Sunday, February 21, 2010

3 Joyous Months



Our beautiful miracle is 3 months old today. She has brought us so much joy and life back. We don't know what we would do without her. She is growing up more and more each day, and we cherish every minute.

Arista loves to smile, and she smiles all the time. Her sweet smiles melt our hearts, and give us energy.



Arista loves to talk. She babbles to us all the time, and constantly says "hi".



Arista loves her hands. She tries to nibble on them any chance she gets.



Arista loves to be independent. She loves to lay on the couch and kick and babble away. Her new favorite thing to do is sit in our big rocking chair.





Arista loves Banana Bee. We pulled this little guy out a few weeks ago and she loves him. He makes many different baby talk sounds, and Arista talks right back to him.



Arista loves Daddy. They get up early every morning and play for a few hours. They play on the jungle mat, do webcam, and watch star wars.



Arista loves Mommy. We sing songs, read books, go shopping, play with toys at Target, and snuggle.



Arista loves Preslie. There have been many quiet moments the past few weeks where I know she sees her sister. She will look behind me and smile and laugh. I can't help but look over my shoulder expecting to see someone there. I know that the bond that these sisters share will continue on forever. Although we wish Preslie was here to play, we know she is preparing for our return.



We love you Arista, and are so happy that you joined our family. These 3 months have flown by too fast. We look forward to making many more memories with you. Happy 3 months!!

9 comments:

erin d. said...

Happy 3 months indeed! What a beautiful and lucky gal to come to such a special family!

Brittanie said...

Erin did that exact same thing. I truly believe that Cora was there to check in on her and she saw Cora. I have to admit, I was a tad bit jealous.

She is so beautiful.

Janee said...

What a beautiful precious angel! Oh I just love her! It warms my heart to see you guys so happy! Happy 3 months!

Nathan Coffey said...

Rylie - On my mission there was a family who had lost their oldest infant girl as well. Their second child (a girl) had an "imaginary friend" - her mom asked her her friend's name and this little girl no older than 18 months said her name was exactly the same as her older sister - without ever knowing she had an older sister. It is my belief that because Arista is still so close to the veil that she can share that special bond with her sister. What a special blessing to have!

chadnsue said...

Ditto to all your comments Ry and what Nathan said, it touched my heart and got my emotions turning. Arista knows, she and Preslie are absolutely beautiful and I cab't wait to see you in March. You look beautiful Rylie.......

Courtney said...

She is so beautiful Rylie! I am so happy for you guys!

Aubreydoll said...

I cannot believe she is three months old already, it's gone by so fast! I love that picture of her sitting in your chair, she looks so tiny! Happy 3 months Arista!

Brian and Erika Hogge said...

What a little doll! I get to see her next month!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!

Kelsey said...

Holy cow! You look amazing Rylie! I'm jealous. :) Arista is getting so big already, she is a cutie and looks just like you Ry.