Penelope turns one in 3 days. This means my house is a mess (piles of colorful snowflakes everywhere - that's in addition to the regular mess since Penelope has decided messing with the DVDs is much more entertaining than her toys), I have 1,000 things to do (which is a gross exaggeration, but you get the point), and no motivation to do anything except stare at my baby and attempt to discern when she ceased being a "baby" and moved into "toddler". I will, of course, never pinpoint the moment - but I'm going to try. It's really just an excuse to get nothing done and play with Penelope all day.
I have, however, completed addressing all of the Holiday Cards I ordered (need to order a few more) and they're in the mail. So that was a significant accomplishment. I also finished the party favor's for P's party... I still need to get white tablecloths, decide on a cake and make it, and order the pizza for the party. In addition to housecleaning and laundry.
But I don't want to think about it anymore.
So this holiday season isn't P's first, but it's the first one she'll be active in. Last year she didn't do much and this year she's all over the place. We went with my parents last night to pick out their tree (Bryan and I have a fake tree with lights already on it, we're not putting it up this year). Then we hung out and decorated the tree - Penny wasn't sure what to think of the tree itself, but she was enamored with my Mom's Star Trek communicator ornament. It lights up and makes noise - Kirk, Uhura, Spock, & Scotty (all from the original series) all talk. Pen thought it was the bee's knees.
Here's a picture from last night, I like this one because my Dad looks so surprised:
And here's one of her attempting to escape from Evil Uncle Nic - she's going through a phase where she wants nothing to do with him (when just a few weeks ago she was ALL about Uncle Nic):
(I'd fix the red-eye, but the picture is funnier with it left in)
I don't have any really good ones of Pen - we bought a new camera and I'm not exactly in love with it. It's probably just operator error... and Pen knows I'm not a professional photographer and so won't smile half the time. She'll light up for a professional photographer, but not plain ole mommy with a point & click camera.
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