Thursday, October 25, 2012

Snow, and a Happy Birthday!

When you live in Utah, you can basically expect snow before November. Today was the first day that snow stuck on the ground long enough for me and Elsie to get out there and look at it :) SO, we bundled her up in a fluffy blankie and a hat, and took her outside!
She was quite intrigued by the fluffy white stuff outside.

It took her a few seconds to realize that the snow was really cold :P

Warming up those hands

I love you, Elsie!

After being out there for a few minutes we decided (actually I decided) that we needed some hot chocolate. We were watching Elsie in her high chair with her toys, and she was just staring at things around the room, like she does when she's really tired. Kind of like a teenager in math class. By the time we finished eating our breakfast and drinking our hot chocolate, she was fast asleep!

...Guess what! Today is my mom's birthday! I love you, Mom! You don't look a day over 29. Haha.
You are an amazing mom! And I appreciate everything you did (and still do) for me -- even more now that I am a mom. You're the best!

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Jumper

 Take a look at our 4 month old girl! Yes, this Saturday Elsie turned 4 months old! 

If you look super closely, you can see her tooth in this pic!
Big news: She can sit up on her own now! 

On another topic, My sister Ashleigh and her husband Brandon came to visit at the beginning of September for Elsie's baby blessing. While they were here, they got her a jumper. Of course, she was a little bit... little for it back then. But now she's not! I love watching her stand up and spin around. And she loves it too! See for yourself:
(oh, and I was trying to get her to giggle too)

She doesn't know how to jump yet, but when she does, there will be a video!

Ashleigh was the one who got me to start this blog. I miss her SO much! She has a blog too! Check it out!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Baby Giggles and Some Old(ish) Pics

Elsie has found her laugh! She has giggled before when we tickled her, but this completely took us by surprise. Luckily, we had a camera nearby, so we captured this:

Also, it was my old camera, so it has a bunch of old pictures from when Ash and I were dating!

February 2011

March 2011

March 17, 2011

April 2011 (General Conference!)

It's funny to think that this was just last year.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Somebody's been sleeping in MY bed.

So, a few weeks ago we decided it was time to start putting Elsie in her own bed at night. It was WAY too easy. She only woke up once a night and went straight back to sleep after being fed. Then about a week ago, things changed. All of a sudden she would NOT sleep in her crib anymore. She was so fussy. She was waking up 4 or 5 times a night. We figured out that this was because she was teething. Already. I tried to take a picture of her tooth last Monday and this is what happened:

See, she was happy at first... then...

So sad! I feel like such a mean mom! And you can't even see the tooth.
Anyway, in desperate need of sleep, we brought her back to our bed. I think she is done with this tooth now, so she will be back in her own bed soon.

Also, have you seen this video? It's hilarious! We have never done this, but I totally know how this dad feels.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Once Upon a Time, There Were Three Bears....

...a Papa Bear, a Mama Bear, and a Baby Bear:

Papa bear was a great dad. He loved to play with Baby bear. He was the one that went to work so Mama bear could spend all the money! (MWAhahaha...) He was also going to school so he could learn new things and get even smarter.

Mama bear liked to stay home with Baby bear. She would bake all sorts of goodies when she had the time. She also liked buying little dresses and toys for little Baby bear. 

Baby bear was the cutest of them all. She was just 3 1/2 months old, and she loved to smile and giggle and pull hair. But no one minded her pulling their hair because she was just adorable. She was so cute, that Papa and Mama bear just HAD to take pictures of her. Every. Day.

Mama and Papa bear took SO MANY pictures of Baby bear, that they decided to start a blog where they could share some of those pictures with family and friends that were living far, far away.

Here we are with the fall leaves.

Elsie's perfect profile. I love her!


Happy little girl

Tummy time

Enjoy! :)