Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Baby's First Swim...

What a Cutie Patootie!!!

Self Discovery #1: My Secret Obsession...

Lilly has started drooling a lot more and chewing on everything! She has been a little more fussy as well. So we thought that she might be teething. I decided that we should get her a teether of some sort and found myself getting really excited and anxious to go to the store to pick one out! While at the store, I had in my head what I was looking for and anything else that Jonathan picked up to suggest promptly was put back on the shelf! Finally I found it! The King of all teething rings, the smooth soft plastic teether with 6 water filled bubbles connected only by small narrow channels for the water to move from one bubble to the next. My heart quickened slightly as i said, "This is it!" I couldn't wait to get out of the store and to the car where I quickly opened the package and started playing with this little baby toy! Lilly didn't get it until I had had my own little fun.

Why get so excited over a device meant to sooth toddler's aching gums you might ask? I really am not quite sure, other than when I pinch those little bubbles between my fingers, I get a very nostalgic feeling and a picture enters my mind of being a child pinching the bubbles of a similar ring on either side of one little bubble back and forth watching the small blue plastic fish within do summer-salts with the moving water. I find myself more interested in Lilly's little toy than she is but that's okay since I am the one who is constantly playing with the little thing.

My Dad's Moral to MY Story...

So I sat in my parents kitchen yesterday while my father read my post about "My day from you know where" that I posted yesterday. After he finished reading it he stated, "Well you know what the moral to that story is..." And I quickly interjected with a smirk on my face, "Rexburg Stinks!?" ( I may have used a not so ladylike word there but I am trying to be better and not use it anymore. Not to be confused with a cuss word!) But then I quickly realized what my father really was going to say and I said it before he could get the words out, "Never let your gas tank get under a quarter of a tank full." With a smile in his eye he said, "That is exactly right." For those of you who know my dad, you know that that it SO my dad!!! From the day that I got my driver's license my daddy would impart those words of wisdom frequently. Probably right after I went to him asking for a little cash to get gas or I wouldn't be able to make it to school.

My dad is one of those Overly prepared types! I don't remember a road trip that we took as kids where there wasn't one or two sleeping bags and an emergency candle in the trunk just in case the car quit or we ran off the road and it was night time or just cold outside, even if it was the middle of July! Don't get me wrong, I love this about my dad! I am so much like him! Always thinking ahead.

After I married Jonathan he would get so confused when I would start stressing and telling him that we NEED to get gas TODAY! He would look at me and say, "We still have over a quarter of a tank and you could get to work and back at least twice on that!" And my response would be, " I know but I would feel a lot better if we got gas today!" My sweet husband would shake his head and stop at the gas station. Needless to say, after my morning yesterday, I don't think my husband will ever question me again when I insist on getting gas, no matter how full the tank is!!

Thanks Daddy for being so prepared to take care of us no matter what Might happen, even if it never did! And for teaching me to be the same way!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Morning from You Know Where...

So let me paint the picture of what I woke up to this "Fine" April morning! Imagine my surprise as I woke up and sleepily looked out our open window in good old Rexburg Idaho to see 2-3 inches of SNOW!!! YES SNOW! The wind was howling at at least 50 mph. I could only see about 30 feet from the window though the pounding snow and wind. All this much to my surprise since yesterday was in the mid 50's and sunny skies. I really should not have been surprised since this is Idaho. I had to go into work today in Idaho Falls a mere 30 minutes away so my spirits sank to think of having to go out in that mess let alone drive in it. I got up, got ready, and then got little Lilly Bug bathed and ready to go. My sweet husband who normally would have gone out and started my car for me and scraped all the windows, had to go into work early so that job was left up to me.

I am usually one to think ahead and work things out so that I am NEVER late to anything and get really put out if things don't go according to plan. So I put Lilly in her car seat through her much protesting. Then I donned my coat and ventured out into the mess! It took all I had to keep the blanket over the baby from flying away never to be found again. I hurried to put the little one in the car and even though she was screaming I grabbed the snow scraper and went to work chipping away at the caked on snow while standing in a 4 inch snow drift. The wind and icy snow pelted me in the face making my recently applied makeup smear down my cheeks. All I could think was "Serves me right for living on the top of the hill in Rexburg".

Finally the car was clean enough to see out the windows and I hopped in the car. As I was about to put the car in reverse I happened to look down to see the gas gauge hovering over the red "E" for empty. There was no way that I was going to clean off the other car and move everything including the car seat and it's base into it and take it instead. I was just going to have to go to the gas station. The roads were slick and my nerves were on edge. It didn't help having a five month old screaming in the back seat.

I made it to the gas station on fumes and then hopped out of the car once again into the blizzard. I inserted my debit card only for it to be denied. Twice! I had money in my account I was sure of it. I stood there perplexed as a nice man walked out of the convenient store to tell me that their card system was down and I would have to pay inside with Cash! So I ran in and as I opened my wallet I found a lone 1 dollar bill and nothing else! I was about to go back out and go home and call into work to tell them I wouldn't be coming in. I asked the clerk if there was anything I could do and he told me the ATM was still working. I walked over and paid $2 to get a twenty dollar bill and prepaid for my gas in a hurry!

I ran out to the car and started the gas pumping and jumped in the back seat to get the baby situated again! She was hysterical and just sobbing. (It was time for a nap) Finally I got on the highway and on my was to work. A couple of times I considered turning back because the reads were so bad but I pressed on. As soon as I drove into Rigby the roads were clear and not a sign of a snow storm! When I drove into Idaho Falls, the sun was even shinning and when I told all who would listen my story, they couldn't believe it. If it wasn't for the snow on the hood of my car I think they would have thought I was pulling their leg.

Needless to say, I got to work on time and the rest of my day has gone a lot smoother. What a test of my patience!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Baby Girl's Ruby Slippers!

I just LOVE these little shoes! I would have my little "Dorothy" wear them every day if they matched all her clothes, unfortunately all her clothes are PINK!!!

But Lilly would rather eat them than wear them anyway!

Three Years!!!

Jonathan got me this beautiful picture of the Salt Lake Temple where we were married for our three year anniversary! Thanks Honey!!

Just waking up...


Blessing day

Can you believe that I figured out how to even put more pictures on this thing! I started reading some blogs and really caught the spirit of it, even if it is just for today. But I thought that I really need to take more pictures of my precious little girl and putting them on our blog makes them available for anyone to enjoy. I really do love to look at my family and friends blogs and read what they are up to and cute funny things that happen or their kids do. So I thought, How can I deprive others of the chance to hear about us, but most of all hear about Lilly and see pictures and videos of her in all of her cuteness! Here's to being better and documenting mile stones and memories!

Friday, April 9, 2010


My little LillyBug is getting so Big!!!