Friday, December 26, 2014

Another Christmas in the Books

This year's Christmas was a little more low-key than in the past. Maybe it was the nice weather (sunny and 60 degrees) as opposed to the snow and ice that came through last year. We had a modest Christmas for our family but we still ended up coming home with a car trunk full of stuff to step on.

The Wifey has finally gotten better from the flu so the house is a little more cheery. For awhile it was just a house full of dreariness with the Monster crying because she's been holed in the house and Pillow always needing her attention. She probably would have gotten better faster if the Wifey was able to get some rest but she had to take care of Pillow while I was at work.

Here is the official Northpark picture:

We have a lot of goals for the New Year but the main one is to get our damn house clean. We say it every year but this is the year. In fact, 2015 is going to be our best year.

Monday, December 8, 2014

It's Getting Fun

We're only a few days away from Pillow turning six months and now she's getting fun. She's beginning to laugh out loud and blabbering non-stop. She still has sleep issues and teething is probably happening but the interaction is approving. Overall she's a really happy baby.

We've also noticed how much Pillow loves to eat. The Wifey made the decision to start Pillow her baby-led weaning. We're slowly introducing new items but making sure it's manageable. Pillow will freak out when she doesn't have something in her hands to shove in her mouth. We've started on small stuff like avocado and bananas and the occasional bread. Her grandmother has been feeding her scrambled eggs and mashed potatoes.

This past week we ventured out to NorthPark to get some pictures with Santa. We went midweek to avoid the line. We arrived at NorthPark at 930am and received our number: 47. 46 people came up to NorthPark before 930am to get a number only to come back at 11am when pictures would start. The good thing about getting a number is you're allowed to come back at anytime and essentially "skip" the line. Just don't lose your number. The Wifey has pretty much lost the ticket every year so I decided to be the holder of the number.

We didn't get around to taking the Santa pictures until about 2pm that day; this was after we went to the Perot Museum. By then, the Monster was done for the day and refused to cooperate. She could be a stubborn B sometimes.

We are just now getting our mind right for Christmas.