Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cousin Maggie


The Naks are excited to have another beautiful girl in the family as Annie gave birth to Margaret Ann.  Nina is pumped to be a big cousin, we're happy to be an aunt and uncle, and Vivian is enjoying the short time in her life when she's bigger than Maggie.  Congratulations Annie, Adam, and Gus!

Nina has been helpful at trying to console and help Vivian on our car rides to visit Maggie and we can often hear things like, "It's okay, baby" "almost there, Vivian" "We'll get goin, baby... C'MON LIGHT!"  When Vivian isn't consoled, Nina has taken to recording Vivian crying and playing it back to her, using the iphone's "auto-rap" app to synthesize the cry.  Both girls seem to have found their groove and are sleeping well, so naturally it's time to mess with their schedule and start work again.  Hopefully they adjust, and hopefully we do too!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Making faces

Happy girl!

Not-so-happy girl

singing      ---------       stretching

Tired girl

Dad's favorite - moose ears!

playing rough

Sweet Sisters

Thursday, August 16, 2012

More fun

It's been a family-filled few days as we've gotten to see many relatives and keep the girls busy.   They taught Nina some new phrases and words like "we match," "be careful, Nina," "that's YOU, baby!" "oh, Cassie" and "bottom-inski."

Otherwise, we've been busy running around and trying to enjoy summer.  Nina had her much-anticipated trip to the dentist.  She had talked for over a month about brushing, the light, and the tools and was happy to see it all come true.  The dentist was impressed and gave Nina some prizes afterward.  Today, Vivian made her first trip to the zoo and Nina went on her first rides at Como Town.  Lastly, we are grateful to the Ottaviani family who gave us their burley for our bike!  Nina loves it already.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Friends everywhere

The Naks have had a busy week full of friends and more fun.  National Night Out had us playing with all the neighbors, especially Miles.  We had a trip with Myra and her brother, Ty, to the zoo.  Jimmy and his sister, Emma, also came to play with the girls.  

Nina has been taking care of Vivian and has started to referring to herself as "big sister Nina."  "Don't worry Vivian, here's big sister Nina."  "Only big sister Nina goes down the slide."  "Big sister Nina likes apple juice."  Nina continues to talk up her trip to the dentist tomorrow.  Vivian has been smiling and laughing a little bit and we're excited for more to come.  

Thursday, August 9, 2012

One Month

Vivian is already a month old!  She has gotten a lot bigger and is already cooing, kicking, and attentively watching her big sister.  She has been a bit better about sleeping at night and we hope she can keep improving.  We can't believe how fast the summer is going and we're trying to savor our August.