Sunday, December 21, 2008


Miss Amelia is all action, action, action these days. Nonstop moving and wiggling. Diaper changes are darn near impossible. I dread the super duper poopers! Not a fun mess to clean up off of her hands, feet, back as she twists and turns in it. Ack!

Our little gal is changing SO fast. Each day it is something new. Last Friday at ECFE Amelia pulled herself up to standing on her own. I sat quietly and relished in my little one's accomplishment with her as she gleamed back at me over her shoulder. I was beaming from the inside nearly ready to burst!!! I wanted to squeal with delight and say, "Look! Look! Look at her, she just pulled herself up for the FIRST TIME!!!" I didn't want to boast or seem competitive.
Amelia has been pulling off this feat several times now. Each time her face is shining with pride. We applaud her and say, "Yay, Amelia!!!" This morning she used the laundry basket. She loves to take the clean laundry out of the basket. Who knew??? It really is quite inexpensive to entertain a baby.

Amelia is starting and let me repeat...starting to get over her aversion to food. She and the spoon are starting to become friends again. Tonight I made her an organic potato, corn, carrot and onion skillet. I coarsely mashed it up and she was in heaven. She was eating it so fast and smiling. I doctored up my portion with garlic and black pepper. Quite tasty. For more baby recipes go to and click on recipes for babies. Lots of really great ideas. Many of them sound really good and I want to make them for the whole family for dinner. YUM!!!

Today Guy, Amelia and I (Kristina) went over to Leslie and Andrew's (Leslie's Boyfriend) place for lunch/brunch. They made my inner foodie very happy. We had goat cheese and spinach souffles, fruit salad with caramelized pears and pomegranate seeds, and homemade scones. After lunch we had french press coffee and cookies I brought over. Everything was outstanding. I told Guy after I felt like Garth in Wayne's world. "I'm not worthy..I'm not worthy..."
I am going to have to steal the souffle recipe from Leslie...that was seriously SO SO delectable.

Amelia LOVED Sofie Leslie's cat. She squealed with delight everytime she saw it. Her idea of petting is grabbing a chunk of fur. (We'll have to work on that.) Sofie was so good for the most part calm around Amelia. Everytime she sees a cat she goes NUTS!!! Felines are not Guy's favorite animals; so hopefully this is just a phase for Amelia. We are both allergic to cats, Guy more than I.

We are looking forward to our first family Mattson Christmas just the 3 of us on Christmas morning. Even though Amelia is too young to understand we are being mindful of the traditions we want to start and memories we want to make for Amelia and our future children. Having an intimate Christmas morning is something both Guy and I desire. Christmas Eve we are spending with Bette (Guy's mom). I am excited for Amelia to be around a real tree even if it is for one day. Bette really makes it special for Christmas and decorates her home beautifully. We plan on attending church in Buffalo depending on how late service ends. Christmas morning just the three of us and Christmas afternoon with my parents at my maternal grandfather's. After Christmas afternoon we are inviting people (grandparents) to our home for a Chrismas snack and movies. Later in January we will have our Christmas with Guy's dad's family. We hope this will accomodate everyone without spreading us to thin or compromising our desires for the holidays season.

I want to thank everyone for the cards and I HOPE to have mine out soon...perhaps they will be Happy New Year cards!!! :-)

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