Thursday, May 21, 2009

rolling and running

(no pictures tonight, cant find my camera at the moment..i think i left it at my parents house, at least i hope thats where its at.)

just a quick post to let you know that avery rolled over today. i layed her on her belly to go to sleep last night and this morning when i went in to get her she was on her back, just laying there giggling and talking to herself (she thinks shes pretty funny). she did it again when i layed her down for a nap. i have yet to see her do it in person but i'm pretty happy to know that she can. it is however posing to be a bit of a problem since i lay her down for naps in her bed when she's awake and now she thinks she pretty tricky and resists falling asleep because of her new found talent and she doesn't quite know how to put herself to sleep while on her back.

on another note, if any of you read my sister meagans last post you know that we're running a crazy race called the wasatch back next month. i dont know what i'm thinking. i just got back from a little 4-miler and i need to know when or if it ever gets any easier. its like pulling teeth to get me out the door, and then while i'm out running, even though i really enjoy it, it kicks my butt. so for any of you avid runners out there, please fill me in on any running advice or let me know how long it takes for an average person to really get in shape.

thats all.
hope you have a great night.

Monday, May 11, 2009

my little girl...

is four months old! she weighs 14 lbs 6 oz. (72%) and is 25.5 inches long (83%). She keeps getting more fun everyday. the doc says that she is looking great and we can start her on solids whenever we want. I think that i'm going to wait a few more weeks. we are really in no hurry since she already sleeps so good and is plenty big. i love, love, love this little girl.

My first mothers day was wonderful. I cant believe how much of a blessing being a mom is and how happy it makes me everyday. Motherhood has been the greatest blessing in my life. Now that she is here i can not imagine our lives with out her. On the rare days when being a mom is frustrating and challenging i just have to look back and recognize how lucky i am to have a child and understand how divine my role as a mom is. I am so lucky to have such an amazing mom and mother-in-law that have been such great examples to me.

When we were at church Ashley and and i were in the mothers room feeding our girls, who are like three weeks apart. We decided to snap a few pictures to capture their size difference. Ellie is just the cutest little petite thing. Her and Ave are complete opposites in size...i told ash that Ellie could borrow a little fat roll anytime she wanted..we have plenty to go around in that department.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


just got back from our saturday session of stake conference. it was nice. elder dallin h. oaks was here. i love listening to apostles when they speak to smaller congregations. it always seems so personal. i had the husband take some notes while i was out with the babe... she was a jabber mouth tonight.

here's a few little things i learned.

- do your best and it will all work out... whether your in school, just graduated or a new mom, etc.. it all works out.
-his hardest financial times came the first two years after he graduated from law school (well thats just great). But he said the happiest times of our lives come when we have little. during those times we grow closer to the gospel and to our spouses and families.
-dont expect life to be fair or easy, expect it to be possible with the help of the Lord.
-hang on to the gospel!! no matter what circumstances you face, you will need the gospel.

yep. i was uplifted. and theres more to come tomorrow.

as for a little avery update.... shes getting bigger believe it or not. i've got myself a healthy little baby. she has her four month (can you believe its been four months) check up on monday. i'm interested to see how big she really is. i think its about time this little girl starts eating solids. i'm always curious whether she will like solids or not so i let her get a little taste of real food every once and a while and she loves it. today she almost took my pumpkin chocolate chip cookie right out of my hand.. maybe i should have let her, i didn't really need another one today anyways. most exciting news is that shes giggling for real now. its my favorite thing. it doesnt happen a ton yet but when it does she sure cracks up.

this is what i got when i walked in to her room today to get her from her morning nap. i love happy babies, especially this one. she was just laying there chillin and talking to herself till i realized she was up. i'm a lucky mom to get to snuggle up to this lovely lady all day long.

thats all for today.