Mia months 20 and 21

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Oh my goodness, what fun we have been having in 2011! Mia is growing and changing everyday. She is becoming a little girl instead of a baby. I have still loved every age so far. It is so amazing to watch her learn and grow everyday.

Her favorites things right now our her Bitty Baby, sliding in the backyard, painting or coloring, going through all of my shoes, chocolate and Dora fruit snacks, family dance parties, Veggie tales Sunday morning songs cd, and she is still in love with all things Dora.

Funny thing she does now...she says "um" before she answers a question. If you ask her what she wants, she says "how about...." while putting her finger on her cheek. Her dance moves are great both her ballet and pop moves. She gives me one purple fruit snack out of every pack because she knows it is my favorite. So SWEET! She is now putting words to sing words with all of the songs she hears. Yesterday, Richard was singing Chris Tomlin "where you go" and Mia just joined in. It is amazing to me what they pick up and a great reminder to be mindful of what she is exposed to, because she is paying attention.

Things we are working on...less whining, a giving heart, a helpful attitude, and always an understanding of the love of Christ and how special she is. I am using "Wise Words for Moms" to help prepare me to discuss problems with her and provide appropriate correction. It really helps me stay calm and feel purposeful when I have to correct her. You should check it out!

Enjoy the pics from our fun times!

Recent snow day fun. She really loved it and did not seem effected by the cold at all. It was Richard and I that didn't last to long.
Painting time, making the most of our snow days. She is wearing her Dora artist smock.
I was cooking in the kitchen and I heard Dora playing from the living room. The little turkey had found the ipad, climbed up on the couch, and started to watch Dora. Really??? This technology stuff is crazy!
Family fun day at the arboretum.
Mia and I entertaining ourselves at the doctors office. She was not feeling well, but luckily it was only a cold.

Mia got an enormous lady bug heart cookie from my friend, Meme. She was totally elated! Don't worry, I didn't let her eat the whole thing!
She has developed that silly toddler smile when she sees a camera. "CHEESE!"
Pictures of fun times out with my girlfriends and their sweet daughters. The first is Mia and Emerson. The second is Jamie and Lainey with Mia and I. Great fun!

And.....She has some news for everyone!

We are expecting a baby in early July. We are very excited and so is she. Everything is going great and the baby seems really healthy. The doctor predicted at an early sono that he thinks it is a boy...we will know for sure in the next couple weeks. A son, what a blessing, but what a change of pace!
Miss Mia,
We love you so much. Thank you for all of the joy that you bring to our lives. We know you will be an amazing big sister full of love and kindness. We pray that this transition goes well for all of us and praise God for the many blessings we have!

Jennifer and Richard


  1. Congratulations! That is so exciting!

  2. How exciting!! I laughed when you called her a turkey because we call our son that all the time. :)

  3. Mia is so cute! What a fun age. Congrats!!

  4. I have been following your blogs, both of them, for quite some time and I love the grace and peace you have with God's will. I know it must be harder than most can imagine, but your dependence on Him is so encouraging. Congratulations on your little one coming in July!!!

  5. What wonderful times and I am so excited to hear the news! I will pray for your blessing and can't wait to hear all about the boy/girl out come. Baby brothers rock! Mia no doubt will be a great big sister!

  6. Congratulations! So excited for your sweet family! Boys are so fun! What a blessing to have both a boy and a girl!!

  7. That is so exciting! I love the picture of Mia and the big sister book.

  8. Precious pictures of Mia, how is she almost two, I just cannot believe time is going so fast! Love and hugs! J

  9. Soooo excited for you guys! Congrats!

  10. Jenifer told me yesterday about your great news...Congrats...praying for you all...Mia will be a great big sister...love to all

  11. Beautiful news -- congratulations!


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