Friday, January 30, 2009

Proud grandma and grandpa!

A picture is worth a thousand words!!!!!!!!! Sooooo sweet!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Adoption Creed

Zaela was so spoiled by everyone at Christmas time! I wanted to share two sentimental gifts from the holiday! My Aunt Mary received this plaque of the Adoption Creed some 20+ years ago and decided to pass it down to me now that her children are grown! What a wonderful gift and I look forward to passing it along one day to someone special as well!

I also received this beautiful embroidered blanket from my Aunt Donna!!! THANKS Again:-)

What's been happening

As February soon appoaches I realize that my time home with Zaela is coming to an end. I'm already starting to miss her and its still 2 weeks away! More about that later,,,, on to more fun things! I was a bit distracted by the rabbit attack and haven't had much of a chance to post the highlights of our January!

My darling cousin Lorie flew back from Wisconsin with us on the 2nd! It was a great visit and can't wait for her to come back soon:-))) She was here to celebrate mine and my friend Christy's birthdays!!! Thanks again for a wonderful Birthday dinner Christy....definitely different from any other:-)

Zaela also had her 15 month check up! She is saying several words now (I can't get enough of mama!) She has 8 teeth and her molars are coming in as well. She is 31" and weighed in at 26.9 lbs!!!!! She is in the 70% for height and 92% for weight!

We have had some fun playdates with our old friends Mikey and Eli and also met up with some new friends and AP's at the Rainforest Cafe for a fun time!

And the pics.....

Lorie enjoying here time in "warm" weather!

YaY,,,, Swinging!!!

My little buddy "Eli" chillin' in my Boon!

Vrrrooom,,, hang on Mikey!!!!!!!

Hangin' with the New Pres!

Waiting for the Doctor!

My new friend Sabah!!

My new playground... Pottery Barn Kids!!!!

Indoor fun!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dancing Girl!

Yup, two posts in one day! This is some video I took while little Z was watching Jack's Big Music Show on Noggin! Check her out!!!

Rabbit Attack!!

Zaela took her first trip to urgent care Saturday the 17th! It started out as a nice trip to her favorite park until we went to feed the animals at the neighboring farm. Little girl put her finger up to the fence and before I knew it, one of the rabbits decided to nibble on it! Fortunately there were no stitches required and Z is expected to make a full recovery! Here are some before and after pics:-) Stupid rabbits!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Our first Christmas & Zaela update

Where do I start? Zaela and I had a wonderful Christmas with our family in a VERY snowy Wisconsin.... a record setting month of the most snowfall ever recorded! "How did Zaela like the snow?" Well, let's just say its a good thing she lives in a warm climate!

Little Miss Z is walking, talking, and dancing like crazy! She is definitely a handful at times, but was quite the entertainer for grandma and grandpa! Most importantly, she can finally say MAMA!!!!!!!!!!! Yes FINALLY!!!! Her other words are car, good girl, grandpa(ma). She can also sign for milk, juice, more, and all done. I thought this would be helpful, however, she tends to sign for more milk and juice a little too frequently!!!! She can also make some funny faces and loves to throw in a fake cough or sneeze every now and then!

Zaela was baptized on December 21st at the church I attended when I lived in Wisconsin. The same pastor that confirmed me into the church is still there so it was extra special. The -12 degree weather didn't stop several of my family members from being a part of her special day!

Zaela's favorite shows are Jack's Big Music Show and Sesame Street (especially Elmo!) She also LOVES to have her teeth brushed! When she sees me with my electric tooth brush she opens her mouth, says ahhhhhh, and puts her finger in her mouth until I brush her teeth!

Another highlight of our holiday was meeting Carole and Sam Phillipson! Carole is just a sweetheart and little Sam is just a spunky little guy and getting around so well!

It was a really special Christmas! The only minor snag was that our Christmas card I had my heart set on had some printing issues :-(( I thought I would just use it as my header.... and send New Years cards instead!

Hope you enjoy some of my favorite pics in the slideshow!