I was going to post about our holidays, then I began sorting through the 200+ photos taken over the span of a week, and a rush of overwhelm came to me. We have a REALLY large family. We made the 600 mile trip to be with them all. Needless to say, it was a very full holiday. A good one, but a full one. Although stress peaked through my days at multiple moments when preparing for the trip to the motherland, I have to admit, the little one had a ball. She really did. Our visits work out like this: once we arrive, I pretty much flop myself onto the couch and parent from a distance the entire time. Bea instantly becomes attached to her grandparents, cousins, and aunts and uncles. Each and every one of them does such an amazing job of watching out for her, loving on her, playing with her...It's no wonder, she checks in with mama and dada so infrequently when we are with the family. Watching her interact with her extended family truly makes the work worth it! We are all so grateful!
Despite the fun Miss Bea had, home called us back. And at home is where we are now. She's getting reacquainted with her little daily routine - trying to remember what life as an only child is all about!
First things first - life can't proceed without bread. And since, I gave my homemade bread as gifts to my family, our freezer had no emergency loaves left. Bea helped out and wore one of her Christmas gifts - a little apron made my mama! Yay - it fits her just right!
We are learning how to share! When we arrived back home, Bea found this little doll bed, along with the doll highchair, and wagon under the tree. All three pieces were thrifted from Craigslist. I made the bedding for the little bed, which you can see was tossed out of the bed and onto the floor in exchange for what? Oh, a toddler.
And here she is at her favorite corner in the house - her little kitchen area. "I cook!" she announces. "Eggs fa Foo." Foo is the bunny in the highchair. I kid you not. She named the bunny Foo. Her doings, not mine.
Breakfast with the little one. Love these simple moments. Hope your days are unfolding as simply as ours are!