December 7, 2010

Decorating and Celebrating.

We put our tree up last weekend, which was really fun (and really challenging) since Sylvia is old enough now to ‘help’.  Last year she pretty much just sat there and looked cute:

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I don’t remember X-man being quite so much ‘help’ last year – but Sylvia is a decidedly active child, so she added her personal touch everywhere she could.



All bundled up and ready to pick out a tree!




The perfect one!  (or the one that most quickly seemed to fit the bill in the freezing cold.)  We figure we’ll start a tradition of actually going to the tree farm once Sylvia is old enough to know the difference.



It basically went like this:

Mommy puts an ornament on the tree.

Sylvia takes an ornament off the tree.

Mommy puts an ornament on the tree.

Sylvia takes an ornament off the tree.

If she weren’t so darn cute, it would have been frustrating.  But we just compromised, and therefore don’t have any ornaments on the bottom three feet of the tree.



Of course, she had to pause to make the occasional phone call.  This one was particularly serious.  She said she was calling Nana.





Of course, we couldn’t leave Popp Secret #2 out of the decorating festivities! 


I mean at 20 weeks along she’s practically here!

And she is officially a she!

We were actually told at an ultrasound at 15 weeks that it was probably a girl, but a 20 week ultrasound confirmed it!  Sylvia will be a big sister (just not very big) to a little sister!  We are so excited and cannot wait to meet our second baby girl.  Of course, at the rate this pregnancy is flying by, it will seem like she’s here tomorrow! (Which I’m ok with.)

She looks to be perfectly healthy.  10 finger, 10 toes and all that.  She was just as active as her sister in the ultrasound, so we could have our hands full in a few months.  She was also a little shy, so we didn’t really get any great pictures of her profile or anything, but I hope to post the pics we do have soon!


  1. Congratulations on a second baby girl!! I grew up with three older sisters and it was the BEST. At the ages of 18, 20, 22, and 24, we're all still best friends. I'm sure your daughters will share such a special relationship!

    Sylvia is looking so cute and grown-up. What a precious little girl!

  2. We have three little girls (3 & under) and LOVE it! Congrats to you! And our christmas decorating pretty much goes the same as yours, lol.

  3. Looks like things are going well for your cute family!

  4. No decorations at the bottom of our tree either! Congrats on a baby girl!!!


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