Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Over the River and Through the Woods

Nyla went to see Grandma for Mother's Day this year. The ride there was something I may never do again they way I did it. Cadence and I both decided to drive there alone (with no husbands), with our babies together in the back seat. What is suppose to be a 5 1/2 hour drive ended up being a 9 hour drive. When one baby was sleeping, the other was crying, hungry, or needed to eat. Overall, we made it there alive and had great timebut it literally felt like we had to go over the river and through the woods to get there.. The babies loved seeing their grandma and grandpa and great auntie Glo. We went for a bike ride through Ogden River Parkway and just relaxed together. Not a long stay but worth it.

These are Melissa's kids (Mike's daughter). They are Nyla's cousins Scotland, Jackson, & Kierra. They are the goofiest kids I have ever seen. Hilarious.
Auntie Glo

My First Milestone

I woke up this morning and just after rocking and nursing Nyla, she shoved my finger into her mouth to feel her very first tooth! Like a tiny little dagger, there it was. Finally. She started teething when she was two months old and here she is 9 1/2 months. I can't believe my little baby is growing up so fast.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Books, Books, & More Books!

Nyla has grown to LOVE books. She would rather have a basket full of books over toys any day. She is currently mastering turning the pages and sometimes telling the story the way she sees it. If we are reading a book to her, she likes to have one book in her own hands and then watching the book you are reading. Cadie and I took Whit and Nyla to the library the other day. Nyla was not going to just sit in her stroller and take being separated from the wonderful world of make believe. So we took her over to the baby section where they have a couple shelves in the corner of baby books. (You can always tell which ones they are by the disintegrated corners.) We sat her down in front of the bookshelf where she proceeds to bring each book out one by one, turn each page and point to the pictures while jabbering as loud as possible. So we had to rent her a few books of her own. The library also has donated books for sale. We were able to score a pile of baby books for $0.50.  So now when Nyla wants to sit and play her with her toys by herself, she takes a book out of the bag, turns all the pages very carefully, sets it nicely behind her and moves on to do the same with the next book. This particular book is her favorite one. It is so true that babies and young kids can not tell the difference between make believe and reality. There is a picture of a baby on the first page of this counting book (picture) that every time she sees her she tries to hold her hand. She takes her tiny little fingers and tries to pry at the picture of the baby's hand until she realizes the baby is not wanting it and she moves on to the next page. So funny.

I'm so Glad When Daddy Comes Home...

Glad as I can be;
Clap my hands and shout for joy,
and climb upon his knee,
put my arms around his neck,
hug him tight like this,
squeeze his cheeks then give him what?

A great big kiss!

Nyla loves when her daddy comes home from work. This little girl can hardly contain her excitement as she hysterically giggles, laughs, and climbs all over daddy like she hasn't seem him for years. Of course Avery just eats it up and loves his little monkey desperately trying to swing from his tarzan rope around his neck (his tie). She is the funnies little thing with her huge warm and greeting smile and yelling "Da Da" over and over. She can not get enough of his neck kisses and body tickles. She almost laughs herself hoarse.

 I could not contain myself the other day. She could not stop saying Da Da, so after she has pooped her pants I told her she was "stinky poo poo" and then I asked her who else she knew that was stinky poo poo. She answered with an enthusiastic "Da Da!".  Avery could not believe she would betray him like that! :)