One point Five

My baby girl is one and a half today. What a delight she is! She is obsessed with babies, shoes and Greyden. She will yell at me when I am getting her dressed until I get her shoes on and if we leave shoes out, I always find them in a new place. Her baby-obsession is borderline scary. Anyone that has been around her for more than a few minutes knows how much she loves them. So watch your little ones--she will feed it, clothe it and rock it. We went to dinner with some friends who have a newborn and she positioned herself (sneakily) until she was able to kick the carseat cover enough to SEE the baby. And she and Grey together are adorable. There is nothing like that brother/sister relationship. They are the best little buddies!

She keeps everyone in our family laughing even when she is dramatically throwing herself down for a well-thought-out fit. Elise is one happy, friendly, smiling girl and I hope she always stays that way. And to top it all off, she loves to snuggle!

A few videos I took briefly of the kids. Please don't look around the basement--I am going through a complete organizing overhaul and have piles everywhere!



I have made it to the end of the first trimester and the baby belly is starting to show. I am a lot happier to watch the belly grow this time around since I am dealing with the pregnancy issues. Gives me reassurance that the baby is growing! They are monitoring me regularly and the baby is growing right on track. I just wish I weren't so dead tired all of the time. When is the energy supposed to come back?

I find myself sneaking pickles, sauerkraut and salsa as much as possible. I can't get enough vinegar! If my cravings our any indicator, I would say we are having a boy. We will find out in seven and a half weeks. YAY! Then I really need to start thinking about bringing another baby home and configuring the rooms. Ugh.

The first of the 3, 6, 9 month pictures

First Talk

Grey gave his first talk in Primary this past week and oh did I melt. It was possibly the cutest thing ever. We sat down at home, I held up pictures we were going to use and he told me what he wanted to say. I was so proud of what he came up with for his talk. I have to write it down so I can keep a record of it.

I am giving my talk today on Jesus Christ. There were wicked people and they killed Jesus. The people were crying and sad. Three days later, Jesus was resurrected and he came back to see Mary. Jesus also visited the children. Jesus loved the children. Jesus is our Redeemer and He lives. Jesus saves us so we can live with our families, Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. I have a testimony that Jesus lives and loves me. And the Holy Ghost is in our hearts.

Oh the things that come out of the mouth of a four-year-old. Love that boy!


Week One

We are not off to a good start. It is only Wednesday and the first week in January has been awful to say the least. Spent January 1st at the urgent care diagnosing an ear infection for Elise. On Monday I had an ultrasound for the baby and have been put on "rest" for an undetermined amount of time. It isn't quite bedrest, but no exercise, no lifting, lots of rest and taking it extra easy. Which hasn't been a problem yet since I have been sick for a week and now have sinus and ear infections. Glad to be on antibiotics, but nervous about the baby already and hate taking medicines in the first trimester especially--although I'm almost into the second trimester. YAY! And yes, baby is growing right on and when I come out of hiding everyone will be shocked at the size of my belly. I am every time I wake up in the morning!

Poor Grey has been taking care of himself and eating goldfish and pretzels for breakfast when I can't get out of bed. He said to me the other day, "But mom, you're always sick." Uh-huh. That sure is how he is going to remember his childhood at this age unfortunately. Wish me luck that these antibiotics kick in fast so I can at least lift my head off the pillow soon.