November 29, 2011

Halloween and Thanksgiving!

It has been quite a while since I last posted. Here is my long catch-up post!

Here are some pictures from Halloween. I dressed Lily up in this adorable costume that my mom bought for her and visited Alec at work. We just stayed home that night and handed out candy to the trick-or-treaters. Lily was fast asleep by 7. Next Halloween will be much more exciting I'm sure. :)

Next up, Thanksgiving!!
We decided to choose between going to California for Thanksgiving or for Christmas. I didn't really want to drive down there twice within a month with a 4 month old... So we chose to stay in Utah for Thanksgiving. It worked out really well because Cameron, Melissa, and their kids, Caleb and Leighton ended up coming up to Utah! We spent all day Wednesday at Temple Square with them and then we went to Magleby's for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. The food was AMAZING and the best part was that we didn't have to do the dishes. :) Then on Friday we went to see the lights at Temple Square. We had a great Thanksgiving week! Here are some pictures from our adventures!

Lily fell asleep pretty soon after we got there. She was bundled up in several layers plus Alec put the baby carrier on inside his jacket so she felt his body heat as well. Oh the life of a baby... :)



We have had a few wonderful and very busy months. Now we just can't wait for Christmas!!

October 2, 2011


We have a nighttime routine for Lily which includes bathing her, massaging her with lotion, and brushing her hair. She usually likes this routine, especially the bath part. The other night, she fell asleep while we were bathing her (a common occurrence), so she was plenty tired after her bath, and the following ensued...

The many hairstyles of Lily

That's right she did indeed fall asleep again while we were playing with her hair. It dried crazy so we had to re-wet it and brush it normally before we put her to bed. We have WAY too much fun with her hair...

September 30, 2011

Bath Time = Nap Time

That's right. Lily LOVES her baths. She loves relaxing in the tub. She loves it so much that she often falls asleep during her baths...

This bathtub is AMAZING (Thank you Brianne!!)! The water first goes through a section with a thermometer that beeps if the water is too hot or too cold. Then, the water runs into the main bathtub. You can leave the faucet running so that the water recirculates and stays clean. :) Anyway, this is part of the reason why she falls asleep. She's living in the lap of luxury.

Lily's Blessing Day

Lily was blessed in California on September 25th. We were able to spend a few days down there with family and we had a great time. Lily woke up right before her blessing, but she didn't cry at all. She just stared at Alec the whole time. It was a wonderful day and we were so grateful to have so much family there to celebrate with us.

September 28, 2011


Well, I took Lily to the doctor yesterday morning and at 6 weeks and 6 days old, she weighed a whopping 12 lbs 11 1/2 oz!!! That's one big baby!!

Look at those chins! We'll see what her stats are at her 8 week appointment!

September 21, 2011


Lily has Mom and Dad wrapped around her little finger. I mean, can you blame us when she does things like this?!

She's so cute that I end up doing things like this...

And then she looks at me like this...

But how can I help myself when she does cute poses like this...

What can I say. We're wrapped.

September 18, 2011

Say Cheese!

For the past week or so, Lily has been smiling like crazy!! She's been awake a lot more during the day and as long as she's fed and has a clean diaper, she is happy and playful. Yesterday, I was finally able to catch one of her smiles on camera!!

Here's the secret to getting her to smile. If we just touch her chin or lips, she'll almost always give us a grin. Oh and we have to make ridiculous faces and noises at her. :) That's a given.

Also, I just wanted to show how long her hair is! Alec thought it would be funny to brush her hair straight forward after her bath the other day. I think it makes her look like a 12 year-old boy... Anyway, it does show just how long her hair is! Good thing it sticks up! Otherwise we would have to give her a haircut soon!

September 16, 2011

What are YOU looking at?...

I don't know about you, but I'm always staring at this cute face. I'm pretty sure we annoy her all the time because we're constantly hugging and kissing her. She let's us know when we get in her space for too long. We just can't help ourselves sometimes! She's just so dang cute!