Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Nap Time

In the beginning, we had to "teach" Sadie to take naps. We had to let her cry herself to sleep for naptime because she always wanted to stay awake. After about 3 days of this, she was a great napper and went down without any crying.

Lately, her nap times have been getting longer and longer...a day that I never thought would come. A long nap for her used to be an hour tops, and now she usually sleeps at least 2 hours. It is so nice.

Anyway, these days when I put her down for a nap, there is never any crying, but sometimes she will stay awake in her crib for a while just talking and playing before she falls asleep. Today this is what I heard coming from her room...

"Wa-wa?" (Grandpa)
"Wa-wa?" (Grandma)
"Eba??" (Evan)
"Nanna?" (Shanna)
"Emo?" (Elmo)
"Emo?" (Elmo)
"Nanta?" (Santa)

It was so funny. These past few days she has been asking for all these people and I always have to tell her that they are all at their own houses. She is so funny. I love being a mom!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

More snow

We woke up to more snow this morning. I think snow is so pretty and Sadie just loves loves loves to play in it. Until her fingers get cold...

Rob is always very good about keeping our walkway shoveled and looking really nice. We both hate it when our driveway is covered in ice because that is how it was when we moved into our house 2 years ago and it was not fun. So he keeps on top of shoveling. This morning he was shoveling for almost 2 hours because he did our driveway and walkway really well, and then he walked across the street and shoveled a lady in our ward's driveway. He did have an interruption in the middle though when I informed him that a car was stuck in the snow down the street. So he ran over there and tried to help him get out for about 15 minutes until finally a guy with a four wheeler came over and pulled him out of it.

Later on in the day I noticed that our next door neighbor that we don't know very well, except that we wave whenever we see him, was also stuck in the snow. But his car was almost completely out of the driveway so it was blocking the road. I heard him revving his engine for about 3 or 4 minutes thinking that he would be able to get it out. So I told Rob and he ran out and pushed the front of the car and it got unstuck. Then he figured he might as well shovel his driveway too since he was in a shoveling mood. So he literally spent about an hour, maybe more, on his driveway. When he was almost done, Sadie woke up from her nap so I bundled her up so we could go "help". IT was fun, but by that time it was raining, so we didn't stay out too long.

Here are some pictures of Sadie helping Daddy.

It was hard for her to even lift the shovel, but she really wanted to help.

Here she is inspecting her new gloves that we found at the dollar store. They are too big, but they keep her hands warm.


All done! After we got inside, we all got ready and went to the indoor pool. It was such a fun day but I am affraid that Rob will be so sore tomorrow!!!

Oh boy!

We got our ultrasound on Friday and we found out we are having a BOY! We are all really excited about this but as you can see in the pictures, Sadie is especially excited about it. At random times during the day she will say hi to the baby in my tummy and wave to it or hug it. We taught her how to say brother so now she waves and says "hi baby brudder!" It is so cute!

PS. Rob was the one who came up with the name for the post. He told me on our way out the door of the doctor's office that I should name this post Oh Boy. Pretty clever eh? :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Wow, there has been a lot of snow this past weekend. We finally got a break from it today but I heard another storm will be here shortly. I actually enjoy the snow because Sadie just LOVES it. She literally looks out the window about 50 times a day and yells "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO" (snow) She always wants to eat it so 2 or 3 times a day I will go outside and get a cupful and bring it in to her to eat because I don't feel like getting her all bundled up to go outside. Such a lot of work!

Anyway, we have taken her out a couple times this week while we shoveled the walks and what not so here are some adorable pictures.

Here is Sadie enjoying a bowl full of snow. YUM!

All ready to go out and play in her pink boots and snow suit.

So far still happy....The snow goes all the way up to her knees!

Then she fell and there was snow on her hands...no gloves = tears. Then I taught her how to put her hands in her coat pockets. She liked that.

I just think it is funny how she was walking. Her hands looked so cold. So maybe tomorrow I will sew her up a little pair of mittens. Then she will really be ready for the snow!

Chrismas Stuff

We have our house decorated for Christmas...meaning I pulled out my 3 decorations and put them on the mantle and we put up our little Christmas tree. It was fun having Sadie help us because she was just sooooo excited about the tree. Now we just have to keep her away from it because it isn't the most sturdy tree in the world. Thank goodness it is only three feet tall.

Sadie got to meet Santa at our ward party again this year. At first she just looked down and I thought maybe she was going to start crying, but then after a little while, she warmed up to him. Especially when he gave her a treat bag with candy and play-dough in it.

We also went to the festival of trees with Evan and Shanna. Sadie just loved the trees, but she loved Evan and Shanna more. After we were there for about an hour, she didn't really want to walk anymore so she was crying and laying on the floor. I couldn't get her to start walking again...but when uncle Evan came over to help...she just got right up and went with him happily. Sadie was with them for most of the time we were at the festival of trees...which I kinda felt bad about just because it is a lot of work to carry her around everywhere. But they seemed to like it. They even drove us all the way to Salt Lake in their cool mini van...we owe them. :)

Sadie was really good at bringing all 10 of our ornaments over to me. :)

Of course, the stars were her favorite!

Sadie with her buddy Santa.

The festival of trees was so cool but I think my favorite part was the gingerbread houses. This one was really cool. Can you tell what movie it's from? UP! I love the balloons made out of Jellybeans. There were so many cool houses and trees and I didn't take nearly enough pictures. But this was one of my favorites.

This is us in front of a huge weird looking Santa. Sadie loved all of the Santa decorations everywhere.

And here she is with her new best friends. Sometimes we will just be at home sitting around and she will look at me and say "evan?? Nanna?(Shanna)" I have to explain to her that they are at their own house.