Nope, I don't have the house clean yet, or the numerous projects done yet. But I have resolved to be more forgiving, and so: I forgive myself! The house is not clean, but it's okay--I'm doing my best! :) Savanna has been in an ultra-clingy stage lately, so it's very hard to get much done without her surprisingly loud--and impressively persistent--protests ringing in my ears (and throughout our annoyingly echo-y house).
I have managed to take a lot of pictures. I realized when Abby, Liz and I were getting our calendars made for the grandparents/parents, I had hardly any pictures of the kids! I mean, I had several get-dressed-and-let's-take-some-photos photos, but hardly any of them playing and just being kids. So I resolved this year to take pictures whenever I feel like it, whether Savvy has sweet potatoes in her hair (which is actually pretty cute) and whether I don't have the ideal lens on my camera, and even if it's a time when it's hard to not use the flash, and even if the house isn't clean in the background. I've done great with this particular renewed resolve (big surprise, right?), and I already have several folders-full just for January. So I chose to share some of them with all you bloggity friends, especially because last night we had sort of a milestone night with Savvy! Nothing that huge, just her first "big-girl" chair and her first ponytail. And the night before that, her hair was sopping wet in the tub, and I couldn't believe how long it was (all straightened out) that I thought I'd post those, too. And a few more....so. Without further ado:
First they were just "keeping her company".....
And then Reed just begged to feed her, and he was already feeding her little strawberry-apple puffs on a spoon, so I went ahead and let him feed her some carrots. I'm glad I did. He was so proud of himself, I just didn't care about the clean-up.
I was just holding the camera this morning and Reed said, "Now one with my arm around." Look at the ecstatic expression on Jaxon's face. He's a little bear-ish in the morning. He just wants to eat his "loop loops" and be alone.