Friday, January 29, 2010

What a stinker!

This baby has had quite the month! At the beginning of January, she stood on her own. 2 weeks ago she crawled. Yesterday she got her first tooth!!! I can't keep up with her, she is changing way too fast.
Here are some pictures for you..

Monday, January 25, 2010

My baby is crawling....

and my world has completely changed in the last 2 weeks. Last week she was only crawling a little bit, now she has really taken off. I feel like I have been thrown into a whole new realm of motherhood. She is all over the place! I can't believe how fast she gets into things and falls over. She loves pulling herself up on furniture and cruising around.

Which leads me to asking you experienced mothers for some advice. First of all, how do you make this transition? What do you do with everything in your house. I have started the baby proofing, but there are so many things she can get hurt on. Secondly, because she is 7 months, she is super clingy to me. As soon as I leave the room she screams. She isn't a long napper, so I am not left with much time. How do you clean your house? Make dinner? I can't even read the scriptures with her awake because she rips the pages out! I would love to hear your advice and helpful tips.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My baby is 7 months old!

Ever month on the 11th I feel shocked that she is another month older. She has changed so much over the last month. She wants to stand ALL of the time. She loves walking around the furniture while she holds onto your fingers. She has also become very clingy to me. That is a blessing and a curse! She is making a lot of sounds, but her favorite is mum..mum...mum. I love that, even though she doesn't associate that with me yet. She is doing really well with her solid foods. She loves vegetables and is a great eater. Everyday is a new adventure with her. I am so thankful to have her in my life!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Friday was my sister's birthday.HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEND! My whole family went bowling to celebrate and it was so much fun!

One of my New Year's Resolutions was to finally get up the guts to take piano lessons. I have always wanted to learn, but have had a real fear of being bad at it. My mother-in-law teaches piano and has graciously offered to give me free lessons. I thought I should take advantage of this opportunity. Wish me luck!

This is my baby girl STANDING on her own!! No, she still hasn't crawled. I guess she is skipping that :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sorry for the absence!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. It's hard to believe that it is already the new year. We have had so much fun over Nic's Christmas break. This is the first time that we have both been off over the break and I have loved every minute of it. Samantha and I will miss him so much when he goes back to school next week.

Our Christmas was so nice. I had the stomach flu on the 23rd and 24th but was so happy when I felt better Christmas morning. We were so spoiled this year and received so many wonderful gifts. I was so happy to get a new camera from Nic (I lost mine the first week of December) and I got a camcorder from my in-laws. My parents gave us a bunch of gift cards, so I had a lot of fun shopping the last few days.

Here are some pictures from the last 2 weeks...

This is what Santa brought for Sam. It's a dinosaur that you can unzip and inside there are plastic balls. She really loves it.

Sam can sit up in the cart now which makes shopping so much easier!

The Bald Eagles in West Bountiful, one of my favorite parts about the winter
(sorry they aren't the best pictures)

Here is Sam ALMOST crawling, she really is so close!

We got some money for Christmas from Nic's grandparents so we went to the Maddox for lunch, what a treat!!

We really love going to the Weber State games. It's Nic's alma mater, they have a really good team, and it's a cheap activity for our family. Plus Sam thinks they are pretty fun.

This is Nic and Sam right before midnight on New Year's Eve. I guess she just wanted to be awake for her first New Years. She looks more awake then Nic in this picture, LOL

My two favorite people...