Thursday, January 09, 2014

I feel like I'm so behind on blogging... I need to just take a night and catch up, cause it's only getting worse!
This post should have been posted a few months back.  My Grandma (my mother's mother) turned 80 and we had a surprise birthday party for her.  While we were there we snapped a quick picture of all the girls.  I love this picture!
Left to right: (Back) Annaka, Karen (my mother), Aliyah, Celeste, Heidi, Whitney
(Front) Hadley, Sesaly, LuAnn (Grandma), and Lydia.
I've always loved my Grandma Stephens, I had  my wedding reception in her backyard.  She is an amazing Grandma!  Happy Birthday!!!
I feel like I'm so behind on blogging... I need to just take a night and catch up, cause it's only getting worse!
This post should have been posted a few months back.  My Grandma (my mother's mother) turned 80 and we had a surprise birthday party for her.  While we were there we snapped a quick picture of all the 

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Big Girl Bed


Guess who slept in a toddler bed for the first time last night?!?!
She only fell out once, we went in to check on her and she was flopping around on the floor like a fish out of water. 
She went to bed great, but was up about 4 times and needed snuggles from Mom. :) 
In the morning, she stayed in bed (but obviously destroyed everything within reach) until I came to get her.  Then she put her cute little arms up for me to get her out of bed.  Silly girl!
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Friday, December 20, 2013

Week 32 & 33


Well, here we are at the end of week 33 and I am very behind.  Last week Gabby was the size of an acorn squash, this week she is the size of a durian fruit (what on earth IS that?!?).  This week Gabby's brain is working on developing and her bones are hardening.
I forgot to take a picture with the squash, and I'm pretty sure my grocery store doesn't carry whatever a durian fruit is.  So, instead I'm posting a picture of the pile of baby clothes I washed. :)  Along with the diapers my sweet sister gave to me as an early gift! 
Baby Gabby's room is a disaster!  Not only did I wash all the baby clothes and just throw them on the bed (that needs to be taken out of the room), but I've also turned it into Christmas Central.  The floor is full of wrapping paper, ribbon, tags, gifts, etc.
I did buy a dresser for her this week and we'll pick it up after Christmas.  As soon as Christmas is over her room will be set up! 
The closet is ready for her, and is storing most of her stuff at this point, so that is a small victory!
Christmas is just such a busy time of year!!!

Teaching


We babysat a little girl from our ward the other day, she loves dogs as much as Ali!

Ali was sure to teach her the fine art of feeding Morty bread and goldfish crackers.

I just love how they are both sitting on his bed and he's on the floor!
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'Cheese'!


What a cute little girly we have!  We took some pictures and text them to Daddy the other day, just so he could see us! 
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Santa!


Santa came to our ward Christmas party!  I think this picture pretty much speaks for itself. :)

She never did cry!  But what a sad face!!!
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Eggs


So....
I was making cookies last week and either I didn't shut the fridge tight, or someone figured out how to open it.  I was talking to my sister on the phone, turned around and saw THIS!


Yes, those are eggs.  She was throwing them like balls (probably because she bounces our plastic ornaments like crazy).  I laughed, grabbed my camera took a quick shot then set her up with something to distract her ('I Am a Child of God' on You Tube) and tried to clean up the mess.  Have you ever tried to clean up eggs with paper towels?  I couldn't believe how hard it was! 
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Sunday, December 15, 2013

I Am A Child of God

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This is Ali's favorite song.  Yesterday I was singing it to her and she was singing along so well we had to record it.  She usually folds her arms while singing.  She's so sweet!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Accessorize

So we got a package today and in it were these air packing things...

Ali thought they would work great as bracelets!  She walked around like this for quite a while!
It actually reminds me of what she does at school.  They have a rope thing like this: 

All of the other kids hold onto the circles, but not Ali!  On the rare chance she is not just holding someone's hand, she thinks it is better to wear the rope like a bracelet.  She just slips her cute little hand through the loop.  I'm sure she wonders why all of the other kids do it wrong...
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Monday, December 09, 2013

Live Nativity

For Family Night tonight we headed out to Nibley with the Bytheway's to go to the live Nativity they have out there.  It was fun, even in 8 degree weather!

Ali and I don't look too great in this picture, but Stuart looks very handsome!

There were different animals to see along with the live Nativity.  It was a neat experience!

The Bytheway's checking out the camel.  I'm not a huge camel fan.  We had one for a while back when I was 16 or 17.  It was VERY mean and actually attacked my step-Dad while I was there.  I had to attack the camel back with a stick to get it off of him.  Because of that I felt no great need for me or Ali to get too close to this camel! :)
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Just the Rinse Cycle Please...



Wait, you mean there is another way to wash your baby???

At least she's creative! :)

I guess she's not quite ready to babysit yet!  But we'll get there!!!
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Friday, December 06, 2013

Car Seat... Check!

We got Gabby's carseat in the mail this past week.  Ali knew exactly what to do with it.

In went Santa (who is treated quite a bit like a baby in this house).

In went her baby (did anyone else have a Suzy Soft-Sounds when they were little?  This one was mine and it's Ali's favorite doll!).

Then she had this brilliant idea!  Why not put them both in together?!?  Then she got mad that she couldn't lift the carseat.
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