out her face in the picture below. We can always count on Savi to give us 5 goofy pictures for every normal one- I love it!Here's Savi sitting with her "little" cousin Yeats. I had to post this one for two reasons. The first is because she's chewing on his arm. We have pictures of her chewing on her other cousins when she was one week old. The girl will try to eat anything! And the second is that Yeats is almost two months younger than Savannah and is already over 20 pounds. This picture really makes him look a lot bigger than Savannah (I think the angle makes it look like a bigger difference than it actually is, but it made me laugh to see it).This angle is a little more accurate. Aren't they adorable?And here's Savannah with Cole's Aunt Barbara (another goofy face). It was so good seeing her and all the other relatives in Lexington- some meeting Savannah for the first time. What a great trip!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Catching Up

It's been a while since I've posted because we've been busy! We got to spend about 10 days in South Carolina visiting family and then when we got home and Savannah got sick. I guess we should be thankful that she made it 8 whole months before getting sick for the first time, but it has not been fun! What an exhausting few days for all of us! I'll post about our trip in the next few days. But in case I haven't posted about it yet, she is now a crawling, cruising, waving, dancing little bundle of smiles (when she's not sick).
This is a picture of Savannah after she fell asleep in the car with her hat on. It obviously shifted a little before she dozed off. And now that Savi is crawling, she's discovering all kinds of new things... like the air vents!