Monday, March 29, 2010

Run and Jump

Time to play outside

My cousin Keri says something along the lines of, "You know it's been a fun day playing outside when there's a ring of dirt in the bathtub." Love it! Here's to a beautiful day, playing outside, and
getting dirty!

Taking a break from all that running around.

Helping with the yard. "Oh! Big stick!"

Break time is over. Time to play again!

Ridin' in the Wagon

Trip to the Park

There is a little park just a few blocks from where we live. This past Sunday, Nana, Bapa, Carl, Lilija and I went to go check it out. When we got there one of the first things Lilija wanted to play on was a HUGE slide. Well, it was huge to me and probably the size of Mt. Kilimanjaro for her!! Apparently she's been down the slide before with help from Daddy. She climbs and he goes up behind her to make sure she's ok. The first few times down the slide she was using her shoes to slow herself down. Each time proceeded to get faster until the last time when she really zoomed down! In Lilija's words, "Whoa! Big slide! Again!!"

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pop goes the monkey?

Nana and Bapa got Lilija a Jack in the Box from their Virginia trip. Ok...well if you want to get specific it's actually a Monkey in the Box. She was a little scared at first but then gave orders to Nana, "You turn. I dance." Alright!


On my tower

Lilija had run off to her room and it got a little quiet...which is something to always be cautious of. When Carl went back to check on her she was sitting on the laundry basket "reading" a book. When he asked her what she was doing she said, "Sitting on my tower." Clearly.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Just an Update

Well today marks week 4 of Lilija being in her big girl bed. So far she's only fallen out of it once! (There aren't any side rails on it.) She cried for a few minutes and then was ready to go back to sleep. What a trooper! She hasn't figured out that she can get out of the bed on her own after nap and in the morning. (SWEET!) She wakes up talking and singing and waits for us to come into her room and get her! I'm guessing this won't last however we're thoroughly enjoying it for the time being!!

I started a new job on February 22nd! The right door finally opened! Thank you to all who have been praying for this to happen! I'm still in Learning and Development for Wells Fargo...and actually in the same building...but now I'm doing Curriculum Design. I was telling my new boss this last week that it's so much fun not fully knowing what I'm doing! I was definitely ready for a challenge and this job will do it!

The arrival of JJ Jr. is getting closer...we're still not exactly 100% sure of the "due date" but I would guess it's probably going to be very close to Lilija's 2nd birthday. We'll see! The nursery is starting to come together very nicely. It's exciting and a little strange to walk by the room and know there is going to be a baby there in a few weeks! We can't wait to meet the newest addition to our family!

So, that the update! Love you all,
Carl "Chip", Kysa, Lilija and Baby JJ Jr.