Tuesday, February 23, 2010

She's Not A Baby Anymore

So with Nahlia's 2nd birthday just around the corner and the fact that she has grown into a little girl body and that I lost all of her baby pictures when the computer crashed and the only ones I have are on face book I wanted to included then here. These are when she is only a few days and weeks old.
She had the darkest eyes. All black. I don't think she ever looked like an alien. Her little cry was so cute then.Daddy's girlsCurls her toes just like her dad.I just think this picture is funny.So glad my mom was there helping. Thanks mom.
They look like angelsRemember how much they sleep in the beginning.She loved sleeping in the love sac

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Nahlia Update

I've been wanting to get some pictures of Nahlia in her tutu because besides her pink monkey pajamas that her Grandma Lorna gave her its the only other thing she'll wear on a regular basis. She still loves dancing and we still have dance parties at least once a day. Her play lists now includes Black Eyed Peas I've Got a Feeling and Jay Sean Down, that she will also sing along to!!
She's been working on winking lately and the other night she finally got it so I took a quick picture to document it.
Her vocabulary gets bigger everyday, which makes the frustration tantrums easier but also puts bossiness at an all time high.
We are looking forward to her 2nd Birthday and potty training which I'm very weary of.

Painting "Cool"

So I'm trying to cheaply decorate the house and so I've started with painting my own pictures for the dining room. Well Nahlia was very determined to do some painting of her own so we let her. She loved every second too. One of the great things about children is that they bring a renewed excitement to things that you have just become accustom too, like painting. Every time she would paint something she'd say "Cool" or cheer for her self, it so fun to be apart of. Daddy also adds to the fun when he does his impression of those TV painting shows.
Look at these clowns. Our master piecesNahlia's first ever painting. I really like it to. And her second ever painting that I love almost as much as the first one.

Lake Mead

We made it back from Cali for Nathan's first day off of work and he has been wanting to go to Lake Mead so we packed a little picnic for a day trip. Its only about 15 minutes from our house so that is nice (Nahlia still doesn't do well on car rides no matter how short they are). The weather was great, 70's in Feb, but we weren't expecting it to be that nice at the lake so we dress warm and left the swim suites at home. We where wrong though it was so nice we could came back with a nice tan. Nahlia still played in the water along the shore, it was to warm to say no and the water wasn't that cold and I brought extra clothes just in case.

We had heard that you can feed the fish off the dock and that the fish were huge. Well that didn't even prepare us enough. The fish and the ducks swarm you its crazy and the fish are bigger than huge, they are ginormous with creepy mouths. Oh and they like popcorn. The water is nice an clear so you can see them really well and they just pill onto each other. There was one that was probably taller than Nahlia and weighed twice as much.
We had a lot of fun and will go again soon. The day pass actually last for 5 days so that makes it a cheap fun activity for us.

Meeting Uncle Kyle and Laura's Temple Trip

These weekend was so fun and was none stop. We arrived Friday night at the airport and slept at GG and GBaby's which is always fun. I love that Nahlia loves her great grandparents and they love the entertainment when she's around. The next morning was the whole family (except Nate) meeting at the temple for Laura's first session. It was
wonderful having everyone there and that I got to see Kyle for the first time back inside. When we came out and I introduced Nahlia to her Uncle Kyle she ran to him with a big smile and said to Craig pointing "This is Kyle" is was so cute. I made my heart smile. She's been able to recognize him in pictures and say is name for a while but you just never know how she's going to act. He is so cute with her because he doesn't know how crazy and dangerous she is (everyone else is use to it) so he's a little overprotective. There hasn't been a baby around since Brennen so its been a while. After we went to this little ice cream place called Fentons, soo good. Nahlia was being passed back and forth over the table and loving it. Erin and I
I was so excited because Erin let me go window shopping with her and event though don't know the sex yet it was still fun. Not very many people can walk around a store with me going that's cute, that's cute, oh that is soooo cute. Thanks ErinSunday was Kyle's homecoming talk and Laura, Craig, and Kyle sang and Brennen gave a talk. Everyone did so well. Nahlia had me getting up and down constantly because she was so hyper from everyone being there especially her cousins. She played with them all day it was so cute and great for her since she doesn't have a lot of kids around her normally. I was so proud because she got her first two big kid scratches on her knee and finger from trying to keep up with her older cousins. The knee one was bleeding and she was crying so we cleaned it and I cuddle her for a little while put a band aide on it and she was off again. Good mom moment.
Morgan and Nahlia
My mom says she hear Morgan say they were on a hunt. Nahlia was just following her around.Monday we all got up and went for a picnic at the beach. Nahlia having a tantrum because we wouldn't let her have the medal detector. Nahlia must have known Laura was leaving soon because she was all over her. Way more than usual, it was Auntie for everything, which I really don't mind.

The only bad thing that happened this weekend was that I lost my dad's camera at the temple. I looked everywhere for it and I can't remember what I did with it. Thankfully he is understanding and still let me take home their extra one since mine fell and broke and left my disposable at the park. This has not been my month, between the lost and broken camera's and buying a plane ticket to the wrong city and the worst 4:30 in the morning stand by airport day ever I can't wait until its over. Hopefully nothing goes ridiculously wrong for Nahlia's birthday.

January Santa Rosa Trip

These are more pictures from our trip to Cali in January. We took a girl picture but I don't have the original files so these are just pictures of the picture. That's way they look so bad.
These are pics of Nahlia and Mimi playing in the backyard.
We stopped to visit Grandma on the way home from Bret's farewell.