Monday, February 22, 2010

Bouncy Bouncy

While Grandma Betty & Papa Bob were here, it was determined that Nyla LOVES to bounce.  So, we went out and got her a saucer to bounce in.  You can almost see her smiling from ear to ear! 


And you gotta love the things 2 year olds say.  I work in our basement and when I go downstairs to work Ethan will close the door for me.  However, he usually says “Go Work, Mommy!”  And follows that up with “I don’t work down ‘tairs, I work up ‘tairs!” 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


So, for Christmas Ethan got a pair of snowshoes for Christmas.  So, over President’s Day, my parents from California were in town and we headed up to Grand Lake.  Ethan was hesitant at first, but then really caught on. 

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Happy Mardi Gras to you all!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

“I’m not a kid, I’m a BIG boy!”

Oh the things kids say. 

We were playing this evening and we tell Ethan, “you are a silly kid.”  His response, “I’m not a kid, I’m a BIIIIIG Boy.” (Big being said in his DEEEEEP voice.)  Then later we were playing catch with his invisible ball and he got mad because Daddy was going to throw it to Mommy, not Ethan.  The nerve of Daddy!

Well, Nyla got her first taste of rice cereal last week.  First time she had it, she ate it all and Brian had to make more. 

Getting ready to eat!

DSC02629 And She wasn’t even that messy!  Eating like a Champ!


“Uh, Dad….I want MOOOORRREE!!”


And Ethan just Loves his sister.  Here he is posing with her!

DSC02639 Have a good President’s day weekend!  (Especially if it is a 3-day weekend for you!)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Nyla’s 4 Months Old!

It is hard to believe that 4 short month’s ago Nyla joined this world and brought even more joy to our hearts.  We had her 4 month check up and she got a great bill of health. 

She is 11 pounds 10.5 ounces (15th Percentile) and 24.5 inches long (50th Percentile). 

Here is a good picture of Daddy & Nyla:

Daddy Nyla

Ethan LOVES his Cheerios!!


And Nyla fell asleep the first time we put her in highchair:

Nyla in Highchair   And the other day was so nice we went for a hike.  Well, we have taught Belikan to sit at every corner before we cross the street.  So, Ethan decided he needed to “sit” to show Belikan what to do.

Ethan Belikan Sitting

Lastly, if anyone is reading this, please pray or send good thoughts to all our troops.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Well, I had hoped to update this more, but with work and the holidays it has just not happened.  So, for Christmas we went to California to visit Patti’s parents.  Went to Disneyland. Enjoyed family and friends.  Went swimming.  Drove from LA to Grand Junction in 1 day…and the kids survived!  Enjoyed a lovely January at home.  And Nyla went to her first Mammoth game. 

Following are the pictures to catalogue this time.

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