Sunday, December 30, 2012

Little shoes to fill

When we had our maternity photos taken by our very talented friend Shauntelle Sposto, she took this photo of our feet with our cute little empty baby shoes in the middle.  It turned out to be one of my favorites and I framed it.  A friend saw it in the house and said we should take the same photo with Shalom's feet now.  Duh!  Why didn't I think of that!?  Well, Shalom's feet are just about busting out of these now so we hurried to get a photo similar to it while the shoes still fit.  This proved to be much harder than we anticipated, due to the fact that Shalom doesn't stand well on her own and she wiggles like crazy.  We did get enough photo attempts to make a fun animated gif though.  :)

Here is the before photo:
And after:
 And a cute one of her "standing":
And dancing!

Merry Christmas!

We had a lovely vacation up in the Bay Area and Fresno, visiting family for Shalom's first Christmas.  Here are a few highlights from the trip:
Nephew Nicolo's 1st birthday party:
Farfar holding both babies = heaven
 Uncle Daniel smiling with Shalom
 Nicolo's woodland themed birthday crown
 4 generations of Pommerencks!  Grandma Pat's first time meeting Shalom
 Farfar teaching Shalom the important things in life, the Giants winning season stats.
 Farmar feeding Shalom pears
 Daddy and Shalom on Christmas morning
 "opening" her gifts

 2 grandpas!
 Zonked out after dinner at Michele's on Christmas night
 Visiting aunt Kate, uncle John, and cousin Kaylee
 And back home.  This one is to show you how much she is moving these days, hence all the blurry photos.  She is sooooo close to crawling, so this week we are working on baby-proofing the house.  
We are so blessed to have wonderful family, a happy healthy baby, loving parents and siblings, new traditions, and the financial means to go visit them.  Thank you God for all the gifts you've given us, but most importantly, for the gift of Jesus that we get to focus on this season.