Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Our Extended Christmas

Ready for a holiday recap?!
We had a wonderful holiday season!  We LOVED seeing Christmas through Eliza's eyes.  She was so excited about everything... the Christmas tree, the ornaments, the jingle bells, the presents, the nativity set, etc.
If I asked where "baby Jesus" was, she'd run and grab him.  Pretty much melted my heart.
Aaron's parent's came the week before Christmas and we had a good time with them.  We went and saw the lights and Eliza LOVED them.

We also went to a BYU game.  Eliza loved sitting in her own chair.
We had our own Christmas morning.  Eliza ran to her present when she saw it and was so excited to open it!  She really caught onto ripping the paper off... so much that she wanted to open every present she saw!  By the end of the break I had wrapped up fake presents many times to prevent huge breakdowns when other people opened presents and she didn't have any.  :)
We gave her a doll in a stroller.  She was super excited to see it, but a little shy.  I've been planning on getting her a doll for probably over six months so it was fun to finally give it to her.
It took maybe a minute and she was off pushing her baby around!
And giving her kisses.  :)
After church we went to my parents and spent the rest of the day.  That night we got to skype with my brother on his mission!  We were also able to get my two brothers who weren't there in on the conversation!  Technology is pretty great.  :)
Eliza's Christmas gift to me was that she decided a couple days later to FEED HERSELF!!!!!
The week between the holidays was spent with extended family and then the week after New Year's, my brother and his family came to visit from Minnesota!
I got to meet my niece Norah!!  And Eliza got to meet her cousin!
We were curious to see how she'd do because she's VERY nervous around other kids, but she did really well and even gave her hugs.  (putting her forehead on her)
She's pretty nervous about holding her, but we did get one smiling picture nonetheless!
 And here's the fam altogether.  I love these peeps!
 
It was such a wonderfully exhausting three weeks of vacation!

And for some great news... we're expecting our 2nd child!  I'm 16 weeks, due June 28th, and we are thrilled.  We are so dang blessed.  I have been as sick as I was with Eliza, if not more, so we're both pretty sure it's another girl.  We'll have our ultrasound in a few weeks... we can't wait!

19 comments:

Andrea J said...

Congrats Becky! That's fantastic!

*Aliese* said...

Aw, congratulations!! What a fun surprise to read about at the very end. :) I love the picture of Eliza and Norah in their matching outfits. SO CUTE.

Jessie said...

Yay Becky! I'm so happy for you. :) And isn't "vacation" exhausting? Yay for getting back to some semblance of normalcy. :)

Melissa said...

Congratulations! How exciting that Eliza will be having a little brother or sister.

Matt and Camille Tanner said...

So fun! I'm glad the news is out! Need a babysitter for any appointments?

Cute pictures-Eliza is getting so big!

Phillip and Maggi said...

Yea for 2nd babies! It is so much better (that sounds bad I know) than the first one just because you kind of know what the heck you are doing! You will be great! Happy Holidays to your beautiful family.

Tannie Datwyler said...

FUN break!! Aren't holidays the best with little children. She's so sweet with her little doll!! That cute outfit with the black jacket (pink flowers) is so sweet - D got the same one for Christmas as well.

Amy said...

BABY! BABY! BABY! Congrats!

Julie said...

What a fun break! I LOVE the pictures--love the family pic, and love so many pictures of Eliza, she is so pretty! I love that picture of her in the chair at the game. I love the one of her holding Norah--two cute little girls! I love her pushing that stroller too! I'm so glad we got to see you guys (but still a little mad at Brad for pushing over my snowman ;) ) Hope to see you again soon and Congrats again on baby #2!

"DRAW NEARER TO HEAVEN IN 2011" said...

Such wonderful news! I think everyone I know having a baby is due in June! Too funny! I hope the sickness goes away soon.

Mike and Lisa said...

Congratulations!! Eliza looks like she will be such a good big sister. (seriously having an older sibling for the baby is sometimes a life saver!) Best of luck to you in the coming months!!

Meg said...

Oh my gosh congrats Becky! So happy for you. And aren't you guys moving too? Lots of changes!

Aloha_Misty said...

Becky! I am so excited for you! I hope you get over the morning sickness soon it is such a drag. I love being pregnant except for the sickness.

Chellie said...

Eliza is so big! I can't wait to see her again. And bummer about morning sickness!! No fun!

Sarah said...

So much fun! Congrats on the baby (I secretly had a feeling!).. I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to hear if it is a girl or if you are surprised. We are planning another trip to Germany in May, and we are very excited.

LeBaron Family said...

Yeah for more babies!
Boo on being sick. I feel your sickness. Literally.
I'm also glad you've shared the news! I've wanted to congratulate you without spoiling it for everyone else!

Angie Meyers said...

Awesome!!! I am so excited for you guys!! Congratulations!!

Bethanie said...

Congrats! That is so exciting!

Emily said...

E looks completely entranced by the lights! And I burst out laughing when I saw the three laptops facing each other. That is so awesome. :)