Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I thought Leinna may enjoy helping me in the kitchen this year, however she was very content to sit in her high chair and watch what Momma was doing.
Maybe next year I'll have a little helper...

Above she is enjoying the fruits of Momma and Papa's labor.

Leinna's wonderful day care provider did turkey-hand prints on Wednesday. I just love it and I'm sure there will be many, many more of these projects that I will cherish.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I'm A Fish!

It's been clear skies this past week in Cordova, which means some chilly temperatures. I'm not complaining though- with all the snow we had last week, I'm glad it didn't warm up - it would have been a slushy mess! With the cold temperatures and it getting dark so early, I thought it best not to go out and walk the dogs in the evening like I typically do. So, by Friday, we are all experiencing a bit of cabin fever. Thankfully, our friends Ms. Sara and Amelia invited us to go the pool on Saturday.

Now, I didn't have my camera at the pool - but captured this picture later during bath time. Leinna is a fish!!
Leinna absolutely LOVED the pool. It took a few minutes for her to realize the fun she could have - but once she did... I just can't find the words to describe it. We will definitely be going back - even "Nugget" liked the pool. When I got out of the pool- the baby was very active!

In other news in the Land of Leinna- everything is...
She's figured out how to say the word yellow. When she has her coloring time, every color is "yell-o" or toys that we've said the colors to she brings over and says... you guessed it, "yell-o". She even said yellow on the phone to Grandma today :O)

Like I said, it's been chilly and clear skies here. It did warm up to upper 20s today, so while Leinna was napping, I took the dogs to one of our favorite walking spots.

Hartney Bay

With Thanksgiving approaching, we are very thankful for many things.
We hope each of you has a wonderful week and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Lovin' All the Snow

This past week is best described as, "Snow, snow, snow and more snow!" With day light savings ending, it was too dark to play outside by the time we picked up Leinna from daycare. So, first thing we did after breakfast Saturday morning, was bundled up to go outside and play in the snow.

Leinna LOVED being outside, but it took her a minute to figure out how to walk with all her winter gear on.

Papa decided to give Leinna a ride in the shovel! Who needs a sled? After Papa was done shoveling, Momma pushed Leinna in the shovel all around the driveway. Needless to say, if Momma stopped moving, Leinna let me know to get going again :O)

We ended our fun morning outside with a ride on the four-wheeler. Again - she LOVED it! Her little cheeks were getting cold and her eyes were watering, so I knew it was time to head back inside.

Needless to say - Leinna was very unhappy to be back inside. Papa had just a little more plowing to do and Leinna stood by the door crying as she watched Papa finish. I think a sled may be in Leinna's future as our driveway has just enough of a slope that she could really have fun sledding at such a young age. With all this beautiful snow, I sure hope the rain stays away!!
So far, we've had a beautiful, clear and cold week.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Half Way There

This week marks the half way point of "Nugget's" development. On Wednesday, I was will officially be 20 weeks. I was able to go to Anchorage for my ultra-sound this week - it's so exciting to "see" the baby. And it's a .... NOPE - NO PEAKING!! Just like with Leinna we wanted to be surprised - so we won't know if Nugget is a girl or boy until baby is born. My due date is still for March 28th

Unlike Leinna, this baby did not want a profile picture taken. This was the clearest shot we could get. With Leinna, we were able to capture all sorts of profile shots- even a few 3D images. Nope not this one... In fact the baby started to put up his/her hands like in a boxing position- saying that was enough of trying to see his/her profile!

We were able to capture this 3D image of the baby's legs with his/her feet crossed at the bottom of the image.

During the ultra-sound you could see the baby drinking fluid - I mean actually see the baby's mouth opening and closing- that was pretty cool. Also, just like Leinna, this baby had the hic-cups! The ultra-sound technician would get lined up and ready to do a measurement and then - hic-up- the baby would jerk and the position would move. Ha,ha....

If the second half of pregnancy goes as quickly as the first half, before I know it I will be blogging whether Leinna has a little sister or a little brother.

Leinna has started to realize that my belly is getting bigger. She likes to lift my shirt and give the belly a kiss and hug. I wonder if she can hear the baby when she lays her head on my stomach? Regardless - it's cute and makes my heart just melt when she says, "Baby" and gives the belly a kiss.

Leinna's also been busy trying to figure out how to use silverware. Just couldn't resist snapping this shot of her using a spoon to eat some prunes!

Hope everyone enjoys an extra hour of rest with day light saving's ending tonight. I just hope Leinna gets the message too :O)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Happy Halloween 2011~

A little stroll down memory lane...

October 2009 - newly pregnant and no one knew our news yet!

October 2010 - Leinna's first Halloween!

October 2011
Leinna definitely has the "Boo" figured out!

And we look forward to next year with "Nugget" joining the festivities!