Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Day and Lucy reads a book:)

I love Thanksgving Day. We usually cook our own dinner and host for others but for the past two years we have been able to go up and have dinner with Evan's brother Geoff and family.

We were in charge of bringing rolls, veggies and a pie. I started out wanting to bring carrots that I learned how to make at Williams and Sonoma, but then I had a craving for asparagus. On a road trip someone made us grilled asparagus with a yummy sauce. So I tried making the sauce but didn't have the proportions right, so then I remembered TGIF had crispy bean appetizers, so I decided I should try crispy asparagus. I found a recipe online, but it didn't work out how it said it should, so I made up my own. THEY WERE YUMMY! The kids loved them, and Evan who doesn't like asparagus loved them too! I will definitely make them again.



I was too tired to make rolls, so Costco made them for me and then our wonderful tenants brought us a coconut cream pie from the Lion House Pantry. Yummy food! When we got to their house dinner was ready and the table was set, we just needed to pray and eat. Everything was delicious! Moist turkey, mushroom gravy, potatoes, cranberries, stuffing(with uncle ben's wild rice that Cindy's mom made), yams, lots of pies, and rolls.

Lucy tried the potatoes and gravy, and cranberries. She loved them! Cranberries most of all, taking after her daddy. We said what we were thankful for, played cards, soccer, took pictures and just relaxed, but the end of the night we were happy and ready for bed.

We are Thankful for Lucy
She sleeps through the night She is so smiley She giggles and laughs a lot She makes us feel good as parents She like praying with us, especially when we say 'amen' She loves looking at Jesus She cuddles us She jumps a lot She talks a lot She loves her veggies and fruits She loves playing with us and alone with her toys She LOVES watching My Friends Tigger and Pooh She loves music She doesn't cry much at all, like once a week or two She is our daughter who Heavenly Father entrusted to us And many many more reasons

It was a great Thanksgiving spent with family. Next year I will try to make my part a little more homemade:)




Camila, Isabella, Joshua and Lucy


While these aren't the best pictures, they are great of Lucy, our happy little baby!!!

I love her dress. I got it at a thrift store when I visited my mom, before I was pregnant:)




AND LUCY LOVES HER BOOK!
Day after Thanksgiving
She was loving her book while I was wrapping presents and Evan was doing dishes.


After her nap today she had cuddle and play time with daddy. Now we are getting ready for the park. I love vacation time, especially with great weather !!



Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Boon Squirt

My sister in law sent me the most fabulous baby tool ever!!! It is so handy, and I wish I had more of them. A GREAT baby shower gift to give someone.I know for sure you can buy it here, not sure about other stores. Perfect for on the go.


More info on the spoon, sorry I didn't elaborate more before, I was too excited about it:) You unscrew the body of the spoon from the spoon part. Put your baby's food in the body, and then assemble it back together. To feed your baby you squeeze the body of the boon squirt and food squeezes through a hole onto the spoon. No mess and easy to feed on the go. It's about $7-$8. Click here to link to it on the store website.






Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thankful Turkey

I found this on Parents.com so cute! I can't wait to make my own:)


Simple Turkey Day Crafts

What a Turkey
What a Turkey

Ask each child to write what she's thankful for on a paper feather, then stick it into this cute turkey centerpiece.

How to make it: Cut a 1-inch sliver off the bottom of a 9-inch polystyrene ball. Wrap sphere neatly in thick dark-brown yarn, covering surface completely; knot on bottom. Make a 4-inch ball from light-brown yarn and attach to body with a wooden craft stick. Create simple facial features using felt: white circles (approximately the size of a quarter, with 1/8-inch pom-poms for pupils) for eyes, yellow triangles for the beak, and long red felt teardrops as the wattle. Cut feather shapes from colored craft paper and bend in half lengthwise to create seam. Glue wooden craft stick to the bottom third of the feather and insert in a fan shape on turkey body.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

What are your Christmas Traditions?


So my family had awesome Christmas traditions which I want to carry on, Evan had some that they did as well, and we want to start some of our own.. I want the same thing every year so that when my kids look back they can define the holiday and the time of Celebrating Christ's birth! My mom is from Denmark and I love trying to learn more about the Danish customs...I want to incorporate more of that in too. I am soooooooo excited, this is my favorite holiday ever!!!


Please share any ideas of things we can incorporate for Christmas Eve, and Christmas day..food, songs, decorations, activities, etc.

I can't wait to see what we will do this year!!
THANKS!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

I LOVE BEING A MOM!!!


I LOVE being a mom! I feel so blessed to have Lucy and another one on the way. Sometimes I forget I am pregnant because I am so caught up in Lucy. She makes my day. We pretty much have the same routine daily unless I have errands to run or a play date, or completely feeling pregnant and tired:)

Lucy loves my toes. She wants to grab them, eat them, watch them. She talks to them, catches them and squeals at them.

