Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The many faces of Marla Rae

For the first few weeks after Marla was born, I was desperate for some sign that she was enjoying life. Most of my time was spent comforting, feeding, and changing her. But lately she's been so much more interactive and expressive. We're having a great time getting to know our little girl, as there seems to be no end to the number of funny faces and sounds she can make. Here's just a few shots to give you an idea of how she spends her time.

Thumb-sucking Marla:

Sleepy Marla:
Bath time Marla:

Packer fan Marla:

"Talking" Marla:

Crabby Marla:

Sleeping Marla:

 Totally annoyed with Mom's picture taking Marla:

Traveling Marla:

 Naked Marla:

And my absolute favorite: Happy Marla!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A girl about town

Over the past seven weeks, Marla has made the rounds to most of the immediate (and some extended) family. She's already been to Minnesota twice and has made some shorter road trips around Eau Claire, where she's spent some quality time with friends and relatives. She does pretty well in the car and she loves being out and about! Or maybe I love it and just hope she does. I can't help it, being home alone with a baby in the middle of winter makes you a little stir crazy. Here are some pictures of Marla with some members of her very large and loving family.

Grandma Pam:

Grandma Susie:

Grandpa Dave:

Nana Margret:
Grandpa Dave (#2):

Various aunts and uncles:

Great-Grandpa Ray (one of her namesakes):

Great-Grandma Georgia: