Lila Lunes: Christmas!

As it turns out, Lila's teething.
What does this mean?
She screams. And screams. AND SCREAMS.

My daughter used to be a *fantastic* sleeper. (She's been sleeping through the night - from 11 p.m. until 7 a.m. - since she was about 8 weeks old. I know, we're lucky.) Now, beginning on Christmas night, our daughter offered a gift to us: Craig's daughter has started to scream for the past three nights for upwards of TWO HOURS at a time.

I'm serious.

Does The Cupcake want oragel to numb her baby gums? No. She hates it. Just screams louder.

Does The Cupcake take kindly to baby tylenol? No. It's like crack to her. It keeps her up.

Next on the agenda we're trying baby motrin. If that doesn't work, we're going to come up with some sort of tylenol PM for babies or ambien. (Trust me, there's a market for it.) Or, Jack Daniels or Jim Beam.

I'm serious.

Aside from that, Christmas was SO fun this year. It's been so awesome spending this Christmas with my Mom, too. I'm so glad she's here. The Broughton Four are happy.

Let's move on to the pics, no?

Looking at the courtyard Christmas tree with Grandma and Ferg.

Lila in her Christmas Eve outfit posing with her BFF.

Lila and her Daddy.
(I swear, they both smile whenever they see one another. I ♥ it.)

My Lilakins and I.

Remember I mentioned the teething?

Posing by our real Christmas tree!

Opening her Christmas gifts from Aunt T., Chloe and Max.
Cousin Clo assisting.

Please note the look of awe that Lila is using whilst staring at her cousin.
And, please note that I made that hat that Clo's wearing.

Lila had to introduce herself to Santa. So, she left him cookies and milk on her Santa plate.
He, being ever-so-friendly, left her a note in return.

Lila Ross on Christmas morning!
(I love this one. I adore that smile. Click on it. It's worth it.)

Please may I open one?

And this is what she did the whole time: she ate the gifts.
She loved, loved, LOVED the wrapping paper.
NOTE: red wrapping paper dyes white pj's pink.

Hanging out on Grandma's legs as we watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. (Can you BELIEVE my Mom had never seen it?!)

And, dressed in her Christmas dress from Uncle D. and Aunt. N. in Columbus!
Clearly, Christmas is very funny.

And finally, little Miss Lila enjoying her new tea set!

My favorite picture of the week.

Happy almost new year!



  1. I think we might be having the same problem over here- Saturday was Screamfest 2009. Lots of drooling and whining and jamming things in the mouth. I feel your pain.

    As usual, she is ADORABLE! I love it!

  2. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so glad she loves her tea set!!! Athena said she would.

    SO cute. I'm so happy for you that you got to spend it with Shirl :)

  3. Oh my goodness, it looks Lila and the B. household had a WONDERFUL Christmas!

    Her Christmas outfits were all darling and I LOVED the pics with Lila on your moms leg, seriously that face is too darn cute and the one where you and Clo are helping her open gifts...and Ferg is in the background watching, too fun!

    I am so excited that you got to celebrate Christmas with your mom and your beautiful daughter!

  4. P.S. How fun is that hat you made Clo!!! Great job!!

  5. I love love love the pictures of her eating her dress (there's just something about the way she's sitting that is so adorable) and when she's lying on her grandma's lap - I think it's the green hat!

    I'm so glad you had a great Christmas with your little bundle!

  6. Looks like you guys had a great Christmas!! I loved every picture! I think it's funny you referred to Lila as "Craig's daughter" in the teething post.

    Hope you have a nice New Years!

    Miss you guys!


  7. So cute!! How fun!! So I have heard that orajel does not work but older relatives keep telling me to rub whiskey on his gums...for real...they said they all did it! i am tempted to go buy a mini bottle! :)

  8. I love, love, love the pic of her in her Christmas dress laughing hysterically in the chair. It made me smile.

    Teething is the worst. I will pray that her teething goes like my daughter's did... the first two teeth were the worst (messed up sleeping/napping schedule, orajel sucks!, teething tablets are a joke, etc.) and the rest of the teeth were a breeze. My fingers are crossed for you!!!

  9. I like that when she is being bad you call her Craig's daughter. HHAAH

    Super cute that Lila is.

  10. anyone else find it hard to imagine her screaming all the time when she looks like a perfect angel in the pictures? i do.

    LOVED all of them! so adorable. i also cannot wait to get the holiday picture card in the mail. well, that's assuming i was on the list!

  11. She looks so innocent and adorable. I would never guess the screaming. :)

    The pictures were adorable!


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