Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas fun

Our Christmas was so wonderful! We got to talk to our families, including two siblings who are on missions and we also got to see my mom and dad using our new webcam. It was so fun to be able to talk to them while looking at them! My parents really enjoyed seeing Sadie too. It was fun! We just spent the morning relaxing and spending time together. Rob made a delicious breakfast and we played with our new toys. He got me a back massage thing that goes on a chair because my back has been not feeling so great lately. Sadie got some really fun new toys that she just loves to play with. She played with them all yesterday and is still interested in them today which is good.

In the afternoon, we made christmas trees out of ice cream cones and frosting and decorated them with m&ms. It was fun. We also spent some time with our friends and went sledding. It was a blast and it wasn't too cold outside so it was enjoyable. I hadn't been sledding in a looooong time so it was fun to go again. WE took Sadie down a couple times and I think she liked it. She especially liked laying down in the sled while daddy pulled her around in the snow. It was cute. BUt after about 20 minutes, she got cold. It is never fun when you are cold so she was pretty sad. So we took her home and gave her a warm bath which made her really happy. Rob and I would like to go sledding again when it is not as crowded and when Sadie has some warmer clothes. We'll see when that happens. Anyway, it was an enjoyable Christmas. We ended the night by reading Luke 2 and talking about the birth of Christ. I love the story of our Savior's birth and I'm glad that we could celebrate it as a family.

Now on to some fun pictures!

Here is Sadie trying to get us out of bed to open presents.

Here we all are sleding. Notice the matching hats that Rob's aunt made for us. Cute!

Here they are about to go down the hill for the first time!

Sadie was more interested in standing on top of her presents than opening them. But once they were opened, she loved it!


Rob's favorite gifts!

Here is Sadie watching her new toy for the first time. Well, maybe not the very first time, but she loves it!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

New Toy

Yes I know I am going crazy adding new posts, but I just had to share with everyone our new toy. Every year Rob's work has a Christmas party and they give out awesome prizes to everyone. Last year we got an awesome surround sound home theater to go with our tv that we payed one dollar for (aka we need a new one). So this year all Rob wanted was either a big screen tv or a Nintendo Wii. I was worried that he would come home disappointed even though the "smallest gift" was something awesome like an itouch or somthing. Well, he got what he wanted and brought home a Wii. We are excited to invite people over to play it...we just need to by more remote things. So it may be a while...since everything associated with this game system is so expensive. Anyway. We are excited. Merry Christmas to us. Thanks Solution Stream!

Oh how I love Christmas time

Rob and I wanted to spend some time together without Sadie, so we were going to go see the Christmas program up in Salt lake last Thursday. Well, we didn't end up seeing the concert, but it was a good thing because we got to hang out with some friends that we hadn't seen in a while. It was a lot of fun. We just met up at my old roommate Holly's house and went to see the temple lights. They were so beautiful! I had never seen the lights in Salt Lake before so I really enjoyed it. Thank goodness Rob's Aunt lives nearby so we always have a free parking spot! There were no parkings spots was pretty crowded downtown that night.

Anyway, after the lights, we went to Holly's house and had hot chocolate and cookies. Actually, everyone else did. We left because of the worried mom that I am to get home to Sadie, who was sleeping soundly. Good job Evan and Shanna for putting her down for the first time without mommy and daddy. They are great babysitters!


10 Months

Sadie is ten months old as of last Saturday and man oh man she is keeping us busy. Here is a list of things that she can do:

-She can stand all by herself for as long as she wants to.
-She can walk a little bit...see the video.
-She babbles and smiles and laughs a lot.
-She gets into everything!
-Her favorite places to play are on our bed(which makes me nervous because it is like 4 feet off the ground) and the couch. She will just crawl and jump and try to walk on the soft cushions.
-She eats all kinds of things, and she tried crepes and loved them.
-She loves loves Loves it when her dad comes home from work. She gets all excited and happy.
-And drum roll please....she can SNAP her fingers! It even makes a sound like when anyone else snaps her fingers. It is so funny. We love it!

