Sunday, September 25, 2011

Yay for free time!

We've been so busy running around that we've missed out on relaxed family time.  This weekend has been a chance to recharge, take a lap around Como, and play around the house.  Nina looks great in the dress that Emily made for her and showed it off at the 100 year anniversary of the hospital in which she was born, St. John's.

      Showing off her dress                               Lucy's the boss

Ready for trick-or-treating at Como

Head-butting hilarity

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Fun

Fall has been a busy time and it seems like we're hardly at home.  We've been to school events, Twins games, happy hours, birthday parties, and we made our first trip to a Lynx game to watch them dominate in the playoffs.  Nina was very confused at first, loved all the clapping, and was excited to see a bunch of dogs at halftime.  She still eats a ton, is talking more, and starting to run.

Loving Spaghetti

Pumped up for the Lynx to start

Jumping for the Vikes

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Working on words

Nina has gone from babbling to trying to use words.  She understands pretty much all that we say and responds accordingly (depending on her mood) and now she's making progress on her vocab as well.  While she says "yeah" with some heart and humor, the "noooos" are definitely more emphatic.  She's gotten a few more words down since we've taken all this footage, but you'll get the idea.

Monday, September 5, 2011

14 Months

Back to school, back to work, back to daycare, back to a schedule.  Kara is in her eighth year at Century, Ben his seventh year at North, and Nina her second year at daycare.

We had an extremely productive labor day and managed to squeeze in one last trip to Como.  Nina has really gotten the hang of the word "no" and made a few people at Target laugh; we'll see how long it stays funny.  Once we get in a groove at work, we'll try to get a video of all her new words that she seems to only want to say at home.