Monday, December 27, 2010

Setting the scene

Well, it's been a while since I blogged anything. I've been keeping pretty busy & I really shouldn't even be doing this now!
Thursday will be Amber's first birthday! I can't believe it's been almost a year! Sure, tons has happened & changed, but it still doesn't seem like that much time could have passed! And then, a couple days later, it'll be a new year! My new year's resolution will be to continue to organize & clean the house and hopefully get it functional enough that I can focus even more time on Amber, my crafts & selling online and spending more time with friends & family! I feel like I've neglected a lot of people (and my pet snake, for that matter) this past year. :/
To update... we had another swaperoo! I haven't heard from the lady receiving my package yet, but I'm sure everyone's busy with holiday stuff. I received my package from Kirsti, the lady who organizes the whole thing. She got me a framed picture that says "Unto us a child is born" and is just my shade of green, two bags of goodies for me & my hubby (though I've been eating a lot of his Reeses!) and she made little Christmas trees with fabric and mini ornaments on top. :) Very cute! :)

We went to my mom's for Christmas. All three of my step-brothers were there, along with their grandparents & my grandpa, my half-sister &, of course, our parents, Paul, Amber & me. Oh, & my one step-brother's fiance, so we were an even dozen & a half. ;) My grandpa's not doing well. This will probably be his last Christmas outside of the nursing home. :/
Yesterday, Amber was being extra-cute. Here's the scene... Amber's in her high chair. She's been eating Cheerios. I'm here at my computer nearby. She starts yelling. I look over and see she's eaten/thrown all the Cheerios she had. So I get up and ask her, what do you want? She looks at me and opens her mouth "Ah" and then points at the box of Cheerios. "Ok, what do you say?" I prompt as I pull out a handful of Cheerios. She grins really big. "That's cute, but what do you say?" & she signs "please." so I give her the handful of Cheerios. She pops some in her mouth & says "Num!"
I just love that she's starting to communicate useful information & she's just so darn cute doing it!
I might add some pictures later, but I need to go get some lunch & get ready for Amber to finish her nap!