S: The Lalani Family September 2010-October 2011
FC: The Lalani Family September 2010-October 2011
1: What an incredible year! We are learning to be a family of three only to discover that we will soon be a family of four!! The Lalani Family also expanded with the arrival of Baby Carsyn Victoria and all of the granddaughters so far are girls. Emma Grace has been such a joy as she changes each month, and I loved transitioning from a part time Baylor job to working from home full time. We feel as though Waco is our home as we feel more established and settled. Our weeks and weekends have been full, but we are so thankful for each moment with which the Lord has bless us.
2: Young Life Round Up | Leadership Waco | Anniversary Dinner Pappas Steakhouse
3: 6 MONTHS
4: Sic 'Em Bears! | Emma's First Tri Delta Breakfast | Entertaining Caleb and Emma during the parade
5: Emma didn't actually attend the game... Thank goodness because a rain delay started the game several hours late
6: Munir receives an award at MSU | The Lalani Family | Emma made a quick appearance at the end of the award ceremony
7: October Emma Highlights Started giving kisses So cautious! Started eating meat A little anemic Favorite toys: iphone and remotes Love jewelry and sunglasses Getting up on knees Favorite snacks: puffs/yogurt melts More vocal, love to talk in crib Beginning of stranger anxiety Wiggle worn on changing table | First Ice Cream Taste
8: Play Time with Emma | 6 month check up | Second Baptist Homecoming
9: Aunt Pam and Uncle Bobby | Emma loves the iphone | Notice the book is upside down
10: Halloween | Trick or Treating with the Knickbockers
12: Novermber Emma Highlights Move from sitting to hands/knees, loves peekaboo, reaching for mommy/daddy, adjusted to Daylight Savings eventually, loves to clap and do pat-a-cake, plays Ft. Pillow with Daddy, first time to have a cold,, hair growing in so thick and curly, loves to sleep on bumper in crib | Terrell Family Reunion
13: Celebrated with the Nelsons, Terrells and Spells
14: "Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!" | Annual Cookie Decorating
15: Decorating for Christmas
17: Dear Santa, I can explain...
18: Emma met Madeleine White and stole her bow and sock!
19: Emma loves to crawl around the house Emma even visited the Mayborn Museum
21: Mommy and Emma
22: Christmas with the Terrells in Waco
24: 9 months Emma Highlights | Officially crawling! Says Momma, Dadda, Night Night New whining stage Knows all your towys Understanding words Loves the Christmas Tree Love to watch her "show" Beginning stranger anixiety Two top front teeth arrived Stands up in crib Started sucking thumb during the day Naps are shorter "Playroom" on the floor Shows lots of excitement
25: Kary's 28th Birthday
26: "Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!" | Christmas Eve in Wichita Falls
27: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
28: Opening Presents
29: Playing Taboo as a family
30: Christmas Morning | Santa came to visit
31: Christmas Day Lunch | Emma loves the tree | Kisses for Poppi
33: Good bye Infiniti hello Chevy Traverse | January Emma Highlights Feed self finger food, hold bottle, crawl anywhere, stands alone, knows words: mommy, daddy, bottle night night, all done, drink your water, watch your show, play pen, kisses, nose, Christmas tree, sings along with "Old MacDonald", holds phone to ear, dances by twisting upperbody, four top teeth, new duck bath tub, shorter morning nap and longer afternoon nap, learned to sign "more" Favorite word to say is "hi" and makes a barking sound for a dog, and imitates sign language when hears ABC's.
34: Baylor Basketball Games
35: Play Pen Time | Emma gets a "drawer" in the kitchen
36: Adnan's Wedding
37: Snow Storm!! We stayed inside for a week!
38: Learning to color | Bed Head | Bite Mark
39: February Emma Highlights Mommy quit her job to stay home with Emma Lots of "facetime" on the iphone with Daddy Follows commands such as "push the button" Expanded table foods: loves brea and ate from Kids' menu Bit at Mother's Day Out by another boy Knows her way around the house Loves to dance and learns to color "Blows kisses" and tries to say "I love you" More teeth Stubborn moments/bits of temper | Emma loves to swing
40: Happy Birthday!
42: Food and Desserts | Notes for Emma
43: Party Favors | Emma's Sign | Balloons | First Birthday Party
44: The more candles, the bigger the wish!
45: Birthday Girl!