Yes I know I sound silly...I don't know why I even put these videos on here...I guess it is so her grandparents can see how cute she is. :) Also, I realize that it is probably pretty dangerous for her to be walking with a candy cane in her mouth...especially since our neighbor just had an accident that left him with a hole in the back of his throat, so I think I won't let her do that anymore. And, sorry that it is so shaky near the end. My bad.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Santa Clause is comin to town...

No tears...that's my girl. She loved sucking on the candy cane that he gave her...I think there was a hole in the wrapper. :)

Merry Christmas!

Good Luck Luke!

This last week, the Kevans came to drop Luke off at the MTC. Some of them stayed with us, which was a lot of fun. We really love having family in town. Their trip was very quick, but it was good to see them. We all went to the MTC to see Luke off, I was going to bring the stroller to walk Sadie around outside while they were all in watching the movie and stuff. This was partly because I thought Sadie would be really wiggly, and partly because I don't like that room. There is just so much crying!

Well, I decided to go inside after all, and I made it through the movie and saying goodbye to Luke without a tear. I told Rob about my accomplishment. We were trying to get out, but there was a family in the way so we were stuck until they left. They were dragging out their goodbyes and even though I told myself not to, I looked around. I saw mothers weeping, sibblings crying and fathers getting teary-eyed. I told Rob we needed to leave quick...but it was too late. The tears already started coming. There was no stopping them. Soon after that, we scooted around the family and made it out before too much crying on my part. It was embarrassing. I was only crying because other people were crying. Sheesh, I'm such a wimp. Oh well, good luck Luke!

The girls hanging out

Everyone before Luke went in. He wasn't very cooperative with taking pictures when we got to the MTC, so this is the best one I have of him.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Newest Trick

Here is Sadie's newest trick. She started trying to stand up like 2 days ago and now she can do this.
She can stand much longer than this, it is just very hard to get it on video, because the second she sees the camera, she tries to get it. SO this is the best I could come up with.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


We had a great Thanksgiving with my family. My parents came up from Arizona and stayed with us. It was fun to have them around. Sadie just loved the attention so much that she DID NOT want to take a nap. Ever. It is pretty comical now that I think about it. She wasn't really grumpy ever, just when I went to put her down she would scream and scream. Sheesh.

We all ate at my house and had fun throughout the week. I'm thankful for my family! They are so awesome. We have so much fun when we all get together. It will be even more fun when my little brother gets back from his mission. We all miss him!

Here is Sadie all bundled up to play frisbee golf.

All ready to play some frisbee golf!

My mom was trying to teach Sadie how to give kisses. This is what she would do. Cute.

Here we are ready to go bowling. I'm no good, but it was fun to be there with my family.

Taking the lids off these containers with her teeth is still one of Sadie's favorite things to do.

My little helper

Sadie has been so "helpful" with the laundry lately. She is so good at sitting on the pile as I fold them and then loves to tear down the nicely folded piles when I am all done. Its fun!

BYU basketball game

One of our friends gave us tickets to the BYU basketball game a while back and we were so excited. We had not been to a BYu sporting event for at least a year, so we called my brother to see if he would "watch" Sadie for us. (We put her to bed before he even got there, so he was really just hanging out while we were gone.) So because I felt bad that it was a Friday night and my brother was going to be stuck at our house by himself, I decided to make some delicious cookies for him to enjoy. The batter tasted like all other cookie batter does...yummy. So I put them in the oven and this is how the turned out.

Raw in the middle and completely thin as paper around the edges. It was so weird. I don't know what went wrong! Oh well, we bought him a pizza on our way home and so that made up for the disgusting looking cookies.

Here we are at the game. We got the seats across from the student section so it was kinda funny to see them get all riled up and stuff. We had the comfy seats with the backs.

It was a really fun night. BYU won and it was nice to just go out on our own. We'll have to do it again sometime.