Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas Pictures

Well....Alida's first Christmas has come and gone :-( Too quickly as usual. She did an awesome job ripping the paper from her gifts and was, of course, more interested in the wrapping then the gift itself!! Hope you enjoyed pictures of Alida's first Christmas!

Monday, December 24, 2007


Merry Christmas everyone!!!
We love you all!!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Some recent pics....

Asleep after a car ride.

Playing in the dryer (I swear it wasn't hot or anything!!).

Before bed with Daddy.

In the exersaucer with rosy cheeks.

Asleep after another car ride....the car is like a drug for her! She falls asleep every time!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!! :-)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

6 months old!!!!

Oh my goodness!! I can't believe it's been almost a month since my last posting!!!!! WOW! Time is flying! Alida is now 6 months old....that happened over night it seems! She is smiling and giggling all the time. People constantly comment on how happy and calm she seems to be. She impresses me day after day! There are days that go by that she doesn't even cry at all!!!!! It amazes me how she can be so happy and content so much of the time at this age. I certainly expected to have to cater to her more than I do. She is now sitting up and standing all the time. She will not sit still though. Even while holding her she will arch her back and try to scoot down....I don't know where she thinks she is going!!! She obviously can't walk yet! It's very funny!!!

Let's see....she just had her 6 month check up and now weighs 15 lbs 7 ounces and measures 25 1/2 inches. She is at 50th percentile for both weight and length. For a while there she was at 75th percentile for length and I was rooting for her hoping that she wouldn't be stuck as shorty like her mommy for the rest of her life. Well, there is still time!!

We have been down to visit Matt's sister and the twin boys a few times. Wow! They are a lot of work! Props to Christie....she is doing an EXCELLENT job! I am so proud of her, as we all are!! I only wish I could help her out more! With Alida being there I find myself not being able to help as much as I would like to. Can't expect much from a baby though, things are never "predictable". She is much 'easier' to take care of at home, that's for sure!

We are getting ready for Christmas and of course haven't even completed half of our shopping yet!!! No surprise there! I can't wait to celebrate Alida's first Christmas!! SOOOOO EXCITING!!!! :-)

Hope all is well with everyone!! I promise to get better with posting. I am going to try and post at least one picture a week - it's much more interesting to see pics rather than read postings! Maybe I will shoot for Wednesdays since that is my day off.

Here is a picture that my favorite photographer, Suzanne Collier, took recently. Visit her website - listed on my main blog page, if you are ever in need of an exceptional photographer!!!!!