Tuesday, June 30, 2009

7 months later...

Ready to go to her first St. Louis Cardinal game.
She's got her cheerleading outfit on that Nana
got her for Spring Training earlier this year.

Go Albert!

A big girl.

What is this thing on my head?

Family fun at great grandma's house.

Determined to catch some bubbles.

At the bottom of the slide... need to figure out
where mommy is and make sure she isn't far

So, here we are. We have had Alia home with us now for 7 months. As I look back on the road that we travelled... I would do it all again in a heartbeat! Brad and I can't believe how much joy she has brought into our lives and the lives of those around us.

Alia's first play day at the park.

Alia on the scale at the hospital the
day cousin Landon was born. I could
only get her to hold still by putting the
hand foam on her hands. She loves that

The other day Alia and I were looking at pictures and videos from the time that we spent with her in the baby house. I just can't even believe that she is the same girl. She has changed so much. She is growing (very well), talking, walking, very animated and fun. I remember that little girl that could barely sit up at 7 months and was very cautious about who she shared a smile with and when.

Daddy and Alia at great-grandma's house. Alia
really wanted to play in the sprinkler (we forgot
to take a swimming suit), but did NOT want her
feet to touch the grass. She even held her feet up
sitting in his lap so that no grass would touch her.

Anyway, what a wonderful 7 months! Again, thanks for sharing this time with us.


Heckert's Highway said...

I love the pictures!!! I can't believe how big she is getting:O)

I was just telling Warren that I would actually like to go back to Kaz for a week or so. I would really like to get those burritos again and to visit the baby house with Alea.

I miss you guys and am feeling very nostalgic right now. I can't believe a year ago I was living in Kaz impatiently waiting for my daughter to become mine. I also remember stuffing Brad into the back of Balzhan's car. I laughed so hard.

Give that sweet baby girl kisses from her auntie and Alea. We love you guys!!


Jeff Morris said...

Great pics guys!!! Thanks for the update.

We just got our regional assignment -- Astrakhan!!!

Hope you're well and GO CUBS!