Happy Birthday today to Cora and tomorrow to Geoff!
All of Cora's cousins came to celebrate...
Cora loved licking the candle ends and then re-dipping them in the frosting and licking them again. It was hilarious!!
I can't believe my baby is 2 years old. Geoff and I were just talking last night about how much she has changed since her 1 year birthday. She has grown up so much!! She talks up a storm now and has this personality that entertains us all day long. We love her so so so much and could not imagine our lives without her!
At 2 years old Cora....
-loves her blankey
-sleeps from about 8 pm til 9:30 am
-has some favorite foods: eggs, french toast, oatmeal, broccoli, carrots, pineapple, raspberries, fruit smoothies, pasta, mashed potatoes, salmon, ham, rice pudding, goldfish crackers (fishies)
-loves dogs, especially coopie (Steve and Nancy's dog), chloe (Karen and Jon Quist's dog) and Max (Tony's dog)
-loves to have play dates with some neighbor friends and her cousins (she's pretty obsessed with Cade and Connor)
-talks all the time! Some of her signature phrases are: "Love you, miss you, bye-bye, hello, thank you, please, I did it!, Mommy do it, where daddy go?, daddy's sleeping (she says this almost every morning), watch show (she loves mickey mouse clubhouse), donald funny (as in Donald Duck from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse), hide (she loves hiding under her blankey)
-loves everything princess and thinks she is a princess (her favorite princess is Cinderella, she calls her Rella)
-loves washing her hands
-loves bubbles in her baths
-loves to twirl and show off a pretty skirt or dress she is wearing
-loves to do make-up with mom
-does GREAT in nursery at Church
-loves pops (lolly pops)
-twirls the right side of her hair into the CRAZIEST knots when she is tired or during nap time and during the night when she's sleeping. That side of her hair is now shorter than the left side.
-is going to be a big sister in a few weeks!
We have been in Arizona this Christmas with Geoff's family. It has been a wonderful trip, just what the doctor ordered!! Cora has had the chance to really get to know her cousins (the Rudd's) that live here and she has soaked up ALL of the love and attention that Grandma and Papa have been giving her. Cora really could not be any cuter right now and we are loving every second of her and the fun personality she has. Here are some pictures from our trip so far...
Eating out at a restaurant called Buffalo Chip near Steve and Nancy's house on Christmas Eve. The kids loved this fun atmosphere and were tearing it up on the dance floor!
Cora and Grandma Christmas morning.
Trying out her new toy with Papa. Cora has been such a Papa's girl this trip!
Cousin Lexie and Cora...They have been buds this trip!
Rockin out with Lexie's new electric guitar!
These two played the piano for a long, long time together at the New Year's Eve party at Michele's house.
Cousin Chloe reading to Cora New Year's morning. Cora is really going to miss her cousins!
We had a fun day at the City Creek food court and play area in Salt Lake City with some of my mission companions and their kids! It's so fun to see us all as moms now and have our little ones play together. Cora had a blast climbing on everything and going inside the shells. We can't wait to go back!
I got a much needed haircut... and felt like changing things up a bit without chopping my hair all the way to my chin like I did over two years ago (i've been growing it ever since). SO... I had the thought to get bangs, and when I asked the gal cutting my hair what she thought she was ALL about it and VERY excited. She thought it would look really good, so I trusted her and I LOVE IT!
My grandpa Elmer would be proud because he always told me when I was younger that I have a big forehead and would look better with bangs. He was so right! I'm glad I finally listened and took his advice. I like to think he is smiling down from Heaven at my new do!