Wednesday, April 29, 2009

We have a big girl!!

Sooo I thought I would give an update on Samantha's development since I haven't in a long time- and let's face it, what her grandparents REALLY want to read about is her. It's been about two months and she has accomplished a LOT since then! She can now roll any direction front to back or back to front, she can pick up really small objects, she can sit up (YAY!) and when she is on her tummy she can almost pull herself into a crawling position, has started scooting backwards (though she is trying to go forwards!) and can spin herself in a circle while on her tummy.
She had her 6 month check-up today and I was surprised to discover how tall she is! 26.5 inches and in the 72%ile for her age! She is 15.3 lbs in the 32%ile and her head is in the 83%ile.

Some cute/silly stories.....
--About a week ago she finally discovered how to razzle her lips and she sticks her tongue out while she does it and spit goes everywhere. A few days ago I was feeding her (she looooooves peaches!) rice cereal/peaches and she was happy as can be. I was about halfway done and stuck a bite in her mouth and she decided to razzle. Of course her food went all over the place and she was looking at it curiously. I wiped it up and gave her another bite and she did it again and kinda chuckled. I gave her another bite and she did it again and started laughing her head off. She thought it was the most hilarious thing and I tried to give her another bite but she just did it again. By that time I was covered in little bits of her food, so I gave up, haha!
--Samantha doesn't usually take a nap in the evenings unless she didn't take her other naps very well and is grumpy. About a week ago was an evening like this. I got her up and it was time to feed her. I start feeding her and Jacob and I were watching a show together. She burped while she was eating and started laughing. A few minutes later she tooted and starting laughing hysterically. When she finished eating she burped and started laughing really hard again. You'd think she was a boy, laughing at her gas like that, haha!! (Thank goodness, she hasn't done it since!)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Our Family Garden

Nicole and I decided that we would try planting a garden this year. I finished building the planter box a couple weeks ago, now we just need to wait for it to warm up t little so we can plant it! We have habanero and other hot peppers along with some bell peppers started in the house, and plan on planting some peas and carrots some time this week. The rest the garden will have to wait until after mothers day.

Before starting:

During the work:
Finished product:

Friday, April 24, 2009


We've been busy!! Sorry it's been so long since I last updated! Here is our life over the last month! I made 4 or 5 posts and tried to keep them short and sweet in hopes you would all take the time to look at them all (they are mostly pictures and brief explanations)... enjoy!!


So a couple of nights ago I decided to be brave and see if Sammie would eat carrots again. (See older posts to see her first reaction!) She seemed to think they were just fine, and Jacob took a few cute pictures

Trip to California

So we went on a trip to California to visit the Winegardner's and it was sooooooooooo so so much fun. Utah had a major snow storm and it was Beautiful weather there!! We arrived late Saturday night and were able to spend all day Easter Sunday with them, it was great! (can you say Cadbury creme eggs.... YUM) We also got to meet Ariel's boyfriend Don (he came for Easter dinner), whom I thought was seemed like a very nice person. On Monday we put up their pool, and it was actually pretty fun, but a lot of work. Tuesday.... was Disneyland!!! Wahoo!!! It was actually really crowded and kinda cold. oh well :) It was still fun. We didn't take very many pictures, but oh well. Oh yeah, coincidentally, we were actually there at the same time as some of our good friends the Seamons, who we hung out with for a couple hours, and actually some of our only pictures are with them, haha. (hope you guys don't mind me posting one??)
Here we are!
Samantha LOVED the "It's a Small World" ride.. she also loved the Jungle Cruise ride too.

This is her on 'It's a small world'... she was fascinated.
Us at 'Honey I shrunk the audience'

We had a lot of fun the rest of the week, we swam in the pool(even though the water was freezing..we didn't last long) played a lot of games, went bowling...played Farm Town (haha, we are nerds, yes.) All in all it was a great trip!! on the way back we stayed with Jacob's best friend Jeremy and his family in Las Vegas and it was so good to see them! They have 2 kids who are soo so cute and it was nice of them to let us stay there.
While we were in Ridgecrest Sammie slept in one of those play-pens. Which was good except she kept rolling over onto her stomach, then would wake up and scream. Not cool. So we put our duffel bags in there with her so she wouldn't have enough room to roll over. One night after we put her to bed she just looked so cute we had to take a picture.

5 months

Here are some adorable pictures of Samantha from when she was just over 5 months...


Conference weekend was a bunch of fun. Some of our friends/ sort-of relatives who go to BYU-I came and stayed with us Friday night so they could go to his mission reunion and also so they could go to conference. It was so much fun to see them, they are so awesome and I love spending time with them! The next day my parents came and stayed with us which was a bunch of fun... here are some cute pictures

Sammie and her great-grandma
4 generations of girls!! :)

Sammie and grandma

On Sunday my Aunt Kathy and Uncle Craig who live in Payson invited us all over for dinner between conference sessions, and it was so good to see them and we ate YUMMY food! The above picture is Samantha playing with her newest fascination: a cup.

5 months

Here are some adorable pictures of Samantha from when she was just over 5 months old

Like her mom, she isn't exactly photogenic, haha

this is how she is always sucking her lip in lately.

Friday, April 17, 2009

too long!

It's been forever since I last posted, I can't believe it's been so so long!!! We are having fun in beautiful sunny warm california and I will update later :)