Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Adding photos

I am now able to blog from my phone. Hopefully that means more photos since they are all here!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!

We hope that everyone had a very happy halloween.  I must say, I think we have the cutest little ladybug out there!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Happiest Birthday to our Girl

I knew the day before Layla arrived that she would be independent, headstrong, and do everything in her own time.  So far, she hasn't let me down.  She is all this and so much more. We had a fantastic birthday celebration over the weekend. We went back to Longhorn the day before her birthday to celebrate where it all started (and all the servers remember the girl who's water broke in the restaurant!) and then we enjoyed a snuggly night at home and a few cookies on her birthday. I can't believe its been a year, and I can't believe how much our lives have changed.  I've never known love like this before, and look forward to seeing how she grows in the next year!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

11 Months?? OK, we can stop here.

Stop this train, I want to enjoy my baby a little longer!!   Layla is thriving, to say the least.  She eats like a champ, is toddling all over the place, and can yell for mama/dada/dog dog/kee kat at her leisure. We are having so much fun with her, and are trying to remember every single moment.  With that, some recent photos from our journey.

Layla now has 4 teeth. Well, her bottom 2 are in, and her top 2 are on their way.  She is biting everything she can.  This was a nice change for her - she loved to eat the corn right off the cob!

We went with daddy to the golf course one evening to enjoy the sunshine.

And a few randoms, because I just can't get enough of this sweet face!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Summertime Fun

I can't believe the summer is half over! There are too many things left to do.  We got to go to Chicago for the week after the 4th of July to return the favor to the Burgoons. They crashed our house, its only fair we got to crash theirs!   We all had a great time, Layla did as good as you can in a car for 7 hours.  Probably better than me, to be honest!

The trip started out with an accident that has us stuck on route 70 for 1.5 hours. Not exciting, but we had very nice neighbors, so we made some friends while we waited. Its the first time I have ever stood around on the highway, I think.

We hung out some at the house, went to Lincoln Park Zoo and the beach on Lake Michigan.  Layla was not a fan of the waves crashing just yet (or the freezing water!!) but she did enjoy playing in the sand.

Friday, June 24, 2011


This post is a little late, as are all of them lately. But, work is busy so blogging comes late on the list.  We got to enjoy an afternoon at Young's Dairy Farm with my sister's family and friends while she was in town, and Layla tried ice cream for the first time.  I would say it was a hit!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Great Weekend

What a great weekend! The Burgoons were in town - congrats to Aaron and Grant on their graduations. We had the pleasure of their company, as well as several others, for a nice cookout Saturday afternoon, then we all went to CHEESEFEST! at Young's Dairy today.

We can't wait until next month to go see the Burgoons on their home turf!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

No baby, no

What a month! Layla is crawling.  Any day now, it seems like she will be walking, too. This weekend she started pulling up on everything (time to bolt down all the furniture!) and cruising on the edge of things. Lord help us!

Monday, for Memorial Day, we went to Todd and Christina's for a BBQ. The food was awesome, as was the company.  Layla enjoyed her shared of baked beans, watermelon and potato salad.  There is nothing this kid won't eat!  Well, except refried beans.  That is literally the only thing so far that she hasn't liked. (She eats broccoli with us on a regular basis, and even ate saurkraut - thats the Tomich in her!)

I finally finished Layla's baby blanket from mama - and yes it counts, she IS still a baby! I made it in colors that I think will coordinate with Aunt Stacy's new quilt. We can't wait to see it up close. Its a Dr. Suess quilt that is completely adorable and will go with Layla's room decor.

Hope everyone has a great, short week! Enjoy the heat...its better than the floods!

Congrats Natalie and Derrick!

My newest niece and nephew, Emma Gwendolyn and Grant Joseph, were born Saturday morning. They are both absolutely adorable, and Natalie is doing an amazing job, both healing and mothering. Welcome to the secret club - its the best thing ever. Love you all!

Baby Emma
Baby Grant
 Grant started life in the NICU, he just needs a little time to catch up to his sister. He will be pulling her hair in no time! =)