Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Holidays

January already!? Time goes way too fast. We had a great holiday season spent with lots of family and enjoying the festivities. For Thanksgiving we spent it with my family. We had two dinners this year, one with my Mom and the extended family on her side and then another with my dad and siblings. We ate a lot, made some memories and ate some more. Then the busy weeks getting ready for Christmas came and went and suddenly Christmas was upon us. Addy turned 5 months old on christmas eve and just a few days before that learned how to roll from her stomach to back and from back to stomach in just a few days of each other. She showed no desire to move up until the day she rolled now she wont stay in one place for long. Once she figures out the crawling thing I know we will be in trouble. Addy didn't have much interest in her presents, just the paper they were wrapped in. She had fun trying to shove the paper in her mouth and crinkling it up. As I expected she got spoiled, and I took part in that spoiling. It was a fun first Christmas with Addy, and I'm sure they can only get better. Andrew and I also celebrated our third anniversary. We went to dinner at an italian restaurant in Provo and then to an improve comedy show. It was fun, three years has gone by so fast. Andrew's mom came down to watch Addy so we could go out, I still have a little anxiety about leaving Addy. I guess that is bound to happen when I spend every waking minute with her on my hip, and when she is not there it sort of feels like a part of me is missing. Now that she can roll over she is a little more content to play on her own for a while. She doesn't like it when I leave the room and she can't see me anymore so as long as I mover her from room to room with me she will play contently for a while. We also started her on solid food after her 4 month appointment. She hadn't gained much weight since her 2 month so the dr. said to try some solids and see if that would help her put on a few pounds. She loves and I mean LOVES the solids. So far she has eaten everything I have given her and will often try to taste whatever I am eating as well. she likes to suck on apple and orange slices in her little fruit mesh holder thing (don't know the official name for it) and is still putting anything and everything in her mouth even it if doesn't belong there. She likes to play with her cousin Norah who is 4 months older then her. They spend the majority of the time trying to poke and scratch each others eyes out but they seem to like each other, which will be fun for them to grow up together and have fun. She is still a pretty good sleeper most nights only waking up once maybe twice and every now and then will sleep through the night. She is laughing so much more, usually at me as I make a fool of my self trying to get her to laugh, but there is just something about baby laughs that make the day so much better. My calling as the Primary Secretary is keeping me busy and I am enjoying being in the Primary, It is the perfect calling for me to have with Addy who does not like to stay sitting for very long. Andrew just got put into the Elders Quorum Presidency as the second counselor, so with that work, and school he stays pretty busy and we are lucky if we get to spend an Saturday afternoon together.

1 comment:

The Gillen's said...

She is such a cutie pie!