Wednesday, June 26, 2013

19 weeks

 And she's started grabbing her toes.  It's so cute.  She's gotten really close to rolling over, but still hasn't done that yet.  But she's getting so much stronger and fatter :)

 One morning I took her in to wake up Winston.  I just put her in bed with him and they hung out like that for a few minutes.  I think they are starting to be friends.

 Isn't he cute?  I just love seeing him grow up!

 Some things never change though, he still isn't very careful with Edie.

But I think she's starting to be a little more interesting to him, he's definitely paying more attention to her these days.  He'll even wave good morning to her, it's really cute.

 This is Winston's universal sign for "pick me up," "get me out of my chair," and "I want you to hold me."

 You can't tell from the picture very well, but he has about 20 fruit snacks in his mouth.  He loves shoving everything into his mouth that he can.  And he just keeps it there.  He's so weird!

 He got to jump on the tramp with his cousins and they all had a great time :)

 Edie in her Sunday finest.

 Once again I accidentally dressed them in matching clothes!

They are so cute together!!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

 Monday we had some of our dear friends from our old ward come over.  We had a bbq in the back yard and they took this family picture of us.  My mom said she wanted a current family picture of us for her birthday, and so here it is.  It's hard to get the kids to look at the camera at the same time, but 3 out of 4 people looking isn't too bad I guess!

 Winston has become a great pacifier thief!  It's so funny to see him walking around with them in his mouth, especially since he never liked them before.

 Edie taking one of her cat naps.  She doesn't really sleep for longer than 20 minutes during the day, but she's so cute when she does sleep!

 For Father's Day we went down to my parent's house.  It was their stake conference so we went to hear my dad speak too.  He did a great job, as always :)  We also got to hear Elder Vincent, one of the 70s, and Elder Cook!  It was a great conference.

 Then Whit made a delicious 4 course meal for my mom for her 60th birthday, that just happened to be that same day!

First we had this yummy green apple and fennel salad.  We also had shrimp with cocktail sauce, but I ate that so fast I forgot to take a picture!  

 Then we had this yummy gaspaucho, I have no idea how to spell it but it's a cold soup made from tomatoes and cucumbers.

 The main course was pork chops, green beans, carrots, and potatoes.  All so yummy!  I wish I could eat it all again :)  Whit is such a great cook and he worked so hard to make everything.  Thanks Whit!!!

 Then we looked at slides of our family.  I had lots of baby pictures with me and my mom--many that I don't remember seeing before.  It made me think I needed to take a picture with me and Edie.  I'm usually the one taking the pictures so I don't have a lot with her :)  I should also mention that she had her 4 month checkup this week.  She weighs 15 lbs 12 oz and is 25" long.  She is in the 95% for weight, 85% for height, and 75% for head circumference.  She is growing like a weed and getting bigger every day.  It was good to talk with her doctor and to find out that everything is healthy and as it should be.  She has been crying so much lately that I was beginning to worry that something was wrong.  The doctor said she is just a healthy girl and she isn't afraid of letting us know if she's uncomfortable.  She definitely likes to be heard!

And here we all are before we headed home for the night!  It was a great weekend and it was really nice to spend the day with my family.  I feel bad that I didn't do anything nice for Whit for Father's Day.  I did get him a new shirt and tie, but I feel like that doesn't really express my gratitude to him very well.  Hopefully by next Father's Day I will have a bit more energy and time to do something really sensational.  Because I really do appreciate and love him so much!!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

17 Weeks

Another week has come and gone and we didn't do anything super exciting.  But we have been having fun and enjoying summer!  Every morning I take the kids for a walk, and then usually in the evening we go outside to play while we wait for Whit to get home from work.

Here is Winston, walking around the front yard.  It's nice to live in such a beautiful, green place!  Whit's parents have a beautiful yard and we are enjoying it :)

 Last Sunday was our Stake Conference at the Bountiful Regional Center.  We got there early enough to get some seats on the back row.  It was really convenient since we only made it through the sustaining of church officers before we had to take turns going out in the hall with different kids.  By the end of the meeting, all 4 of us were out in the hall.  We were trying to keep the kids from crying and trying to listen to whatever we could hear.  I'm sure it was a great meeting but we really didn't hear very much of it.  Oh well!  I know there are plenty more church meetings in our future and someday our kids will be well behaved enough that we'll actually be able to listen to what is being said.  Right???

