Saturday, May 31, 2008

Birthday Girl!!

Today is my little Skylar-girl's first birthday! It is hard to believe that she is already a year old! It makes us sad and excited at the same time. I'm sure I will feel this way on many occasions to come...her first day of Kindergarten, her first date, her graduation and wedding day, etc. It is just part of being a parent, I guess. Here are a few of her stats so far:

-She weighs just about 20 pounds and is 28" tall
-She has two bottom teeth
-She can stand on her own for a few seconds at a time
-She crawls
-She cruises around the furniture
-She walks if you hold her hands
-She can say a few words: Baby, Kitty, Hiiii!, Bye, Dad, Mom, Dog, Uh-Oh
-She dances to any, and I mean any, rhythm or music that she hears
-She loves our cat Fred
-She points at everything
-She can drink from a glass and thru a straw
-She loves her blankies, it doesn't matter which one as long as it is a flannel recieving blanket!
-She finally will sleep all night long...not every night but she can do it!
-She still loves her bathtime! She will stay in there for hours if we would let her!

All in all, she is such a happy baby and we can't even imagine our lives without her! This past year has been so much fun and quite an experience as any first time parent knows! We are excited to see what the years to come have in store for us! We love you Skylar! Happy first birthday!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Spud Graduates!

On Friday, May 30, my brother Spud will graduate from Morgan High! He is so excited to be done with high school! Spud is such a nice guy and he is so cute with Skylar. He is truly a great person and we love him so much! Congrats, Spud!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Grandma Joni visits!

This past week my mom came to visit. She was my resident babysitter while I worked and did some random things like doctor appointments and nail appointments. I was so glad to have her here and I know Skylar loved spending some quality time with her Grandma. Last Saturday while Travis played in a golf tourny (shocking, I know) me, my mom and Grandma Mona, and Skylar went to Salt Lake to look for a dresser for the new baby. We went to USA Baby and found the cutest dresser and convertible crib that matched. The dresser was a floor sample and was more than half-off. What a great buy for an awesome piece of furniture. So I bought them and now Travis just has to pick them up with his truck! What a relief to have that done. Now I feel a little more prepared for this baby girl to come into our family! I am getting really excited now and I can't wait to kiss her cute little cheeks!

Happy Birthday Kerri!

Today is Kerri Hess' birthday! She is such a great sister-in-law, aunt but most of all she is one of my best friends! Kerri is always the one that will call just to see how my day is going or to check on me if I have had a bad day. She is very selfless and such a beautiful person inside and out! Hope you have a great day, Kerri! I love you tons!