Our Home


Amanda Rachel
Amanda was born on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 3:16 pm

January 2008

Amanda had lots of fun this month playing with her cousins and making top-notch sock choices. It's been pretty chilly here, so we've been spending a lot of time inside, much to Amanda's dismay. She giggles uncontrollably when she steps out the door each morning despite the freezing cold, and runs down the driveway forcing us to chase her. We would be annoyed if she wasn't having so much fun doing it. We've had a little bit of snow here, but Amanda didn't get a chance to experience it, unfortunately.

Amanda is also talking more and more each day, even saying sentences of up to 4 words. Her newest talent is singing. She can sing the Dora the Explorer theme song with gusto. And, most exciting, she can count to 10 (with a little assistance). She has a mental block on the number 2, and needs a little reminder about 7, but other than that, she can make it all the way through!

Amanda also discovered princesses this month. This really fuels the nature/nurture debate.


Hanging Out with Emma and Samantha


Amanda and Emma


Amanda and Samantha

One of Amanda's favorite things to play with at her cousins' house is their slide. There is a small hole in the platform and a crawl space underneath. Amanda loves it when her cousins hide under there and play peek-a-boo with her.


Playtime with Grammy!


Amanda shows Grammy her new skill of being able to close the buckle on her seat.



A Little Indecisive?

Sometimes Amanda just cannot choose between 2 pairs of socks. With socks like these, can you blame her?

Amanda's Discerning Palette


She still eats the same foods (with her same hands)...

but when it comes time to take a sip:

Her tastes have matured. She now requests a Tall, Whole Milk, No-Whip Leche.

Princess Amanda

While going through some clothes that Amanda's cousins passed on to her, she discovered this gown and immediately wanted to put it on. She loved wearing it, looking down at herself and saying "pretty" over and over.


Even princesses know how to have a good time

She Talks!

Enjoy this video of Amanda repeating the shopping list (video is 22 seconds).

Two Neglected Souls Find Comfort In Each Other

Luna and a temporarily abandoned Bunny cuddle on the couch.

See all of these pictures and more at our photo gallery

Back Next


Family Pregnancy Our Home Wedding