I was trying to get a shot of her curl!!! She lately has been getting this curl after her nightly bath. For a few days it lasted until morning and slowly straightened out as the day went on. It is so cute!
We recently got the Christmas ornaments out and of course that means we have to get the Cowboys Santa hat out! Here is our little sweetie trying it on!
We recently had a cold snap! It got cold then the next day, most of Kansas was hit with a winter storm. We only got the treacherous layer of ice pellets instead of the snow! Needless to say we bundled up the day before the storm. Dumpty has become an obsession lately! If we even mention her name, Jesstine has to go to her bed and pull her out to hug her! I guess it is a good thing in the sense that she doesn't suck her thumb or have a pacifier. It is also very similar to a pillow doll that her daddy had as a little boy! The bad thing is that it could get very tattered and need to be replaced someday! Hopefully not!
Also lately, Jesstine has become a girly girl. She has started to really like baby dolls and "pretties" or "beads." As you can see here, I found some Mardi Gras beads and added some more from a $1 bin. She prefers the ones without the stars, but she plays with both!
And of course what would "pretties" be with out a purse to match? Yes, this purse is shaped like Elmo's head. You aren't imagining things! She even knows how to carry it!
She is awaiting her first baby doll that hopefully Santa will bring to her this Christmas *wink*. Until then, Zoe acts as her baby doll. You are witnessing a time out for Zoe in this picture.
I think this is a diaper change. Notice her curl firstly. Then notice her method of carrying Zoe affectionately around. (In case you can't see, it is by the eyes!)
This was the ice storm day and we had a pj day where we both stayed in our pj's all day! Here is the little one cuddled up with her blankie and Dumpty watching the Pixar Christmas special that was on ABC this week.
Because of the ice storm, I wasn't able to get to the Y. Luckily Santa came early for me this year! Sunday, my LOVELY husband bought me a Wii game system complete with Wii balance board and WiiFitPlus. It sure helps me to get a good workout in when I can't make it to the gym. Don't I just look cute with the head band! BLECH!!! I am ski jumping here in case you didn't know already!
Also, in case you didn't know. I asked for this early because I won't have much time to use it after Christmas for a little while. I am having surgery on the 28th and will be unable to use the Wii for at least a couple of weeks if not more. I am trying to get my time in now!
I had actually intended to post this and had the post window open before these last two pictures. It was right before I was to head off to work. Jesstine goes to Grandmom's on Thursdays when I head to work. I always pack a lunch so all Grandmom has to do is warm it up and give it to her. I set it by the door so that I wouldn't forget it. I turned to get my coat on and get Jesstine's coat. When I turned back around this is what I saw! Wow! When I say we are going to Grandmom's, she is ready!!!!! (Note, this is somewhat staged in the sense that when I noticed it, I had to go get the camera. By the time I did, she had already put the lunch bag down and was on to other things. I had to reposition her to get a photo to capture the moment!)
And lastly, tonight we had one of Jesstine's favorite foods ever: mashed potatoes! Here she is channeling her Uncle Seth. She has a mashed potato soul patch!! Woo Hoo!
Yes, I did say in a caption that I was having surgery. Let's just say it is elective and that hopefully I can alleviate some upper back problems. Please pray that this surgery goes well and that there are good results! I will also be unable to lift more than 20 lbs. for about 4-6 weeks. (Jesstine weighs 22 lbs. right now!) I have a VERY supportive husband who will be taking off of work to be with me and help with Jesstine for the first two weeks. My mother has already volunteered her services as well. I will no doubt have plenty of help from my mother-in-love (law for most people) as well.
We hope that all is well with our blog followers! Until next time....
Lacie, Stephen and Jesstine