Friday, November 23, 2007

Tagged by Danae

I was tagged by Danae, so here are six facts about me...

1. I love to cook. It's relaxing for me and I feel like I've created a piece of art when it turns out right. Someday, when my children are older, I would really like to go to culinary school or just take some cooking classes.

2. I don't like the light. I know, that sounds strange. most people wake up in the morning and open the blinds. I wake up and make sure they are still closed. I don't really know why I don't like light, I just don't.

3. I don't like buttons. Another strange one. I just don't like it when buttons are used for decoration. If they are used for the purpose of keeping your pants on or your shirt closed, I'm fine with them, but buttons used as the center of a flower or as berries, etc. just isn't cute to me.

4. I love Law & Order. All three of them. I love waking up in the middle of the nite or super early in the morning to feed Abby, because I know I can turn on the tv and one of the Law & Order shows will be on. My favorite is SVU, but I'll seriously watch any one of them.

5. Growing up, I always wanted to be either a Pediatrician or a Journalist. I still really like to write and I keep a journal, but I would like to write a novel one day. I have notes on several ideas and I'm hoping to get it done in the next few years, kind of as a present to myself.

6. I can't stand olives. I hate all olives, especially the green ones. They scare me. I feel like that red thing in the middle stares at me. The black ones look like bugs and taste like I've just licked a nickel.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Update on Abby

Abby is doing great! She is a sweet baby and loves to be cuddled, which is nice because we all love holding her. She is eating really well and weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. at her two week appointment. I'm sure she is at least 8 lbs. now.

I love this picture of her. I think it shows just how much she has grown. she is staying awake a little more each day. She is quite aware and loves to look around. I love dressing her up and putting cute little bows on her head. She has grown enough now that they actually stay on. In this picture, she has on the cutest little flowered jump suit and pink pants. You can't see it in the picture, but her pants actually have little ties on the bottom. They are the cutest things I have ever seen. I got them at Gymboree and they were definitely worth the money.

This is what Abby was wearing today. It is a cute little pink gown with bears around the bottom of it. The cutest part though is the little hat. Doesn't she just look like a little Holly Hobby doll?


Micah was a boxer for Halloween. The day beore Halloween, he got to go to our ward Halloween Carnival. The people in costumes scared him though and he didn't end up doing the Trunk-or-treat. He was fine by the next day and before he went out Trick-or-treating for the nite, he got to go to Heath's bank. They do a thing each year where the children of the employee's can trick-or-treat from office to office. After getting a lot of candy from the bank, Heath took Micah around our neighborhood where he got even more candy. Let's just say that he was on a sugar high for a couple of days.

This is the only picture I was able to get of Abby. I'm having some problems with the timing on my camera and it seemed like she put her hand in her face or something every time I tried to snap her picture. Anyway, she was pumpkin for Halloween. Her costume was an orange onesie with a pumpkin face on it. She also had a little hat that said, "Little Pumpkin" on it. It was very cute. Here is a picture of daddy enjoying his "Little Pumpkin."


Life with two children has been an adjustment. I think it is especially so for Micah. I have heard that sometimes when a new child is brought into the home, the other child will regress. We haven't really noticed that with Micah. He did however, jump at the chance to get Abby's pacifier into his mouth the other day. It was so funny, I didn't have the heart to take it from him (until after I got the picture, of course).

Micah is a funny kid. He is constantly doing things that crack us up. The other nite, he was taking a bath and kept putting the bubbles on his face. That was funny in itself, but then he did it again and said, "Ho ho ho!" I don't remember the last time I have laughed so hard.

Micah likes to play hide and seek, but he hasn't quite got the idea that when you hide, you want to go somewhere that can't be seen. He loves to hide, but he also likes to make sure you know right where he is. This has become his favorite hiding spot.