Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
This was taken today when she first woke up.
#4-I love to watch her learn new things and accomplish milestones from rolling over to walking. It has been so amazing watching her grow. She is learning to talk and I love how she answers me every time I ask her a question. Of course it is in her own baby language but she still answers me. It is so cute.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Ayla at 9 months.
During Ayla's 9th month, she mastered crawling and pulling herself up and walking around furniture.9 months still.
She is wearing my favorite onesies. Isn't it so cute on her?Same day as the picture above this one. I love this one because of Ayla's cute little legs and I love that Kurt is playing with her.Ayla at 10 months.
She turned 10 months on Christmas day. I think this picture was taken that day or the day after.
During her 10th month, Ayla's four front teeth came in all the way and she started to stand on her own. She stood on her own a few times but then stopped for a while. She had put walking on the back burner for a while. I thought she was going to be walking at 10 months, like her dad, but I was wrong.Still 10 months.
Notice the cute little sleeper? My friend, Ann gave it to her along with another sleeper and a jacket, that her daughter Mary grew out of. We had gone to visit her a little bit before Christmas. I love this sleeper. It is like the pig sleeper in the picture above this one. They both fit snug around her cute little legs. They are like skinny jeans on her. They are so cute. I also love that this sleeper size is 12 month, so it will fit her for a while. Thanks Ann!Ayla at 11 months, in the cute sleeper that still fits her.
She is just relaxing in her daddy's computer chair. Too cute!11 months again.
I love her eyes in this picture. Also notice the cute jacket? It is the one Ann gave her.
The rest of these pictures are 11 months.Ayla started to officially walk on February 6. She had walked 5 feet and then the next day she was walking all over the living room. A week later, she didn't need to have her hands up in the air for balance anymore. She was walking all over. Then on that following Monday, she learned how to get back up on her own after falling. She didn't have to pull herself up with the help of furniture anymore. Now she is a walking machine. She doesn't crawl anymore.
Notice the ball she is holding? This is an early birthday present from Grandpa and Grandma Wiechert. It cost a whole dollar. They got her something else but she doesn't get that present until her party this Saturday. Anyway, she loves this ball and plays with it all the time. It is the simple things that make us happy, even a dollar ball.This was taken today.
I caught her in the action of walking. Also, notice the toy Nativity in the background? I don't have the heart to put it away. Ayla loves it and still plays with it every day. Thanks again Grandpa and Grandma Perry for the Nativity.
There you have it! Ayla will be a year in two days! I can't believe it!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Anyway, Kurt's birthday is this month and during the week of Valentine's, I had ordered a present online and was waiting for it to come in the mail. Well, during the day on Friday, the doorbell rang and I sprang out of bed from a nap and told Kurt, "Don't you dare open that door!"
I found this!
I felt like such a jerk. It was a package for me. I had felt bad that I didn't let Kurt get the door and set it up for me. He then told me it didn't matter because he probably would have not been home when it came anyway, so he would not have been able to set it up. I didn't feel so bad after that.
Here is what was inside!
A bear, some chocolates and roses, of course. Kurt opened the package and set it up for me anyway. Here is a close up. Aren't the roses beautiful?
On Valentine's, the roses started to bloom and I took a close up of my favorite one.
Here they are, all in bloom.
And a close up of them in bloom. I loved my Valentine's gift. Two of my favorite things, roses and chocolates and the bear was a bonus.
Here is a picture of the gifts Ayla and I gave Kurt.
I also made him a card that had a shirt on it that said, "I am the best" and on the card it said "If the shirt fits wear it!" and on the inside it said " I think the shirt fits because you are the best husband / daddy!"
Kurt and I always fight over who is the best!! And Ayla and I got him some new shirts to wear. That is why I drew a shirt on the card. I know I am cheesy but oh well, I liked it!!Kurt reading his card and Ayla not looking too happy!
Ayla helped her dad open his presents.
Here is Kurt with his presents.
Notice how tired he looks? It's not because he didn't like his gifts. Well, we had stayed up late on Friday and it was after midnight when I decided to give him his gifts. So it was Valentine's already. After opening his gifts, we all went to bed.
On Valentine's day, I was supposed to go to breakfast with my dad and visit my sister-in-law, Krista and her kids but the weather was horrible and so I didn't get to do those things.
I did get to take the young women to the Salt Lake Temple and do baptisms though. That was so nice. I always love to go to the temple. There were so many weddings that day but, go figure, it was Valentine's day and people wanted to get married that day. The temple looked so beautiful with the fresh snow on it. I wished I had my camera but I didn't.
After the temple, I had to get home to get Kurt and Ayla because we went to our ward's Valentine's dinner party. It was fun!They had line dancing there and I was having fun dancing but I had to stop because I have not been feeling so good lately and I have been dizzy. So being dizzy and not having energy was not a good mix so I stopped.
Here is a picture of Allie and Ayla in their Valentine's outfits. Too cute!
Mike is holding Allie, he is her dad and Hal is holding Ayla. Ayla kept walking up to Hal and so he picked her up and I had been wanting a picture of Allie and Ayla together, so I took my chance.
Kurt also was dancing with Ayla.
Kurt never dances in public. So I had to take a picture. Too cute!!
Kurt noticed I was taking a picture and so he had to shoot me the "I got you babe."
Kurt and I were asked to be in the Newley Wed Game for the entertainment at the dinner. It was a lot of fun and we won!! Yay! We won dinner at Cafe Rio! Kurt did really well. He got 8 out of 10 questions right and he would have gotten 9 but I had changed my answer on one of them. I didn't do as well as him. I only got 5 out of 10 right. So we won because Kurt is the best!!
We had a wonderful Valentine's and the best part was being able to spend it with the people we love!! After all, isn't that what Valentine's is about?