Little tidbits about our family: Matt, Alicia, Lyla, Hayden and Ella

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Fun in the Snow

Lyla has been sick this week with a 101-102 temperature for 3 days and then broke out with a rash on Friday. She is doing much better today so we decided to go and play in the snow! She liked sledding but wasn't a fan walking around in the snow. We also tried making snow angels! I think we will need to enjoy the snow a little more while it's here.

Enjoy the pictures!

All bundled up with my sunglasses on
Go faster daddy

I like swinging in the winter time too!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy 2011!

Happy 2011 and we hope everyone is keeping warm and healthy! Right after the holidays our family got the nice stomach flu one after another that took a week to vanish. I'm glad that is over with now but all the projects I attended to accomplish with my week off didn't get even thought of. I guess there are always weekends!


We had many Christmas's to take part of this year. We started with the Brown family Christmas and celebrated with Matt's parents and brother and fiance.

Uncle Mike, Aunt Nikki and us

In the middle of Christmas week we celebrated with our immediate family so Lyla could open up all of her toys. Once she opened one present, she wanted to play with it an didn't care about the rest. Opening presents took a while but it is exciting to see the look in Lyla's eyes.

Lyla rolling around in all of her new toys!

We then headed down to IL for Christmas Eve at my parents and Christmas Day at my aunt's.

Looking pretty with daddy

Big smile

New cupcake hat
"I see you" That is Lyla's new favorite phrase with daddy.

Family picture Christmas day. We tried and tried to get Ella in the picture but she didn't want to look at the camera!

Lyla playing with her buddy Keira. They were shy with each other at first but were best buds by the end of the day.

We then had Christmas with my parents! Lyla just loved this snowsuit my mom got her. She had to walk around the house in it along with her new cowboy boots she got from Auntie Kristi.

Playing with Auntie Kristi

Lyla also loves her new hooded towel from Uncle Mike and Aunt Nikki. She picks out deer in Matt's magazines and her books so she just loves the deer towel!

After the holidays, we have been relaxing and catching up on sleep. Lyla continues to add more and more words to her vocabuary and has started to count! She loves #'s 3 and 4!

Lyla also got her first haircut from mom! I just trimmed a little off the back and I think I did a great job (at least we don't see how uneven it probably is)! I'm glad Matt was there to assist and keep her occupied. It's definitley hard to keep a 21 month old to sit still!

Matt and I also had a date night on Saturday while grandma and grandpa Brown watched Lyla. We did a movie and dinner and it's surprising how crazy it is to sit at dinner and not have to worry about Lyla. We will need to do more of this before baby #2 comes!