Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas 2010

A wonderful Christmas was had by all here in the Nies house. Because Elijah was getting over a cold and we would be out most of Christmas Day, we spent Christmas Eve at home together relaxing. Christmas morning Eric's mom and brother came over for brunch and gifts. We then went to Rapid City for the big family get together. Unfortunately my mom had to work and Les was sick so they missed it and were missed. Nonetheless we had a good time and Eli was great until he started getting tired. We managed to get home, bathe him, and have him in bed by his regular bedtime. Then Mom and Dad got to relax too!

Elijah and one of his favorite uncles

Christmas present from Uncle Jason

More interested in the bow than the present (of course)

Sitting at the "kids'" table

The "adults'" table

Cuddling with Mom

Checking out all his new stuff!

Trying out his walking toy from Grandmother and Granddad

Now riding the new toy

Hope everyone else had a wonderful Christmas as well! Enjoy what is left of 2010!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Saturday Afternoon Naptime

I've said it several times but I am so happy that Elijah is napping. Today he was upset for less than 10 minutes before he was asleep. Plus last night he slept for 10 hours before waking up, nursing for 15 minutes, and then slept for another couple of hours. It took a couple more months, but I'm glad Eric convinced me to try letting Elijah cry it out. It has been a life saver for us.

I haven't posted pictures in quite some time so here are some new ones of the most popular member of our family.

Trying to decide what to play with first.

Hanging out with cousin Cole

Showing everyone how much he loves to walk

Here he is wearing the same shirt as Eric at the same age

Enjoying some carrots

I also wanted to mention that a good friend of ours has started a new blog, Obsessions of the Trophy Wife, where she will be discussing tons of interesting stuff from cloth diapers to co-sleeping. She is the mother of two and has a lot of experience with kids. I'm looking forward to seeing what she has to say and I hope you will check it out too!

Oh, and we're still waiting for the new Niesling. Hopefully he decides to come soon!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Nies News

Here's just a couple updates with our family:

1. Thanksgiving went really well! It was wonderful to have the family to our new house. I'm already looking forward to more get togethers here. The ladies were wonderful and helped cook. I did realize however, how short stocked my kitchen is. I borrowed a roaster, serving dishes, silverware, table cloths, a coffee maker and other stuff. And luckily no one got sick. :)

2. Elijah is being a great little napper. He still cries before actually falling asleep but that is getting shorter everyday. Today he had such a busy morning with playing at nursery during my Bible study and then lunch with Daddy and Grandma Kris he was out after only 15 minutes of crying. And I can definitely tell a difference in him. He's even happier and smiles more than when he didn't nap. I hope we can keep this trend going. In attempts to do that, I'm not scheduling any appointments or outings during the afternoon until napping is so well established we can miss one day without if affecting him too much.

3. We're still waiting for the next Niesling to make his appearance. Eric's brother Jared and his wife Sarah are expecting with their due date being tomorrow. I think Sarah is as ready as I was (as ready as all women are at this point). Hopefully she doesn't have to wait as long after her due date though. It'll be great for Elijah to have a cousin so close to his age. I'm so excited for them!

4. I'm trying to get Elijah and I out of the house more. We go to Bible study every Thursday morning, and started attending the local library's storytime this last Tuesday, but I would like to find at least one more outing for us to do each week. Playdates are always great, but with winter here the park is pretty much out of the question. Anyone have suggestions for me?

That's about all that is new around here. I hope to have new pictures of Elijah and our house up soon!