50/52 {baby/toddler/life updates}

I’m a few days late with my weekly update post (again). It’s just that time of year. And the move. It will probably be this way through the end of the holiday season. I have friends and family coming and going and won’t have much computer time. But I guess that’s okay when our time looks more like this…
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I still can’t get over how amazing it is to have Eva back at the beach. She is so happy to get out there everyday and I’m so happy to have extended nap times, hahaha.

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On Friday night Eva was in the South Padre Island Christmas Parade. She looked so cute! I’ll write about it more later.

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We also participated in the South Texas Surfrider Foundation’s dune restoration project on Saturday. I’ll write more about that later, too. :)

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This week Damian started “walking” his activity table around the room. He’s getting stronger and faster than ever. He loves to explore and is becoming very hard to supervise! I’m glad we’re finally settled into our new place and everything is childproofed.

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Some rare non-selfie pics of mama and baby.

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On Saturday I also attended the island’s Merry Martini Mixer with my sister and her boyfriend. It’s an annual fundraiser for Toys for Tots. It was an honor to be able to hand out toys for the past two Christmases, and I really like events that encourage people to donate.

Two and Three Quarters

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Dear Baby Eva,

Three months from today you’ll be three years old. As crazy as it seems that you’re becoming less of a toddler and more of a kid, it’s hard to imagine you’re still less than 3 with the amount of times you’ve moved. It doesn’t seem to bother you, though. You now live on South Padre Island, and so far you’re loving it. It’s a trip for me to watch you run around on the same beaches I grew up on. I couldn’t be happier to have you back to the sea. And neither can your grandparents! I love that they get to spend more time with you. You just love visiting them. Whenever we leave one of their houses, you cry in protest. And then you almost always crash out, which is nice for me! Your vocabulary has exploded and you can be a little smart ass at times. I was arranging things on my desk the other morning when you looked up and asked in the sing-songy voice I use to teach you things, “What are you doing?” I told you I was cleaning. “Noooooo, ” you said. “You’re organizing!” Half the time I don’t even know where you get this stuff. You still love dressing up like a princess, but you also don’t mind grabbing blobs of goopy sand and chunking them as far as they can go. You love the stars and the moon and you’ve recently discovered sunsets. I really love this age. It’s hard sometimes, but it’s so much fun. I love you so much, little booger. Thank you for being mine.

Love,
Mama

49/52 {baby/toddler/life updates}

Yet another week of not much blogging. I’ve been spending time with Daniel before he leaves, and organizing our new home. Here’s a terrible Pano because I don’t have the patience for them:
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…and a little frog outside our front door:
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And maybe I’ve snuck in a little beach time…

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Processed with VSCOcam with k3 presetAnother week of beach and family time. Life is good for baby Eva. Well, except when it’s time to leave the beach:
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week32This week Damo started saying, “mama” a lot! He may have learned “dada” first, but he started saying “mama” way earlier than Eva. (She learned about 2,000 words before she got to mama, lol.) Damo is also getting better about pulling himself up on things and “walking” around them, like an ottoman or activity table. That’s pretty much his favorite thing to do. daybyday32 Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetcollage

 

 

Wordless Wednesday: A South Padre Sunset

When’s the last time I did a “Wordless Wednesday” post? Who knows. It has been at least a year. But today I’m moving into my new condo! Yeay! I will be busy getting settled in the next few days, but I wanted to share some pictures of the beautiful sunset the other night. I’m looking forward to many more…
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