Thursday, December 17, 2009

To Washington!

Well, this year Matt and I are going to Washington to see his parents for Christmas. We are very excited to go. We haven't been out to their house in two years and it will be Nicole's first airplane flight. It is all very exciting.

I am all stressed because I have to get the house clean before we leave ( I hate coming home to a mess). And, I am on the activities committee at church and we are helping with the ward christmas party tomorrow. I think the party is way too late in the month, but there is nothing that I can do about that. I am cooking to pork roasts and a lot of rice tomorrow for the party.

I still have some christmas shopping left to do before we leave and I have deliver gifts before we leave. Plus, I've got to find some time to pack. So much to do!

I will probably post again after the holiday and after Sarah's wedding.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Snow Day!

The other day when it snowed a lot, I decided to go and shovel the drive way. So, I put Nicole in her snow suit and she came to shovel with me.
She thought it was a great game to put on the snow suit. She kept smiling and giving me funny looks until I held up the camera of course.
Nicole hung out in the stroller and watched me shovel. She did not have the funnest time, but she survived her first snow excursion.

Friday, December 04, 2009

8 months!

Nicole is now eight months old! And she only let me take a couple of pictures before she ripped that bow right out of her hair.

As Nicole gets older, she is more and more fun to play with. I love it! I can't get enough of this little girl. I love her so much and I think she is just hilarious. It is so much fun to watch her do things for the first time because she is starting to become proud of her accomplishments.

Nicole's vocabulary includes: Mamma, Dadda, Nya Nya, and Baba. I realize that some of these are not words, but I am still proud. Once she learns to make a new sound, she goes with it and won't stop saying it. She is so stinking cute!

Nicole is still a little fatty lumpkins; she is wearing 12 month clothing now and has outgrown most of her 6-9. Not because she is exceptionally tall, but because she is a fatty. I like a nice fat, healthy baby.

We are attempting to get Nicole on the bottle, but she is resisting as much as she can. She doesn't like her solid baby foods very much (unless they are laced with pears), but she always wants whatever Matt and I are eating. But, when she tastes it, she no longer wants it. I might just end up nursing this baby the full year. I am excited for the time when my body is my own again.

Nicole is not yet crawling, but she does the "scoot" and sometimes the army crawl. Mostly, she likes to scoot around while sitting on her bum. I have been trying to find ways to prevent her from getting into things that she should not, but alas that she is smart and usually figures a way around my obstacles.

No teeth yet, surprisingly enough. We kept expecting teeth, but she hasn't acted like she is teething in over a month. Perhaps the teeth are going to hide for a while yet, we shall see.
I have discovered that Nicole is afraid of the dark. She has a night light in her room, so it took me a while to figure this out. She would always cry when we put her in the car at night time and I originally chocked it up to tiredness. But, when she is given a light in the back of the car, she stops crying. Hopefully, this is a temporary condition and she realizes that the back of the car is still safe in the dark.
Nicole's favorite past time is taking toys out of a box and watching Mommy put them back in. She can do this for twenty minutes straight (a long time for her attention to be kept). She is also watching the "Your Baby Can Read" videos and we are confident that she will be a scholar in no time at all. She actually really enjoys the video and we watch it twice a day. I will keep you posted on whether or not she is able to read.