Thursday, January 28, 2010

Winter Delights

It's been so cold that we didn't take Alaina out to play in the snow until some of it had actually melted! She seems to find it - slightly interesting.

Kyle gave Alaina her first lesson in the great American art of Making a Snowman. Or should we say a Snowbaby?

Alaina found it intriguing, though somewhat pointless. Why build something unless you can knock it down? How can you knock something down when encased in a fluffy, pink straight jacket?

Well, at least we got out of the house for a bit of fresh air! Thanks Dad, we'll have to try it again next year.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Big Sister in Buttons & Bows

Thank you all so much for your kind congratulations! They have been such fun to read - we love to share the excitement. Kyle and I are filled with joy and anticipation! Big sister doesn't have a clue, but she's in for a lot of fun in the years ahead.

Alaina in the outfit Nanna made for her.

The baby is due to make his first public appearance around Aug 12th. He's about 11 weeks today, and at my last appointment I was able to hear his heartbeat! Such a wonderful, incredible sound! I don't look pregnant yet, and the baby is only about 1 1/2 inches tall, but he is already pretty complete, down to the nails on his fingers and toes. He's got another week of forming left, then he'll just be growing bigger from there on out.

Yes, I'm saying "he". Both Kyle and I think the baby is a boy this time, although some others in the family have strong premonitions regarding Phillips sisters! We're thrilled either way. You still have about two and a half months to get your votes in. We are going to find out, and we will let you know. Anyone who guesses correctly will be awarded with . . . the ability to say "I knew it all along!" ;-)

I'm also guessing that since Alaina had hair at birth (that came from me) and looks like Kyle, this baby, boy or girl, will be bald and look like me! Time will tell . . .

I'm feeling good, although my stomach doesn't take being full or having too much sugar very well - probably a good thing, as it forces me to eat right! I have first trimester fatigue, but that should be ending soon.

We are so thankful - for everything!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Do you like Riddles?

Here is one I sent to my Mom not too long ago.

Guesses, anyone?

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Birthday Girl Takes the Cake

According to family tradition, Alaina got a piece of cake on her birthday. I remember Haley sitting there with one finger in the cake for the longest time before she ate anything. Well, it didn't take Alaina very long to try it. It was so fun to watch her and imagine her thoughts!

This is strange!

When in doubt, put it in your mouth.

Whoa, this is good!

Never get between a girl and her chocolate!

The unstoppable eater!

Sucking the chocolate off her thumb.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

One Year Old!

What an amazing year it has been since our little girl arrived! She is a treasure and a joy.

We did a lot of looking back on her birthday . . .

Seconds old.

Happy little family.

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