Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas day

I am sad to say that I didn't get any pictures of the Jackson cousins but that doesn't mean Natalia didn't like spending time with them. I think she loved baby Nora a lot this time around, all she wanted to do is kiss, hold and hug her.

These next pictures are of the Cheney family and I know my mother will love to see them.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I'm a big girl now!

I am so proud and excited to announce "Laila is in pull-up diapers!" She has been so good at telling us when she needs to go potty. I am still not ready for her to have underwear but this is one step closer. I am sure we will have lots of accidents but anything is better then having to change diapers all day long. She is 18 months and loves to play and talk all day long, of course there are only a few words she can say but that is the start of long conversations we will be having in the near future.

Christmas Fun

25 days of Christmas! This was the best idea in the world, we all had a lot of fun! We made crafts, Christmas cards, found out what we were having, went to the movies with Ethan and Teos, saw Santa, and lots of other things. Here are a few pictures.
Everyday Natalia took a link off and the pants traveled up. On the links it had an activity we would do that day.
We started out having a dress-up picnic lunch.
Gingerbread houses are so fun. I think they had more fun eating the candy
Hot coco night!
Popcorn and a movie night
They even got to open a present before Christmas.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Same, Same

I have been amazed at how much Natalia and Laila are alike, I am sure all kids are but it is fun to watch Laila do the things Natalia use to do. When Natalia was little she would not go anywhere without her stuffed monkey Mono. She would drag him around everywhere and often get upset if she couldn't find him.  I guess it is Laila's turn to share the same joy with the one and only Mono! Laila loves to carry him around and loves giving him hugs and kisses, she also loves to feed him a bottle. It is fun to see how much joy a little stuffed monkey can bring to them. The sad part is that Natalia would like to play with Mono but Laila wins that fight every time. Natalia is really good at excepting that Mono is now someone Laila loves and adores just as much as she once did.
Natalia reading a book to Mono

Natalia swinging with Mono

This is Laila with Mono

It's a girls!

We went to the doctors today to find out what we were having. I was scared Natalia was going to be disappointed if we got told it was a girl. She had been telling everyone it was going to be a baby brother and even today she drew a picture of what her little brother was going to look like. Once we heard the news she was so excited and really sweet about it. I know my Natalia and she will love the baby just as much if it was a boy or girl. I really couldn't be any happier!!!!!!!! I am so blessed for two beautiful girls and to add one more is amazing.


I took these pictures earlier.