Lucy loves the mirror. Before each nap and after she looks in the mirror and loves herself! She is so cute!

She grabs my face and kisses me with open mouth kisses on my cheeks. Most of the time she holds on to my hair for balance:)

When she sees her bottle her mouth pops open and wants her bottle now.

She still doesn't really cry.

When we get her out of her crib in the morning she almost crawls up your body with delight like she is a runaway monkey..it's cute!

She talks to herself and is now saying ba-ba and ma-ma for anything, and talks LOTS!

She loves everyone that looks at her, and is a flirt with every boy possible..look out teenange years.

Lucy cuddles Evan and me soooo much! So cute, almost makes us not want to put her to bed.

Lucy loves saying nighttime prayers with us, and the word 'amen' puts her into giggles. I like to think she is laughing with the angels around her:)

She lifts her legs for us when it is diaper time, and is funny about getting dressed.

Lucy sits up and occasionally falls backward so I still put pillows behind her.

She LOVES LOVES LOVES My Friends Tigger and Pooh on the Disney channel, she watches it every day, and sadly more than I probably should let her, but that is life, and thank goodness for it while I rest when I am soooo tired. When we turn it on she flips her body around and giggles, mostly at Tigger and Darby.

She loves her sippy cup and trying ritz crackers and little snacks. Loves eating real food, can't wait until she can just eat what we eat.

Lucy is so cute in her clothes, and we can't seem how to keep her hair down. My sister sent me bows and headbands, so they help a little.

So with all the sad and hard things in life, Lucy just lights up my life and makes me love being a mommy! This 2nd pregnancy hasn't been the easiest, but Lucy makes me want to have more kids, we shall see what happens-Evan thinks we are having three, only time will tell.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

another catch up:)

A pregnancy craving and a staple

Daddy and Lucy like playing upside down

Amy...she makes me smile!

Lucy LOVES my water bottle-especialy since she is teething.

Lucy cuddling daddy! I love it when she cuddles me this way..so precious!

So Lucy is 6 1/2 months now and when we went in for her appointment she was 18.25 lbs and 27" long. About the low 80% on both..she is doing great and very healthy! She didn't love her shots, and looked at me like how could I ever let anything like that happen to her...it was sad, and with my pregnancy hormones, surprisingly I didn't even cry..she was sure cuddly afterwards though:) She also popped her first tooth. She likes to chew on me, so last Sunday we were playing with me and bit down on me. That's how I found out:) It's fun seeing a little tooth in her mouth. There are so many wonderful things about her. She giggles and coos a lot, sometimes more than we would like during church:) Lucy loves eating news foods and grunts at me if I don't give it to her fast enough, or to tell me she is done. She naps really well, and even though the time change through her off for a couple days, she is back to sleeping 12 hours a night..her naps are a little off still, but we are working on it. Lucy is amazing and so good to me while I have had lots of morning sickness. She was so cute in her Halloween costume...and she helped daddy trick or treat so he could have some candy:)

Evan is doing well, baseball is over so I will definitely see him a lot more. His 30th birthday is coming up and he is getting very excited! I am planning a surprise for him, so we shall see if I can pull it off. He is so good to me and trys to make me so happy. He is really good at helping with Lucy and rubbing my feet when I am soooo tired! Lucy loves seeing him so much when he gets home from work. Now that she is teething, got her shots and dealing with a tired mama, she cuddles so cutely with Evan. They have a bedtime ritual of getting pj's, prayers and ready for bed. I have tried video taping them and pictures. Tonight was so cute when she was half asleep and cuddled into Evan.

I am doing well too! I am loving life and learning to appreciate it more each day. I think I have let other's opinions make me crazy for the last couple years, and I am done with that!!! I am happy with who I am and what I do, and I am going to live accordingly, no more letting other people get to me:) I am going to be me again:) I went and had lunch with Evan today, and it was so fun. Lucy and I walked the mall for 4 hours after that, and I loved getting all the compliments on Lucy..I dressed her really cute today:) One lady came up and said that Lucy was so cute and asked me if I thought it was so fun being a mom, and it is! Then she said, "God bless you" and that really made my day. Pregnancy hunger is really getting to me, I eat ALL OF THE TIME, and I have lost about 8 lbs...we shall see what happens.

We are hopefully going to close on our house soon...pray for us. I hope no other road blocks come in the way. Fortunately we will still get the tax credit. If anyone likes to do handyman things, paint, carpet, electrical etc...let me know:) We will trade, hire or feed you:)

I am all of a sudden really tired so I will post pics and post more later:) Thanks for all of you being so wonderful!
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