Sunday, March 31, 2013


The girls got all dolled up for Easter, although Nina is pretty much all or nothing with her outfits these days anyway (dresses or diapers only).  They have had fun playing with eggs and bunnies and other seasonal things.  We went to the "Minne-hop-hop" Easter Party where Nina played games, saw the Easter bunny, took part in a hunt, saw live animals, and did some arts and crafts.

Nina is in to telling stories and singing songs.  She likes to rally the troops with a classic, "Raise your hand if you want to... go for a walk, read a story, play a game."  Vivian is trying to crawl and will get up on all fours and rock back and forth.  She usually ends up going backwards which infuriates her.  They play pretty well together, but have clearly started going after the toy the other one is playing with, today's toy being Dada's tie at church.  Nina likes to help out as the big sister and do things Vivian cannot.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring? Break

Well, we're still full of snow, but there's no work (for ben), so we'll take whatever we can get.  Despite the snow, we went out for ice cream and also went to the zoo and Rock the Cradle with Maggie, Annie, and Adam.  The girls had a fun time, enjoyed some dancing, and played some games.

Vivian has started to clap her hands, wave, and give high fives.  She will now try to share her toys (usually ones she's been sucking on) and put them up to your face.  She still likes music, loved watching the polar bears, has started scooting around, but her favorite thing to watch & play with is still her big sister.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Having fun

The Naks have been very busy the last day and a half, taking in the Children's Museum, swimming, the movie Brave, and the Saint Patrick's Day Parade.  The girls have been thrilled at every step and Vivian seems more and more interested in everything around her.

Also, we've been anticipating the day that Vivian starts taking Nina's toys and for the most part, Nina has been good about sharing.  But, the other day, Nina was not happy to have her tower taken a part and this is what we got:

Saturday, March 9, 2013


Vivian's eight month birthday has come quickly.  She's acting like a bigger girl nowadays, feeding herself puffs, sleeping in her crib in her room (for part of the night), giving hugs and kisses, and rolling all over.  She has started sharing her food and offering her toys to us, usually after she's slobbered all over them.

Nina continues to be a great big sister, helping with diaper changes, bringing Vivian toys, and getting kleenex when needed.