Wednesday, September 28, 2011

look mom, a tongue!

Lily's oral antics have changed in the last few days from sucking on everything to licking everything. She'll lock something in her sights and army crawl to it with her tongue out, ready for a taste. She's fascinated by it and sticks it in and out of her mouth like a little lizard. Here's a collage from earlier today. I know all the pictures look the same, but I was trying to demonstrate just how frequently it hangs out of her mouth...which is a lot.

(my favorites are the middle bottom and the right center)

Let's just hope this doesn't last into high school.

Monday, September 26, 2011

slightly obsessed.

So these are some of my obsessions as of late:

1. This TV show:


I watched it once and laughed out loud all by myself. Then I made Cole watch it with me, and we both laughed out loud together. You must watch!

2. This talk by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf that he gave at the General Relief Society broadcast for our church. Here's a quote:

Sisters, wherever you are, whatever the circumstances may be, you are not forgotten. No matter how dark your days may seem, no matter how insignificant you may feel, no matter how overshadowed you think you may be, your Heavenly Father has not forgotten you. In fact, He loves you, with an infinite love.

I could feel Pres. Uchtdorf's love and Heavenly Father's love for me and for all the women around me. I cannot wait until General Conference this weekend!

3. The new J. Crew catalog.

4. And last but not least, my loves:


I simply can't get enough of these two.

Monday, September 19, 2011

6 months.

The last 6 months have been the most joyous of my life for one very simple reason--I get to be this little beauty's mama!


  • rocks on her hands and knees and scoots around on her stomach
  • LOVES solid food. She's eaten carrots, apples, butternut squash, banana, and green beans. She loves them all.
  • drinks water from a sippy cup
  • has started to launch herself out of her Bumbo (scary!)
  • can sit up on her own
  • has a cheery disposition and loves to watch and interact with people
  • has found her feet. She likes to hold them and take a nibble every now and then
At her 6 month appointment she weighed 14 lbs. 12 oz (45%). Her head circ. was 17 inches (60%), and she measured 26 inches long (50%).
We love this girl so so much. Happy 6 months to our Lils!



Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Lily and I are not feelin' so hot today. A slight cold for me and side effects of a flu shot for Lily mean there's been lots of crying from Lily, lots of rocking from me; lots of sleeping from Lily (7:30 pm-7 am completely uninterrupted. A-mazing!) and lots of movie-watching from me--the new Jane Eyre and X-Men: First Class. I have a bit of a Michael Fassbender crush at the moment.

Lots of liquids and lots of cuddling are just what the doctor ordered, I think. In the meantime, here's a recent picture of my six month old. I just can't believe she's six months already. A milestone post will be coming soon.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

happy times in Austin.

On Labor Day we headed up to Austin with family. We people-watched, strolled in and out of the fun shops, and sampled some of SoCo's finest food -Enoteca Vespaio and Hey Cupcake! The wait for South Congress Cafe was too long and Flip Happy Crepes was closed, but at least we have an excuse to go again. We visited the Capitol, but missed the LBJ Library. I loved the vibe there and can't wait to go back!