Tuesday, December 20, 2011


OK, so I'm not actually a slacker.  I am a busy mommy working part-time from home on less than ideal sleep, doing last-minute Christmas shopping and prepping and planning, and attending Christmas gatherings and parties.  So I've been kind of quiet on the blogging front, still.

I realized today that I haven't even snapped a picture of Cora in several days.  Wow.  I'm currently wrapping up the week and getting ready to head out of town tomorrow for my parents house, where I'll get to hunker down and celebrate Christmas properly, with holiday schedule (our code for putting something sinful in your coffee OR starting your day with a mimosa OR anything indulgent that can be safely explained by the holidays).  I'll be trying to get snuggles from my nephew Kai in between his efforts to learn to walk.  I'll be sitting in the hot-tub with my girlie (turned, of course, to a baby-appropriate temperature with Little Miss in a swim diaper to avoid any mishaps).  I'll be taking my husband out to a movie for his birthday, which will be an exciting "first this year" kind of event.

So with all that, I can't really guarantee how much I'll be posting.  Hopefully I'll be taking lots of pictures and feeling inspired.  If not, then please forgive me.

In the meantime, my slacker self will post these adorable Santa pics.  Yes, those of you on Facebook have already seen them, but for the rest of my blogger friends and for appropriate chronicling of Cora's first Christmas, I present:  The Little Beanie Girl with her first ever Santa.  And isn't he a jolly Santa Claus at that?  I am very impressed with the Northwest Down Syndrome Association Santa pics this year.  Very impressed, indeed.


  1. Aww. Those are GREAT. She's so happy : ) He is a really good Santa too.

  2. I love the pictures! He does look ever the "right jolly old elf". :) And have a wonderful Christmas at your parents' house!

  3. Aw, what a great smile Cora has! Most babies her age cry while sitting with Santa...Great pictures, she's a sweetheart :)


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