20 June 2012

the sweetest little laugh

Maggie LOVES her daddy.  I'm rather fond of him, myself ;)  I love watching the two of them together; they are my two most favorite people - ever, and they make quite the duo.  Robert gets the biggest kick out of making her laugh, and this was a sweet moment they had the other night after bathtime... So precious.  Hope you enjoy it.

A "Relaxing?" Family Hike

Here's our baby girl, just catching a few zzz's while mommy and daddy have a fun hike in
the sun on Memorial day!!

I have 4 other videos I really wanted to load of the sweet Mags, but for some reason it's not letting me? So, for now, this will have to do...  I will try again later, but I've officially wasted far too much time trying for now.  Off to finish the dishes before the babe awakes :)

19 June 2012


It's been a while since I've posted...my computer is old, and sometimes it won't let me use the "Blogger" website (or Fossil or look at Facebook pics, etc? Random!)  Anyway, without further ado - DATE DAY!

Robert and I have had a few dates since Maggie has been born, Sem Banquet and another dinner.  But, for his graduation gift I wanted to plan a super fun DAY for just the two of us.  So, the wonderful Amanda Taylor (and Emily for a little, too!) watched our sweet little one while the two of us celebrated together.  We seriously had the best time!!

Up first - MB2 Raceway!  MB2 is legit go-kart racing - so much fun and pretty intense.  You have to sign a waiver that basically says I won't sue if I die; but, on the up-side, you get to pick cool racer names.  Robert was Bobcat and I was Bobcat's Wife, haha.  I was pretty scared before we raced, and for good reason.  Basically, I almost killed someone, haha.  Two guys wrecked in front of me and I didn't have time to put my brakes on and I literally ramped up on top of this guy and his car!  It was terrifying!  The rest of the race I drove at a crawling pace, letting everyone lap me...it was a 14 lap race, and I completed 8 laps!  Robert came in 2nd place, though!  A highlight for sure, though, was that we saw Steve Carrel with his wife and family there, having a family birthday party! So, racing was a blast!

Next - We headed to the Americana in Glendale!  We walked around a little and then had an early dinner at the Cheesecake Factory!  YUM!! We had a gift-card, but decided to "share:" fried macaroni (appetizer), Miso salmon with mashed potatoes and sugar snap peas, and Adam's Peanut-butter Cup Fudge Ripple Cheesecake - um YES!  It was AMAZING.  I'm hungry now...I need a snack.

Then - I got Robert a gift-card for The Art of Shaving , so we stopped in there.  He got some gear? is that a proper term?  He got some stuff for shaving - very legit, gentlemanly, "luxurious" shaving, haha.  He was pretty excited; it was cute!  And, bonus, his face smells amazing these days :)

Last - We had some movie tickets from Costco and we went to go see Avengers in 3D!  It was our first time with 3D and it was pretty cool.  I probably prefer regular viewing, but it was definitely a fun one to see in 3D - tons of action!

We came home to our beautiful baby sleeping soundly!

Thank you, Lord, for an amazing husband to share this grace of life called marriage!  It truly is a gift from the Father, and I am so grateful for every second of it!  Next week we head to Kauai!!  We will celebrate our third anniversary and see all of my family - we are really looking forward to spending a lot more time together!!

03 June 2012

Happy Half-Birthday, Maggie Grace: 6 months!

Six whole months!  Half a year!  On one hand it completely flew by; and on another, I can hardly believe she's only been with us for that short of a time!  My baby girl is (was...since this is a late post and she will be 7 months a week from today) 6 months old!

At her 6 month appointment she weighed in at a "petite" 13lbs and 6.5oz, which put her in the 9% for weight!  And for height she was just a hare past 25in, making her in the 36% for height!  She hasn't quite doubled her birth weight yet, but we are getting there...

She is crawling faster and sitting like a champ!  I love her adventurous little personality!

She is a CRAZY wiggle worm!  I think her tiny size, too, makes it hard to hold on to her.  She just kind of squirms her way out of your arms.  She is busy and so much fun!

Teething.  Teething.  Teething - Boo. Nap-Ruiner. Crankiness. Sad...  I try and tell her (and myself) that teeth are worth it and allow you to enjoy a wondrous many splendid things in the future!
(spoiler alert for the 7mo post to come soon...she finally got her two bottom teeth!!  Thank You, Jesus!)

She loves water bottles, and the park, and my hair (that I cut off :( )...

First 80's party...Check!  And rocked it ;)

First beach trip (was that this month?)

She went in the pool and really enjoyed it...mostly!  

We got to see family from NoVa - Grammy, Poppy, Uncle Tim, Aunt Joni, and Jake!  And watch Daddy graduate from Seminary!

We tried lots of new foods this month...Sweet Potatos, Carrots, Zuccini, Mangos (favorite!), Pears, Apples, Squash...!

She gives kisses now, and that is pretty awesome!!  Big, slobbery, open-mouth kisses!

It's hard to remember what was "last" month and what was this about to be 7 month stuff.  But, I can tell you that watching your child totally discover the world - seeing her basically every second of her waking life, is unbelievably awesome!!  Watching her eyes light up, seeing what she does and doesn't like, what makes her laugh, what makes her cry, going after something she's not sure she can reach, her eyes scanning the room for what to get into next, tasting, hearing, seeing, feeling things for the very first time...I get to be there for all of it - every day!  Yes, being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever been blessed with.  But it is by far the most AMAZING thing (besides marrying Robert [cause and affect]) that I will ever do in this life!  Maggie is a little person that looks a lot like me and the one that I love and she is growing and learning new things all the time!  It seems everyday she surprises me with what she can do!  I cannot kiss her enough.  I can't get enough of her little laugh - AH, it is the sweetest thing!  I don't really understand the saying, "The world is your oyster," but the world is certainly Maggie's jungle gym to explore and discover these days.

I love being your mommy, Maggie Grace!  God was so kind to let me hold and mold and love you, little girl!  It's already and only, at the same time been six wonderful months with you, and I pray for thousands more.