Okay November was the longest month ever. Probably because I got into the Christmas spirit basically the day after Halloween, and I've just been anxiously waiting for the day to come where it was socially appropriate to declare the feelings of my festive heart! ;) So, the days did seem to creep on by. It was a wonderful month though. Jeff didn't have any trainings or anything so he was home all month, and work wasn't too crazy either.
^^ I'm in love with this picture. That's all I have to say about that.
THE SNOW! I've always dreaded winter time but something has changed this year. I think the first reason is that I made my mind up to not let the cold weather keep me cooped up inside (or else each and every one of us WILL go insane, starting with me.), and the second reason is because Jane's whole world becomes a fairy tale every time it snows. She also made her first snowman with my dad! Despite her adamant declaration to "build a BIG, HUUUUUGE, CHUBBY SNOWMAN!" ...It was a tiny, dinky little snowman made with snow that doesn't stick. It had grapes for eyes and a carrot nose and, just as if it were the chubby snowman of her dreams, it filled her little soul with unadulterated delight for 3 days straight until...he met his fate, and melted.
Jane showing off her new (and very first) necklace that papa got for her ;)
I was grateful my dad could be with us, and could take a picture of our little family on this happy day. And I'm so grateful for those 3 people who give my life all the fulfillment and joy that it will ever need. I also just realized jane is wearing un-matching socks. Love it. There's the reality for ya. After we ate, Jeff and my dad went to Prague where they explored for a few days.
Her favorite part of baking is undoubtedly her role as the "taste tester". "Mom, can I be your taste tester?" There has never been a role she takes so very, very seriously.
We ate brownies and watched a movie together. Both those things are a rare treat- and it made Jane's whole life. Every night for the past week when I asked her "What made you happy today?" she replies with "Making brownies wiff you and watching a movie!" A simple, fun night she will not soon forget.
Proudly carrying her Book of Mormon :)
I straightened Jane's hair and she kept saying "I look beautiful" all day. Later, Jeff was tickling her on the knees, and she was laughing but then abruptly cried out: "stop touching my bladder!"
(when we were attempting, yet again, to potty train (another i-give-up-complete-failure), she learned about her bladder and intestines. But there was obviously a little bit of miscommunication there...)
So yeah, this post was ALLL over the place so you really shouldn't be surprised that it ended with a little bladder story.