January 7, 2013
Ahhhhhh holiday season is over. *collective sigh* It was SO brilliant to be in the States for the whole of the holiday season for the first time in seven years. SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT THANKSGIVING. Imagine.
We spent loads of time with family, a little time with friends (two parties! one a roaring success, Cora-babysitting-wise. One, notsomuch.)
Cora is 18 months old. Omg a little toddler. It’s such a fun age — she kills us with the cute!
She is speaking in (some) sentences, and she can spell her name aloud. Whaaaaaaaaaaa???
All of her teeth are in for the moment. Hoping for a break before the two-year molars. Sleep is, well, still not great. Up a couple of times at night, but she’s in our bed, so we feel equipped to handle it without too much sleep lost. She still just doesn’t seem to need much. *shrug*
She’s still nursing. <3
<3 our darling little
August 23, 2012
We drove to Birmingham for the weekend in order to meet Auntie’s boyfriend’s family. It was so lovely to meet them, and Cora was so sweet and well behaved. The next day was another story. Was a really fun weekend, even though I managed to drink too much wine Friday night, so had a stupid wine headache the next day. Ho hum. Fun in the moment.
My sister and I drove over early and spent the day with my dad. Cora loves her grandpa! She even said ‘Pa-paw’ twice!
My dad is a huge Alabama fan; Chris and I went to Auburn. Cora looks suitably unimpressed.
She’s in a slightly happier mood today, so hopefully her little teefies are hurting her less. Grandpa and his wife Sherry are coming to visit this weekend. We’re thinking Aquarium. Fun times!
June 8, 2012
We’re getting ourselves all settled in — just in time for our 18 boxes to arrive from England. (Side note — what on earth is in there? Obv nothing important?? £800 boxes full of crap to crowd our new house? Oh, yay.) My mom has been here all week and is like a little whirling dervish; we’re very close to unpacked.
Cora has been eating up all of this unadulterated Mimi time. She thinks Mimi is her personal walking assistant: “One finger, please!”
Cora’s Papa and Honey are here this weekend to visit the little and to help us build a fence for the pup in the backyard. It’s shaping up to be quite the undertaking.
Cora’s favorite thing about the new house is the front sidewalk/road. Safe.
She likes to crawl and/or walk down the sidewalk, make her way up the stairs, and then sit in the gutter!
She’s also fallen for our neighbor’s sweet cat Toby.
We’re love love loving the new place. However, my heart’s aching a bit as we’re missing a close friend’s wedding in London tomorrow. I’ll probably have a little tear. Congrats, Ellie & Joe!! Wish we were there for the happy occasion!! xxxx
June 5, 2012
We’ve finally moved in! We found a cute little 3/2 near West Midtown. It has an open-plan living area, a back deck, and a looooooovely front porch. Can’t wait to string up a hammock!
Mimi is here this week to help us unpack and get settled. Thank goodness. We’ve already sorted the kitchen, and we’re working in the bedrooms now.
Can I just say yay for wedding registries? Even if they happened nine years ago? Because we’ve come back to the most amazing cookware (that we certainly didn’t appreciate at 24!) Brilliant.
At the moment we’re still in serious disarray. We’re working on it.