Saturday, January 26, 2013

Highlights 2012

I think it may be easier to just post an annual highlight post and not have to worry about it the rest of the year? I don't think Adelyn grows that much, do you?
It's really hard to look back at a year and try to pick the best things. I could probably write an entire post on any of these, but I'll try to keep it brief. Maybe I'll go into more details in a separate post. I want to remember everything, since I'm terrible at keeping journals. Oh, and sorry for the picture overload.
Adelyn's blessing last January.

My first 5K. I finished just over 30 minutes. It was called the "Cookie Chaser" and sponsored by the girl scouts, so you would think maybe some delicious Thin Mints or Samoas at the finish line, but no, they had regular store bought cookies, and I don't even think they were chocolate chip. Needless to say, I wish I would have walked. Kidding, it was fun. My goal this year is to do a half marathon.

My first Mother's Day. Lucky me, I got to spend it in Hawaii. Brett lei'd me. 

Here is a picture of us on a hike we did whilst in the Aloha State. It was to a waterfall, but as you can see in the picture at this time was merely a trickle. Still very beautiful. By the way, Brett's sister Lindsay came with us on this trip to help with Adelyn. I don't think we will be able to travel without her in the future. I totally  understand why rich people have nannies. It was great. Plus, I didn't have to work up the courage to ask people to take our picture because she was nanny and photographer.

The 4th of July was spent in the burned out state of Colorado. All fireworks shows were cancelled (my favorite part of the 4th minus the incident where I almost lost my life)
However, having the awesome luck I have, the only fireworks show in the entire state that was not cancelled just happened to be where we were staying. So all was right with the world. 

 Boating was awesome fun this year. Adelyn liked tolerated it. She just wasn't a fan of the life jacket. I think she'll do better this year. And yes, that is Brett wearing a unicorn mask. The bad thing about Colorado is that I hurt my back trying to wrangle all our gear and Adelyn on our flight and was out of running commission for THREE MONTHS. I ended up being able to run the Utah Marathon 5K in 29:25 which was awesome considering I wasn't able to work out for so long.
We went to Bear Lake with my fam during Raspberry Days which was awesome. I'm pretty sure I overdosed on Raspberry milkshakes, but yes, it was worth it. I also ran walked the Raspberry Days 5K (injury, remember?) and got my worst time ever of 60 minutes. To be fair, I was also trying to keep a 3 year old from running into people's yards. But again, the sweet t-shirt and raspberry ice cream at the finish line was worth the $25 entrance fee. Wait, you say I don't need another t-shirt I won't ever wear and that just buying ice cream is cheaper?
In October, Brett had a business trip to Washington D.C. and Adelyn and I tagged along. I've always wanted to go, but when I plan a vacation it was not the top of my list. But it should be! This was one of the most amazing places we've been! Great for families. I actually can't wait until our kids are older and we can go back. Everything is free and if you like history (raise your hand) it's just really cool to see some of the beginnings of our country.
Adelyn turned a year! She started walking a few weeks before her birthday and hasn't stopped moving since! She is sooooo busy, but I love it.  It was fun to plan her first birthday party, but actually kind of stressful. I didn't realize how much goes into a party and it didn't help going on a last minute vacation to Washington D.C. two weeks before her birthday.

 And I will leave you with a cute picture of Bean in her halloween costume. She was a cute little witch. And sorry I don't have any Christmas pictures on this post. Look for it on the highlight post for 2013 Haha.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Quick Christmas Share

Hi yes, sorry I am still going private, but before I change everything I just wanted to share a quick Christmas song. I am loving this one this year. Some girls sang it during our Christmas concert and it has been going through my head (in a good way) ever since. I think it is beautiful; but maybe I just appreciate it more now, being a mother myself and all. It's called Mary's Lullaby.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Privacy Please

I have been debating what to do with this blog for awhile. I haven't been updating very much, not because I haven't thought about it, but because as A gets older I get more worried about weird internet stalkers (paranoid, I know). Anyway, I decided I will try keeping the blog. I like having a picture journal of our lives, but I just don't think I want to share with everyone. So, if you would like to keep reading, please send me your email address and I will try updating the blog privately.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Quantity over Quality

Love this one

It is nearly impossible to get a picture of Adelyn smiling. She wiggles and gets interested in the miniscule white piece of lint in the carpet and as a result is not a very good model. But if I snap 25 pictures, one of them is bound to be good, right?

