Thursday, March 29, 2012

Parks and Ice Cream

Nina loves both items from the title of this blog and will demand going to the park more often than not.  She is on a counting kick these days, but often goes, 1, 2, 9, TEN!  Basically the faster she gets to ten, the happier she is about it.  

                                             chasing robins

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dora and Dory!

Nina made a trip to the Mall of America today and got to see plenty of her favorites at Underwater Adventures and Nickelodeon Universe.  We visited the sharks, jellyfish, and Nemo friends and then headed above water to see the legos, Dora the explora, and Sponge Bob.  

Kara is at week 24 of her pregnancy and Nina likes to give the baby a hug every day.  As we mentioned last post, here is a video containing many of her new words and phrases.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Words and phrases

Nina has been happy to improve her communication skills and has a few favorite phrases.  She really likes "wake up" (which sounds like 'hey bob'), "bless you, dada" (allergy season must be upon us), "Boo-yah," counting to ten (usually to 6), "Thank you, you're welcome (together)" and "Look at me!"  We will try to put together a compilation of these videos sometime soon.

"Nina Do"             ------          Matching Jackets

"Say cheese"

Sunday, March 11, 2012

65 inches to 65 degrees

What a crazy difference a year can make.  Nina has been happy to be running around the lake again and spending time outside.   She occasionally gets upset about the bright days by yelling, "Sun, no no no!"  Another funny proclamation the other day resulted after a discussion about teaching, when Nina said "Dada cheacher, Nani cheacher." 

Sunbathing    ------    Looking for doggies

We made a nice trip to Owatonna last weekend and Nina got to play with Grandma, Grandpa and Annie.  We visited the reptile zoo where we got to touch a crocodile and a huge snake!  Nina's favorite part was running up and down a ramp.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

20 months old AND....

...going to be a big sister!  Nina's little sister is due in early July, most likely the same week as Nina's second birthday.  It is sure to be a busy summer for the Naks, but we're excited and, when asked about her little sis, Nina often responds with "be nice."  We'll see how long she can stick to that game plan. :)

Nak Number 2 facing upwards, all curled up