Friday, August 28, 2009

Here is the beginning of a photo purge :). Our busy summer in a couple of nutshells.

*Quick trip to Yellowstone

*Our family at Yellowstone Falls.

*North Entrance to Yellowstone

*Obligatory visit to Old Faithful...sadly Steve wasn't impressed

*Our trooper traveler. She did great!

*Cousin Stacy's wedding
*The happy couple after their sealing at the Manti temple

*The flowers were beautiful!

*The happy/tired babe with her daddy

*In-Laws coming to stay with us for a week:
*E loves her snuggly Grandma Jean!

*Lunch with Court and her little man:

*I loved the chance to sit down and talk with Court after having not seen her for a couple of years!

***BEWARE: More photo purging to come!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Little Miss

This sweet babe is 6 months old! She got to spend her 6 month birthday on an airplane for the first time ever. This girl is a fabulous traveler!

I will have to add some pictures later as my camera is at my mom and dad's house, but for now the stats and a cute little video will have to do.

Weight: 15.1 lbs (50th %)
Height: 27 in. (90th %)
Head: 17 1/2 in. (90th %)
This is one long, skinny girl!

*Started solids on 7/28 and likes it! So far she's had rice cereal, applesauce, and pears.
*She's got some crazy stranger anxiety (we call it stranger danger) and would almost always rather be with mom or dad.
*Laughs and squeals when tickled and teased
*Rolls and turns on her tummy
*As of Tuesday (8/11) CRAWLS! (This was a long work in progress and she is now very happy that she is mobile.) Here is some cell phone video proof:

I have been informed that it has been too long since I last posted. Because my great intentions to update this week were (somewhat) foiled when I left my camera at my parents' house, I will just do a quick written update.

*Quick trip to Yellowstone: sighted 3 bears and many moose and elk; lots of time in the car with tag-teaming screaming little girls; obligatory trip to Old Faithful (Steve was unimpressed :)); and the usual awe that comes from being surrounded by the beauty of nature

*Cousin Stacy's wedding: enjoyed the quickest wedding ceremony ever (literally 5 minutes or less!), feeling the beautiful spirit that can only be found in the walls of the temple, spending time with family!

*In-Laws coming to stay with us for a week: lots of love and snuggles for Miss E!

*Lunch with Court and her little man: it was so fun to see one of my greatest friends and to meet her little guy Colter

*House Hunting: this was a long, trying experience; we have decided not to buy at this time but see below for current plans

*Munro Reunion: this was my mom's dad's family reunion; always interesting...

*Little Sis Kelsi visits: lots of fun!

*MOVING!: one word...YUCK!; we are officially out of Midway and off into the unknown; we are looking into building a house near Ogden, but in the meantime we are staying with Steve's brother's family

*Cleaning of apartment, weddings, and birthday parties!

*Ross Lake/Blaine trip: we went to Steve's childhood camping spot this last week and introduced E to her first true camping experience; lots of eating, sleeping, communing with nature; meeting Rangers "Rick" and Greg on not so cheerful terms (our rowdy family was told we had to leave...actually our group size was just too big for the park); food at McD's in Canada is way better than the US!; a very fun week!!!

Whoa...this has been a very busy month! Needless to say we are exhausted and trying to take a breath this week before more reunions and fun, fun, fun!