Posted by: Elizabeth | December 18, 2009

Best of 2009: Shop

18.  Best Shop: Online or offline, where did you spend most of your mad money this year? Unfortunately, Babies R Us.  [sigh]

In other news, I must brag on Caroline just a wee bit (as if I never do, I know…).  So tonight some good friends invited us to their house for dinner.  They said we could bring Caroline and just put her to bed in one of their bedrooms when it got to be her bedtime.  So we went over there at 6:30 and set up the Pack and Play in their spare bedroom.  Caroline played and socialized for about 45 minutes, then started getting a little cranky so I changed her into her pajamas and gave her a bottle, then took her upstairs to this house where she had never been before and put her down in the Pack and Play.  She cried for approximately 90 seconds, then fell fast asleep.  We were able to enjoy a scrumptious dinner and fantastic conversation just among grown-ups!  Hooray!

When it came time to leave, we got Caroline up and put her in her carseat.  I was hoping she would fall back to sleep immediately, but she woke up and grinned and talked the whole way home in the car.  I thought we might be in trouble because she was so awake, but when we got home at about 10:15, I took her straight in to her crib and put her down, gave her a kiss and left the room, and she went to sleep without a peep.

It may never happen again, but tonight I have to say we won the lottery when it comes to sleeping babies.  She. Is. Amazing.

AND, we got the “official” Santa portrait today!  Adorable.  She’s smiling big, and while she’s looking at me and not directly at the camera, it’s still pretty darn cute (at least I think so):

Santa 2009

She’ll probably scream next year, so we’ve got to enjoy it while we can!



  1. Precious! I love how she’s color coordinated with the background–without planning it

    • Yes, she’s very style-conscious. :)

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