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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Growing Up

Today was the first time ever that I put Hannah down for her nap without nursing her first. She went to sleep without a fuss. She seems to be more ready for this than I am. I have a feeling that weaning is more for us moms because apparently she is fine without it. What happened to my baby???

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Reading Binge

I was never much of a reader until September of 2007, when I was first introduced to the Twilight series. I was surprised when I read the whole series in a week. These days, reading is one of my favorite things to do. These are the books I've read over the last 6 weeks.

My favorite of these books would have to be the Mortal Instruments Series (City of Bones, Ashes, and Glass). I couldn't put them down. My husband kept complaining that all I did was read. I knew I was obsessed, but I couldn't stop reading. It was like being in the middle of a really great movie and being asked to stop it and take a break. No one wants to pause a great movie. I would highly recommend that series for anyone interested in a great read. The Hunger Games and Catching Fire were very good. A little violent, but a great story. I'm excited for the 3rd book in the series to come out in August. The Dark Divine and Hourglass Door were also very fun reads. I'm excited about their sequels coming out within the next year, soooo excited. The Other Queen was OK. I've never read a historical fiction before, so it was fun to read about people that really existed. Dear John was sad. I think I liked the movie better. If you haven't seen Dear John, you should. Great movie. The ending is better in the movie, the book just leaves you all depressed. The soundtrack is also a must. Awesome music.

And that is Gretchen's book review. Up next in my reading list is the Constant Princess, The Last Song, and Rough Stone Rolling. Any suggestions that I should add to the list?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


On Sunday Hannah showed us just how much she is learning through observation. She was sitting on my lap during Sacrament and as the prayer started (without being told to) she folded her arms, bowed her head, and stayed that way until the prayer was over. What a sweet little angel. Jake and I couldn't believe what we were witnessing. She knew through example how to be reverent for a prayer. We feel so blessed to have this amazing little girl in our lives.

Family and Brian Regan

A couple of weeks ago Jake's family drove up from Idaho so that we could all go to Brian Regan's live concert in Salt Lake City. Thursday night was the show and it was amazing. Brian Regan is hilarious. If you have never heard of him go here. This was our second time attending one of his live concerts and he did not disappoint. Within the first minute I was laughing so hard I was crying, and by 5 minutes my stomach was in pain from laughing so much.

I took this picture of Brian and the following videos with my cell phone. I don't know why but the video is sideways....if someone knows how to fix it please let me know.

We had a friend babysit Hannah and her 3 cousins while we all went to the show. It was hard to leave her but she did great for the sitter and we had a wonderful time. Jake's sister and her family stayed with us for a few days. It was fun watching all the children playing together. Hannah's cousin Macey just loves her to pieces. Macey even told her mom when they got home that she wants to come live with Gretchen. What a little sweetheart. It was so fun having family in town. And we can't wait for our trip to Disneyland with them in 6 weeks! Woooo hooo!

Katelyn and Hannah sharing a toy. Katelyn is 1 month older than Hannah.

An attempt to get a picture of all 4 kiddos before bed.

I used some hairspray and scrunched the back of Hannah's hair. It looked adorable.

Our happy girl.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

15 Months Old!

My baby girl is over 15 months old. Where does the time go? Yesterday I took her to the pediatrician for her check up. After reviewing Hannah's stats the doctor said Hannah was the tallest 15 month old he has ever seen. I'm not sure what to think of that. I guess I should be happy that we have a future MVP basketball/volleyball player on our hands. We're just happy that she is happy and healthy and that her body is reaching its best and tallest potential :-) Here are her stats.

Height: 34 inches = 97th % (She is the average height of a 2 year old)
Weight: 25 lbs 9 oz = 75th-90th %
Head: 97th %

What she is up to:

New Words:

Her vocab skills are improving everyday. It seems like she says a new word each day. She now has a vocab of about 20 consistent words.

"Te-ooh" = Tigger and Pooh. She still loves to watch Tigger and Pooh.

"Bubba" = Buster. He is the little dog on Tigger and Pooh. Uncle David got her Buster for Christmas and she calls him Bubba.

"Cheese" = She loves to eat string cheese and I love hearing her say it when she wants it. She also says it when she is smiling for a picture.

"Baa Baaa" = Bye Bye. She says bye when someone leaves the house or when she is getting off the phone/skype.

"Juuu" = Juice. She loves juice. Apple, orange, mango-orange, V8 Splash...you give it to her, she will drink it.

"Nie Nie" = Night Night. She has the cutest way of saying goodnight. Whenever we ask her if she is ready for her nap or bedtime she will say "Niiiee Niiieee". It is adorable.

"Ticka Ticka" = Tickle Tickle. I tend to tickle her while I am changing her diaper and now when I stop doing it she puts her hands up on her chest and tickles her self saying "ticka ticka".


For the past couple of weeks (*Knock on Wood*) Hannah has been sleeping through the night consistently. Most nights she will wake up once and fuss for a few minutes, but eventually she falls back asleep on her own. It is sooooooooo nice to finally not have to go to bed worrying about how the night is going to go.

She was taking two naps a day until just a couple of weeks ago. It was becoming such a task to try to put her down twice a day and often times she would just play in her crib for hours during her afternoon nap and never fall asleep. So I decided she was trying to tell me she was ready for one nap. After the switch she is doing fabulous.


Still nursing. Right after the post on her biting me she stopped. It was like she knew that I complained about it and didn't want me to take it away. She nurses 3 times a day and I love it.


Daddy bought her a new favorite toy. It is a Little Tikes car. You know the cute red ones with the yellow roofs? She LOVES it. The day we got it she quickly figured out how to get in and out of it and loves to sit in it and wave out the window saying "Baaa Baaa!"

And that is our 15 month old in a nut shell. She is a happy girl and such an easy baby. She came to my tap performance this past weekend and behaved better than most adults in the audience. She just sat on her grandmas lap and watched and smiled and clapped while we were dancing. I loved looking out into the audience and seeing my girl enjoying the show. I already can tell she has a love for dance, and I am so happy I get to share that love with her. Thanks for entering our life and making our world a better place. I love you princess!!