Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Gone daddy, gone

Ben went back to work, but the fam closed his "summer" out with a bang. Nina got to hang out with lots of friends and enjoyed trips to Snuffy's and the 5-8 Club. She turned 8 weeks old today and likes standing on tables while we hold her upper body.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

DC Invasion

Many friends are in town for Patti and Vern's wedding and it gave Nina a chance to meet new friends and hang out with some family. She enjoyed being held by both tall Adams. Thanks to Annie for taking some nice family photos.

Smiling for Harry Potter------------Holding her bottle

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Owatonna & Como

Nina has been busy trying to pack in more fun before dad goes back to school. She went down to O-town to visit Grandma Katie and Grandpa Rod and meet a bunch of their friends. If Nina makes a facebook page, the picture above is going to be her profile pic ;) She enjoyed everyone and was tuckered out for the car rides.

Mary--------Happy Grandparents--------John & Cheryl

Louanne --------Kim & Nina looking--------Joyce

The next day Nina had a check-up and weighed in at 11 lbs. 5 oz. She's above the 75th percentile in height and weight; we'll see how long that remains. It was so nice outside that we celebrated Nina's good disposition about her 2-month shots by going to the zoo and conservatory. She decided to sleep through the entire trip.
monkeys staring--------sunken garden (allergy death)

baby giraffe-----------Japanese Tea Garden

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Birthday Party!

Nina got invited to her first birthday party. Young Jimmy turned 1 and was interested to see Nina again. She had a very fun time and stared confusedly at all the boys running around.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Family & Smiles

Nina has been busy and enjoying her time with all family. She won every bet horseracing with Annie, Adam, and Harry, she talked and kicked with Rick and Jenni, and then relaxed and walked with Katie. All this fun makes for a happy baby!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Talkin kickball

Nina was excited for her first trip to kickball and was talking to dad about it (that or sticking her tongue out at him to add to her pouting repertoire). She has been moving her mouth, making plenty of noises and is starting to discover that she can control her feet and arms.

Kickball w/ Emily & Paul--Everett teaching Nina--Postgame Ice Cream

Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy and Sad

Nina is usually pretty happy, but she has learned how to pout. We are told Kara learned a similar tactic at a young age as well. It's not easy to capture the full bottom lip protruding, but we've gotten a progression and we're close. We'll try to catch it in the future, because nothing cheers up a sad baby like shoving a camera in her face.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

More Pics

Many more fun visitors. We even managed a father/daughter/godfathers picture. Nina currently tries to eat her own hand when hungry.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Getting bigger all the time

Nina continues to grow as she is now around 23 inches and weighed in at 11 lbs 1 oz! She is smiling more, still kicking, and unhappy about a bit of a heat rash in the warm weather. Nina is happy to have Gramma Jenni back in town, and Ben and Kara don't mind the extra sleep.

you grow girl-------------------------tummy time

The babies of St. Philip's----------Nina's face when she sees the camera