Thursday, January 20, 2011

18 months and growing!

Delainey is changing by leaps and bounds these days! She is adding more words to her vocabulary daily. A few of the favorite words are horse, sock, car, hat, please, duck, and dats (which means dad, mom, or whoever else will answer)  :)  There is still a lot of jibber jabber within the words which is always fun to listen to as well. She even leaned in to tell a secret last night before bed.  I was reading her a book, and she leaned in, looked me in the eye, and said something very serious in a sweet, soft voice.  It made us giggle!

Kicking back on the new couch
Another fun thing Delainey has been doing lately is picking up after Shaun and I.  She brings the remotes to Shaun wherever he is in the house. Also, she carries our drink glasses to us if we leave them behind. There have been a few spilled glasses of water, but that is an easy mess to clean up!

We have had a few fun nights of snacking on popcorn together!  I think Delainey enjoys it almost as much as I do!
Loving the popcorn!
Delainey's imagination is already in full swing, she entertains herself so well. It is fun to watch and listen to her turn into a "toddler"!  She recieved a baby for Christmas, but it wasn't until recently that she has treated it like a real baby. I think she has been watching the daycare ladies with the newborn that just started coming to our daycare.  Now she feeds her baby a bottle, burps the baby, rocks the baby, and kisses the baby's forehead. It's so precious.

Big girl playing with her hair pieces

Last weekend we went to visit Great Grandma and Grandpa Spindler. Delainey played with grandma's tupperware cupboard and had a blast!

She was also very excited to be able to color the newspaper. Life is good! :)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Well, I guess I took a little break from the blog, and boy have we had a fun holiday season!

As I took a look at the last post I published, it marked the start of our holiday celebrations. I will do my best to sum up the past few weeks in a few short paragraphs.

We had our Christmas at home before heading anywhere.  We got Delainey a mini couch, and she loves it! These are the daytime activities....

...and these are the night time activities.

In a few short days we managed to spend time with both sides of our families.  We first stopped at Dad and Nita's for a fun-filled night of cousins playing, Santa visiting, some new tasty cocktails, and some much needed catching up! We even got to enjoy some of Grandma Gale's homemade lefsa.....it doesn't get any better than that! 
Not so sure of Santa Claus

This year she sure knows how to tear them open!

We woke up Christmas Eve, said our good-byes, and were off to Rosholt for some more Christmas cheer! The Falken cousins had a great time playing and sharing each others new toys!  The adults also had a great
time catching up on the latest and greatest in each others lives.

Falken cousins on Christmas Eve

The Falken girls posing for the camera!

Enjoying a cup of tea!

Delainey helping mommy pack away Christmas decorations

We enjoyed a long weekend tucked inside during the New Year's blizzard! We closed another year feeling so blessed with everything and everyone in our lives.  We begin 2011 with open hearts and can't wait to see what life has in store for us!  Happy New Year to you!