Friday, December 31, 2010

11 Months and Christmas did read that right...our baby is now 11 months old! Christmas day was her 11 month birthday! Remember last year when we all were praying for a Christmas miracle...well...this year she was here to celebrate Christmas with us. December has really been a month of remembering for was one year ago on December 9th that we found out that Natalee was going to be a part of our lives...or at least we hoped...something could have changed but as we didn't and her birthmom gave us the greatest gift by choosing us! God is so good! So anyway...I know it's been a while since I have gotten any pictures on here so there will be a picture overload at the end of this post (you're welcome Jodi!)...but first here's a little recap on what Natalee has been up too...she has officially started to walk...she got a push behind stroller for Christmas and that's all it took...she got so confident that now she leaves the stroller behind! Yikes...the last week has not been the same....I have a lot more picking up to do! She was definitely spoiled at Christmas and loved opening her presents :) She loves trying new food and Jon gave her her first pickle...which she loved! Still no teeth...I think we'll just buy her dentures ;) No new words really...she does say dada but not on a regular basis. Her new trick is "Soooo big" and she puts both arms (or at least one) in the air. She will also give you a five if you put your hand out and ask her too. She loves to give kisses and is starting to squeeze back if you ask her for a hug! I weighed her on our scale yesterday and she is up to 22.2 pounds! And my arms feel it...I'm building muscle every day :) I guess that's about it for an update. We had a great Christmas...celebrated a few different times :) We hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas as well...and that with the busyness of it all that you remembered the TRUE reason for the season...that Jesus came to the earth as a little baby to show us how to live and then to die on a cross for our sins...God is good...all the time! And we hope you have a Happy New Year....Jon is in a wedding tonight so those are our plans...congrats to Edwin and Shelby...we plan to party 'til we drop...or at least until Natee does :) Well hopefully this wasn't too long of an update to read...and on to the pictures! Here's to 2011!

Natalee and Ole in their red and white Christmas outfits

Natalee opening her stroller

Natee and Ole in their matching jammies from Grandma

Natalee opening her music table from Nana and Papa...look how many helpers she had just in case she needed it :)

Opening presents at home

Look at all my loot!

In another basket!

She was just too cute in her swimming suit...chubby little thighs! We stayed in a hotel when we went and saw my grandparents...she liked the pool after was kind of cold.
Alright...that's it for now! Take care!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wow! It's been a long time!

So sorry I haven't posted anything in a long time! Our desktop computer will not hook up to the Internet and I've just been waiting and hoping that it will fix itself...but I think I'm going to have to take it in and spend some money on it...and so now I'm using our laptop which is super slow but I thought I'd better get on here and say something or none of you will read my blog anymore! ;) So needless to say this will probably be very boring 'cause there won't be any pictures of my cute girl on here...maybe sometime later this week I can get some to load on here but I don't have the time to do it now. Anyway...we are all good here...can't believe Christmas is this week! We actually celebrated with both of our families this last weekend and it was so much fun...and Natalee got so spoiled! :) I know my mom had a lot more fun shopping for her two grandkids this year! Natee got a stroller from my mom and dad and she loves she can go where ever she wants too! She will be walking on her own before I know it...she's starting to get a little more brave and taking a step or two if she needs too. Let's see...what else is new with her? She still doesn't have any teeth...she says bababababa (bottle) and mamamama (and I think that is for both Jon and I...she hasn't gotten the dadada down yet :) )...she loves to give kisses...she raises her arms when you say "so big"...she loves trying new food...she has waved bye-bye and hi for awhile but it's getting more consistent....and she's trying it both ways...up and down and side to side :) Life at our house is busy but so much fun! Well I'd better wrap this quick up date up because I hear a certain someone upstairs talking :) We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! And remember...Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Friday, December 3, 2010

10 Months

Our little turkey was 10 months old on Thanksgiving! It's so hard to believe that she is growing up so fast! She is very active...she figured out the crawling thing now but prefers to be up and walking...and she does that by holding on to anything she can...she now just leans against the walls for a little support and makes her way around the room that she is in...she has started to take a few steps by herself, which is scary...I think full blown walking will be here before I know it! She enjoyed her first Thanksgiving meal and wants nothing to do with baby food anymore...still no teeth and no sign of any...she babbles all the time and has started to say hubba bubba whenever Jon says momma or dadda I guess :) She's good at giving kisses and has the waving thing down....and overall she is such a good baby and we are blessed! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and here's to the Christmas season!

Feel free to add your own captions to those last 3 photos...she is such a ham sometimes :)