Tuesday, July 24, 2012

It's Fun Being A Mom

Let me start with a funny story. The other day Sarah disappears into our room and then I hear Michael tell her to come show me something. She comes walking out with my hot pink bra wrapped around her shoulders, like a scarf, and she is petting the soft fabric with a huge grin on her face. It is moments like that that make being a mom so much fun. She is so cute! We just had her 18 month appointment and she weighs 19lbs 6oz (10%) and she is 30.5in. tall (50%). I am amazed at how intelligent she is. She has figured out how to ask us for what she wants and she is getting really good enunciating her words. Her favorite thing to say is "see" whenever she sees something exciting. She wants to make sure we aren't going to miss any of the important things in life. She also says "hi" and "bye" to everyone and everything, including the entire congregation as we left during sacrament meeting. She loves climbing up onto the couch over and over again, but her favorite spot is dad's computer chair, or the "command center," as he calls it. She will stand there and say "up" until someone helps her up and then she sits and types while she reclines in the chair. She loves making animal noises, giving bear hugs and kisses, kites, and being tickled. Her absolute favorite activity is plugging my headphones into my iPod again and again and again. She loves the wave pool at Seven Peaks, but doesn't quite understand that she can't do that all by herself yet. She loves books and her papa (my dad). Whenever we are at my parents and he is not in sight she walks around the house yelling his name and takes off up the stairs to check his office. Whenever she isn't happy with me, especially at bedtime, she cries for papa to come hold her.
Speaking of my parents, they decided to take their house off the market for a few months. The timing just isn't right, and I am not complaining. We are so happy that they will be here a little longer. Plus, an added bonus is that my sister and her family are moving back! I am so excited to have all my family in Utah, at least for a little while. The Southwicks were here these last two weeks and Sarah had fun with the cousins. We went to the Zoo and the new Rocky Shores exhibit is amazing. The Polar Bear was in a performing mood so Sarah had a ball. She would roar at him between the giggling.
Michael's Birthday was last month and we had fun celebrating with him. The week before his birthday he decided to take a mental health day, so we went to Tucanos for his bday lunch and let Sarah get soaked in the splash pad. Then he conned me into opening his present early. (But let's be honest, I can't stand waiting so I didn't put up too big of a fight.) I gave him carnival tickets with 20 fun things to do. I had a blast coming up with them and it was even better than I expected. He loved it and it has been super fun for all of us. His mom and sister successfully surprised him for dinner and an ice cream cake. It was a lot of fun.

We had a lot better luck with pictures, so here they are(and there are a lot)...

Wearing Daddy's Spiderman Shirt.
Attacking Dad.
Dancing with her bear.

We made koolaid cubes and Sarah decided she needed one for each hand.

Finger Painting with Pudding on a rainy day.

Sarah loves playing in her tube.
Playing the piano.
Snuggling with Dad
Ready for our 4th of July picnic.
My friend was so thoughtful and gave Sarah her old play Kitchen.
She loved it and keeps telling me she wants to cook, while talking on the phone of course.

Picture from the Zoo...
Grandma and Sarah
Sarah, Papa and Kyson
She did not want her picture taken.
The Bears.
The Polar Bear.
Carousel Ride.

Everyone at the bird show.

Just a little jumping after church with her Uncle Brian.
I finally got Sarah dancing on camera. She usually moves all over the place, but this is pretty cute.

1 comment:

  1. What fun! I can't believe how big she is getting.