 I've been putting Edie in the bumbo since she likes to see what is going on.  The problem is, she doesn't sit still in it very well.  She always twists around in it and ends up like this, gnawing on the side of it.  Such a funny girl!

We keep trying to get the kids to be nice to each other.  I'm trying to teach Winston how to give Edie a hug, he just tilts his head her way and that's it.  But he's starting to grab at her hands too.  I think she's getting more interesting to him.

One attempt at a picture of them together.

 And another attempt.  Maybe someday we'll get them together smiling :)

 Whit took a nap after church and Winston wanted to play.  This is their compromise.

 She's starting to like looking at mobiles and lights.  Yay!

 Winston has been really good lately and loves playing in his little playroom.  He will be in there reading, playing with toys, and watching Bob.  He sure does love watching Bob!

And our cute little girl smiling.  She loves to smile and that makes me so happy!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Viva Las Vegas!

For our 3rd anniversary, we went to Vegas!  Not a super exciting or thrilling destination for us, we've both been there before, but it's close and cheap and we wanted to see how Edie would do on a trip.

She cried a little bit on the plane ride there, but Whit was good at bouncing her in the seat and eventually she fell asleep.  Yay!  Luckily the plane wasn't full so there weren't too many people sitting by us.  It was really nice.  I love short flights!

We got there Monday morning and after we checked into our hotel and got settled, we went out for lunch.  The Hard Rock Cafe was across the street from us (we stayed at the Monte Carlo) so we went there.  It's really silly, but in high school when I made my list of 101 things to do before I die, one of them was eat at 5 different Hard Rock Cafes.  They were cool when I was in high school, I promise!  So I ate at the one in Acapulco in high school, La Jolla California on a road trip with friends in college, the Salt Lake one with a friend when it was here (I think it's gone now), Chicago with Whit when we went for our first anniversary, and now Las Vegas completes it.  Yay for a check mark on my list!

We took the bumbo for Edie to sit in while we ate.  She did pretty good in it :)  and she got lots of oohhs and aahhs from the waiters as they would pass by.

 We went up and down a lot of elevators and escalators with the stroller!  They have a lot of elevated walkways now and to cross most of the streets you have to go up.  I was really surprised at the amount of people that took the elevator, even though it didn't look like they needed to.  So sometimes we got tired of waiting and just took the escalator.  Edie wasn't a big fan of that, but Whit did really good at maneuvering the stroller!

 A coke a day keeps the doctor away, right?  We kept looking for water fountains but after asking where they were, we learned that they aren't deemed sanitary anymore.  Whatever!  So lots of time coke was cheaper than water.  There is something wrong with that!

 One of the main reasons we went to Vegas was for the crab legs buffet.  We went to one of the new casinos, the Aria, and had their buffet.  It definitely didn't disappoint!

 Edie didn't last in the bumbo for long, so we took turns holding her, eating, going to get more food, walking around with her, and repeating the cycle.

 Tuesday morning we went for a swim!  We put Edie in a floaty car and went around the lazy river, over and over.  She loved it for about 15 minutes and then she was done.  We tried another pool but the water was pretty cold.  So that was our short but fun pool day :)

 So we got dressed and spent the rest of the day walking the strip.  It was really fun to see all of the looks that Edie got, she got a lot of comments.  I was surprised that a couple of older gentlemen referred to her as a boy!  I mean really, do boys wear pink and ribbons on their heads?  Oh well!

 It was really cool to check out the city center.  On Wednesday, our last day there, we discovered that our hotel was connected to them!  All that time we could have walked indoors instead of out in the heat!  Oh well.

 We took a family picture at the Bellagio before leaving.  We missed Winston but were glad we didn't have to keep track of him the whole time.  It's amazing how easy it is to manage just one kid when you are used to having 2.  It was a nice change!

But we were all really happy to be headed home.  Edie slept like this for the whole plane ride, it was awesome!  It was a great way to end a fun little trip.  We decided that we'll be just fine if we wait another 10 years to go back to Vegas though, or make sure that we get a rental car next time so we're not confined to the strip.  We got to see and do everything we wanted to though, so it was a great trip and a fun way to celebrate being married for 3 years.  Yippee!