Emma turned four on Jan. 16.
can't believe she's already four, and she can't believe she's
ONLY four. (She seems to think that, in our house, four-year-olds
are on equal footing with the parents. She has a pretty serious
attitude, which I'm sure didn't come from me... Ha!) Emma
had a great birthday party with her friends; they had a blast
Dance and Gymnastics, which is also where Emma takes her
out her special birthday party page
to see all the birthday fun she had.
Jenna turns 2/3
Jenna was eight months old on
Jan. 12. Jenna
continues to be her laid-back self. She's now crawling —
fast — and "Jenna... No, no!" seems to be
entering more and more into our vocabulary! She really likes
getting into plants, especially pulling off leaves and digging
in dirt, playing in Joe's water dish, and pulling herself
up on our humidifier. Jenna also had her first two teeth come
in within the past two weeks, which means she now gets to
eat (and LOVES) "real" food.
holidays from the Maifelds
hope you all had a happy holiday season! December was crazy
for us, as we dealt with moving, Christmas... and bouts of the
stomach flu, colds and an eye infection!
highlight of our year was the arrival of Jenna Lynne on May
12. She is such an amazing addition to our family! She is
a very happy, laid-back seven-month-old now. She loves to
smile and coo, play with toys, figure out ways to get where
she needs to go, chew on anything she can, cuddle, and EAT!!
Our lives are definitely busier with two little girls, but
we can't imagine what we did without her.
will be four in a few weeks. This year she's learned how to
write her letters and her name, and is reading some basic
words. She loves to color, her ballet/tap dance class, playing
with her friends, being silly, reading, pretending, going
to the park, and, her new favorite, bossing her sister around...
or trying to, anyway. :-)
being here almost three weeks, we are finally starting to
settle into our new house. Moving in December meant a few
things had to slide... which is why you're reading our Christmas
greetings online instead of on paper! We have our Christmas
tree up (better late than never), finally got sod last week
(which our dog, Joe, was very thankful for), our fence is
being installed, and got almost everything unpacked. It seems
like for everything we get done, there are two more things
that pop up to do. ...I'm not sure that ever changes, though.
It's nice to be in our new home for Christmas.
and I are pretty much up to the same things. Troy is still
working on the server team at Wells Fargo Financial, and I
am still working in marketing at Farm Bureau. In our free
time we enjoy... oh, yeah... we pretty much said goodbye to
free time when Jenna was born! And we are enjoying every busy
minute of our very busy lives!
out our 2004 pages, for our year in
wish you all the best this holiday season and in 2005!!
Jami, Emma, Jenna and Joe