Tuesday, December 20, 2011

life snapshot

just put my baby sister to bed. i love that girl with all my heart. after i'd diapered her (she still uses them at night), zipped her up in her "cozywarm" and was rolling around on the floor with her before reading a story, she stopped, got up on her knees, put her hands on her knees, grinned at me and said her adorable unique baby accent:

"i nee go pah-yi."

i just looked at her, thinking oh baby, i just got you in your pajamas....seriously? but i just said,


and then she added:

"i wah go en sissy's baff-room."

and then she really gave me a smile - one of those irresistable ones.

what do you say?

so i took her....and it wasn't really that much effort. :) and then we danced all the way back down the hallway, looking at ourselves in each mirror while i sang the chorus of a taylor song to add to the effect. i can't believe how fast she's growing up - seems like yesterday i held her in my arms when she was minutes old, with tears on my cheeks knowing that i had just witnessed the most beautiful thing in the world. i have tears in my eyes now remembering it. "oh, darlin' don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up, just stay this little...."

today we went to gab and vivi's while our little sisters (theirs and ours) were at another event. we had a little tea party, played scattergories, and then talked and listened to music and danced for an hour :) nothing like dancing to songs you all know the words to and love with the music up loud and no one within earshot to complain. love my friends! (and my music!)

we put our tree and decorated it the other day. leia and titty strung our porch with lights, and we're planning on putting the colored bulbs on the back porch later this week. the mantel has a lit garland on it, with three candles (the trinity) in the center. the advent wreath is lit each night, and the menorah is on the top of the piano. our umpteen nativity sets are all over the house, and either the computer, the cd player, the ipod or the radio is playing christmas music all day long. oh, i love christmas.

christmas song to share - my all-time favorite of the non-hymn songs:
we showed the little ones Rudolph tonight for the first time this season. my favorite of all the animated christmas movies! it never gets old. "there's always tomorrow for dreams to come true...."

hoping you have been blessed by the Christ-child during this season already, and that you all will feel His peace more and more each day.....

love you all - nighty-nite!


  1. Awww, I can't believe how old Zu is getting! From what you've posted on Scraps, she sounds absolutely adorable -- I can't wait for the day I get to meet her in person! Hopefully it won't be too long from now . . . :)

    Oh, Rudolph. Gotta love it, right? It's one of my favorite Christmas movies, along with Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town -- the animated ones are always the best.

    Love ya,

  2. Bug is a HUGE rudolph fan. He calls him 'shine-nose', and when some 3T reindeer pj's got left on our front porch, he was thrilled. (turned out they were from his godparents. :P)

    Love you!


  3. It is so amazing that you were there when she was born!

    I love Rudolph. :)