Monthly Archives: February 2009

Christmas Eve

Beth and Nathan brought their boys down for Christmas so all of the Baker’s were here!! It was very fun to see them and Emmy had a blast playing with her cousins!  It was also great because they got to meet Kaylee right away!  Here’s some pictures from when they came!  (Beth and Alex took a lot of these since I was kind of occupied with Kaylee…THANKS GUYS!)

We went over and had dinner at Grandma and Grandpa Baker’s house for Christmas Eve.  Here’s Joshua meeting his brand new cousin!

Logan and Emmy taking a rest from practicing for the Nativity pageant!  Everyone loves the big chair at Grandma and Grandpa’s!  They were really cute as you will see in a few pics from now…

I looked high and low for pajamas that would span between newborn and 2T.  I finally found some really cute ones at The Children’s place online.  They actually had matching adult pajamas too but Alex drew the line there.  Maybe next year!

Here they are, straight from Bethlehem!!  Mary, Joseph and Donkey!

And what nativity would be complete without a shepherd!  I think he was also the innkeeper and all three wise men.  Joshua’s next gig will be a one man show on Broadway!

See I told you they were super cute in their pageant!  Beth read the story out of the New Testament while the kids acted it out!  We have a video of them too…but you’ll have to come visit us to see it!  It also stars Kaylee as baby Jesus.  Now if that doesn’t get people to come visit Los Alamos I don’t know what will! 🙂

December Happenings…

Los Alamos has lots of fun community events all year round but especially at Christmas!  This year we didn’t get to go out to too many but we hit a few!  Here are some pictures from around town!

These first two are from when we decorated the Christmas Tree!  Emmy and Daddy put the star on top! It’s so crazy to think Kaylee still wasn’t born when we did this!

Grandpa and Grandma Layman bought Emmy a little tree for her bedroom!  After we set it up downstairs she gave it a huge hug and tried to carry it up by herself!

Here’s a three generation picture at the Los Alamos Light Parade Spectacular!

This last one is a picture of the best float of the night!  Many of the buses that travel around town look like trolley cars so the transportation dept. used those to build the Polar Express.  They made it look like they were hooked together using lights!

Hmmm…this might just be the worst picture of me ever!  But I wanted to include it because this was a really fun day.  This was taken the week I was due and we hadn’t gone out very much.  Emmy was so excited when I told her we were going out for a girls day with my mom!   There were a bunch of Holiday craft fairs around town and our church was putting on it’s annual Creche (that’s a fancy word for Nativity which I’d never heard until I moved here) Show.  So she got all dressed up in her new Christmas outfit and was running around the house all crazy and happy!!  Emmy loves to shop!!

And finally here is Emmy meeting Santa!  Considering she was screaming her guts out last year she did really well!  Alex said she would only whisper to Santa and she told him she wanted a cake for Christmas!  Santa laughed really hard.  Emmy came to tell Kaylee and I all about it in the hospital!  It was the first time she told a story that was like several sentences long.  She told about Santa, and candy canes, and daddy!   Now she tells long stories all the time!  Her vocabulary is totally exploding…it’s so fun!


So I’d previously mentioned that it was like a blizzard the week Kaylee was born, but here are the pictures.  Emmy stayed at my parents’ house while we were the hospital and it ended up being a snow day for the Lab!  So Emmy got to enjoy her last day as the only Layman grandchild by playing outside with my family and she had a lot of fun!

“I wanna play!”

Emmy rode on the snow shovel

Aunt Annah and Uncle Christian took good care of Emmy all week!

I thought this picture was really cute of Emmy and my mom!  I like the snowy trees in the background too!

We got a foot overnight!

Emmy and her Papa

I think Emmy threw a snowball at herself!

Emmy’s so cute all bundled up!  She was so excited to wear that little scarf.  I think someone gave it to her as a gift before she was even born!

Alex took these two pictures at our house before we headed over to the hospital.  Also, I don’t think we’ve ever posted a picture of the outside of our house.  So…here it is!  Alex had to shovel that walk about 20 times so that his prego wife wouldn’t slip on the way to the car!


So we finally got all of our pictures re-sized and organized so I can do all my December blog posts!! YEAH! So, even though I already did a post on Kaylee’s birth I wanted to share the rest of the hospital pics.  Hope you all enjoy! I know there are a TON of pictures…but I slimmed them down as much as I could…you know how it is! 🙂

Kaylee’s First photo!! So cute!

Mom meeting Kaylee

Dad Meeting Kaylee (Alex is teary eyed…success)

Grandma Layman meeting Kaylee (my mom was there for the birth)

I was so excited to take this picture!  We didn’t get to take one like this with Emmy (for obvious reasons)  So I kept telling Alex, I just want everything to go well with the birth and then we can take one of those pictures where we look at each other all cheesy like and smile into the camera!  And we did!

Emmy had a doctor’s appointment downstairs that day so she got to meet Kaylee within minutes of her being born!  She isn’t quite sure what to make of the baby on mom’s lap in this picture!

Emmy wanted to hold Kaylee immediately.  I looks like Kaylee is screaming but it’s just a yawn.  Emmy was so excited for her new sister!! The first thing she said to her was “Hi baby, want to go home?”  Which was then followed by “Want some milk?”.  Then she felt that Kaylee  wasn’t wearing a diaper yet and said “Want a diaper?”  What a good little helper! The first thing she said when we got home was “Okay Kaylee, come play dolls with me”…Just a few more months!

Emmy and Aunt Annah brought Kaylee a surprise from the gift shop too!!

Aunt Annah meets Kaylee

Grandma Kath meets Kaylee

Kath only got about 10 seconds of holding Kaylee before Emmy NEEDED to sit on her lap too!!

Uncle Christian meets Kaylee

Just needed another picture of Jabba the Mom (Don’t you just love post-birth pictures…everyone gets to look cute except the mom)

Grandpa Layman meets Kaylee

SO FUN!  When the nurses got done weighing and measuring her they dressed her up in a Christmas stocking and gave her this little hat!

Grandpa Baker meets Kaylee!

Uncle Ray meets Kaylee!

The Fabulous Baker Girls

My dad was feeling sick the day that Kaylee was born.  So he came for a special visit the next day so that he could finally hold her!

Alex had finals all week so he didn’t stay with us in the hospital.  But Emmy and Daddy visited each day!  They were looking particularly Christmas-y this day so we snapped a picture!

Sisters have lots of important things to talk about!

Emmy eating a bagel!

Kaylee eating her fist!