Monday, July 26, 2010

These Are a Few of Her Favorite Things

Katie is over 6 weeks old!
Oh my goodness!
She's getting big so fast.
I thought I would take a few minutes to list some of her favorite things.

- Sneezing. She always make the cutest little noise after she sneezes, and will often smile as well.

-Eating, but what baby doesn't love eating?

-Sitting in this position. No matter how we position her in the bouncer, even if we strap her in, she always wiggles her way to sit like this.

- Naps with daddy.

-Cuddling with mommy.

-Sitting in her bumbo! But only for a short time because she does prefer to be held while sitting up.

- Standing! She loves when we hold her and she gets to stand up! She'll kick and kick until we let her stand, it's so funny.

- Bath time! Especially when I fill up the tub and sit in there with her, letting her swim around and kick her legs. I need to get some pictures of her after her bath because she is just SO happy and so cute in her towel.

-The Baby Bjorn carrier. She loves to be in there and just look around. I usually only wear it when I go to do laundry or get the mail, but sometimes I'll stick her in it and we dance in the living room.

- Smiling. We have yet to capture a really good picture, which is unfortunate because she has the BEST smile. Sometimes we'll spend 5-10 minutes just smiling back and forth at each other. Now i'm just waiting for her to laugh.

These are just a few of her more favorite things, but there are lots more. She's such a happy baby with so much personality. I hardly get anything done during the day because I just have so much fun hanging out with her!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Life is a Highway

So we can't seem to stay off of the road!
Brad went to down to work in his work's main office in Lehi, so Katie and I came along for the ride.
We listened to "Catching Fire" in the car (awesome!) and got down to Utah on Wednesday morning. Brad worked Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday so I didn't have a lot to do while he was gone besides let Jenna and the girls bond with Katie. Haha.
As usual, we played some games and I just hung around the house.
Friday, I dropped Brad off at work so that I could have the car for the day to do some shopping!
I've been in desperate need of clothes so I went to a few stores and got some shirts, a dress, and a couple cute shrug things.
I also ended up getting the new Stephanie Meyer book, this cute drying rack for bottles that looks like grass, some dessert bowls, a pink ice cream scoop, pink tongs and some nursing pads.
Yeah, I went a little crazy, but at least most everything was on sale.
We joined Brad for lunch at the office and then went back to Jenna's, where I packed up the car, picked up Brad at 4:30, and we all headed home to Rexburg.
Pictures of Katie and the girls are on Jenna's blog.

Saturday, it was really nice in Rexburg so Brad and I took Katie for a walk at nature park.

She slept the entire time. Haha.
Cute little ducklings. We brought some bread to feed them.
This isn't a great picture, but I thought it was so funny how Katie is peeking!
Later, we were waiting for the ward activity to start (we had brownies and ice cream and watched Hercules in the church gym) and Brad laid Katie on my back. So funny!
She got this cute little romper from Grandpa Odasso. It's got a fishy on the bottom.
I think she looks SO much like Brad in this picture, which is the first time i've ever seen either of us in her.
Sunday, we went to church and Katie did awesome.
She's such a great baby.
After church, she was SO happy and smiley, so I took some pictures and video, which you can find on my Facebook.
She just has the best disposition and everyone always guesses that she's at least 3 or 4 months old because she's just so smiley and alert.
She'll actually sit there and interact with you, smiling back and almost laughing, but not quite.
This week should be a fun one.
I'm making Enchiladas tomorrow to have dinner with Jon and Cynthia.
Wednesday, there is a BBQ in the courtyard here and also temple sealings for our ward.
I also plan on working out everyday and so far it's going well!
It's only been one day, but I know I can keep it up!
I really am in the worst shape of my life thus far and I am determined to change that. Getting winded going up a flight of stairs is NOT ok. Sometimes I miss high school for this reason because I was constantly having to walk around, go up and down stairs, exercise for color guard, dance for musical rehearsals, walk home or to the bus stop or work or whatever.
Pregnancy made me so lazy and I really just want to feel better about myself, so wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

California, July 4th, and Katie's Blessing

I am SO behind on blogging. Sorry!
Some quick updates:
Brad started working at a company called Kynetx about 2 weeks ago (wait, 3 weeks ago?) and he seems to really like it.
They basically develop web applications.
The main office is in Lehi, so Brad, along with me and Katie, went down there last Thursday so Brad could meet all the main people and whatnot.
We arrived in Utah on Wednesday night and stayed with Jenna and Travis.
On Thursday while Brad was at work, I hung out at my Aunt Kathryn's house.
She has an awesome pool so I went swimming for a bit while Kathryn watched Katie.
I ended up getting pretty sunburned. Oh well!
Around 4:30, I picked up Brad from the office, which is about 10 minutes from Kathryn's house, and we went back and swam some more and had dinner with Kathryn and her kids, as well as my cousin Teresa and her family.
On Friday, Katie and I joined Brad for lunch at the Kynetx office (Yum, Jimmy Johns!) and after lunch we started driving down to California!
We spent the weekend down there and it was really nice.
My sister Laura and her family was down, so we got to spend some time with our nieces that we haven't seen in a LONG time.
Saturday, my mom had a little baby shower for me.
It was mostly just snacking on crackers and cheese and meeting the new baby and just hanging out with a lot of the women from our church that I grew up with.
Nicole was also able to come and it was SO great to see her!
We all had banana splits and opened some presents and then people slowly trickled out.
Later that night was a ward 4th of July party at the church, which was lots of fun.
My mom did a great job putting it all together.
Sunday, Katie was blessed!
She looked like a little angel in her blessing dress.
So precious. :)
Sunday night we all sat outside and lit fireworks and just had a good time.
Oh, and also on Sunday my brother-in-law Ben had a little photo shoot for Katie.
There were a lot of pictures, so he only touched up a few of them.
I've posted those at the bottom of this post.
The first two pictures were photoshopped by me, so they don't look as great. Lol.
Monday, I went and saw Eclipse with my mom and then we went shopping with my little sister.
Brad and I left for home on Tuesday morning and got back into Rexburg around 12:30 a.m.
It's nice to be home, but I always miss California the second I leave.
Good thing we'll be back down there in September to go to Disneyland for my birthday. :D