Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas 2010

Ok, again.... I give up. I've been trying to post a bunch of photos from Christmas but after about seven tries on two different browsers, I give up. Sorry folks. There were some cute ones too! Photos from Christmas Eve, Christmas Morning, and more. But the blog universe has given me no encouragement on this front so I'm done. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow. For now here's what I could actually get posted. Sorry there's not more.

Friday, December 17, 2010

So big

{Ok, another disclaimer.... I have been trying to post this post for days. I am having major issues lately with uploading current photos and videos. Now granted, I am not as quick posting as I used to be but the issues I've been having with blogger are really vexing. I am unable to upload any of the videos I have been taking of the girls. So there are videos of Emily crawling and Sophie singing Beatles songs and I can't get any of them up there for you all to enjoy. Sigh. Maybe it's time to switch blog platforms? We'll see... But I promise I will try to figure this out in 2011 so as to not keep you waiting so long.)

Another exciting week here at the Oxenfords. Emily is now sitting in a high chair and eating like a real champ. So far, she has had rice cereal, mashed bananas, pears and today some sweet potatoes. She's also had teething cookies and a few cheerios. Her appetite is much better finally and I think eating more solid foods is definitely helping her poor little tummy because she spits up a lot less now, too. Tonight we ate dinner all four of us together at the table (with Sophie and Emily both in their own special chairs). It was absolutely hilarious and ensued into a laugh fest. See... Emily cracks Sophie up and Sophie cracks Emily up and then Jim and I crack up because they are laughing. It was pretty funny. Gosh, we are either going to have the time of our lives with these two girls together or we are in sooo much trouble or probably a healthy mix of both, huh?

Emily is also crawling so fast and so determinedly that we even have had to put up "baby jail" to keep her contained once in a while. Unless you are right on top of her, she is off and running and ready to pull down that low hanging ornament on the Christmas tree if you let her. Sophia is still in the midst of Beatlemania. She demands to watch at 48 minute compilation video of combined mini Beatles documentaries multiple times a day. And she'll call out to us and say "what's that one, Mommy?" and I have to ask Jim "what's that one, Daddy" and he'll tell her what the song is (her daddy's the Beatles fan and his knowledge of all the songs on the documentaries is muuuch better than mine). Honestly, I like the Beatles, I really do. And, JIm LOVES the Beatles but to tell you the truth, we are both getting a little sick of them. The Beatles are on All. The. Time. It's all she wants to watch. Is this normal for a 2.5 year old? Who knows. But Sophie is clearly enamored with her Beatles and well, it's a heck of a lot better for her to watch that than SpongeBob (we don't watch SpongeBob in our house) or some of the other shows she is allowed to watch.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

So much to tell!!

Sophie and her tree

Sophie and Grammy making gingerbread cookies

Happy Emily

I can't seem to keep up with this family blog anymore... Sigh. Poor Emily. So much going on and no time to blog about it...

The BIG BIG Big with a capital "B" news in Emily's world is that she is crawling. I mean, really truly crawling. In fact, I think now she might be trying to pull herself up already. The girl moves fast. I am not even kidding. And, she's eating. A lot. She downs her bottles like there's no tomorrow. She is eating mashed cereal and bananas and even had her first evening meal (usually we have just been feeding her in the mornings) tonight when Dee Ree fed her dinner and she LOVED it. She is a messy eater and tries to grab the spoon constantly and wants to feed herself.

In other news Grammy was in town for a few days and we had such a great, albeit short, visit with her. We are SOOOO happy we got to spend some time with her while she was in town (shhhh... don't tell her that we would have kidnapped her had we been faced with the prospect of not getting to see her while she was here).

What else? Oh well, can you say Chriiiiistmaaaasss??? Yes, we are the early Oxenfords this year (VERY UNUSUAL for us, we know) and we already are decorated with our lights up, our tree up, our cards almost ready to go out and yes, the shopping almost done. Yes, you can choke on whatever food product you might be eating right now... You heard me. The shopping is nearly done! Honestly, I can't believe it either. I'm so happy about it I could just bust though. Now, all I have to do is figure out when I can wrap it all.

Sophie, because really I can't possibly have a post without mentioning Sophie now, can I???? Sophie is um, pretty darn excited about Christmas. She picked our tree and she did an amazing job helping to decorate it. Sophie seems to have gotten more mature somehow in the past week or two. We don't know what quite happened but I'm telling you, she is just getting so big. If I could only get her out of diapers.... More on that soon as we have a big potty boot camp plan that we're almost ready to implement!!! Stay tuned!