Christmas was wonderful and busy. Charlotte loved ripping the paper off her presents and got some really awesome toys, thanks to our generous families. We also discovered Charlotte's love of Santa Claus. She was obsessed with a Santa figurine we had up on our bookshelf and took every chance to crawl over and stare at it, smiling. So imagine her joy when she met Santa for the first time. Luckily it wasn't traumatic for her like some of the other kids' experience.
Just a little bit after Christmas, Charlotte started standing up on her own. A few times she's taken a couple of steps, the record being 3 unassisted steps. Her favorite things right now are feeding herself Cheerios, drinking from her sippy cup, walking on her tip toes, her blanky, and when her daddy comes home from work.
I'm returning to school for my last semester before I graduate (if all goes according to plan). I had a month off from school for Christmas break and I got extremely spoiled getting to spend so much time with my baby. The only downfall is that she got entirely too used to napping with me in the recliner, so Stephanie gets the fun task of getting her to nap in her crib again.
|This picture looks nothing like Charlotte, but it makes me laugh.|
|Hanging Charlotte's first ornament.|
|I know, I'm one of "those" moms.|
|Four teeth so far!|
|Charlotte's first snow.|
|Christmas Eve Mass.|
|This really is the best out of the five attempted pictures.|
|Charlotte and Dad with their guitars.|