Friday, June 29, 2012

8 is Great!

Well it happened, Adelyn made it to 8 months without any lasting damage. Well hopefully not lasting.
Some highlights:

Adelyn is 15 pounds, 27" long. She loves solid food. Anything I give her she wolfs down. I gave her a graham cracker the other day, put ONE bag of groceries away, turned back around and it had disappeared! I was sure she had thrown it on the floor...but no, it was stuffed into her mouth. She didn't appreciate when I gave her the "lady-like bites" lecture and had to dig it out of her mouth so she wouldn't choke. She loves chicken with carrots and applesauce, brocolli-quinoa casserole, peas, beets, any kind of fruit or vegetable really. She will spit her food out at me to let me know she is done, which I don't appreciate, but it is effective. She also loves to feed herself so I cut a lot of food up into pieces and let her eat that way. It's messy, but she looks so accomplished and she is, of course, washable.
She's started showing preference for which books I read her. Favorites are "Brown Bear", "The Gruffalo," and "Bubbles, Bubbles." She also loves to turn the pages herself.
Adelyn really likes going on walks, but is not a fan of boating. Or lifejackets, rather. She seemed fine once I defied all mommy-sense and took it off. Yes, she cried and I gave her what she wanted. We were in the middle of the lake and I was not the only one affected by this.
She's not crawling yet (which is good because I'm not ready to tackle baby-proofing), but she will go from sitting to crawling position, then tummy, and then rolls to get what she wants...cords being a favorite of hers.
She prefers standing to sitting or laying down, but can only stand when holding onto someone. Furniture doesn't work because her balance isn't that great yet. She did manage to pull herself up on the ottoman once by herself, but usually Brett or I are there to help her. She is starting to experience separation anxiety and hates it anytime I leave the room. Although it may be more boredom than anything as she prefers I entertain her than play by herself.

I can't believe how big and smart she is getting! Only a few more months and I'll have a one year old on my hands!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Family pics...circa January

Our very first family photoshoot. We were in California for Eric & Sarah's wedding last December and the stars kind of aligned so we found ourselves throwing together a last minute family portrait session with the wedding photographer. I had no time to plan outfits or anything, I just had to work with what we had brought with us, but the location was amazing and we couldn't pass up perfect weather. So, ignoring my postpartum puffiness, lack of tan (vampire chic!) and our vacation wear (at least it wasn't aloha shirts) here are a few pics.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Super Seven!

Little Hawaiian Princess
Adelyn made it to 7 months! She is now a whopping 14 pounds and 26" long. She sits like a champ and rolls all over the place. She feeds herself and drinks out of a straw. Her favorite foods are sweet potatoes, zucchini, yogurt, bananas, and any pieces of food that she can pick up and feed herself. She hates chicken. Seems that we have a little vegetarian on our hands. She definitely makes it known when she doesn't like something by crying and spitting it into my face.  
Adelyn loves to hold on to our hands and stand up. She is becoming really independent. She now has a schedule of 2 naps a day and sleeps about 10 hours at night, with one feeding. She likes to explore and is content when she has a new toy or something to play with, but gets bored easily and will not play with something she has played with before. She loves paper and always tries to eat my grocery list. The first time she got a hold of it she got black ink all over her face at the grocery store which she rubbed in to look like a giant bruise on her face. I could feel the judgment from the other customers, but I don't care. 
She is really ticklish, but especially likes it when we help her "tickle" mommy or daddy. 
Adelyn went on her first vacation to Hawaii. First plane ride, first boat ride (just to Pearl Harbor) and first dip in the ocean. She was a champ on the plane and tolerated being dragged all over Oahu really well. She is such an easygoing baby which is a good thing since Brett and I are always on the go. Oh, and she's off her binky. Big girl!
Giving the baby a kiss

The top of Diamond Head. Adelyn was always trying to eat her hat while it was still on her head.