Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

& wishing Great Grandma Gigi a Very Happy Birthday

Lots of Love from Australia!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

playing with Marcus in all the boxes
SO FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Listening to Aunty Helen's headphones while we cleaned our old apartment

Genna's new sofa from Dada

SO comfy

I LOVE it!

New highchair at the new house - nice & roomy

Uncle Marky putting together Genna's new house

Playing in our new yard with Amelia & Clara

Drawing in her new house

LOVING the windows

love the leg cross

My view from the kitchen window of Genna's log cabin - perfect!

New pencil table - YAY!

Opening xmas presents in her pretty dress


New apron & kitchen stuff - FUN

I LOVE my new monkey handbag!!!

Coloring on Christmas bags - fun!

Unwrapping is SO much fun (so much fun that she even started unwrapping all of the crayons!)

Reading one of her new books

Princess in her new tutu!

Painting with Uncle Marky

what an artist - we were laughing that the first thing she did on every page was black out the eyes!

Checking out her new water spouting whale in the pool - FUN!

There he is over there

and relaxing in the pool with Dada

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Uncle Marky

One day last week we took the ferry into downtown Sydney with Uncle Marky!

It was QUITE windy outside!

We had a really good lunch at a German restaurant in the Rocks area - Genna loves the schnitzel and the sausages!

Drawing on the ferry

A hot day down in Manly enjoying the fountains!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tough Week but with a fun ending!

Crazy hair!!! You invented this game where you go pull all of my tank tops off of the shelf and put the arm hole around your neck then run around laughing.

What Mama? No, I am not stretching them out!

You had a tough week this week with sickness, and ended up in our bed quite a few nights after we weren't able to settle you down. The comfort of being close to us meant you were able to sleep. Having someone who rotates 360 degrees in their sleep does not help Mama & Dada sleep though!

Ahhhh sleeping beauty with her bunny :)

We had a visitor on our balcony one afternoon

You were intrigued!

Check out my cool new bird!

Your Uncle Marcus arrived from Minnesota this weekend too - you guys had a blast at the beach!

The ocean is cold but fun!!!!!

You also enjoy watching fraggle rock on the internet with him

And having a chat while being tickled by the tickle monster :) You sure love your uncle!!

Also - you are getting so heavy I really can't carry you everywhere anymore. So this week we started working on walking & holding Mama's hand. I say 'finger Genna' and you grab my finger and hold on tight and we walk together. I'm very impressed on how good you are - always holding on and not running off :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

This Week

It has been a busy week. We made it to the mall one rainy day, and checked out the playground.

The slide was the most fun!

YAY I did it all by myself!!

We also attended our Mothers Group Christmas party - the Dad's came too - it was fun! (although none of the kids liked the Dad dressed as Santa - almost all of them burst into tears when he appeared - including Genna!)
Pretty girl in your party dress

There are more girls than boys in our group - but somehow we managed to get this shot with all the boys! From left (clockwise) Wendel, You, Billy, Beau & Rory

You got a lovely dog pull toy - you love to turn around in a circle while pulling it!

SOMEONE insisted she MUST have a chocolate chip cookie while shopping -
ahhh the telling chocolate smear on the cheek!

Also, a story I forgot to tell last week -

Last week at daycare they said one day you didn't nap at all! You were in a cot across from Isla - and you two kept standing up and imitating the noises each of you were making. You were also jumping up and down in your cots. There is a window, so Leeanne could see what you were doing. Every time she came in to check on you, you'd both quickly lay down like 'we KNOW we are supposed to be sleeping'!! Then as soon as she left you'd be right back up acting silly!

You are all about talking this week. You follow me around and repeat words I say. You have mastered 'more' 'bubbles' 'all done' and 'please' (when I prompt it). You have repeated countless other words this week - you really are soaking it all in!

Its not only dolls for you! You love cars too.

You just started saying 'Night Night' today - while tucking your bunny in with a little blanket - too cute!