Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lots of firsts in April!


April was such a busy month for Layla! She will be 4 months next week and just gets bigger and bigger everyday. This month she learned to roll over but the little stinker won't do it for Daddy! Mommy got to see it at Grandma and Grandpa Lucky's when I went to pick her up one day after work...Grandma Mudd was there too! But poor Daddy hasn't been able to see it. I can't wait until she does it for him...it is such a proud moment!

Layla also had her first cold this month. Boo! She had to go to the doctor to be checked out but was just fine the next day (figures). She bounced back so quick that we were able to put her in her jumperoo! She's not jumping yet but loves to stand. Daddy has to give her a little boost with one of his chemistry books because her feet don't touch the floor yet.


One of her favorite things this month was having her first bites of cereal! She did pretty good with it but we have to be very quick with the bottle or she spits it all out. We make a HUGE mess when it is time to eat. Here's a picture of the little piglet:


Mommy also took her three month pictures in April. We think she is the cutest little girl in the whole wide world and she does so good in our little mini photo sessions.


And to top things off a video of some of Layla's favorite things to do during her 3rd month:

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Layla turns 3 months

To kick off Layla's 3 month birthday and the end of my maternity leave we went to visit Aunt Ashley and Uncle Eric's house to play with them and Grayden for a day. We had so much fun visiting but as always, our favorite part about getting together was seeing the kids playing...well I guess seeing Grayden playing, Layla just mostly sat there.


Grayden pointing to Layla's nose

Grayden wanted to take his hot babe for a spin


Our family


Layla and Aunt Ashley


Grayden dancing to Single Ladies! He's going to kill us when he gets older.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Two weeks of Easter fun!

Holidays are always a busy time for us because we are lucky enough to have most of our family all in the same place! Easter was a two week event for us...here are some pictures of Layla's first (first 4 that is) Easter!



Before the busy weekends Layla decided it would be a good time to get some TV time in. She needed to catch all her shows.


Grandma and Grandpa Mudd also decided they better come spend some time with Layla before the busy holiday weekends.


Okay now to the Easter festivities! Here we are at Grandma Barton's house. These are all her great grandkids and there are even more on the way!

Grandpa Barton is holding Layla in this picture with her very first Easter basket.


Ahhh...here we are. It isn't Easter without coloring eggs with the Underwoods! We get better and better every year!


Layla with Grandpa Underwood. It looks like she has a toupee in this picture. Grandpa's hair is real.

Layla spending some time with Grandpa Underwood and Great Grammy.


She loves Aunt Susie's necklace



Grandma Underwood playing with Layla and her new sheep.


Awww, Uncle Brock and Aunt Jessie.


Time for the Barton's! Here we are with Uncle Eric.

It was a little sunny while hunting eggs outside so Grandma gave me these!



The kids loved their taggies that Grandma Barton made!


Layla opening her Easter basket at the Barton's.


Layla's favorite cousin Grayden!


Now for Easter day...Grandma and Grandpa Mudd's! Here we go with a hunt for the eggs. Mommy had to help a bit this time.


Here first Easter basket from Mommy and Daddy.


In the Easter dress that Grandma Barton bought her. She was adorable!


Layla's favorite things right now include Sally Sunshine, milk, smiling aaaaand...Paw Paw! She loves when he sings like a chicken to her.


Layla had the best first Easter a little girl could ask for! Got to spend time with all her favorite people and have plenty of pictures and memories to share. We can't wait to see her run for those eggs on her own next year!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wrapping up February with a busy weekend


We had a very busy weekend so that we could get ready for March and hopefully some nice warm spring weather. First we have to make sure we smell good so Miss Layla got a much needed bath (after pooping out of her diaper and all up her back!).

We can't believe how big she is getting and how much different she looks in her tub every time we get her in it. Layla really likes bath time. As soon as she hits that nice warm water she just lays there in heaven.She is going to love going to the spa with Mommy someday! We try to move fast so we don't have any accidents in the tub...I'm happy to report we haven't had any accidents yet!

After we drip dry the little princess gets wrapped up in a nice comfy towel. Then it was a clean diaper, a quick styling of the hair and off to bed because we had a busy weekend planned!


The next morning we were finally able to capture our favorite thing in the whole wideworld...Layla smiling!! I was starting to think we'd have photographic proof that Big Foot existed before we were going to get that grin on camera!

On Saturday we got to go to the Illini game while Grandma and Grandpa Mudd babysat. I meant to get pics of them and forgot!! But we did get a quick picture before we headed off to the game...this outfit is still a little big on her but I think it will be perfect at the end of March to wrap up the season!


Then on Sunday Layla got to meet Mandy and Jon for the first time! We were so excited to see them and glad they got to stop by before their adventures to Arkansas. Layla mostly slept the whole time...but she couldn't help it! Jon and Mandy are just too comfortable.

After our friends left Grandma Barton gave Layla some cute new head gear and we had to take LOTS of pictures. Here is Layla's new favorite picture of her with Grandma and Grandpa Barton (and Annie):

Layla loves laughing at Grandma Barton but Layla does NOT like it when Oscar tries to mess with her head band.



Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Welcome to our blog!

Ashley Workman (aka AshB1 haha) inspired me to create a family blog. I'll still use FaceBook but I think this is a much better way to post our favorite pictures and share our stories. I wanted to start by posting a few of our favorite pictures of Layla. Today is her 8 week birthday and we can't believe how much she has grown! It seems like every morning when we get up she has a new feature, stronger personality and a bigger smile.

At 8 weeks Layla can smile and squeak, tries to talk a little (mostly sounds like grunts), normally sleeps about 6 hours straight at night and LOVES her puppies Oscar and Moose. Her favorite toys are the animals on her bouncer...Mike the Monkey (he's Spanish), Elliot the Elephant (he's French) and George the Giraffe (he's just silly).

Layla also likes to stare at lights and her favorite picture is of the Eiffel Tower that we took in Paris which is her favorite vacation spot. We can't wait to take her there some day! Her smile is the best thing we've ever seen and we can't help but laugh every time she gives us that goofy grin!

We haven't been able to catch a really good one on camera...but here is a video of her from last week. This is my first attempt at IMovie so bare with me but I think it shows her true personality...the good, the bad and the stinky!!!

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And here are some pictures I took today during play time. Oscar loves to make sure Layla does her tummy time even though she really hates it.