Sunday, January 22, 2017

baptism photos

We have the baptism photos! I am putting her baptism photos back with the original post so they will be in chronological order.

Girl talk

She is starting to find her voice and makes the happiest expressions when she does!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

More smiles

Just to be fair, not long after I wrote the previous post, Cecilia smiled a bunch for Anastasia. It is tough for me to catch on camera so these are sort of half smiles.

Smiles, etc.

We get so many smiles from this little one...but it is usually the older crowd. A few minutes after being placed in the arms of someone younger, Cecilia typically starts screaming. However, Sebastian got several smiles from her the other day! He was so proud...and so was I. :)
She is quite comfortable with Allia and actually often lets me pass her off when she is sleeping on me. We called this position "Splat" because it looks like she was flying and just ran into Allia and fell asleep!
Austin is the other person she will sometimes happily sleep with besides me. Luckily he was off work Monday, so I scored a little extra hands-free time. Priceless!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Outdoor time!

The only advantage to weather in the upper 70's in the middle of January...plentiful outside play time!
Cecilia loves outside when it isn't cold!

All the older kids have been really enjoying themselves. We have some friends coming over after school the next couple of weeks who are getting ready to move to our neighborhood, so they even have plenty of playmates!

Friday, January 13, 2017


We had a cold run through the house early in the week. I tried my best to keep Cecilia safe by holding her a lot, nursing with a blanket over her, and setting her down only in her car seat on a high surface. It was a tough few days but worth it not to have a sick newborn. Once they seemed to be over it I still had the kids wear these masks to hold her for a few days!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Fierce guy and baby stuff

Stephen received a new light saber for his birthday, so now we have two. Sebastian loves fighting with him and makes the most hilarious "Fierce" faces and noises!
 This girl loves to be held...good thing we have lots of hands around here! She especially loves Mommy, of course, with Daddy and Allia tied for 2nd place. But Mariana is her favorite diaper changer. ;)
 We had some super cold weather, and I discovered that Cecilia loves this blanket (which is actually monogrammed Anastasia's), so much so that she fell asleep in it several times and even let me put her down (like our most of other babies she has a strong preference to sleep on me right now!).