Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Snow Day!!!

We woke up this morning to a yard blanketed in snow! It kept coming down until after noon and when it was all over we had a thick layer of white covering everything. Savi was fascinated by the bright white snow out the window. She was too cute with her bed-head and her hands pressed up against the glass. She stared and stared and even waved to the snow for a while. More waving...It's been years since I've seen a snow like this and Savannah never has, so we bundled up and headed out in it. Savannah was not thrilled with her snowsuit that was 2 sizes to big. The poor girl could hardly sit up and got really tired of tipping over before we even opened the door to head outside. She was very interested in the snow when she was in her daddy's arms... ...but when we put her down to experience it up close, it was a different story. She was pretty much miserable from this moment on, can you tell? This was the best picture we could get of her. She tried her best, but sitting in the snow in a huge puffy outfit just didn't make the list of Savi's favorite things this year.So we headed back inside, and after warming up, putting on her bunny slippers, and taking a nap, I brought the snow inside for her and the two of us sat on the kitchen floor where it was nice and toasty and made her first snowman. This was much more her style.

More Teeth

Last Monay we discovered that Savannah's fourth tooth had finally broken through. She had been a little fussy the day before and I was starting to think she was sick again. We had been waiting and watching for that tooth to pop through for a while and after a week of daily checking I guess I forgot about it. But then on Monday we realized that the fussiness had a reason... a new tooth. But it wasn't until later Monay night that we realized that it wasn't just her fourth tooth, but her fifth and sixth as well! If you click on the picture above to make it bigger and look really closely you can just barely see her teeth (all 6 of them!).

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Best Sound in the World

Here's a little video that is sure to make you smile. Cole took this video this afternoon. Our girl was in the best mood today and we got to hear her beautiful laughter a lot! I know I can't watch it without laughing, so I figured I'd share it with you all (especially since the grandparents are requesting another blog post).

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Many Faces of Savannah

This post is long overdue! My mom has been asking me to put some of these funny pictures up for a while, but I keep getting more. Savannah makes the funniest faces! I usually take a picture of a sweet little face and then look at what I got and it's always a surprise. She is so much fun! So here are just a few of the funny faces we've seen over the last few months.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Golden Corral

So we ate at Golden Corral the other day while my family was in town and we discovered that it is the greatest place for baby-friendly finger foods! Savannah LOVED it! There were so many things that she could pick up and feed herself- the greatest way to eat!

She stuffed as much food as she could possibly fit into her mouth!

My favorite part was when she discovered that she could put her mouth on the end of the table, open up, and just scoop all the food right in! More of her daddy coming out!

Enjoying every single bite! Oranges, cantelope, pears, peaches, green beans, peas, beets, chick peas, black eyed peas, chicken, ham, pineapple, and more... and she loved it all!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

No More Paci?

So yesterday Savannah did not take her morning nap, and I figured that since she was really tired for her second nap that day it was as good a time as any to try taking away the pacifier. I've been thinking about weaning her from it since she was 6 months old, but I always had a good reason to put it off- visitors coming in to town, an upcoming trip, an ear infection, ect. Well I couldn't come up with a good reason not to, so I went ahead and laid her down for her nap without it. She cried softly on and off for about 15 minutes and then fell asleep! I was shocked- sometimes she cries like that when I put her down WITH a paci! And then last night I decided to stick with it and put her down for the night without it. Again, she cried (this time about 30 minutes on and off) before falling asleep. Both naps today she did great and tonight she did great and is sleeping soundly. I have feared this whole experience so much and it really wasn't all that bad- not that we're out of the woods yet. I plan to keep this up, so let's hope she doesn't get sick again and need it to comfort her, cause I'm just not that strong! So, for my own future reference, Savannah was 9 months and 9 days old when she said goodbye to her paci!


Our next door neighbor's dog had puppies the day before Christmas Eve and she was so sweet to let us come and see them. She even brought them back to our house so we could play with them without their protective mommy. They were only 4 days old and still had their eyes closed!

Savannah was very gentle with them, but I did get nervous that she was going to crawl right ontop of them! We managed to get lots of pictures without injuring any puppies!

Maybe some day Savannah will have her own little puppy... but I have a feeling it won't be anytime soon. I'm busy enough taking care of my own baby!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Christmas in Lexington

This year we planned to spend Christmas in Lexington, SC with Cole's family, but had to cut the trip down to one day because Cole got called in to work Christmas Eve. We drove through the night so we could all wake up at Cole's parents' house on Christmas morning. We woke up and got ready for the day and then headed to Toby and Valerie's house for breakfast and presents. We had a great morning and really enjoyed watching the babies (especially Addie) open gifts and play with all the new toys. After lunch we headed to visit Cole's aunts, uncles, and cousins for a while. It was great seeing all of them, but I didn't take any pictures :( Thanks to all of you for letting us share your Christmas with you! We spent the rest of the night back at Cole's parents' house. They made a delicious dinner and spoiled us all a little more before we went to bed. The next morning we woke up to drive back home so Cole could work that night. It was a very busy holiday, but it ended up working out well and we had a great time with family! Thanks to everyone for being so flexible with us! We love you!!