Thursday, June 30, 2011

recent happenings

so life has been pretty interesting in Laela- land... that's what i now refer to as my life, because let's face it... it's all about her. :) school ended the last week of may, and Lae and i went to South Carolina for a couple weeks. she L-O-V-E-D being around her grands and aunties, and it was nice to get back to work on the boat.... where i pump in a 3 ft. x 4 ft. closet that isn't tall enough for me to sit up straight. it's kind of amazing that i get to sit on an upside-down bucket, hunched over to pump, but i'll do anything for my girl.

(pumping closet)

she and i came back out to arizona to visit daddy for two weeks and it's been so nice to have our family back together. we fly back sunday to SC where we will stay for four more weeks until school starts for me. it will be nice to see the family again, and hopefully get up to NC to see JJ's fam-bam.

i honestly cannot believe that it's been almost 6 months since Laela was born. That's half a year already! She is so stinkin cute and i just can't stand it! she babbles incessantly, she rolls both ways, she sits up pretty much unassisted, and she loves to "stand up" (obviously with us holding her). she is so friendly and will smile for just about anyone, and she rarely fusses. she loves new places and new things, and she loves to watch people. she knows her name and will turn to look at you when you say it. she has also started to raise her hands up to ask to be picked up. i can't believe that my tiny (yes i know she was never "tiny") baby is now 20 pounds and so smart already!! i just love her so much! :)