Thursday, June 24, 2010

6 Months!

That's right folks. Our little sweetheart has been with us for 6 months now. She had her Dr's appointment today and these are her stats:

Height: 27 in 85%
Weight: 18lbs 80%
I was so worried about her getting her shots today because Josh is at Scout Camp this week. She had to get 3 shots today and for the first two she didn't even flinch, but by the third one she had had enough. She cried for only 30 seconds maybe and then was fine. She cried a little later, but that's because I forgot to give her more Tylenol, but once that kicked in she was herself again, mostly. She was very cuddly tonight and it was fun to just sit with her in her room in the rocking chair and just cuddle and love her.
We love her so much and love to see her growing and learning! We started her on cereal a few weeks back and oatmeal is her favorite then wheat then rice. Last week we started her on veggies. She has tried green beans, carrots and peas and loves them all as well. She is not a picky eater, but always makes this disgusted face the first time I give her something, even she has been eating it for a few days. She is sitting up all by herself, she is ready to run but hasn't mastered the crawling thing quite yet, she is a little talker lately, she is starting to laugh more each day, she loves her exersaucer, she loves to be outside, she has an easy temperament and is easy going. We absolutely love her chubby thighs and can't get enough of her cheeks. We feel so blessed to have her in our lives. She is the greatest blessing. I try and not take any moment with her for granted!

Before her shots, little did she know what was to come!
Me trying to get a photo of her for 6 months.
Resting on the couch after shots.
Getting ready for bed and modeling her snoopy band-aids!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Road Trip

Londyn and I took our first road trip. My brother RJ flew down to help me drive back to Utah with Londyn. We headed across Arizona and then up to St George where my Aunt and cousins have a vacation home. They let my family stay there over Memorial Day weekend. Thank you so much Ferrins, we had an absolute blast! Friday was spent all day driving and when I say all day I mean 11 hours in the car driving. L did pretty well until the last 45 minutes or so. We got in about 7pm, ordered pizza for dinner and then we all pretty much crashed. We got up early Saturday morning and went boating. We went to a little reservoir outside of Hurricane. Besides the water being ice cold freezing, it was really fun to try and water ski. I hadn't been skiing for 2 years because I was pregnant last year, I was close to getting up, but just couldn't quite get up. Oh well, there is always Lake Powell in July! We also took Londyn on the boat for a ride, she was tired, but we think she loved it. After boating we went grocery shopping, ran home to eat lunch and shower and then headed to the movies. That's right, Londyn went to her first movie, Iron Man 2. L did good, thanks to Grandma Becky for taking her so i could enjoy the movie and yes it was a good one. We ate dinner at Texas Roadhouse..yum:) Went home and watched a movie. Sunday we went to church and then had my Uncle, Aunt, cousins and grandchildren over for dinner who live in St George. It was fun to visit with them because we don't get to see them very often and to see their beautiful one month old baby girl. Monday we got up and took L to the neighborhood pool for the first time. She is such a good sport, she will do anything and not cry. She will let us do what we want to her and just sit there and take it all in. She loves the water! We then went back and cleaned the house and packed up and then went to the outlets to do a little shopping. The only one who made it out with anything was Londyn, of course. Well I guess Nicole and Jake got a few things as well, but L got the most. We ate at In-n-out and then started the trek home to my parents house. Besides getting a flat tire in Kaysville at 10pm at night, the ride wasn't too bad. Thanks to the two strangers who helped me change my tire. Please know that I do know how to change a flat tire, just not in the pitch black of night when you can't see anything. The next few days were spent at my moms. I went to help paint in the basement. Yes, after all these years my parents are finally finishing their basement. It was fun and my mother in law came over two days to watch L while I painted. I was able to have dinner with some of Joshs family while I was there, sorry we missed you Shawnee and Brady. Had lunch with my Aunt Kathy, mom, and sister. I also got to meet my cousins new baby girl Emily. She has a ton of stick straight black hair and is adorable. Can't wait for you to come and visit Julie! I thoroughly enjoyed my time at my parents just relaxing and letting my siblings take care of Londyn for a change. I also enjoyed shopping with my mom, but everyone was working each day so our nights were very busy before L went to bed. Saturday I took off for Denver, Co all by myself with L in tow. My sister had a design conference there and I went to stay with her in the hotel. I had never been to Denver before and I loved it. We had so much fun. L and I would chill during the morning and meet up with my sister for lunch each day and then walk 16th street or go swimming in the afternoon and then meet up with my sister for dinner. L's schedule was totally rocked, but she was a great sport through out all the driving, traveling and new places. I am realizing how hard it is to do and see everyone and everything you want to when you go home, there just aren't enough hours in the day to do it all. We sure missed Josh a lot, but really enjoyed ourselves. Whew, it is sad to leave family, but so good to be home again and back into our routine!