I was so exhausted from Thanksgiving but I knew that when my family came I wanted to have a little family party for Chloe since everyone was busy around her real birthday. So the Saturday after T-day I made brunch and had our family over to our apartment club house. It was low key, but still a time to celebrate with all the people who love her most.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
This Thanksgiving I hosted at my apartment. It was a little squishy with 11 people but it all worked out so perfectly! I am thankful that all of my immediate family could be together since it doesn't happen often anymore. I planned a few really fun games after we ate and we laughed and enjoyed the whole day.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
We have been doing a few other new sensory activities. I got some formula samples in the mail that I never used so I put them in a bowl and she loved running her hands through it since it feels like sand.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Chloe's birthday was an emotional day for me. I felt like I wasn't ready to close this chapter of her being my baby. I'm also a little nervous to begin to raise a toddler.
It was the fastest best year of my life. I reflected a lot in the days leading up to her birthday about what the last weeks were like before I gave birth and then what my experience was going through labor, and finally what this last year has been like. I am an avid journal writer so it was really interesting to go back and read all my thoughts.
I really can't put into words how much love we have for her. She has changed us in so many ways.
The night before her big day we let her stay up late with us.
She took a big bubble bath to start the day off.
lumberjack pancakes (highly suggest making them..we have already made them twice since) for breakfast.
A few days later Devin's work had a little birthday celebration for her. Devin started this job 5 days after Chloe was born and it has been the BIGGEST blessing. He works with truly incredible people and he loves what he does. I could not ask for a better company for us to be apart of and I love that they love Chloe so much.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
More random iphone pics of our life lately.....
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
A few months ago we bought my mom's Mini Cooper S from her so Devin had a more reliable car to commute to Seattle. We still kept the Geo for a few months but decided there is no point in keeping it any longer. I got this car on Christmas day when I was 17. We are pretty sad to give it up since it has been so good to us. Except that one time I was 9 months pregnant and it broke down in rush hour traffic in the middle lane on the free way....