Friday, November 20, 2009


While starting yet another load of laundry and finishing the dinner and breakfast dishes at about 3 in the afternoon, I realized that mother's have the most important and the most incredible job in the world even with the monotony of what we do. The other day I was filling up the tub for Bailey to take a bath and I went back into her room to find her reading stories next to her book box. Bailey has started loving to brush her own teeth, has learned what the comb does for her hair, learned to sign a few words, and has started to cover her mouth when she coughs (even if they are fake)! There is such power and fulfillment watching children learn things that we teach them. What a blessing Bailey is to me to show me the incredible blessings I have in my life. Motherhood is such a blessing.

Monday, November 16, 2009

An update post cont.

Happy Halloween! Yes, it is a bit late but here it is. We had a great week celebrating. Bailey and I went to two story times that were parties. At both she made crafts and had a wonderful time. She dressed as Pebbles for one of them, just in case you can't tell that she has a bone on her head!! We had a ward trunk or treat which Bailey dressed up as a farmer for. She looked so cute despite the overalls being size 3-6 months and giving her a perma-wedgie. We had a fun Halloween and look forward to next year when we will take Bailey trick or treating.

I am not sure where she got the looks but I think this is a beautiful picture of Bailey.

For a playdate with the ward we went to a pumpkin patch/petting zoo. Bailey LOVED it all.

Our prize pumpkin Bailey picked out herself.
The Kroger pumpkin patch, authentic I know.
Bailey was again helping with laundry and I just couldn't help it...wearing her first pair of nylons!!

Some of October

Just too cute to pass up!
The month of October was full of fun and adventures. Dave and I were lucky enough to get away for a weekend. Bailey had a delightful time with Grandma and Grandpa. (Thank you so much.) She actually had a hard time seeing them go. I don't blame her! I think she gained about 5 pounds over the weekend but what are grandparents for!!
Here are some fun pictures of all of their adventures.

Her first experience with McDonald's

Dave and I went to San Antonio. We camped on Thursday night and then stayed in a Bed and Breakfast the rest of the trip. We seem to have this uncanny ability to find places where no one else is because both the campground and Bed and Breakfast were empty . What a delightful weekend it was. We went to the San Antonio temple, The Riverwalk, Six Flags, and took some wonderful walks around the neighborhoods. I would encourage all married folks to find a way to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle that is all around us and just enjoy your companion! We had a wonderful time.
There is nothing like breakfast in the fresh air. It was so nice to be in the woods although still not quite like the mountains.
Sorry this is the only way to get pictures when it is just two people!

Bumper cars. They were hillarious. I love that Dave is just a little boy in a man's body. It made six flags an awesome trip.