Tuesday, January 10, 2012


1 week down... how many to go before we get to see Dada again? Wow, it's so hard to believe how SLOW this week went. I had such a great time getting together with friends for coffee/lunch/crafting/etc... tried keeping myself as busy as I could. I did the same with the little one... we crafted, played A LOT, colored a TON, learned a lot... in fact, this little one is becoming a pro with her "A B C's "... she can say the letters more clearly, and can recognize about half of the alphabet without any help, and associates words with that letter.

and we did a lot of this...

some sweet snuggle time that usually turned into a nap...

oh how she fights a good nap SO much, but NEEDS it...

Sometimes this Mama has to fake taking a nap, just so she will fall asleep (even with the clicking of my camera.) Have I mentioned how she never wants to take off her new blue glasses? Oh, and how she needs me to promise that I'm not going "bye bye" while she sleeps...

... and then she finally caves... and I get to stare at those beautiful lashes... they are just b. e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l

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  1. So sweet! I love sleeping babies/toddlers/preschoolers. Melts the heart.

  2. Aw, so sweet! She is just the cutest little girl! xxx

  3. Love the photos! And I'm majorly impressed that you can take those photos of yourself without dropping the camera on your head. What's your secret??

  4. yay for learning lots! and naps :) I remember fighting them too when I was little! so glad she likes her new glasses!!

  5. Oh how precious!!! How funny that she doesn't want to take off her glasses!

  6. Ok, I cried when you talked about having to promise her you won't leave. I can't imagine how you must feel knowing that YOU will NEVER abandon your baby girl, but that she still has the emotional hurt from being orphaned and doesn't understand yet about transient good-bye's from her Daddy. Seriously, army families have been blessed by God with a strength that I don't have; and because of Charlie's history, your family goes through more during deployments than most army families do. Thank you so much for what you are doing for America. It is not unappreciated.