46: 12 Months
48: Madeleine and Emma went to the Houston Zoo | Great Grandparents
49: March Emma Highlights Starts to feed Mommy cheerios Pats chest when says Poppi New Play area Loves bananas and books Gets balloons at grocery store Takes one or two steps "Rocks" baby dolls New words: Nana, duck, ball, please, bear, (says no beforehand) Moves to 8-8 schedule Visited Houston Zoo Pierson Cruthirds Birthday Party Date with Daddy for snowcones Put sippy cup in same spot on tray Vivsted Great-Grandparens Loves to visit the ducks Started humming "washed" her hair | Painting at PinWheel Kids
50: Wichita Falls
51: Houston Trip
52: April Emma Highlights New words: baby, Walks holding someone's finger Emma's new swing set arrives Loves to read Bible Stories before bed Has a drawer in the kitchen Painting at Pinwheeel Kids Makes the "Monkey Face" Started pointing to herself Went to Wichita Falls for Easter Loved the flowers we bought for the yard Lots of Storkland visits: Emma loves to shop! Visited Cameron Park Zoo | Emma's New Swing Set | Buying Flowers
53: Emma's play area | Laura's 27th Birthday | Waco Zoo
54: A Growing Girl!
55: Emma loves to play with Basketballs! | Eating Ice Cream at Brooks' Birthday Party | A new baby is coming!
58: Mother's Day Brunch in Dallas
59: Baby shower for Stacy and baby Molly
62: love | Shani's 23rd Birthday
63: May Emma Highlights Loves "Baby Da Vinci" video Knows: eyes, nose, mouth ears, toes Lots of stranger anxiety Found out Mommy is having a baby Mother's Day brunch at Oceanaire Gives hugs Brooks Jurgensen's 2nd B-day Party Played with Rubina and Situ Pushes hair out of eyes Diaper Change Chat FEVER!! Top molars come down Says all family members names Loves belly buttons Loves song: Head, Shoulders, Knees etc. Traveled to Kansas City Purse+bracelet=bye bye
64: Scott's Graduation
65: Kenna's Wichita Falls Baby Shower
66: Whitney's Wedding Weekend
68: Pool Time at the Terrell's
69: Dinner at Taste of Texas | June Emma Highlights Loves to read books Sometimes take a morning nap Starts winking New big girl Car seat New words: happy Bonds with Uncle Shea Shea Trip to San Antonio: Emma loves the Lazy River Kisses Mommy's tummy and responds to "Where's Mommy's baby?" Loves the "Happy Birthday" song and to look at her birhtday pics Twirls and dances Random rash on her back and stomach Plays "Tea Party" Loves to watch "Elmo" Wants to rock in the chair without mommy
71: Lalani Family Vacation San Antonio JW Marriott
74: On the Riverwalk
76: Fabulous Steak House Dinner Celebrated Father's Day
77: July Emma Highlights Trip to Jacksonville, F: Says "Uh OH" and cups face Saw the beach for the first time Learns how to "sing" Aunt Le Le babysits for four days! Drives to Wichita Falls with Daddy Tries to say "Grace" and "Lalani" Will try to repeat any words Tells Mommy she needs a diaper change Helps Poppi get the newspaper Tries to call Haley Cat and loves to pet her Wants to watch "Elmo ABC" every day Growth spurt this month Plays dress up with necklaces, braclets, and a crown | Says over 50 WORDS!
78: Terrell Family Vacation Jacksonville Florida
79: Dinner at Ruth Chris | Making a Mess!
80: St. George Street St. Augustine 4th of July | Oldest School House in the United States
81: 12 weeks Pregnant | Emma didn't like the sand
82: Playing Putt-Putt
83: Emma LOVES to swing
85: Lunch at TPC Sawgrass
86: National Rally
87: Emma loves Hallie Cat | Mommalou and Dee Dee took care of Emma! | Emma loves getting the newspaper with Poppi
88: Baby Carsyn Victoria Arrives July 26, 2011 | Just an hour after Carsyn's birth!
89: Emma meets her cousin Carsyn
90: BSB | Luke's Wedding
91: It's a GIRL!!! Ava Yates Lalani | Hey Girl Hey | Mommy's Helper | Emma loves ice cream
93: Mackenzie Simpson and Alex Wallace's Wedding | Bachelorette Weekend
94: August Emma Highlights Loves the show "Super Why" Hugs: One Arm, One Arm SQUEEZE "All Done" after everything Albert the Duck and kisses all stuff animals Almost running and has become a cuddler Loves to read books on Mommy's Nook Take plate to the sink after meals Emma is going to be a big sister! Climbs up and down off the couch and bed Slides on stomach across wood floor Says Hi and Bye to inanimate objects Plugs ears when taking a bath 2-3 word sentences Picks up every stuff animal and says "OOOHHH" Loves her baby stroller and shopping cart | The Baylor Bear | Watching Elmo
95: 22 weeks | Mayborn Museum
96: 18 month check up 24 pounds, 33 inches | Loves to eat "Honeys" | Happy Girl!
