Saturday, July 31, 2010

Climbing on the Love Sac

Ellie has no fear.  No matter how much I "fluff" up the love sac, she will grab fistfuls of the fabric and pull her way up.  Apparently, she likes the lower octaves on the piano the best...

Friday, July 30, 2010


Today Ellie was naughty, and it is my own fault.  I left my bathroom door cracked, and Ellie capitalized on it.  I found her like this:

Thursday, July 29, 2010


This morning, Greg got up with Ellie and was playing with her after her morning bottle.  He brought her in the bedroom so that he could shave, and after a minute noticed she wasn't there anymore (I was still asleep in bed).  He found her on the couch, with the remotes (that we don't let her play with - SCORE!).

Ellie climbed up all by herself - with the aid of the pillows on the floor, we think....

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Uh Oh! I Got Caught...

Ellie loves to go everywhere in the house, which is awesome.  Except for when I forget to close the bathroom door after her nap.  I love the expression on Ellie's face!
This outfit was a present from Tayler.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Carpet Cleaning

We had an eventful day!  Dave, Brayden, and Greg cleaned all of the carpets and tile in the house, and the love sac and the bar stools and my computer chair.  Concurrently, we had some semi-professionals weeding in the front yard.  Mary, Nathan, Carolyn, and Alissa came by and made us their service project.  We are the happy recipients of their weeding skills!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Silly Baby

Ellie was trying to pull Greg's face over so she could lick it. What a silly girl!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Today while Ellie was playing, she kept on grabbing a blanket and laying down on it.  I thought she might fall asleep - but after a few seconds, she would pop back up.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


We took Ellie on the boat for the first time.  She seemed to love it!  We even tried swimming, but I think the lake was a little cold for her.  Ellie seemed to like it for a minute or two, and then she was done - and we took her out.

Friday, July 23, 2010


For the 24th weekend, we joined Greg's parents and Dan in Woodland and had a great night camping.  It was wonderful to be in our tent, and wonderful to relax in the "trailer home."

Thursday, July 22, 2010


One of Ellie's favorite things to do is pull her books off of her bookshelf, and then play with them.  For the first time, I saw her reaching for the middle shelf.  Ummm, she is getting too tall, and I need to re-babyproof!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pool time!

Today for Wacky Wednesday we went to Michelle R's in-laws pool and swam.  Ellie and I swam for about an hour, and she left her hat on the whole time!  We had a great time, even though I forgot to take my watch off....

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Eating Breakthrough

Ellie has had an eating breakthrough!  She now regularly eats Cheerios, graham crackers, and Gerber Graduate Puffs.  Beth told me once that those Puffs were like "baby crack" and I totally agree!  Ellie cannot get enough of them. 

Monday, July 19, 2010

FHE in the canyon

Joined by Mom, Dad, Tammy, and Daniel, we headed up American Fork canyon for a little picnic.  The temperature was 25 degrees cooler and it was heavenly!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Amy and Bobi leave tomorrow morning for a 2-week cruise in Alaska.  Bobi and Brian hosted a dinner tonight to say good-bye to Amber (who leaves on Tuesday to go back to her mom's house).

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Happy Birthday, Greg!

Today is Greg's birthday.  I dressed Ellie in her "cupcake" shirt in his honor.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Andrew = Big Boy?

Tanya said Andrew is doing really well at adjusting to being a big brother.  There are some things, of course, and my favorite is that Andrew likes to rock himself in Emily's car seat.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Happy Birthday, Amber!

Tomorrow is Amber's 13th birthday.  Happy birthday, beautiful girl!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


We have an infestation of squirrels in the backyard.  They are getting bolder and bolder.  Pat saw one today standing on its hindlegs and picking raspberries off of our bushes.  And then Cali found one doing this:

Monday, July 12, 2010

Emily Ann

Emily was born on Saturday, July 10 at 3:09 a.m. Tanya and Emily are doing great!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Ellie climbed stairs for the first time at the reunion (ours are blocked off at home).  Try to ignore how dirty the carpet is.  I certainly had to...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Camp Family Reunion

Jen and Brady were in charge of "Minute to Win It" games for our campfire the first night of the reunion.  We got Ellie bathed and ready for bed, and headed down in her stroller.  She just hung out and was perfectly content as long as she was touching Greg.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Triple Date

Russ & Elizabeth, Davis & Ellie, and Greg & I had a nice dinner and stroll around Cabela's tonight.  A perfect, triple date!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

In the Bathtub

Going through my nightly routine, I opened the bathroom door to make sure the vent was closed and the room wasn't too cold to give Ellie her bath.  I then pulled the door shut (or so I thought) and went to put a laundry basket away in my closet.  In the time it took to get from the bathroom to my closet (which are adjacent rooms), Ellie came out of her room (where we were playing and folding laundry), pushed open the bathroom door (apparently), and climbed in the tub.  Fully clothed.  Without banging her head.  And happily played with her toys.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Turtle Outfit

Without realizing it, Tayler and I bought the same outfit for Ellie (Tayler in the Newborn size, and me in the 12 month size).  Tayler took some great pictures of Ellie in the hospital wearing the outfit, and now Ellie is finally big enough (and it is warm enough) to wear it again.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Birthday Girl

Lucky girl Kyralyn turned 4 on the 4th of July! Since it was her "magic" birthday, Staci came up with a cute theme. Kyralyn was given something 4 now, something 4 fun, something 4 always, and some others that I cannot remember...

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010


This morning, Kiera, Jonette, Mom, Tammy, and I saw Eclipse.  I liked it.  A lot.  The acting was improved, the special effects were amazing, and the script stayed true to the book.  I am already excited to see it again Monday night with the Book Club ladies.
 P.S. Thanks to Hailey (and Julie) for being Ellie's favorite babysitter(s)!