January came and went, no blogging.
Feb, March, April and May came and went and still no blogging.
Oy vey. what to do?
I do have a few excuses which are lame so I will spare you. One of them is kind of funny though so I will share. About a month ago I was at the Ranch and decided to get my brother-in-law's horse out that hasn't been ridden for about a year and I got bucked off. Totally my fault but still annoying because I broke my elbow and sprained my wrist pretty bad so I have to type with one hand. Caring for a baby one-armed is pretty exhausting and so is one-handed typing so blogging is a little further down on my list these days. Plus, I can sleep or blog and I always choose sleep, except for tonight obviously.
Adventures of the past few months...
Aunt Sharla, SiSi, Grandma & Grandpa
Aaron and I ran to my mom's grave on Valentine's.
SiSi @ 6 months
Maui in February
SiSi really loved Maui.
Random's from March
Grub Steakhouse with Grandma & Grandpa Webb
Kipling is still alive and well!
SiSi @ 7 months
April 26th was the anniversary of my mom's death so we did a fun balloon release to honor her life. I want to do this every year so SiSi will know her Grandma Vickie. We had so many people come and support us and many more write the sweetest notes that we attached to the balloons and sent to heaven for her to read. Join us next year!
My angel mother, love you!
My gimpy brother Aaron. He broke his leg the week before.
We are an accident prone bunch.
That night A surprised me with a box of chocolates and a trip to San Diego! What a man!!! I can't get enough of him. It was perfect. A's mom even watched the girl while we were there, I got to sleep in! You moms know what I'm talking about! That is a present unto itself. If that wasn't good enough we stayed at the best hotel, ate like kings, went to the zoo and got massages. It may have been slightly hard to return to reality.
Diners, Drive-ins & Dives restaurant. Delish!
Glorious spa time!
but then we got to come home to this...
blurry but one of my faves
8 months old
just a little daddy
K is so sweet to her, she is still learning to be soft.
Tulip festival at Thanksgiving Point with Grandma, Aunt Abby & Michael
Grandma & SiSi
Abby & baby Michael
SiSi loves to be outside, especially in her swing.
Then if my broken elbow wasn't enough SiSi got the flu. Worst week ever. There is nothing more heartbreaking than a sick baby.
being outside with her Sprite and saltine's made things a little better.
Don't worry, we didn't give her Sprite, she just really liked the bottle.
worst ever. Let's never get sick again, okay?
Then last weekend we had to move all of my things out of the Orem house so my dad can sell it. A & his brother packed it all up and took it to the Ranch. We made the most of the day and enjoyed the fresh mountain air.
SiSi watching the dogs fight is a daily and entertaining occurrence. We always bet on Josey, sorry K.
This photo was taken right after Jared & Rose closed the door on their moving van. They are moving to Idaho Falls and we will miss them! My dad is selling the house as soon as the carpets get cleaned. It was bittersweet walking through it for the last time. I was 2 when we moved to Utah. There was a peach orchard across the street and always tons of kids outside. Many birthdays were celebrated there, baptisms, holidays, family dinners every night, singing Beach Boys and Josh Groban, movie nights, sleepovers, hugs and kisses, the best neighbors, learning to ride bikes without training wheels, scuffs and scrapes and even sickness and death. Somewhere between all of that I grew up and moved on and didn't even realize it. I try to not be sentimental about things because the memories are what is important but this one has been a little hard. This was my home for so long and I never thought of it being gone. Only happy memories though. I can't wait to create my own home with my sweet little family. Hopefully soon!
June will hold lots of good for us. House hunting (and hopefully buying), the girl is starting to stand on her own, my splint will come off, A's job is going well, K is happy and healthy and the pool is open! Get ready June, it's going to be a party!
I can't remember how tall she is, let's just say she is teensy.
favorite foods: yogurt puffs, apple slices, graham crackers, veggie puffs, baked beans, rice, ice cream, chocolate, french fries, scrambled eggs, peanut butter, bananas, snap peas, pasta with pesto, cucumbers, avocado. Pretty much anything really.
She loves to stand at the french doors and squeak until someone takes her outside. LOVES cell phones and computer keyboards. Loves mommy, daddy, Kipling and grandma the most. Has the cutest squeaky laugh and talks all the time, even in her sleep sometimes. Wants to stand by herself and tries so hard. The swing is her favorite spot. Is the happiest around lots of people. Has to have her blankie and binkie. Gets so excited when A comes home from work. Loves animals. Has to touch everything. Her hair can finally go into a tiny pony. Hates getting her diaper changed and runs away from me every time I get her dirty diaper off. Can crawl at the speed of light. Loves to play in the dog water bowls. Hates her car seat. Loves walks. But the biggest announcement is that she cuddles with us now. Best thing ever!!!