Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Here is the little card we sent out this year.  You wouldn't know it, but it was a cold, windy, miserable day.  Lucy was unhappy and crying and Scott was sick.  Ha!  But we pulled it together for these few photos, by my wonderful friend Kim.  It just goes to show you, it doesn't matter how sick, tired, grouchy, or uncomfortable you are, family is the bestest ever and I sure love mine.

Merry Christmas!  I hope you spend it warm and cozy with the ones you love.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Pink is my Favorite

I'm obsessed with the hot pink lights at Temple Square.  They are my favorite. 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Thanksgiving Point Christmas

Scott, Lucy and I have been sick for about 2.5 weeks.
It comes and goes and kind of has us feeling blue.

So, on Saturday we decided to drag our sorry selves out of the house and get in the Christmas spirit.  And since it was raining, Thanksgiving Point seemed like the perfect choice.  Sometimes it is just nice driving around to see the lights, versus walking out in the cold.  So, we bundled up, had a nice little dinner in the cafe and saw some lights.

We did the same thing last year because we didn't want to take Lucy out in the cold.  Last year was memorable for two reasons.

1-Scott was freaked out because a random kid kept wanting to see Lucy and kept trying to take the blankets off her stroller to peak.

Scott:  The baby is asleep
Kid: No it isn't.  I hear her.
Kid:  I like babies.
Kids:  Can I see the baby?

Scott, super stressed out, keeps moving the stroller farther and farther away, until he finally gives up and takes Lucy out to the car.

2-Lucy cried through the entire thing, and I sat in the back seat nursing her as we drove through.

This year was memorable because Lucy slept through the entire thing.  Try as I might, I couldn't wake her up.  After awhile, it just seemed cruel, so we let her sleep.  She woke up approximately 2 minutes after we finished.  This year was also memorable because she threw a mini tantrum in the store (tantrums are very new) and a huge pile of snow fell on our heads as we walked around the plaza.

We came home refreshed and happy.  It was a quiet, nice night, just the 3 of us.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Merry and Bright

I love this time of year.  I love that I have a stack of Christmas cards to mail out, and that my house is lit with twinkle lights.  I love that Oliver likes to sleep under the Christmas tree, and I have presents hidden throughout the house.  I love the daily chocolate from our advent calendar, and that Lucy is running around wearing Christmas pajama's from Grandma and Grandpa.  I love that we finally got out to see some Christmas lights at Thanksgiving point and Lucy slept through the entire thing.  But she did get to kick some snow.  I love time with family and friends, and that every time the mailman comes I get excited.  I love pizza Christmas movie night with the cousin's, and family parties.  I love my most perfect present for Scott.  I love that it is a time for me to reflect on the birth of my Saviour, which usually reminds me to slow down and refocus priorities.

It is easy for me to be overwhelmed with checklists over Christmas.  But I'm working on enjoying the moment, not being perfect and letting go of neighbor gifts this year (sorry!)  Both my sisters are coming into town this week, and I can't wait to have most of my family together.  I sure miss Kyle though.  We watched the new version of "A Christmas Carol," tonight.  It was actually kind of scary, but good too.  How lovely was the line, "And he kept Christmas well?"  This year, I hope to keep Christmas well for my little family.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

More Bathtime

Whew, it was time to get past that other post.  So how about a new post on Lucy?
Exciting, yes?

Here is a little update on our favorite girl,

1-She loves to play Peak a Boo, and says it all the time.  Sometimes she says peak a boo, and sometimes she says beakabo, really, really fast
2-She has a secret smile.  I catch her doing it, when she privately finds things interesting/hilarious.
3-Lucy jabbers all day long.  She looks at us, very seriously, and talks and talks, and talks. 
4-She is now an expert walker and goes all over.  She refuses to hold my hand, unless she is being shy.
5-Lucy has discovered her belly button, and it is only the coolest thing ever.  She could stare at it all day.  Ok, not really, because her attention span is about 5 seconds.  But she can maybe stare at it for 10 seconds.
6-She HATES having her diaper changed or clothes put on, but loves having her socks, shoes and leg warmers put on.  She sticks out her little foot and patiently waits to be accommodated.
7-She HATES the gym daycare and still is pretty shy.  Unless she knows you, and then she is super hyper.
8-She fell asleep on my shoulder the other day.  Which was my favorite.
9-Lucy tries to ride Oliver, feeds Oliver her food, and says, "Hi Ollie".
10-Lucy's favorite past-time is either destroying things, finding the toilet plunger, or pulling stuff out of drawers/cupboards/purses/wallets.  She is neutral on her toys.
11-She will sit on my lap for 30 minutes of Sesame Street in the morning.  Sometimes rubbing my face.
12-Out of nowhere, she will slip her little arm around my neck, lean in her head, and go, "ohhhh."
13-She prefers head bonks, to kisses.

We sure love our little Stinker.