Thursday, August 23, 2012

Easter 2012

This Easter was so much fun! Lyla was old enough to enjoy it and actually kind of know what was going on :) We had a wonderful Sunday at church, followed by lots of family time and lots of egg hunts with TOO much candy!! :) Lyla looked so cute in her Easter outfit :) I love having this cute little girl of ours around!! We went to The Merrills after church and had some delicious dinner, and an egg hunt for the kiddos then stopped and saw my parents on our way home. It was a wonderful day!! I am so grateful for my little family!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012


I sometimes feel inadequate. As a mother..wife..student..friend.. whatever it may be. I have been feeling like this lately. Life has been hard. Tommy works. a lot. and is at school or study groups or doing homework. a lot. and I just miss him. I miss all the time we used to have for eachother. I miss the late night movies, the late night drink runs, the mornings we got to sleep in late and snuggle, and most of all just the time we had to sit and talk. About our dreams..our goals..our weeks..our burdens.. anything and everything. Then theres the babe. The most precious and greatest thing that has happened to me. I am so incredibly humbled to know that my dear Father in Heaven trusted me with this little girl. But the last week she has been teething which has made it a hard, long, dreadful week. My patience has been tested and failed many, many times. I get so stressed and frazzled and I start being grumpy towards her and the hubs. Then later I lay in bed after I put her to sleep and I just feel bad. Bad for the way I behaved or reacted and bad for the poor mother and wife I have been. Did I do something memorable today? Was I productive? Did I sit and spend time with this sweet baby of mine that I get to stay home with everyday? Did I do any service? Am I cherishing every moment I get with her because they seem to be passing by so fast that I cant hardly stand it? usally not..I promise myself everynight I'm not going to feel this way tomorrow. I'm going to be happy, strong, selfless, fun, adventurous.. I'm going to do something memorable with and for my baby. I'm going to stop worrying and start cherishing. I'm still working on it...

One of my favorite poems...

Mother, O' Mother, come shake out your cloth, Empty the dustpan, poison the moth. Hang out the washing, make up the bed, Sew on a button and butter the bread. Where is the mother whose house is so shocking? She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking. Oh, I've grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue, Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo. Dishes are waiting and bills are past due, Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek - peekaboo. The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew, And out in the yard there's a hullabaloo. But I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo. Look! Aren't his eyes the most wonderful hue? Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo. The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow, But children grow up, as I've learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep! I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

14 months!

Well..another month has come and gone.. seriously?! I don't understand it...

well, at 14 months these are my baby girls stats:

weight: about 23 pounds
height: about 30 inches

-Lyla runs..all over the house :)
-wears size 18 month clothes and still in size 3 shoes
-wears size 4 diapers
-takes one nap but its usually 3-4 hours!
-says :shoes, up, bye bye, please, uh-uh, momma, dadda, papa, quack quack
(my dad has baby ducks so now when you ask her what a duckie says she says quack quack!)
-now signs please along with her other ones
-can climb onto and off the couch and now slides off our bed which mind you is HIGH-crazy girl
-still puts everything in her mouth- kinda annoying!
-loves movies
-talks all day..especially if we go to the store
-seriously loves her books.. she flips through them and "reads" them..cutest thing ever!
-dances whenever she hears any sort of music! even if its someones phone :)
-has 10 teeth with her top 2 molars on their way
see what I mean?! :)

Lyla is such a fun, spunky little girl. She is seriously the weirdest kid ever and it cracks us up! she makes these faces and funny noises and is just such a little psycho! I love it!!!! She may get it from her parents..i dunno?! :) I am so grateful for her and the smart cuddly baby she is! She makes being a mommy so easy!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

snow trip

Last weekend we went up north for a little vacation. Lyla hadn't been to the snow and we hadn't gotten away for awhile so we took a quick trip. There wasn't much snow but we were still able to find enough to do a little sledding and make somewhat of a snowman :)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

