Saturday, May 15, 2010

a bunch WITH pictures!!

I'm behind, so here is a whole bunch...

Saturday May 8th:
Race for the Cure with Lindsey. It was a blast and humbling. I'm thankful my family is healthy, and that I am healthy. It was great to spend time with one of my BFFs. I love this lady's shirt that read...
To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world.
What a great thought the day before Mother's Day!
After the race we walked around the Delta Center. Grandma Shanna this picture is for you!
Sunday May 9th:
Mother's Day makes me feel extremely blessed. I was able to have a baby, I am a Mother, I realize how much our Heavenly Father and my own Mother love me, and I have my Mother here with me and I am here for Aniston. Really how much better can it get? It can't, I'm lucky; blessed really. I feel so lucky to have such a fabulous Mother. I know no other woman in the world that cares and loves me as much as she does. My Mother in-law is sweet too, she sent me the sweetest text just before Mother's Day that made my day. I love my Mothers!!
I worked that night and love my job. Watching women become a Mother for the first time or the tenth time NEVER gets old. Those sweet babies melt my heart, and make me want another so badly.

Wednesday May 12th:
The mold man came and started the process of de-molding the place. We felt like we are on the set of ET with a plastic bubble of a living room. I just hope the post decontamination test comes back clean! Little Aniston got to sleep next to us on blankets for 2 nights and LOVED it! It reminded me of when she was tiny and her crib was right next to our bed. I loved being able to look over at her when I woke up and make sure she was ok.

Here's a little tour of the rest of the house, minus the living room which was in the bubble...
no box springs equals mattress on the floor
Aniston loves her new room and I love the storage on the one wall because most of her toys can be put away.

I love the kitchen because it has a lot of storage AND the counters are the perfect height for tall people!!

Wednesday May 12th:
We had a bug encounter, most likely the scariest EVER!! An enormous bug fell out of the towel I was drying my hands on and onto Aniston's toy. The creepy thing then ran over to the toilet, back up behind it, and finally out from behind it so I could swat him into the garbage can and tie it off before he could climb out. I ran the garbage bag with the ugly thing out to the outside garbage in hope the creep wouldn't find his way back into the house. Aniston and I were both screaming, and at least once a day we hear this from Aniston's mouth...
"That was the scariest bug I never seen!"
Aniston and I played out in the dirt and got rid of some weeds. Never thought I would say that I enjoyed myself while I pulled weeds, but I did and I plan to do more if this weather will figure itself out. Being outside makes Aniston's day, so we can't wait for the weather to stay warm!!

Thursday May 13th:
I finally took Aniston to Taffy Town, and I felt like a great mom for keeping that promise(she sees that place every time we get on the freeway, and I promised her I would take her there if she was really good) AND taking Aniston to a place that made her so happy!! We got some crazy taffy flavors and stopped at Great Harvest for some delicious bread and a cookie on the way home.
Girl's night was long overdue AND I loved every minute of it! I've always had great friends and being able to spend time with them is good for me. Chris is so good to take Aniston and spend Daddy Daughter time so I can have some time away. Thanks Chris and thanks girls!!

Friday May 14th:
Had a bad headache and was so nauseated, but things got better when I pulled myself together for the mold guy and landlord visit. Aniston wasn't happy with me at the beginning of the morning, but she was so good and so sweet the rest of the day! We took Papa a treat and stopped at Costco to pick up a few things and get Aniston her favorite, a hot dog and "bubble drink"! That night Chris and I were planning on going out, but my stomach was still on the fritz so we rented a movie, got shakes from Ice Berg, and went to my parent's and hung out with them.

Sunday May 16th:
I think I gave my mother the headache and nausea, poor lady stayed in bed all day EXCEPT for the time it took her to put together dinner so we all had something to eat. She really is the best, and makes the best food too! Megan came over for dinner and we sat outside with Aniston the whole afternoon! It was so fun, relaxing, and Aniston was in heaven. We blew bubbles til we were blue in the face, ate a few popsicles, did some handstands, headstands, cartwheels, and taught Aniston how to do somersaults. By the end of the day Aniston was so dirty. She has NEVER been that dirty in her life! Chris was upset at me(funny that he was the one upset) for letting her get so dirty, but I told him she was tantrum free and the happiest little girl so I think he was ok with how dirty she had gotten; who wouldn't be?!

Monday May 17th:
We swam for a few hours at Megan's to get away from our unsettled and paint smelling apartment. Aniston is so timid(thank goodness) and was screaming every time we would try and get her in the pool. Finally, after a lot of coaxing, she was in kicking her legs and floating around with "Moo" and her pink floaties. I was sorry I didn't get a picture of her relaxing in the pool. I think she could have fallen asleep!

Other fun things we're doing...
playing in our backyard
doing Daddy's hair

playing with baby dolls(I'm so happy!!)
learning how to trace numbers
weeding flower beds
singing a lot: pop corn popping, i love to see the temple, i love you, Halloween cat, bumble bee, and abcs
She likes to listen to music just as much as she likes to sing.
putting shoes on with no help!
asking for a dog EVERY day
asks Mommy and Daddy to merry her, but has now decided that she is going to
find "somebody nelse"
loves to boss, especially while she looks at herself in the mirror
scared of bugs, and we've had MANY encounters

1 comment:

Ally Cox said...

Aniston is too cute! We were at the race for the cure as well. Mike ran it this year and I just had to sit on the sidelines and cheer him on. I wish we would have seen you guys!