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Monday, December 29, 2008

Thanksgiving in Maryland

This year we spent Thanksgiving in Maryland with the Jacob side of our family. We haven't seen them in about 3 1/2 years. It was perfect timing because we were able to tell them about our new addition in person. It was also horrible timing because Lorelai was diagnosed with strep the day we left and Dan and I were also sick the majority of the trip. Oh well, we all had a great time anyway.

Father/daughter coughing. Please forgive the red eye. We have new software that doesn't permit demon eyes to be removed. At least I'm updating. :) I know it's been a while.
Attempting to play hide-and-seek in a pretty conspicuous location.

Spending free time as it's intended-watching TV.
Pushing her stroller at the holiday fair.

Three generations of Jacobs.
When asked where her belly button is, this is what you get.
She's certainly not shy.Grandma and Aunt Diane, Pap's sister.
Enjoying some cheese puffs.
Playing with the touch-sensitive, color-changing light.
Juggling with Lorelai's new bath toys that she got from Aunt Diane and Uncle Bob.
Resting on the stuffed dog it took her 3 days to warm up to.

Weekly Trek to Atha's

Each week after church we go out to dinner with Grandma, Pap, and our friends Jim and Anne. We typically go to a place called Atha's as it is very kid-friendly. That's definitely a plus when you have an adventurous toddler who has no qualms about walking right into the kitchen!

Last time we went Lorelai opted against having grilled cheese and fries and snacked on Dan's salad instead. Where on earth does she get her eating habits from?!

Sleeping soundly.Giving Aunt Amy a sweet grin.
Buttering a hushpuppy. Starting good habits young. :)Hangin' with Pap.
Right before this picture Sierra said to Chase, "Look at Aunt Amy." How precious!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

A Sticky Situation

Several weeks ago I bought a coloring book for Lorelai that came with stickers. Last weekend we spent Sunday morning putting the stickers on various pages. Lorelai then made the command decision that it was time for some body decorating. First, she decided to put one on her feet.

Next, I moved it to her nose. She quickly nixed that idea and went straight for her forehead. Sorry it's a little blurry, but I couldn't resist including it.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

In No Particular Order

This year we decided to do something a little different for our Chrsitmas pictures. Instead of going to a studio, I got one of my nearest and dearest friends, Jamie, to take our pictures. She is starting up her own photography business and graciously allowed us be her guinea pigs. She did a fantastic job and I couldn't be more pleased!! I have titled this post as such because these photos were just randomly inserted as I came across them on the CD. I will admit that the last one was purposely placed there, but other than that it's all madness and mayhem. Happy Holidays!!

That girl is always trying to share. How adorable! Let's see if her generosity sticks once she has to share with our newcomer. :)

Trying to juggle everything at once.
Taking a much needed break.

Can't really tell if she's laughing or trying to get away.

That's more like it!
Of course we had to show off her matching bloomers. While it looks like she rummaging through the box of ornaments, in all honesty we dumped her in there headfirst to get this shot.
Santa baby.
Merry Christmas!!

The happy trio.

Love this picture of us. Sadly it didn't make it onto our Christmas card. :(

Looking sneaky.

Ok, so Jamie wanted a picture of me looking off into the distance while Dan kissed my cheek. After she took a few of those my husband, the jokester, licked my cheek. Naturally I just started cracking up. Here's the end result. Good to know we can still make each other laugh. :)
Getting a closer look at the over-sized ornaments.
There aren't words to describe our precious little family. We are so blessed.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

That's right everbody, our little family will be expanding next summer. I'm due some time near the end of July/beginning of August. Oh joy!! I get to be pregnant the entire summer, AGAIN!! Does life get any better?! In all seriousness, we couldn't be more excited about giving Lorelai a sibling (or two, if I get my way). :) She brings so much happiness to each of our days and we can't wait to add another wonderful child to the mix.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Grandma's Special Sweater

Dan's grandmother, Grandma Jacob, made this sweater for Dan's older brother. Two generations have now been able to wear it. It has been passed down from Rob, to Dan, to Sierra, and now to Lorelai. Chase will be next on the list. It is beautifully made and will hold wonderful memories for years to come. Thanks, Grandma!!

Pancake Breakfast

Several weekends ago Dan had to work both Saturday and Sunday. It was up to Lorelai and me to fend for ourselves for the most important meal of the day. As the pantry was a bit sparse in choices, I resorted to abox of pancake mix hiding in the back. I made a few "silver dollar" pancakes, a few of the letter L, and put them on a nice princess plate for my special little girl.

Lorelai finding ways to amuse herself until breakfast is ready.
Waiting for the L to fill up with bubbles before flipping it.

The finished product.
One satisfied customer.