Monday, March 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Baby Paisley

Saturday we had a little cousin join the family. Tommy and Jamie had a darling little baby girl, Paisley, who is just precious beyond words. She is healthy as can be, and just a sweetheart. We were able to have her big sister Libby hang out with us during the birth, then we went over to the hospital just in time for Paisley's first bath. She is a very pleasant little girl, hardly cried even during her bath, and we just can't wait to get to know her. Here is a short video and some pictures of their little angel.


video

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I swear she didn't learn this from me...

Wise words from my mother once were... "Never use the bathroom during a phone interview. And if you do, don't flush!"

We've been working on potty training for several days now, and I'm really not sure if its going well or not. She has a few accidents a day, but then will go properly like 6 or 7 times a day, so I know we just need to keep at it. I'm wondering if she's not totally ready for it, I know they say you can start as early as 18 months, which I think is rediculous, but there is a little girl in Allie's nursery class who was trained by then, but then most people I know don't really start working on it until around 3 years old. I was just really hoping to get her all trained by June when her little sister shows up, so although it's been pretty frustrating we'll just keep on going. Please please PLEASE if anybody has any tips I'd love to hear them.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Sunday

We were in a hurry to get to church, as usual, but had time for a quick couple pictures. Don't mind my bad hair day, but Danny is always pestering me about how I never put pictures of myself on my blog. As I'm getting more and more pregnant I have even less of a desire to, but I know he'll be happy if I do. So here you go.

After church we had all of Danny's brothers and their families over for a Mexican Easter. As most of you probably know I'm not the greatest cook in the world, so my meals are usually pretty easy and either Mexican or BBQ of some sort when we have people over. Those are safe areas for me. Anyway it was great having them all over, and no Mexican Easter is complete without a Sponge Bob Pinata. Unfortunatly I didn't get any pictures from the evening, but it was a lot of fun. It could have gone either way though, with UNC playing if they hadn't won by 30 the day would have been a bust. :)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Egg Hunt

Each year the families with young kids in our neighborhood get together and have an Easter egg hunt. This was our first year, and it was a lot of fun. Allie wasted no time in opening up all of her eggs and eating each piece of candy inside. You can tell she's related to me, since she was in so much of a hurry to get to that chocolate that she wouldn't take the foil wrappers off. That surprised me because she's normally very meticulous about things like that, but when you're hungry you're hungry! Three times I had to have her spit a mouth full of chocolate and foil out into my hand. That's love folks.

Some eager kids waiting for the rest to show up.
Allie on the prowl
Allie finding an eggChecking out what's inside
"Can somebody explain to me why the Easter bunny lays chocolate eggs?"

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Lesson of the day

Don't leave your two year old alone with watercolors.

Friday, March 14, 2008

We're back... but for how long?

We had such a great time in Hawaii. It's impossible to go out there and not want to move back. This trip out we just went to the beach a ton. Oh wait, that sounds like every trip. Well this time was a little different because Allie REALLY enjoyed it so much, we just had so much fun taking her. She'd wake up in the morning and bring us her sunscreen, and then we knew we'd better get her out there. She got knocked down a lot in the waves, but just would jump right back up. She had a great time out there chasing her cousins around, doing whatever they did. We didn't spend as much time on the North Shore as we usually do, but did some other beaches, that we really enjoyed. We went to Kailua beach three times, went to Waimenalo, went to the south shore a little more, and just did some exploring. Danny hurt his ankle pretty bad playing basketball about half way through, but he was a good sport and still wanted to play a lot. Anyway I'll post a few pictures of our trip for your viewing pleasure.

Allie and her cousin Deacon, getting ready for their surf lessons.

Allie getting a ride through the surf from Aunt Molly.

Yay for turtles! You just don't see them every day here in Utah.

Deacon doing what he does best. Being cute.

Allie during her Bay Watch audition.

Allie was being all coy to the Japanese tourists over by the Blow hole. They were gushing over her and she was just playing it up for them.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Tweet Tweet

OK so really quickly, I wanted to tell a funny story so I don't forget it. The other day we were having spaghetti, we're still at Danny's parents house, and his mom was dropping noodles down Allies throat as she leaned her head back. She was loving it, and we were teasing her saying "Allie you look like a little birdie" and she leaned back for another piece and as it was going into her mouth she said "tweet tweet!" It was so hilarious, she just says the funniest things sometimes. Anyway we're having a blast, and are leaving tomorrow night unfortunately. I don't want to leave. :( I'll post more pictures when I get back.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

If anybody's wondering where we're at...

We are in Hawaii. Yay! We got out here on Friday, and actually just got the tickets two days earlier. We just really needed a vacation and figured we'd just go before the little nameless baby comes along. (By the way, thank you all for your wonderful suggestions for names, we are considering all suggestions very carefully and are getting close to deciding... I think.) Ok anyway so we of course are having so much fun. I know we were only here just in October but you can never have too much beach or sun, now can you? Yesterday we kayaked up the river into Kahana Valley which was way fun. Danny's dad took us, and he was a great tour guide, and Allie had great time. It was fun doing something in Hawaii we'd never actually done before. Last night we went over to my sister-in-laws house, very cute place in Hau'ula right on the beach and the kids had a blast playing together. I love them. Allie has the greatest cousins. Side note: How many places can you go to the beach at 7 in the morning and 7 at night and not be cold? Yesterday we did both. I somehow forgot how great this place is. Today we went to Kailua Beach, which again, is not something that we usually do/did when we lived out here or visited, and oh my gosh I want to go back every day. Since it's kind of at a part of the island we didn't get to a lot, I just didn't realize how amazing and beautiful it was over there. Certainly compares to North Shore beaches, and we just had a great time. Definitely going to hit that place up a few more times before we leave. OK more later. :)