Sunday, December 30, 2007

3 Months

Although, officially, Amalea won't be three months until Tuesday... today was such an eventful day that I had to post this picture and video. Amalea is getting so close to sitting up on her own, and today she was talking up a storm... we managed to catch it on video just before she went to bed. The video is dark, but it's all about the audio here!

Thursday, December 27, 2007


Here are a few pictures from Christmas. It was so great to have family here to help us celebrate Amalea's first Christmas. It was a wonderful day for all of us.When Jim and I got married my parents go this really neat sign made for us. It has our names engraved in a piece of wood along with some scenery. My dad (Robin's) made an incredible addition to the sign himself. The original sign was bought from a guy who makes them, but my dad made this part for Amalea on his own. It was one of the most thoughtful gifts ever. Amalea now has her own name on the sign (it dangles from the bottom).
Amalea is wearing a pair of Christmas pajama's that were actually mine for my first Christmas. My mom kept them and Amalea got to wear them (they fit her perfectly since I was only 20 days younger than her on my first Christmas). You can see the joy on her face as she gets kisses from daddy on Christmas morning.
After opening two of her gifts Amalea decided it was time for a nap with Oma.
Our family celebrating together Christmas morning.
My family and part of Jim's came to celebrate Christmas with us which was so great. They all had left by dinner time on Christmas day so we spent dinner with the Castle family (friends from church). It was our second year having Christmas dinner with them and Amalea had a great snuggle with Carolyn as Matt looked on.
It was a great first Christmas. We are so blessed to have had family here to help Amalea celebrate. Though she won't remember we have plenty of pictures to show her one day :-) She will always be able to see the joy she brought and brings to so many people. Jim and I are so in love with Amalea and are having so much fun watching her grow and develop her own little personality.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Mommy and Me

I find myself so enthralled with Amalea lately. She has become very animated and today starting squealing in a very high pitch voice. She always seems to make me laugh - I think she gets that from her daddy.

Monday, December 10, 2007


Amalea says, "Hi Everybody!"

Rock Stars in Training

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Amalea's "New Thing"

Everyone that I have ever known who has a baby, always talks about their kids "new thing"... all the time it's "Oh her new thing is _____ "

That always kind of bugged me... but now, alas, here is Amalea's New Thing! ^_^ Enjoy!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

2 Months

Today is two months old for little Rayne. Here are some pics from an eventful two month birthday!

We went to the tree farm to cut down our Christmas tree...

Amalea's aunties (Lena and Erin) came with too!

We found the perfect one...

So daddy got to work...

While the girls were being silly...


We had so much fun!

I'm two months old!!

And finally... a video of Amalea's new ability : Thumb sucking!