Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Playing at the Park and Popcicle Treats

Today I ventured out to the park since the weather is absolutely gorgeous. Hailey had a blast and even met a little friend there who let her play frisbee with him. She was running all over the place and worked up quite a sweat. I, on the other hand, was NOT running all over the place and still worked up a sweat! We came home and had popcicles to cool down. Some of the pictures I got were just too cute not to share! :-)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

An on-going Issue!

Here's my problem...I find it really hard to buy gifts for guys. Especially MY guy. He is so content with what he has that he never voices anything that he wants. This is a trait that I love so much, however, when there is a special occasion approaching, it gets a little frustrating. So, I ask, does anyone have any great ideas for Father's Day?

Monday, May 19, 2008

No Way!!!!

My husband came home on Saturday from being at one of his auctions in Salt Lake all day. I was taking a nap only to wake up to him standing in our room holding a new Digital SLR camera that he had bought me. He just said "look what I got!" as to which my reply was "NO WAY!" So, I was awake faster than I think I have ever been and was really excited to play with it. Now i'm just anxiously awaiting the memory card to come in the mail so I can REALLY play with it. Now all I have to do is take a class to figure out how to properly use it! :-) He's the best! I never imagined in a million years I would ever get one. We just aren't the type of people to spend SO much money on things like that, no matter how bad we want it. BUT.. since he got a really good deal on it, i'll take it! FOR SURE! Sorry if this sounds like bragging, but, i've wanted one for a really long time and i'm just too excited about it not to share my excitment with others! :-)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

A new meaning to 'Early to Rise'

Most of our friends and family know that we have recently (within the last month or so) moved Hailey into a toddler bed. Our reasoning is to have the transition made and comfortable before the baby comes. She is such a big girl.. and that's what we keep telling her in preparation for #2. A little 'mommy brag moment'... her doctor calls her his 'Super Star' patient because she is doing and saying things at 18 months that she isn't expected to until she's 2 1/2 or 3 years old. It makes us proud. She's pretty advanced which is so nice in some ways, and not so nice in others. Let me explain: the nice part is, communication is GREAT! She loves to talk and she loves to point things out all the time. The not so nice part: she's growing up too fast and it makes us sad sometimes.

However, back to the main reason for this blog. SINCE being in her toddler bed, we have noticed that she wakes up much earlier than she use to. She use to wake up around 8am after being put to bed at 8pm. It was nice for me being pregnant and all. Not so much the case anymore. Now, she comes strolling into our room about 5:30 or 6 every morning asking for breakfast. Yes, she says the word 'breakfast' which is too early of a word for me. Now, if I could go to bed early, this wouldn't be much of a problem. BUT since I have a husband who is so busy he's gone most days and nights till late, I don't get to see him at all till late at night usually. This has become a serious problem. Not to mention i'm supposedly REALLY low on iron.

So, any suggestions on how to change this sleep deprived pregnant mommy who can't seem to pull it together? Oh the trials! :-)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Belly Shots!

I really regretted not getting this done when I was pregnant with Hailey. So, I decided I didn't want that regret with this next bundle of joy. So, here they are... some really fun belly shots! :-) The funny thing is, I took them myself. Yes, Nate thought it was pretty funny that I would sit in front of a camera that was propped up by pillows and a shoebox and pose. He actually did laugh at me.. but the finished result, we both thought was pretty cool.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Greatest Job on Earth!

A couple posts back, I wrote about pregnancy. Now I wanted to express something even more dear to my heart and that is being a mother. I can't even express in words the joy and happiness my job brings to me. Can you even call it a job? Ok, yes, yes you can! Sometimes it feels that way. But for the most part, I thank God every day for the blessing of having this great gift to be a mother. As I struggle to find ways to be a BETTER mother, I know Hailey loves me just the same, no matter what I do. Now, I realize that love and appreciation will only last so long.. till puberty hits, probably, or even sooner, I have to stop and embrace every hug and every snuggle she gives. Recently, Hailey was really sick. More sick than I have ever seen her and I have to admit, I was scared. To pick up a toddler off a bed that she spent about 95% of her day for a week straight, only to have her go limp every time, not even able to hold up her head or arms, it was terrifying and I felt so bad for her. My heart ached. This event in her life, and mine, made me appreciate God and my own mother even more. The pain and agony He went through for us and the pain and agony our mothers endure for us, is unexplainable. Every little word and every little quirky look she gives me just makes me smile. I love my little girl so much and I can't even imagine my life without her. I'm so glad she's feeling better and I have to say, I have the GREATEST JOB ON EARTH!