97: September Emma Highlightss Tells Mommy to wipe her nose Loves to tickle and be tickled Watches "Elmo Show" on DVD player Tells her babies "NO!" Asks to go night night before a nap BABBLING!!!!! So much talking Plays the "magic kiss" game too Favorite toys are shopping cart and stroller First movie in theater: Lion King Very "quiet" at MDO Loves "honeys" aka ice cream Brings Mommy's shoes to her Starts nodding and saying Yes Swinging in a "big girl swing" Can open the refrigerator Will tell us "secrets" | First Day of Mother's Day Out | Day at the Zoo with Mommy | Day at the Zoo with Mommy
98: October 2010 Anniversary Dinner at Nick and Sam's Grill Addressed Ashley Engberg's wedding invitations Baylor vs. Tech Game at the Cotton Bowl Kary went to Last Vegas for the IHG Conference Kary went to Orlando for the Hilton Conference Young Life Banquet Baylor Homecoming Munir's "Outstanding Alumni of MSU" Award Halloween with the Knickerbockers November 2010 Jr. League "Deck the Halls" with Shani MAW meetings Dan and Caroline's Wedding in Charleston Decorating for Christmas and Decorating Cookies Thanksgiving in Arlington at the Nelsons Reunion with Uncle Kim and Family December 2010 Lalani Christmas Party--Kenna's pregnant! Young Life "Tacky Christmas" Party Christmas the Mayborn Visit Houston and meet Madeleine White Joan Horner's Funeral--Missed Ashley's wedding Christmas with the Terrells in Waco Visited "Lost Egypt" in Ft. Worth Kary's Birthday & Christmas in Wichita Falls BU Bowl game in Houston | January 2011 Celebrated New Years at home Hilcrest President's Ball Premier Regional Rally in Ft. Worth BU Basketball games: with Emma : BU vs. Kansas, BU vs. OU Laura's New Car-Chevy Traverse February 2011 Caleb Robert's 1st Birthday Party Waco Chamber Banquet Lots of Ice/Snow Days Valentine's Day Hosted Alise and Chad's Shower Babysat Madeline White (1st time with 2) Quit Mayborn Museum job Laura's Court Date in WF for speeding March 2011 Emma's 1st Birthday Tea Party New Schedule 8-8 Kristi Cruthird's Baby Shower Pierson Cruthird's 2nd Birthday Party-Pogue Park Houston Trip (Terrell's keep Emma) Visited Houston Zoo with Allison & Madeleine Hilcrest Style Show with Shani and Amanda Hance Providence Casino Night with the Roberts Visited Great-Grandparents
99: April 2011 Emma went to Wichita Falls for Easter New Swing Set and new Flowers Activities like the Zoo and "Open Paint Young Life Committee Retreat Alise and Chad's Wedding in Lorena Laura's Birthday Dinner at Diamondbacks Scott's Musical Weekend in Houston May 2011 We are having another baby!! McKenna's Baby Shower in Dallas Lindsey Hobbs' Baby Shower Mother's Day Lunch at Oceanaire Kary promoted to Vice President Brooks Jurgensen's 2nd Birthday Party Baby Shower for Stacy Maness Shani's Graduation/Party/Birthday Scott's Graduation Whitney Robert's Wedding in Kansas June 2011 Mackenzie's Lingerie Shower McKenna's Wichita Falls Baby Shower Adele Bundy's Engagement Party Lalani Trip to San Antonio Addressing Hilary's invitations Bowling with HWS Employees | July 2011 Jacksonville, FL trip with Terrells 12 week sonogram on #2 Laura participated in Rally The Terrells and Leah helped babysit Emma went to WF for a week Luke Allbritton's Wedding Baby Carsyn Victoria born! Emma and Laura to BSB at Cedar Creek August 2011 Mackenzie's Bachelorette Weekend Scott is a Freshman at Baylor 19 week sonogram--It's a GIRL! Whitney Logan visits Waco Mackenzie's Wedding September 2011 Mother's Day Out at First Woodway Carsyn's first visit to Waco Baylor vs. TCU BIG Baylor win! Ronnie and Crystal's wedding in Groesbeck Emma loves the Mayborn Emma visits the zoo! Kary dove hunts with college buddies Grandmother passes away Bridal Extravaganza Shay Dixon's Wedding