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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Playing with Cousins

Lilia has had a lot of fun with her cousins! We went to the zoo on Saturday and had a great time. She is going to miss her cousins when they leave.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lilia 23 Months

Lilia you are 23 months today! You are learning new things all the time! You talk on the phone, jump off things, and climb anything. You are saying the following words, cookie, cracker, whoa, sissy (sister), cry (Elayna), treat and many more! You love to see how I fixed your hair in the mirror. You can undress yourself including your pull-up. You can dress yourself but would prefer to not wear clothes. You love music and sing all the time. Dancing and jumping are how we get you tired. You have an old crib mattress on the floor that you love to jump on. Bedtime is a challenge, you will start out in your toddler bed and then come to our bed in the early morning. You are getting better. You usually take a nap after lunch and will sleep for two hours. You love your baby doll and copy everything I do with Elayna. You will throw away diapers and any other garbage for me. Lilia we love you and are so happy that you are our daughter!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Big Sister Loving on Little Sister

Lil' loves her sister! The first picture she is smiling but the flash caused eyes to squint. Lil' had to check out Elayna's cheeks! She was gentle. Then last picture is of Lil' laughing! Kisses were given to Elayna during the entire time! Lil' you love to see the pictures I have taken.


Elayna is changing so fast! She is three weeks old! Her cheeks are so cute! She is smiling now!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

UPS brings fun things!

I love when I get packages I did not know were coming! Surprise Grandma H sent another package. Elayna has three outfits and a ducky and Lilia got pj's! Lilia would not hold still for a picture but Elayna did! Thanks Mom!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

World's Greatest Alarm Clock!

Lilia is directing the choir...okay not really, she is singing at the top of her lungs for Elayna!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Lilia the Sleeping Beauty

Lilia fell asleep on her jumping mattress. I was singing all her favorite songs and her eyes got heavy. She is a beauty! I love how she has her hands. Now we will see if I can move her to her bed or mine!

Pig Tails!

Lilia let me fix her hair! She held still while I worked fast putting in pig tails. I showed her cute hair in the mirror and she loved it! Too bad we are snowed indoors, no where we really need to go today!

Thursday, January 20, 2011 peaceful! Two Weeks

Elayna is doing great! Yesterday, Wednesday we went to her two week check up.
Dr J says she is beautiful.
8 lbs 5 oz
20.25 inches long
She is eating really well. Sleeps 5 hours at night (mostly) and we make sure she eats a lot during the day. She smiles here and there. She is staying alert for 30 minutes or more. She loves looking around and seeing all the commotion (Lilia).
Dr J mentioned how he remembered Lilia being this little. Elayna we love you!

Our Back Yard!

Let it Snow! The snow looks pretty but may not get enough to go sledding.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Lil's Nap!

I know the picture is sideways. :) she insisted she use the feeding pillow. She is so funny! She was asleep in minutes! Yeah!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Lilia is starting to want her picture taken and see the picture. I have introduced the word "cheese" in an attempt to get her to smile. Elayna was relaxing after eating and Lilia had to join her.

Fresh Bread from Oven!

I love this new method of bread making, less work and no expensive kitchen gadgets!

Surprise Blanket from Great Grandma R!

We got a surprise package from Grandma R. She sews a lot and crochet this blanket for Lilia. She also sent a few for Elayna. They are all so beautiful! I tried to get picture earlier but Lilia was not interested. After lunch Lilia was getting tired and wanted her blanket. I had to wrap her just right or she would start to whine. She was tired and loves her blanket!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Light-Up Googly Worm

Santa brought Lilia and I these Googly worms. They are fun to squish and stretch. Lilia carries them around and plays with them. They are funny looking.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Dressed for Church

Here is Elayna and Lilia dressed for church. These pictures were taken at the end of the day. Lilia is missing her pretty white bow and her black shoes. Oh, well! :) We had a great day at church. Aunt Annie held Elayna the entire time and I was able to help Lilia with all her little things. Thanks Annie! Asher had church assignments and so was not with us. We missed Daddy!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Our Two Little Munchkins!!

Lilia wanted to be close to Elayna. So she jumed under the blanket right beside her. Both are excited and happy.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Pink Mittens

Lilia loves her mittens. She loves her "pookie" (pink puppy) and her soft blanket and sleeps with them. Lilia you are amazing! You love your sister and are a helper to Mommy. You throw diapers away, get the pacifier for Elayna, you check to see if she is awake and give lots of kisses. Sweet dreams for my little angel!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I am excited to see them grow up and be best friends. They will have many adventures together.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Pink Pooh Bear

Elayna is healthy. We went to the doctor yesterday and she is 7 lbs 12 oz. This was a new scale. Next week we will go back for her two week check up and we will see how much see weights.

Monday, January 10, 2011


Mommy was starting some laundry and Lilia was playing her shadow. Hearing the comotion of extra help at the washer, I call out to Lilia to "iriowa"--which means "come here" in Korean. Lilia runs to the doorway and puts her finger to her lips and says "shhhhhhh.". Then without missing a beat, shakes her head and says "no iriowa" and points to Elayna (whom you can see sleeping in the bottom left of picture) and slurs out "shleeping!" I just about fell out of my chair laughing.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Nap Time

Lilia needed a nap. Mommy needed a nap. Elayna, well she sleeps a lot. I was pretending to sleep but got to close my eyes.
Lilia moves around when she sleeps and talks.


We are seeing more of her eyes lately. Last night she decided to stay up and eat and poop a lot. Asher and I took turns holding and feeding. Lilia slept through the entire event. :)
Lilia wants to touch and hold Elayna. she knows where her eyes and nose are located. She loves her baby sister.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Coming Home

Holding Daddy's hand.

Elayna gives us good burps!

Two sisters meeting for the first time.  Lilia loves Elanyna!

Holding Elayna with lots of help from Daddy and Grandma!

Grandpa and Grandma R. 

Lilia had to check out the pacifier and sit by Grandma.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Family Picture

Family picture minus Lil'! We are doing great!

Pink Bow

This morning we are at the hospital to spend time with Elayna and Lizzie.

Wrist Bands

Here are our wrist bands. Lizzie put us on the paperwork and the hospital got us arranged to go to the nursery. The hospital staff has been great to us and Lizzie.

The Nursery

We arrived and got to see Lizzie.  She is amazing.  She had a very quick delivery and is feeling better. Her mom is great and we got to talk for a while.  Her mom walked us down to see the baby.  We figured out which one and she is beautiful.  We got everything arranged and we got to see her and hold her.  I am in love with this little bundle.  She is so precious.  Here are a few pictures.  Elayna ate at 4:45 pm and 9:15 pm and we got to feed her both times.  She is a good burper. 
Her Name
When Asher got home from work yesterday.  He said, "I know what we should name her."  Elayna Noel!  I loved it.  He was thinking about all the names we had talked about and it came to him. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Elayna Noel

Born 1:17 pm this day.
7 lbs 8 oz.
20 inches
She is beautiful! Wow, she has lots of hair. We are so happy. Lizzie is doing great. She keeps amazing us.