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!!!

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.