Saturday, January 26, 2013

52:29 You Sticking out your Toungue

I Want to Remember
You Sticking Out Your Tongue
I want to remember you sticking out your tongue. You do it ALL the time! And you don't just stick it out anymore, now you twist it back and forth and back and forth! It is quite impressive actually! You love showing others your silly trick and then you love grabbing other people's tongues as if you are showing them how to do it. Thank you for being such a great teacher and knowing that it's okay to be silly! 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

52:28 Finding Your Friend

I Want to Remember
Finding Your Friend
I want to remember you finding your friend. You are becoming more aware of the World around you more and more each day. Whenever people hold you you are always touching their faces - pulling on their noses, putting your fingers in their mouths, pulling on tongues and taking others glasses! I read that by doing this you are creating a mental image of each face and that your tactile sense actually creates an understanding of who each person is! You love exploring people's faces and discovering them with your hands. 

 Mirror Mirror on the Wall...
Lately you have been intrigued by mirrors. You always giggle whenever you see yourself in the mirror. You are now big enough that you can sit up in front of the mirror and play, touch, and even kiss your cute "friend" on the other side of that glass. Here is to some seriously cute entertainment and enjoyment! 
 Even better?! There is a point to looking in the looking glass!  Mirror games help babies learn how to focus, track images, and explore the wonderful things a face can do. And it promotes social and emotional development as she interacts with you and her own image! I can't wait until she'll learn that the friendly face she's been looking at all along is none other than her very own!! 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

52:27 Dressing You For Winter

I Want to Remember
Dressing You For Winter
I want to remember dressing you for winter. Not because it is always fun or exciting, it is actually quite a pain! But seeing you all bundled is beyond adorable! I get such a kick out of seeing you all warm and snuggled and once you get outside, you really do seem to like it getting you in that car seat all bundled is a whole new story!
Oh, Baby it's Cold Outside!
Okay, so once again I am ranting about winter. As much as I hate it, I sure do talk a lot about! I would like to think that as soon as my Christmas decorations go away, so will this wretched cold weather. Well, unfortunately, that isn't the all. So thank goodness for adorable outer layers, puffy stocking hats, warm thigh leggings, snug boots and patterned tights! 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

52: 26 Your First New Years

I Want to Remember
Your First New Years
I want to remember your first new years. You definitely didn't stay up until midnight, but you still brought in the new year right - surrounded by family and a new friend, Reece! We traveled out to Rapid City and rented this amazing cabin for four days. We had so much fun relaxing and loving, cuddling, playing and skating this holiday season! You were such a champ on the very long road trip! You went ice skating, hiking in the woods, snuggled by the fire place and tried some new foods! This was such a lovely vacation and a trip we will all remember for years to come!

A Look at 2012
Lilyan celebrated turning 1 on February 19th!  
Ashley celebrated her 26th birthday in February 20th.
  Nickolas ran a full marathon in Greenbay, WI. Unfortunately it was called off around mile 18 due to high heat conditions. But it was wonderful spending time with family!

We signed a balloon to send to "heaven" on the one year Anniversary of Valerie's Passing. Gracie sent it off and it sailed high into the sky. 

We bought our first home!! We moved in on June 15th and LOVE be homeowners!

 Anniston Jean was born on June 30th at 6:19pm.    
Annie was baptized at All Saints on August 20th. Jake and Angela are her godparents. 
 Annie took her first plane ride to Colorado and met many family members!