Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Snow, Snow and More Snow!

Snow, snow and more snow!

This is a view from half way down our driveway looking toward the house.
The snow berms are just about the height of my vehicle (Ford Escape) and the snow in the yard is higher than our deck. Our deck is at least 5 feet off the ground!

Leinna loves all the snow and was trying to figure out how to make snow angels. She didn't like the idea of laying on her back, but enjoying making them on her tummy!

Leinna wanted to help clear snow too! All of the shovels are too big for her so she had to settle for the ice scraper from the car.

In this photo, I'm sitting on the ground looking up at Leinna who is about half way up the snow pile. She has so much fun being outside. If we could just find a way to stay warm, she'd be content to be outside all day long! Definitely a little outdoors girl!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas 2011

We kicked off Christmas Eve with watching the Sound of Music. Leinna loved the ,
"O ho lay dee odl lee o, o ho lay dee odl ay
O ho lay dee odl lee o, lay dee odl lee o lay"

Or maybe it was watching the puppets - who knows - but she was certainly entertained!

Christmas Morning- Leinna let us sleep until about 7 am. We went through 'normal' routine which included playing upstairs for about half and hour and then eating some breakfast. After breakfast - we were all about opening presents!

Grandma and Grandpa Emerson sent Leinna a play phone. She loves it and walks around the house having grand conversations with whomever will listen!

Santa brought Leinna this ball-popper toy, because no momma or papa in their right mind would have :O) Leinna has worn herself out with chasing the balls around the living-room. It's loud- plays music- pops balls out of the top- what more could a little girl want!

Thanks to a tripod and camera with timer, we were able to do a family photo shoot today before church. Must say- it actually turned out pretty well!

Amazing to think Christmas 2012 will entail Leinna as a 2 1/2 year old and our 'Nugget' will have a name and be 9 months old!

We hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Naughty Or Nice

*First my apologies for photo quality as I only had my cell phone nearby to capture these moments.

Naughty Or Nice?
Momma's Point of View: Naughty!
Don't give me that cute smile -
I know you were playing in the Christmas tree!

Leinna's Point of View: Nice!
I'm learning my colors momma and the lights are such a pretty yellow!!

Naughty or Nice?
Momma's Point of View: Naughty!
What is so entertaining about pulling all the towels out of the cabinet?

Leinna's Point of View: Nice!
I'm learning how to organize things momma!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

"Getting Into" The Holiday Spirit

It's starting to feel like Christmas in the Jacobsen's home.
Leinna is "getting into" the spirit...

1) "Getting into" boxes that arrive in the mail

2) "Getting into" the Christmas tree.

We had fun putting the tree up last night. Leinna was great about helping straighten out the branches. However, when it came time to hang ornaments- well, let's just say I waited until she went to bed to finish that part. I did decide that there are a few precious ornaments that won't be on the tree this year - just don't want to risk them getting broke. So the bottom up to where Leinna can reach is all non-breakable ornaments and then on top are a few breakable ones- but if they break, I'm not going to be devastated about it. Mostly she's fascinated with the lights - and since our tree is fake and the lights are integrated, she keeps trying to pull the lights off the tree ... silly girl. But with a stern "No Touches" - she backs away and finds something else to play with.

3) "Getting into" the wrapping paper

I have a feeling this Christmas season is going to be very entertaining with Leinna. Every morning when we come down stairs she says, "Lights- off" and when we plug in the Christmas lights she says, "Oooooo" and claps.
So darn cute :O)

We have 7 1/2 school days until Christmas break officially begins! No travel plans for us as we are staying put to get some much needed rest, a few house projects done and save some money in preparation for Baby J #2! All is going well with pregnancy - I'm having a bit of anxiety at the thought that in 1 month I will begin the every 2 week doctor appointments and with Christmas break quickly approaching, this means I have 1 quarter of school left before I go on maternity leave! "Nugget's" literally kicked up his/her activity this past few weeks and bring on the heart burn! Much like my pregnancy with Leinna, this baby is encouraging me to buy stock in TUMS!

We hope everyone who reads our adventures is finding themselves
"getting into" the holiday spirit!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Problem Solver

I give her credit for problem solving...

She obviously couldn't reach what she wanted - so played with the dog food and water so we would take the dishes out of the stand - not 10 seconds later, she climbed in the stand to try and reach what she wanted. Little stinker... although, I must admit that I rather enjoy watching her figure things out!

Another moment of Leinna trying to figure things out - my camera has a timer and I can set it to complete continuos shooting for 3, 4, 5 or however many shots I want it to take. I was trying to self photograph a picture of "Nugget" at week 23, and Leinna was just puzzled that the camera would go by itself. And then...
She thought it was pretty darn funny!

Not only did we get the huge smile, but she did a little dance for us. I've been having troubles trying to post the video I took with my phone. Leinna has a little dance she likes to do, which involves stomping her right foot and spinning in a circle.
Oh, it makes me laugh to the point of tears!!

There we are with "Nugget" at week 23. I head to Anchorage next week for my next check-up and the lovely glucose testing - blah... although excited to spend the full day in Anchorage and catch up with my dear friend! Will post how the appointment goes - and how Papa handles a full 24 hours without Mama :O) I'm sure he'll do great!!