Sunday, December 19, 2010

Busy, busy, busy...

We've been crazy-busy here for the past few weeks with baking & shopping & visiting Santa!  It's all FUN, but lots of work!  OMG...Christmas is so much more fun with babies!!!  I'm just so excited to see their expressions when they see their filled stockings and Santa gifts.  Fun, fun! 

So, Scarlett is ELEVEN months old today!  Eeek!  Where has the time gone?  I so sound like an old lady, but it really seems like she was just born and the fact that she'll be a year makes her seem so old, even though she's still my baby.  In the past month, Scarlett has started to do lots of new, funny things.  She can stand (!), still not crawling, but instead, she scoots around everywhere.  She hands you things, waits for you to say, "thank you," and then expects them back.  She claps and has even just started waving hello and goodbye in the last few days!  She was standing up against a table, holding something in her left hand.  After trying to reach for it, but not being able to get a toy, she attempted to take a step closer, but then decided to go with the easier way and drop whatever was in her left hand and pick up the new toy.  Still, I feel like that's progress!!!  Hopefully, she'll be walking soon-ish!

We also went to go see Santa.  We couldn't schedule it for a time that Tyler and Alyssa could both go, so this time it was just the 3 of us Smiths!  Tomorrow, Molly and Alyssa will be going with Scarlett and I and I'm hoping that it'll be more fun.  Alyssa gets the Santa thing, so she'll be more excited than Scarlett...

Terrified.  Poor baby!


Get. me. out of here!

Now she's trying to get a good look at him.
I can't wait to see what happens when Scarlett sees how much Alyssa loves Santa...hoping for some better pictures tomorrow!


  1. Awwwww!! Poor baby! I never can understand why they are all so scared of him. The beard? The crowds looking on?

    Have a great Christmas! It will CONTINUE to go by super fast, so take lots of pictures and moments to stop and appreciate what's going on around you. She'll be a teenager before you know it...

  2. Thank you! Merry Christmas to you!