Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Party

We went to our ward Christmas party on Saturday because I wanted Emma tosit on Santa's lap. And guess what? She got to sit on two Santas. First, her "future" boyfriend in our ward Luke(poor girl, we promise we will let her make her own choices, but we sure think he's cute), our friends Kyle and Kylee's son who is about 6 weeks older than she is and then Santa came to our ward pary. Emma did okay and then she decided she didn't want to be on Luke's lap anymore as you can see by the pics. We are getting excited for her first Christmas. She had a Dr's appointment today to check on a diaper rash, I am such a first time mom, and weighed 12 lbs 10 ounces. She is sure growing up fast. We can't wait to go to Utah and meetall her cousins that she hasn't seen yet!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Almost Christmas

We have had fun the last few weeks as Emma has become more aware of her surroundings. We got her a Bumbo chair for Christmas, but her dad decided she needed it early. I think I will still stick a bow on it for Christmas. She loves sitting up and watching TV. I am not so sure how I feel about the TV part, but she loves the colors. We got her a new play center too, thanks to her Gigi Nelson's gift of shopping. She smiles at the sun in the middle and has started to talk to all the toys. She likes to hit them with her fists and tries to grab them. She loves playing with her cousin are some pictures of them and her new toys.

She has an aversion to the carseat lately, or more the car when she can't see anyone's face. Thank goodness for all the smiley face toys, they really help keep her happy! We can't wait for her first Christmas! She has found her fist and likes to suck on it lately. We are also trying to wean her from sleeping in her swing, but since she sleeps with her arms straight up if not swaddled and swinging, she hits herself when she moves and wakes up so that may still take awhile....

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving and Cousins

Emma had her first Thanksgiving last week. Mostly we got pictures of her with all of her relatives and she only got to eat the yummy food through her mommy. She did pretty good, but got a little overwhelmed by all the new people. She loved to be carried around in her carrier on my chest. She is such a curious baby and wants to be able to look around and kick. Here are some pics of her over the holiday. There is one of her with her Gigi Nelson ( she has two Gigi's Rod's grandmother and my grandmother)Another is one of her with Papa, her mom's grandfather.

She spent the morning watching football with her dad and then the afternoon finishing helping her mom make the dinner. We got some other cute ones of her with her grandad, her Uncle Jordan and Her Grandma and Parker. Parker really loves Emma, as well as her other cousins.
Time to be done, my little one just woke up.

Here We Are

Here We Are
My first blog experience

Halloween in AZ

This is the first picture I could find of us. Really it is Christmas now. Rod and I had fun planning this Halloween party. I even thought it would be a good time to make costumes ( I will think more about that next time).

Europe up till now

We spent a month this summer in Europe and it was so fun!! Then we packed up and moved from Bullhead City to Tempe, AZ. Roderick is enjoying his time finishing his Economics degree at ASU ( although finals stink). I am being a dental hygienist in Scottsdale, which is very fun! I love the people I work with and it keeps me busy. We are getting ready to head up to Utah next week for our Christmas break and can't wait. This blogging stuff is fun!

Italy Rocks

Italy Rocks
mopeds are the coolest

Our Summer Trip

Our Summer Trip