Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

This was my first Thanksgiving away from my parents and siblings. I find this slightly odd given that I'm 28, married, I've been to college, I've lived in other states, AND I have been away over Christmas, but never Thanksgiving. This year however my family all went my my Grandma's house in Blackfoot and since Tyson had to work we decided to stay here. So, that meant that for the first time, I got to make the entire meal. For some reason I felt intimidated by it. I've made big meals before, I've hosted dinner parties, but for some reason this time I felt a lot of pressure to get it right. I'll spare you the boring details, but after some planning, and a few near misses, I managed to get dinner on the table without burning anything.

Me spending the morning in the kitchen was rough on Lily though. I tried to get her to stay in the living room with Tyson, but when I'm in the kitchen that is where she wants to be. The problem, she wanted to help me and her help consisted on trying to open the oven or pull items out of the fridge. So she spent some time sitting in her chair watching me cook. Maybe next year she will really be able to help me cook.All she ate of dinner, seriously. Rolls and milk, she refused to touch anything else.I am so grateful for my family, friends, faith and the many many blessings that we have been given. It was great to spend this holiday with my own little family!

Double Digits!

Just 99 days to go to my due date! (Tyson is counting down to getting 6 weeks off work)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Our Baby Girl Has a Name

We have finally decided on a name for this little girl! Very exciting for me because I love getting to call her by name instead of "the baby". We kinda settled in it a couple of weeks back, but we decided to go ahead and use it for a few weeks before really telling people, just to make sure that we really liked it as much as we thought we did. And well, we love it!

And, because I am feeling a bit impish, this is how I'm going to tell you all, in a scramble! Put the letters in the right order and you'll see what it is.
Hint: The first letter is "C"

Sunday, November 14, 2010

An Eventful Week

I kept intending to make posts during the week but I never seemed to find the time to sit down and type them out, so it is all going to be one big post.

This last Wednesday Tyson and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary. A lot has happened in the last three years, between buying a house, changing jobs, having a baby, college, expecting another little one, and the list goes on and on. We are grateful for our little life though. We may not be rich or famous, but our simple little life together is a great blessing!
Also, this last Friday Lily Ann turned 18 months old. Our little girl is a year and a half now, how time has flown! She is still growing like a weed, around 27 pounds and 32 inches tall. She has become so independent and loves to test out everything. Last week she managed to climb out of her crib, and then fell to the ground. So, we turned her bed into a toddler bed. Which is fine at bed time, but nap time is another story. We have gone back to the crib, but only because she is under the weather and doesn't try to climb. Once she gets over this cold though, she'll be back to her dare-devil little self and the toddler bed will probably be back to stay.
She insisted on wearing this hat all day!

And in the new baby news, this last Friday I passed the 24 week mark. Might not seem like a big deal, but that means that I am just a few weeks away from entering the 3rd trimester of this pregnancy. I am constantly amazed at how quickly this pregnancy is passing. By the time that the holidays are over I'll just have 9 weeks left.

We had another ultrasound this Friday since our little girl was less than cooperative last time. This time she was even less cooperative, but the tech managed to see what she needed to. Our baby girl (who was clearly still a girl) was looking perfect. She kicked, punched, and somersaulted all through the ultrasound. It was interesting to see it all on the screen as I felt it. I keep telling Tyson that he is missing out. It is a very strange, but exhilarating sensation to feel a baby move inside of you.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fall Weather

We finally got some real fall weather around here, but it has been raining so much lately that we haven't been able to go out and enjoy it. Today is was bright and sunny and a 42 degrees so we went out to play in the leaves before Tyson rakes them all up this weekend.

So, here are some pictures of Lily, Oscar and my little brother Josh out playing this afternoon.
Oh, and see that awesome little coat that she is wearing? I scored that at a consignment sale for $4! I love deals like that!

Friday, November 5, 2010

I couldn't wait...

I am so ready for the Christmas season, but I have making myself hold off on everything but Christmas shopping so far. However last night I decided that I wanted to do some kind of "decorating" so I resigned the blog. I'll hold off on changing the music to Christmas tunes until after Thanksgiving, or at least I'll try.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

First Haircut and Other Happenings

Today was Lily's first haircut. Her hair is still rather short and thin, but it is starting to get thicker and she has some long scraggly bangs in front and the back was starting to look a little too much like a mullet, so I figured that it was time for a trim.

So, We sat her down in the kitchen with a gogurt to distract her while I trimmed her bangs and the back around her neck. She sat still for me and didn't complain at all. Her hair looks much thicker and the ends are much cleaner now.
Not great pictures, she didn't want to sit still at all this evening, but you get the idea.

In other news, Lily did the funniest thing yesterday. Tyson was taking a break and watching an episode of "Criminal Minds" on DVD and he paused it to step away for a minute or two. As soon as he got up and left the room Lily walked over to the DVD shelf, picked up a VeggiTales DVD case and opened it to remove the DVD from the case, went to the DVD player, hit the button to open it, removed Tyson's DVD and replaced it with her DVD and pushed the drawer closed. She then placed Tyson's DVD in her case and placed it back on the DVD shelf.

Our girl is getting a little to smart and independent. I think that we might be in trouble...