Sunday, December 4, 2011

First Snowfall of the Season

Matea had her first experience with snow this weekend. Her Aunt Katy had just sent her a snowsuit so it was perfect timing. She didn't know what to think of not having any hands.

where'd my hands go?

We went out first thing in the morning, hence no makeup and bedhead. Matea looks cute though

Making her first snowangel

Look what I made!

A winter wonderland-that only lasted till noon

Daddy's little girl

The below picture is right before she face planted and learned that snow is cold. It's hard crawling in a snowsuit.

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A Guys Thanksgiving

This thanksgiving was definitely a guys holiday. That's not to say I didn't have fun, because I did, it's just the guys had a blast. It started off thanksgiving morning with flag football. While Jacob, his dad and brother did that Matea and I played in the park.

Just swinging

The boys played for quite a while

Next up was day 1 of golfing.

I tagged along while my mother-in-law Tara babysat. ( I married into a great family)

Jacob and his brother

All the men folk. We then headed home for a delicious Thanksgiving meal. I had fun this year actually cooking some sides. I did happy bread, my aunt Patty's yummy stuffing, pumpkin cookies, and a chocolate vanilla walnut torte. Sooo much yummy food. The next few days were filled with more golfing and watching any/all sporting events on tv. Whenever we could get the boys away from the sport shows we'd play games. Our favs are dominion, bohnanza, bananagrams, and great dalmuti.

Matea helping me do laundry after thanksgiving.

Here's a cute video of one of Matea's latest tricks.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Birthday Week 2011

This post is very overdue. All our birthdays fall within 6 days of each other and my parents said they'd take us on a trip when Jacob graduated. We decided to combine there offer with our birthday week. Matea probably had the best first birthday of any baby.

It was a great trip. Matea did awesome flying. She loved eating sand and playing in the water. She was a little hesitant with the wave but once you got her in the ocean she was happy as could be. Since my parents came with us we had babysitters and could still do fun activities. We got to scuba dive 3 times, jet ski,paddle board and go to a funny magic show.

The only bad thing was about 5 hours before we left our rental car got broken into and my diaper bag with my wallet was stolen. Luckily nothing else was taken and the police gave me a report to prove my identity to fly home.

Thanks mom and dad for the great vacation!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Happy Halloween

A Hawaiian Halloween with the prettiest mermaid on the beach

With a wail that would put any Siren to shame

Thursday, November 10, 2011

One Year Older and Wiser Too!

Before I blog about Maui and Halloween I wanted to talk about Matea turning one. Our itty bitty girl turned one this past week and I can't help but reflect on how far she's come! From an emergency c-section, a 2 month stay in the NICU, to coming home on a feeding tube, Matea has had some big obstacles to overcome.

Born at 3lbs is now 14lbs 10oz. She can say mama, dada, baba, and make all sorts of cute noises. She is crawling all over the house and follows you where ever you go. She can pull herself up on almost anything and can walk while pushing something. Her Physical therapist says Matea is doing awesome and has got up to her real age in gross mototr skills and her fine motor skills are above. Her speech language therapist is impressed with how Matea is progressing. She still is a slow eater and picky but at least she eats some things and we've been able to avoid a Gtube

She is such a happy social baby. She only really cries when she's hungry,tired,or needs her diaper changed. She smiles at everyone and gets sad if people don't smile back. She just figured out dancing and can do a wicked shimmy :) I know I'm forgetting a lot but I don't want to bore everyone so I'll just say we love this little munchkin!

First time seeing my baby

Above- Matea's hand in her dads at a few days old
Below- Matea's hand at a year

Since we were in Maui over her birthday we just had a small party with family when we got back

With some of her presents

She thought the cake was pretty awesome

And here's a video of Matea eating her cake. She first got an ice cream bar that she liked to play with but was too cold for her mouth. She then got a pudding cake.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Silver City

For the Month of October Jacob has beeen on rotation in SIlver City. He would stay there mon-thursday night and then leave here Sunday afternoon to get back. It was hard not having him around and my hats off to all military/ med student wives and single mothers. One week I got to go down with Jacob and stay at the little apartment the school has for them.

Silver city is a Copper mining town so on thedrive down we stopped to check out the mine. Matea wanted to climb the fence.

Silver City is onthe smaller side so there wasn't a ton to do but we did hike up to some cliff dwellings

Can you see them

Matea thought it was pretty neat

A painting

I'm glad that Jacob is finally done with that rotation and now we are off to Maui to celebrat all our birthdays!
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