Thursday, January 29, 2009

Spaghetti Face

Dana enjoyed some spaghetti for lunch today... Not sure what she enjoyed more... eating it or playing in it...

Most of it got in her mouth - but a lot more was on the floor.
Also, for those of you who heard our whippet story...
The one where Finn supposedly attacked Halle at the kennel during Christmas...
Here's just more proof of how much they really hate each other...
At least Halle's stitches are out - and because of her coloring you really can't see her 4 inch scar... So, no worries, she's still a beauty.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dana's Check-up

Dana got a healthy report from the doctor's visit yesterday... along with four shots! Poor thing.

She weighs 20 lbs. 4 oz and measures 30 inches long.
She's in the 50th percentile for both height and weight - in other words, perfectly average. Ah. Although, we think she's a bit more than that.

I also went to see my midwife on Friday and things are looking very good in that department too. We heard a strong heartbeat and I'll schedule my first ultrasound in the next few weeks.

I'll keep you all posted!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Dana Claire

Yesterday we celebrated Dana's First Birthday with a party at our home.


We had many friends and family come to celebrate with us...
We had a house filled with babies!
It will be so fun to watch as these little ones grow up together.

Lila got some special love from Dana.


Every birthday girl has got to have her cake... and eat it too.
First, you have to take off that pretty birthday dress...

Who's naked?

Do I have to wear a bib?

Such a lady... daintily picking at her cake...

Daddy had to step in and show her that there's MORE under the frosting!

"Oh! Why didn't you say so!"


Dana clearly preferred the 'no-hands' method.

"What's so funny?"

"Oh, right. ME!"

Here's looking at you kid.
Cake Before shot...
Cake After shot...
With such a busy, exciting day it was nice to end with a quiet bottle.

Dana gets to go to the Doctor today.
We'll post her stats tomorrow.
She gets to have shots too...
Happy Birthday Baby.
We love you!











New Shoes

So, last week we went shopping with Mor Mor at Nordstroms Downtown...
Dana was fascinated by the giant fish tanks...We decided that those old soft soled shoes just wouldn't do anymore...
and since we were in the children's department...
You've got to be measured for new shoes...
The nice saleslady helped us try on a few pairs...


We chose the brown ones with pink flowers.
Dana thought they tasted the best...

Yes, we know... we've probably started a bad trend...
I can't remember the last time I got to have new shoes from Nordstroms!
Oh well... you only get to have one pair of First Walking Shoes!

Christmas - Finally!

We were finally able to celebrate the Christmas holiday with the Hicks family...
Great Grandma and Grandpa had over 36 inches of snow at their house this year! Dana got this way-cool measuring stick that will help us track how much she's grown. Grandpa Jerry and Nana Kerry MADE it! So cute!
Not to mention the portability factor - when/if we move it can come with us!
It was fun to play with Great Aunt Dova!

Nana Kerry found this cute bear - Dana loved it!
A little late this year - but always a blessing to get together with our family.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Welcome 2009!
(Check out Dana's 4 teeth!) Got to have crazy New Year's Hats and Blowers

The West's joined us for a New Year's Eve celebration.
With a little bubbly...


...And...
We got "Rock Band 2" for our Wii system.
And played all night long!
Yes, we know... we're dorks.
There are three game 'pieces' - a guitar, a microphone and drums.
Allen was the best singer...

We wish everyone a fun and safe New Year!