My sweet little darling turned 10 months on Christmas day! It's just amazing how fast time has flown by. I can't believe she's already 10 months old, and has experienced her very first Christmas! This was truly one of the best Christmases I've ever had. Of course, I certainly missed seeing my extended family during this time. However, I think this Christmas meant so much because I'm now the proud parent of a precious baby girl. I loved seeing her open her presents, while trying to EAT the wrapping paper, bows, and ribbons. It just brought me so much joy. As I was taking part this moment, the Lord brought the following verse to my mind, "If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!" (Matthew 7:11). I am very thankful my Father in heaven lavishes good gifts on those who love Him and are called according to His will. I certainly know that life is not full of roses and easy times. However, He's already given me salvation through Christ Jesus so anything more is just icing on top of the cake. You know what I mean? I'm thankful He decided, in His good timing, to bless Trey and me with a baby as sweet and precious as Susannah Grace. We certainly don't deserve anything we have been given, but we are delighted the Lord chose us to be her parents. I've listed some things she's doing right now that I want to remember, along with some photos, below!
3 meals a day + 3-4 bottles 19 -24 oz a day
She still prefers veggies over fruit...go figure :)
Two naps a day 1 hour-2 1/2 hours each
11-12 hours at night
*Her personality has really come to life this last month! She constantly "talks" all day long!
*She says momma, dada, dyedye (byebye), and yahhh (yay).
*I love when I say "Yay!" and she starts clapping and saying "Yahhh" back.
*She thinks it's funny to shake her head back and forth in a nonono motion at me, especially while she is eating. She'll mimic me doing this also.
*Technically, she is not "crawling" yet. However, I've been telling her that if she wanted to get me something for Christmas she could start crawling (I know some of you are thinking I'm crazy for asking this because there's no going back once they start). So, low and behold, on Christmas Day she started commando crawling! She's been rolling everywhere, getting on all fours while rocking, and scooting backwards but this was the first time she had actually used her elbows and knees to push off moving FORWARD! YAY!
We started the season off right by taking a special trip to tell Santa what Susannah Grace wanted for Christmas!
"Please Mama, can I just have one of those pretty shiny ornaments?"
The Toole Family Christmas card photoshoot
The festivities kicked off Christmas Eve afternoon! The girls looked so cute at Tania's and Joe's house wearing the matching outfits I made them! :)
Susannah Grace was excited to open her gifts!
Sydney was excited about the vacuum we got her for Christmas.
This little girl LOVES to clean house!
She saw something that needed to be vacuumed right away!
The girls posed for a sweet picture with Meme and Pop!
Susannah Grace just couldn't contain her excitement for Christmas!
This is the face we saw most of the day!
Meme ordered a "Happy Birthday Jesus" cake that was almost too beautiful to eat.
***Side note: Don't worry no one actually ate baby Jesus.***
Susannah Grace's FAVORITE part of Christmas had to do with the
paper, ribbons, and bows she got to
Susannah Grace enjoyed playing with her Uncle Philip Wayne.
She is the perfect gift for me!
Christmas morning Susannah Grace woke up to find that Santa had left her a Laugh and Learn Farmhouse and Fisher Price Toy Kitchen!
She's enjoying "picking" her own tomatoes and eating them!
She was one happy girl!
Susannah Grace also got to experience something very special...A White Christmas! It just so happened to be Alabama's 1st snowy Christmas in addition to her 1st celebration of this wonderful holiday!
My little snow bunny!
This hat cracks me up!
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!