Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spring, is that you?

While Mother Nature in Minnesota has shown glimpses of wonderful weather but nothing consistent, we're at least making good progress. Nina no longer needs to wear a big coat in her car seat and outside walks are much easier. We've enjoyed some time at the park, but we're getting antsy for consecutive sunny days. Happy early birthday to Papa Rick!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter!

It was a beautiful day for an Easter egg hunt with family, friends, and doggies. Everyone had a great time enjoying laughs, food, football, and cards. It was a pleasure to finally meet Erin and Marc's little girl, Emma. She was a sweet cousin who picked up after Nina, tried to give her hugs, and helped her with her sock. Thanks to auntie Allison who gave Nina the cute bunny robe and slippers.

Taking eggs out of the basket?--------------The hunter/gatherers

Found an egg! ----------------- Better than an egg - a rock!

Erin and Emma; Nina blinked---------------------Sorting out their candy

This is our 100th post in Nina's online baby book and we have also surpassed 10,000 page views! Wow - thanks for all of you who have shared your time and love! We'll end with a small video of Nina dancing with some of her toy eggs.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fun in the sun

Nina has always enjoyed being outside and going on walks, but now she's actually getting to play outside. She had fun at the nearby recreation center, going on slides, swings, and playing with other kids. Today she had a riot playing with mama and sharing the grass she ripped out of the lawn.

Monday, April 11, 2011


Nina is growing up in a hurry. Eating real foods, standing up without holding on to things, and brushing her teeth. She's making funny faces about everything and still quite a doll. We aren't sure why she has started slapping her hands to her cheeks in "Home Alone" fashion, but it's pretty darn funny (except while she's eating and mashed peas fly everywhere).

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

9 Months

Nina has hit the 3/4 of a year mark and continues to grow faster than we can keep up with. As we organized her closet, we discovered that she's too big for about half of her wardrobe. She's a quick crawler, loves to climb, and is now starting to wave. She's been giving a lot of kisses, eating more food, and taking fewer naps! Here's the video:

Sunday, April 3, 2011


After a few weeks of enjoying dogs from afar, Nina was delighted to get to play up close with Cousin Gus. She touched him, talked to him, and tickled him. She also got to play with a few other dogs and a bunch of Dad's cousins at the Great Owatonna get-together. We can't wait to do it all again at Easter.