Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone!

We are finally finished with Finals (Sean is at the testing center taking his last one now). I feel like a huge burden has been taken from my shoulders. I can finally sit, relax and play with my wonderful family. It feels like Christmas.

We put our Christmas tree up a week and a half ago and love it! It makes our little apartment feel so warm and cozy. I will post a picture later today.

Maile is growing like a weed, but is much much sweeter. At her six month appointment she weighed in at 19 lbs, pushing her into the 95% again. haha. She has since grown even more. She was 26 1/2 inches long, making the 75% mark and her head is just normal, they don't count cheeks. :) Our little angel has been learning so many new things. Though she started sitting up at 4.5 months, she now does it with all the confidence in the world, bending every which way and scooting on her bum. She loves to move. We know it won't be long before she is crawling. These days she gets around by tipping herself over and rolling to her destination, which is usually anything that isn't one of her toys. Haha.
She is learning a whole slew of new noises. little screeches, grunts, laughs, giggles, blowing bubbles and and just talking to her self. She hasn't said "mama" or "dada" yet but we are working on it.
She loves hide and seek and getting "attacked" with kisses and a big hug from both Sean and I. She is always able to make us laugh. She has the biggest and cutest smile and we love seeing in taking up her whole face.
We have been trying new techniques for helping her get to sleep on her own and our plan is to get it down by the end of break. She is a good sport and learning quickly. She loves sleeping on her belly. We will lay her down at night on her back and in the morning she is sleeping on her tummy, with her little bum in the air. So funny. I will have to get a picture of that too.
As always, she is a good eater. She loves squash, applesauce, cereal, bananas, cheerios, celery sticks, juice, and anything else she can get her hands on. And she gets her hands on it, that is for sure. We usually transport her directly from the high chair to the tub. Where she plays with her toys and splashes everywhere.

We are planning on a fun day over at Hannah and Tom's house this Saturday! Naomi, Art and Hyrum are coming too! We are going to make Nisu a Finnish sweet bread, eat dinner, and play games. I am so excited. With everything having been so busy it will be nice to just spend time with family and enjoy this wonderful season. Maile will be happy too, Hannah's girls always get a laugh out of her.

We hope everyone is doing well and that you are all staying happy, healthy, and safe! We love you!