Monday, November 5, 2012

7 Months

Her favorite word is dada.
She loves blowing raspberries.
She can rock on her hands and knees.
She has the commando crawl down.
She can sit up. (Not for long, though. This girl wants to move!)
She eats lots of yummy foods and loves them all.
Her new favorite food is grapes.
She is allergic/intolerant to bananas and avocados. (We think)
She will not stay under her covers at night.
She has a smile for everyone. Even Zombies!
Her feet are very ticklish.
She loves to crawl under things.
She went to the zoo and loved looking at all the animals.
Her eyes are still Hazel-grey.
She takes 2 big naps at 10:30 and 2:30.
She goes to bed around 8:30 and wakes up at 8:30.
She is very, very, very, very, very wiggly.
She met her new baby cousin and looked so big next to her.
She is going to be a princess for Halloween.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Kel's 6 month shots

Shots as in pictures...not immunizations.
That's right! 
More pictures of our little girl. 
Can you ever really have enough?


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Family Pictures

My friend from High School drove all the way up to Heber to take our family pictures.
We went to my favorite spot and the leaves were perfectly yellow.
I love how they turned out!
If anyone is looking for a photographer, I highly, highly, recommend  April at DeLaMare Photography.  She came to us, is more than reasonably priced ($75 for an hour session and 30 images!), great with my baby, and very, very fast at getting you your pictures. 
Check her out! 


Now to pick the ones to go on the wall. 
Any suggestions?

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Love Your Body 6k

Saturday morning was my 6k! I made it to bed on time Friday night and actually slept pretty well. I woke up 5 minutes before my alarm went off on race day. Because everything was all ready to go all we had to do was get dressed, feed me, and feed the baby.
I was so excited for this race to start! My sister-in-law ran it with me and it was her first race. It was fun to help her out with little tips.
The race started and I started running. My first (and main) goal was to run the whole thing. The race was at Thanksgiving Pointe, running through the gardens. It was beautiful, but hilly. Not gonna lie, those hills were hard. Instead of concentrating on the hill in front of me, I looked down, focused on my feet, my breathing, and my music. Before I knew it, I was at the top. And I kept running.
My other goal was to finish in under 37 minutes. I've never done a 6k before, so I didn't have a time to beat. 37 minutes just seemed reasonable enough. I was running 5ks in 34 minutes and I always run faster for races.
So, when my iPod told me I was done, the time said 39 minutes. But I wasn't done. I still had a ways to go. Apparently, my iPod has been under-judging the distance on my runs. When I crossed the finish line, I came in at just under 44 minutes. And my iPod said I had gone 4 miles. To be honest, I was pretty disappointed in my time. But then I looked at my 3.5 mile run last week and realized that I matched that time. So I did increase my speed. I also got my Farthest Run, Fastest Mile, and Fastest 1k badge.

Overall, I came in 101st out of 294 women. I was 39th out of 114 in my age group. I feel very good about that. Now I have a time to beat!
Here's some pictures of the race.
Before the race (It was cold!)

Finish line

Getting closer

Waving at my baby. When I saw her, I almost started to cry.

Cool Down

Post race.
Next race: The Night of the Living Dead 5k on Saturday. I'm going to be a zombie!!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Six Months

Kel is 0.5 years old!

6 month stats
Weight: 12 lbs 12 oz 3rd percentile
Height: 26 inches 62nd percentile

She's rolling all over the place.
She can sit up unassisted for a few seconds.
She's babbling up a storm.
She started solids.
She loves sweet potatoes.
She's not so sure about peas.
She sat in a high chair at a restaurant for the first time.
She is trying to get her knees under her.
She had her first cold.
She wears 6 month onesies and 9 month jammies.
She laughs, giggles, and smiles all the time.  Still. 
She loves her Odin and squeals every time she sees him.
We still love her.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

5 Months

She scootches on her back.
She's started saying goos and gahs.
She laughs at the pug.
She loves walks in the stroller.
She loves to be in her carrier, if she is facing out.
She puts EVERYTHING in her mouth.
She loves to pull Mommy's hair.
She also loves to pull Mommy's glasses off.
She fits is 3-6 month onesies and 6-9 month jammies.
Her eyes look like they might be turning hazel.
She can sit up with help, but leans too far forward when I let go.
She loves to screech and scream.
She laughs at the pug.
She still loves her Johnny Jumper.
She loves her new Exersaucer.
She loves the swimming pool.
She loves going jogging with me.
She is getting cuter and cuter everyday!
We sure love our Sweet Angel!
I still can't believe she is ours.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

30x30 Revisited.

