|I LOVE this picture. I think it looks like it belongs in a magazine.|
We took Sophia to sit on Santa's lap. As I sat her down, I told him, "I'm really hoping she freaks out." And she did. It will be such a fun picture to look back on.
|He tried to win her over by showing a little gift for her, which was was interested in while he unwrapped it, but then cried again. :)|
|It may look like Sophia is helping me put the ornament on the tree, but really, she is gripping it tightly because it's a ball and she wants to play with it.|
|We put a couple non-breakable ornaments on the very bottom of the tree for Sophia's enjoyment.|
|Sophia always pulls her hat over one eye.|
|Jerusalem and Germany|
|Our stockings were hung by the air conditioner box with care...|
|I decided not to do too many decorations in our apartment, so this corner is about it for my "seasonal decorations"|
And now, the Christmas pictures of Sophia!
|Luckily, she had more smiles for the camera than when I did her 12 month pictures!|
|Hooray! So many balls!|
|So excited to open a present with her baby in it!|
I didn't realize quite so many of those pictures included the hat. Most of the pictures where she's not wearing the hat, she was signing "hat". :)
The day after I bought some baby snow boots and a little snowsuit, I let Sophia walk around outside for a bit. I was surprised that once we got home, she kept bringing me her coat, wanting to go outside again. So I brought my camera along.
So much pink!! Even a tiny pink nose!
|hahah she was so bundled up that the few times she fell, she just dragged herself along the sidewalk because she couldn't get back up! I don't like the cold, but dressing a baby for the snow is FUN!|
Christmas also signifies the end of Russ's first semester of grad school! Wow! It went by really fast. After his finals were over, we hopped on a plane to visit my parents in Virginia. Sophia did a really great job on the plane, and I had a LOT less anxiety about flying since I wasn't doing it alone. So far our visit has been pretty relaxing and full of goodies and late-night netflix watching. :)
|Sophia "helping" make cookies. Look at her little hand on Grandma's knee :)|
|Grandma has got lots of fun Christmas decorations for her to get into. She loved carrying around this present and playing with the balls in it.|
|All ready to check out some Christmas lights around town|
Pictures in front of the Christmas tree:
|I didn't have a Christmas dress for Sophia, but instead of buying one to wear one time, I made some felt flowers and mom attached them to a dress she already had. I think it turned out pretty cute!|
Merry Christmas Eve!