Family Firsts

Christmas time is here... We relocated to Oklahoma and the first thing I did was set up Christmas in our living room. It is the first time we really unpack. It will be our first Christmas together as a family and her first, ever. It's been a whole month of firsts here, in Beatsville. We are in our first real house together, not a motel, hotel or guest house. There is a nice lil mailbox right outside and we have already received Christmas cards!

Children in the neighborhood come home from school and play outside until the sun goes down. I love the sound of their playing and bicycles resting all over the place. It's been ages since I have lived around children who like to play outside. August has her lil nursery set up and loves going from toy station to toy station. I sit and watch her play and we have a spot where we read stories.

On Christmas Day, August will be eight months old. This month August has had several milestones a week, from first claps to real crawling to first steps. There are so many more, have them all marked off on the calendar. She stood next to me yesterday afternoon and took two steps. Then, in an attempt to film her funny lil crawl, she drags a leg, she surprised us by taking several steps instead!

There has been some spare time for Christmas card making, although Christmas card mailing had some snags, gift wrapping, Christmas cartoon watching, egg nog drinking, Christmas light viewing... I think it might be the first time in decades and decades that we actually get a visit from Santa. I can't wait! In fact, I can say, I have waited thirty years or so to be on Santa's route again. Have A Merry Christmas!



Blogger ♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

i am loving your mailbox already!!

firsts feel so good, and with a tiny one in the house, it's all the more magical. i am so glad i have been part of all of your adventures, from across the oceans... and i am wishing you and your lil family through here further magic on these x-mas holidays, the first ones for august.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012  
Anonymous Freddy said...

Merry Christmas Tera!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012  
Blogger Tera said...

Merry Christmas, Freddy!

Nadine, thank you and Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 27, 2012  
Blogger Tera said...

Merry Christmas, Freddy!

Nadine, thank you and Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 27, 2012  
Anonymous Francesca said...

Sounds like August is very much approving of her new home!
Hope the new year brings your family health, love and peace.

Friday, December 28, 2012  
Blogger angela said...

you have the cutest family unit!

Monday, February 04, 2013  
Blogger Tera said...

Thank you, Angela!!!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013  

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