On December 20th, Victoria turned 18 months old, and I cannot even say how amazing it has been to see the transformation over the last 6 months from baby to toddler.
This photo gives a good idea of how tall she is! This is my friend's daughter who is 1 month OLDER than Victoria, but 2 clothing sizes smaller. These two are best buddies (and that is our tree behind them!).
They love playing with Victoria's new dress-up box, a Christmas gift from my sister.
Oh wait, back to Christmas. My family was very generous with us, and Victoria quickly got the hang of opening presents.
Another hit gift for Victoria was the toy vacuum my brother and sister in law gave her. I keep wishing it actually worked! My floors would be spotless with how many times I find her doing this.
My favorite part of Christmas gifts is stockings! Those were always the funnest when I was growing up. Victoria's stocking was filled with books this year, which are her favorite "toys". I was invited to an Usborne books party recently and Victoria is loving their touch-and-feel books.
Our city has an amazing zoo, and each year we have a fantastic lights display there. We went for the first time this year and it was so wonderful! Photos could not do it justice
Just as well this is our last year for traveling, as my leg room in the car seems to be getting quite cramped
I actually liked all the drive time that we had this year, because it gave my husband and I a lot of time to talk about the real meaning behind Christmas. In the midst of it all, taking time to remember and thank our amazing God, who came down to Earth in human flesh in order to pay the price for our sins. Wow! The magnitude of that is so huge, and we take it so for granted.
Christmas morning at my mother in law's house was wonderful and full of excitement for the children. Victoria received a Baby Stella doll with wild blonde hair just like her. She is such a nurturing little girl and loves to feed/hug/kiss/love on her baby. It is so sweet to see!this book.
In the meantime, I'd love to hear about your Christmas! How do you best like to celebrate with
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