Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition

Nine months have come and gone in the blink of an eye. It's hard to believe that little miss Morley has officially been out for as long as she was in. We're three quarters of the way through her first year, and aside from looking through photos, its hard to remember those first few days. Time is going by too fast baby girl, please slow down.

The past month alone we have seen some of the biggest changes and developments in baby girl - everything from becoming quite the talker, pulling herself up in the crib and legit baby crawling to feeding herself and climbing stairs like a pro. She's strong, she's mobile, she's chatty and she knows exactly what she wants. 

For this month's lessons, I was going to share the many faces of Morley that we've had to learn over the past nine months. Then I realized, this was mostly pictures of her hilarious pooping face, which no one else would find funny except for mom and dad.

Instead, with Morley's first Christmas fast approaching, I thought that I would share photos of her many festive winter adventures this past month. 

Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition
Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition

We kicked off the month of Christmas fun by visiting the Toronto Christmas Market in the historic Distillery District. Despite a bit of rain, the market was a hit with the adults and a good place to take a nap for Morley.

We spent some time at Grandma and Poppa's on Lake Huron. Morley and Titus' relationship continues to grow stronger and stronger each time they're together. It's a pretty give and take relationship - Morley gets to touch Titus' feet (which he doesn't do for just anyone) and Titus gets to "play with" Morley's stuffies. Titus gets some of Morley's egg and Morley gets to yell at him. Give and take. Currently, he is still faster than her, but I worry for him.

Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition
Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition
Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition
Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition

We're all about family traditions, and for Morley's first Christmas we started the family tradition game started off strong. We visited a local Christmas tree farm to help pick out the perfect tree and made sure she was sporting her own homemade ugly Christmas sweater.

Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition
Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition
Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition

Back in Toronto, we escaped the cold with a visit to Santa and to some of our favourite family-friendly indoor attractions in Toronto, such as Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, the Ontario Science Centre and Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). The Chihuly glass exhibition at the ROM was absolutely breathtaking, and a must see if it comes to your area.

Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition
Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition
Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition
Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition
Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition
Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition
Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition

And last, but definitely not least, we filled our tiny apartment with Christmas cheer. This included making Morley a personalized plate for Santa's cookies and her own baby-friendly Christmas tree

Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition
Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition
Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition

I'd say it was a pretty successful month.

How do you prepare for the holidays? What are your family traditions?

Have a safe and happy holiday, from my little family to yours!

Lessons From My 9 Month Old: Holiday Edition

Don't forget to follow To & Fro on Insta (@toandfro21) for more updates on our adventures with little miss Morley.

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