Sunday, October 31, 2010

Watch Out...

One of these might be coming your way...
If you want to make sure it does... write your address as a comment to the post. :)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The New Frontier

So... Eliza Lane has been "crawling" for less than a week... and I am definitely scared because her new goal is just to get "into" things, literally.

Skyler decided to join in on the fun!

She can be quite determined as you can see below.
Can you guess what she is reaching for in the video?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Skyler got to do a site visit to Sundance and meet with the big dogs there and learn about their theories on experience planning... so Eliza Lane and I tagged along...
With all of this snow, can you believe that it is October and not even Halloween yet?
After Skyler was done with class... we got special treats! A rootbeer float lollipop (so worth a dollar) and two caramels (so worth $0.33).
We walked around and took pictures.
Eliza Lane loved the snow!


We really need to go grocery shopping. Eliza only has two jars of baby food and cereal...
We don't have vegetables except some left-over kale. We have no tomatoes, no tortillas, no bread, no bagels, no soymilk... well you get the picture... we have some older apples... and feta cheese... and spaghetti sauce, and chocolate ice cream... and frozen burritos...

Anyway, is feta cheese and chocolate ice cream a good lunch? It sounds so good and I don't really feel like "preparing" anything. :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

The madness is beginning...

Army crawling today... running tomorrow...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I want to see the temple...

So, Skyler and Eliza Lane and I needed a break... so we went to the Provo temple.
We all felt rejuvenated after!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Her Daddy...



I think that Eliza Lane is a daddy's girl. This could be because she squeals with excitement every time he comes home! Her eyes light up, she smiles, and she starts to jump up and down flailing her arms in the air. But another reason why I think she is a daddy's girl is because I think she looks more and more like him every day.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The new haircut

Eliza Lane loves the Exersaucer that she is borrowing!

Also, the cute pajamas were $1.50 at Kid to Kid! :)

This is also your photo evidence that she does not have a mullett and that her bangs are almost long enough to be all pulled up!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Fourth Haircut

So, two nights ago, I broke down and trimmed Eliza's mullet for the fourth time. I tried to let it grow out for awhile this time but I just don't take it anymore. It really was an inch and a half longer than her other hair. She also had a patch of hair on the sides that was two inches long than the rest, so I trimmed that too. The back of her hair is growing a lot and their was a patch of that that was really unevenly longer, so I trimmed that too.

I can't wait until her hair catches up with her perpetual mullet! But in the meantime, she will have short but slightly even hair. :)

ps Every time I trim her mullett I remember how many red birthmarks she has right at her hairline. I tried to get a picture of them but she didn't cooperate. There are just clusters of little ones. So, there are three main birthmarks. Her lip, her hairline, and on the side of her left knee.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Catching up...

So, I have been falling behind on things ever since I started my Master's program... It got worse when I started work on my thesis and even worse when I was falling in love, getting engaged, and trying to graduate. Needless to say, I am trying to catch up!

A long time ago, I decided to make all of my neices and nephews a blanket. Well, it worked really well when I lived at home because my mom basically did all of the adorable edging. The first time I did a whole blanket by myself was the twin comforter that I made for my Master's degree. (but to be totally honest, the bottom is not edged yet... so pathetic, right? but I totally forget it isn't hemmed until I use it and then forget again.)

I started to get behind on baby quilts in that crazy time about 2 1/2 years ago that I mentioned. During that time Emma, and Malia were born. Then Hawke was born, then Londyn was born, then Ellie was born, and now I am expecting another neice or nephew. So, I decided that it was only gonna get worse.
So, I did a Conference weekend project. I pulled out Emma's fabric and batting that I cut out years ago and basted them on my tile floor. Then I used my sewing machine to quilt it. Then I rolled up the edges and sewed it up. It took hours because I hadn't done baby quilt like this before. I have never tried to quilt on my sewing machine... it is really tricky because even with super thin batting it gets tricky to move it around. I broke two sewing machine needles. I created a lot of "birthmarks" as Skyler calls them. Which means that there are countless imperfections!!! But, I FINISHED!!!

Because of the baby wild animals, I decided to use a totally unpredictable and "wild" quilting pattern! ;) Well that is what I told myself when I couldn't make it look planned!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Moving Out

Eliza Lane moved out of our room and out of the cradle a week ago. She seems to being enjoying the crib. It was Skyler's crib a long time ago...

It feels kind of weird to have our room back to ourselves... But I think we both like it!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


So, I have my favorite outfits of Eliza Lane. She was lucky enough to get a lot of cute hand me downs! She also got some cute new outfits. Among those new outfits, I had a favorite. It is pink and orange striped and has adorable fuzzy pink flowers that have orange flower centers. There are two flowers on the front and one big flower in the bum. Oh it is sooo cute! I waited with anticipation for Eliza Lane to fit into it. As soon as she didn't look totally drowned in it, she wore it for the first time.

So, a couple days ago, I put it on her again and realized that it was now too small. The long sleeves were too short. The pants were high-waters. And the worst of all was that it pulled on the middle cause her torso was too long. The poor girl looked a little silly even though it was a 6 mos outfit and she is not yet 7 months... I was sad, so I kept her in the outfit all day anyway. It was a house day... so no one saw her.

It made me realize that I had already started waiting for the "next phase" in Eliza Lane's life and not quite ready to let go of it when the other "next phase" arrived. I guess I need to live more in the moment and not be so excited for what is coming or sad that something is past.