Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Guess who's 4 months old?

We are so in love with this little girl.

At 4 months, she:

-has crazy hair and a gorgeous smile
-is starting to giggle and it's the best sound ever
-sucks on her left fist
-sleeps 6-8 hours at night (I'm a lucky mommy!)
-loves bathtime and playing pat-a-cake

These are a few of the beautiful photos my oh-so-talented friend Lisette took when Erica was 7 weeks old. Look how much she's grown!

Her family loves her!

I have been trying so hard to capture her talking but she's so camera shy!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Our family really enjoyed our Christmas season at home this year! We tried to get out on the town and find the fun things to do in Seattle since we didn't do any traveling. Here's the boys at the Garden d'Lights in Bellevue.We visited some animals at Swanson's Nursery. Here's Curley the camel.The boys and Dasher the reindeer.In pajamas by the tree on Christmas Eve!Santa made it to our house! Joseph didn't wake us until after 8:00 and we had to wake Justin. He stumbled out of bed before he was even awake when he heard the word "presents." Here he is as Buzz Lightyear.Santa also brought a Wii and needless to say, the boys have been loving it.After Christmas, we drove to Eugene to hang out with Darren's family. Here are those cute boy cousins in their new Oregon Duck gear. (Go ducks!) We can never get enough of these boys.Our little Jolley girl. Carol and I had fun doing a naked baby Christmas photo shoot.An exciting thing happened while we were there. I won our game of Scrabble! Check out the score card. I really thought this might not ever happen. Which is why I need to relish it now. It might not ever happen again. But it felt good!Erica says Happy New Year! We rang in the New Year with my cousin Melinda and her family. Sadly, I didn't take any pictures. But we had a great time playing games and drinking Martinelli's.I am so thankful this time of year for friends and family who we care for so much. We loved spending time with so many of you and missed those we didn't get to spend time with. Most of all, I am so very grateful for our Heavenly Father's gift of His Son and for His love that I am able to feel in my life.