June 1, 2011

All is Well

I realized that I haven't posted anything since Nathan got back. Don't worry, he made it home and your prayers for his trip were greatly appreciated. Our goal is to make yearly trips to Southeast Asia and build relationships with the people. We look forward to the day when we can all go there as a family!

In the meantime we have been spending a lot of time laughing at all the little things Lela does. She knows how to make us laugh and she milks it for all it's worth. It's really hard to tell her "no" because she makes us laugh every time. She's doing this thing lately where she says "Oh!" to everything like it's the coolest thing she's ever seen. Again I think she does it because she knows it will make us laugh. While Nathan was gone my mom and I took Lela to the zoo and she had plenty of opportunities to use her new trick.We were in the monkey house when this was taken and the monkeys starting howling and Lela just kept saying "Oh!" and she had everyone around us laughing and she loved it. She's definitely a performer!

Lela's Grandma brought her a doll stroller this weekend and she really loves it. The only thing is she prefers to pull it behind her instead of pushing it and every now and then she tries to get in it >0
She is also wearing pearls that Nathan bought her on his trip. She likes to wear jewelry now and not just chew on it. She'll leave it on for a few minutes and then she's ready to take it off. But I think she actually has a sense that she is pretty when she's wearing jewelry because she makes this bashful face and leans her head on her shoulder like "Don't I look pretty?" She cracks me up!

On Sunday we went over to a friend's house after church and Lela got to swim in a pool for the first time.
She was hesitant but I think she did good. She didn't like to move in the water very much or be too far from me or Nathan but otherwise she was calm. I wouldn't say she loved it but she got used to it. But she certainly looked cute, if I do say so myself ;)

We are also getting ready for the arrival of Eli.
We set up this bassinet in our bedroom and it brought back memories of 3:00 am feedings when Lela was tiny and all I wanted to do was stay in bed all day. But it also reminds me of the miracle of life and the wonder of bringing a new person into the world and I can't wait to meet this little boy!I was able to get a 3-D sonogram when I was in Midland and I was surprised how much I could tell about Eli's face. He looks so much like Lela! Even though I have this realistic picture of my baby, it still feels so surreal to think about having two children! Even though I know it will be twice as hard, I can look forward to having twice the laughs :)


Rachel said...

Oh how she changes everyday!! I just love to see her expressions!! You're right,she's an entertainer.

The bassinet is beautiful. I guess there's enough room in your bedroom? Looks like it.

The swiimsuit is great too! I'm so glad we had the time to spend together these lasty 2 weeks. Lots of memories, and more to come!! See you soon, Love Grammie

Danielle said...

Wonderful post Morgan! I already miss seeing you, we need to get together ASAP. Love Lela's pearls, she'll treasure those for a long time.