My 30th birthday is quickly approaching.  (Eeek!)
When I moved up to Heber almost 2 years ago I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish by the time I exited my 20s.
Here's the list:
1. Have a baby
2. See the Northern Lights
3. Learn to SCUBA dive
4. Hike to the top of Timpanogos
5. Hike to the top of Mount Olympus
6. Run a half marathon
7. Complete a triathlon (sprint!)
8. Go on a vacation...just my mom and me.
9. Do a pull-up. Just 1.
10. Go sky-diving
11. Fit into a size 8
12. See a Broadway show
13. Finally get my AS degree
14. Become a baker...pies, breads, cookies...
15. Get good enough at fly fishing that I can go by myself
16. Lope through the poles
17. Run on a horse around the whole race track
18. Go to the Festival of Colors
19. Backpack into Havasu Falls
20. Learn to knit and/or crochet
21. Learn to play Rachmaninoff's Prelude in c# minor
Hmmm...4 out of 21 isn't that bad, right? *blush*
I must say though, I was able to accomplish the very most important thing on this list.
I think instead of dwelling on the 26 things I haven't done yet, I would like to think of 30 things I have done.
1. I graduated from High School
2. I managed a restaurant
3. I worked in Ireland
4. I married my soul mate
5. I've owned a house
6. I own a grand piano
7. I learned to ride a horse
8. I've been to California at least 9 times
9. I've been to 2 BCS bowl games
10. I've been to the French Quarter
11. I've been to Washington DC
12. I sang the National Anthem at our horse shows 3 years in a row
13. I am a member of Bells on Temple Square
14. I have been in the MoTab Christmas concert 3 times
15. I've been on TV (Music and the Spoken Word)
16. I've hiked to the top of Grandeur Peak
17. I've completed all of the music courses necessary for and AS in music
18. I left the city I grew up in to move to Heber
19. I taught myself how to play the flute
20. I've recorded music in a recording studio
21. I hiked to Desolation Lake from Millcreek Canyon (11 miles RT)
22. I've been to Hawaii
23. I was in Slcc's Chamber Choir
24. I was in the Salt City Jazz Choir
25. I've run 4 (I think) 5ks
26. I've run 3 10ks
27. I've been to the top of Angel's Landing 3 times
28. I've hiked Hole in the Rock 2 times
29. I've had the same best friend for 25 years
30. I had the cutest, sweetest, most beautiful baby girl on the planet!
I've accomplished so much in this little life of mine.  That other list can be my new bucket list.  I'm sure I will keep adding to it!
Thank you to all of my family and friends who have helped give me the best 30 years ever.
Here's to 30 more!

Monday, July 30, 2012

4 Months

I can't believe Kel is 4 months old!  Her time outside of me is sure going faster than her time inside!

She laughs a lot.
She sticks her bum up in the air while doing tummy time.
She loves to grab onto things all pull.
She loves her baths.
She loves her feet.  Her socks are often wet because she's been sucking on them.
She loves to sit up in her swing, bumbo, and jumper.
She would rather sit up than lay down.
She is starting to feel some stranger anxiety.
She is finally starting to fit into 3-6 month clothes.
She always has a smile for her daddy.
She loves to be outside.
Her eyes are still gray, though they seem to change colors throughout the day.
She loves to play with toys.
She can hold her own bottle.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

In order

One Week

One Month

Two Months

Three Months

She's growing! 
(Even if her hair isn't.)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

3 Months

My baby is 3 months old today!
She is still as smiley as ever.  Russell calls her Smiles.
She sleeps through the night, waking up around 5:30 to eat, then sleeps for 2-3 more hours.
She went to her first rodeo last weekend and did great.
She was awake for most of the time but fell asleep for the fireworks.
She has rolled over from back to front once and front to back 6 times.
She can hold her head up really well.
Everything she grabs on to goes right in her mouth.
She puts weight on her legs when I stand her up.
She slept all night in her crib for the first time last night.
Her big huge grins will melt your heart.
She laughed for the first time for her Uncle Trevor.
She loves to reach for her hanging toys.
She had her first day at the river with Great Grandma, Aunt Amy, Uncle Trevor, and her cousin Andie.
She still fits into some of her newborn clothes.  0-3 month clothes fit and she is just starting to wear 3 month outfits.  3-6 month clothes are still pretty big.
She is my Sunshine, Darling, Princess, Pretty, Angel, and Beautiful Girl.
We love this girl more everyday.