Sunday, December 23, 2007

Last chance for me to post before Christmas!

So, I've been running behind on my blogging again. I realized that if I didn't post soon, these pictures and stories would end up lost among all of the exciting stuff I hope to post about Christmas!

Here is Vanessa at 15 months at the end of November. She looks like she has just about caught up with her doll's height!
We had a visit from Grandpa and Grandma Kaylor and Aunt Hannah. We had a great weekend with them, playing around at home, doing some Christmas shopping and going to Chuck E Cheese's. Vanessa noticed that Grandpa had the same N's on his shoes as Daddy had on his New Balance sneakers. So, she had to wear her Daddy's shoes to match Grandpa.

Here's Vanessa on a ride at Chuck E Cheese's. She enjoyed the rides so much that she sometimes tried to climb in when other kids were already using the ride...

Vanessa loves helping mommy clean up around the house. I had bought her a small broom so that I might be able to use mine without competition, but sometimes one broom just isn't enough. She has finally started to get the concept of putting things away, even, which I find very exciting. On the other hand, most of the time, putting away is followed by taking things out again, but hey, it's a good start. She has also discovered how to put things in the trash can. As far as I know, she hasn't put anything in the trash other than the various bits of fuzz she finds on the floor. Well, except for her vitamins once...

Vanessa tries to pick herself up after sweeping the floor.

Have we mentioned that Vanessa is a climber? There is a wall behind this table, so Vanessa has to climb into the table and turn around to get into this position.
We're excited to have met a new friend Nita and her grandson Kent. Here's Vanessa with Grace and Kent at a playdate at Kent's house.

Vanessa has started giving kisses. She says "Mmmm" and puckers up. Except when she's being shy, that is!
Mommy and Vanessa are signing "Daddy" while he's taking our picture. Vanessa loves her Daddy! (Incidentally, Vanessa making the sign for daddy can be hazardous if Daddy walks into the room, or even if Vanessa's just thinking about him, while she's eating yogurt. If you see Vanessa with yogurt in your hair, now you know why.)

James and I are publicly announcing our most exciting news -- we're going to be having another baby in June! We are extremely happy. We'll find out about this time next month if it will be a boy or a girl. I am done with my first trimester now and I'm feeling fantastic.
Hmm... perhaps I should have had more forethought in naming this blog. I'm not sure what we'll do yet about our blog site! Then again, that's probably one of the smallest details we'll have to figure out in six months!