13 months

Baby girl is 13 months now. This girl is so special to me! During my pregnancy I can't pretend I didn't have mixed feelings. I wondered how to balance my time between the baby and my sweet husband. I felt selfish..and then I had her! How our world changed! The bond between tommy and I grew stronger and stronger and at the same time I had this growing love for my new baby. It was amazing and it continues to amaze me everyday! Now Lyla is 13 months old and crazy! :)

at 13 months Lyla is:
-walking like a pro!
-talking so much! -says dada, mama, papa, bye-bye, hi, boogie(my parents dogs name!), boo, uh-oh, up, uh-uh(while shaking her head no! ha)..
-signs all done, more, thank-you, & please
-Loves being outside..swinging, swimming, going on walks, playing at the park...anything outside!
-gives the biggest cheese smile
-gives the best kisses! and to everyone!
-Loves playing with her cousins

She is the funnest little girl and has me laughing all day long! Shes so cheesy and goofy and makes my day! Love you baby girl!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Lyla's Party!

The day after Lyla's party we had a little party :) It was more for me than decorate, take pictures, remember her this age forever. We had some pizza, salads, cute cupcakes! and of course..a smash cake!

One Year Old!

I can't believe I am writing this post. WHAT?! no way is my baby 1. But sure enough... I seriously don't even know where to begin. I love this little girl more than anything in the whole world. I love her more than I ever knew possible. She brings so much joy and happiness to our lives. I love waking up to her everyday! She is seriously so fun and such a good baby. She is so happy all the time! We are so blessed. I am so grateful to my Father in Heaven to trust me with one of his very special spirits! She makes our home and our lives so much better.

at 12 months:
height: 28 3/4 in (50%)
weight: 21lbs 9oz (75%)

-Walking! -still pretty wobbly and would prefer crawling but hey..she CAN walk :)

-Babbles ALL the time

-Says mama & dada
-Throws fits.. those are fun!

-Wears size 4 diapers

-Still in 9-12 month clothes but can fit into some 18 month also

-Wears size 3 shoe

-Blows kisses

-Waves bye bye

-Loves food..any and all!- her favorites are blueberries, bananas, cream of wheat, nutri-grain

bars, cheese bunnies, and fruit snacks when she gets them

-Loves reading her books

-Loves going for walks, bike rides, feeding the ducks and swinging!..pretty much anything outside

-Still loves her baths and showers! She gets so mad if me or Tommy are in the shower and she can't get in!

-Climbs the stairs like a champ

-Goes to bed at about 8 until usually 9 and takes 2 naps a day still!

I could go on for hours about all the cute things she learns and does everyday. My favorite part of the day is bedtime. We have our little routine that she knows :) We get her milk, go in her room and brush her teeth, pick out a couple books and sit in the glider. After we read we turn her light off, her noise machine on and sit back in the glider and sing...this is my favorite part. She lays her head on my shoulder and stares at me while I sing her songs and puts her hand on my cheek. Everynight. I seriously get teary eyed everynight while we do this. She is the sweetest thing. I love this little girl with all my heart. Happy Birthday Lyla!

On her birthday I was mean and scheduled a Dr appointment...I know I know :( I'm awful. So we got home from that, took a nap, then woke up to presents! She still didn't quite know what to do with the presents but she enjoyed ripping the paper into tiny pieces :) She LOVES her rocking horse, best gift ever! If you push his ear and he starts singing while shes in the other room it only takes her about 5 seconds to get into her room from wherever she is!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

playing catch up..

We've been getting out of the house lately and doing fun things and I haven't posted about any of them! For Christmas we got a bike seat for Lyla so she could join us on our rides :) She seems to enjoy it!
We joined in with a couple of my sisters a month or so back and went to superstition farms and took their litle tour. Lyla loved the big fluffy bunnies that they have just sitting out there on tables. We fed the goats..went on a hay ride..tried milk at the milk bar..and had so much fun!

A few weeks ago Tommy and I took Lyla to the zoo! I went with my mom and sisters back when she was like 2 months old so it didn't really count for her :)..but she loved it this time! She was in total awe of the animals and would just point and clap and smile at them. Too bad its gonna be hot here soon (and the fact that its 18 bucks a person!) or we would make this a weekly event!

My family all got together over Presidents Day and went on a family "hike" at hole in the rock! We used to do this all the time growing up and it brought back so many fun memories of my sweet grandma :) We had a little picnic and hung out with all the cousins! Thanks mom and dad for planning it!