I'VE heard this saying but never thought it would become the family THEME...... The "PLAY" part definitely takes precedence. We love ALLEN!!!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

15 month Check-up

Weight:  18 pounds
Height:   28.25 inches

We went to the Doctor on Oct 24, 2011 for Addison's 15 month appointment and we are pleased to announce we are growing a healthy!!!
Addison is starting to walk, just needing all the practice she can get.  She still thinks it's faster to crawl, but as soon as she she realizes it's much more fun to walk because she can carry things in both hands, she will be off and running.

She loves to eat.  She eats a lot but seems to get hungry every hour to hour and a half.  Maybe because mommy is always eating something....

She is just starting to watch a bit of TV and really is taking a liking to Tangled!!

First Steps

 Mommy and me.  Besides curling Addie's hair with the flat Iron today........

She also.......

Took her first steps.  Granted it was just 3 or 4 steps alone, but this is progress.  Like I said last week, she could be walking if she wanted to but she is just taking her time. 

We were playing with her toys and all of a sudden she was standing up by herself hugging her Ernie doll. I got in front of her and encouraged her to walk to me.  She SURE did!!!!  Where is the insta camera when you need it, but It will always be in my memory. 

Oh and I've lost the camera.  I must not have very good luck with this concept because this is not the first time and I'm sure it wont be the last. So, I took some pictures with my phone yesterday of her standing and then walking.  She started behind her blanket and now is in front of it.....NOT VERY GOOD PICS BUT WE'LL TAKE THEM UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Recipes to Try....Spinach and Artichoke Dip

I got some artichokes from my bountiful basket and decided this sounded really good.  I got this from a friend.

13.75 oz artichoke hearts packed in water, drained
10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed
1/4 cup chopped shallots
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
2/3 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
4 oz shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
salt and fresh pepper to taste
olive oil spray


Preheat oven to 375°.

In a small food processor, coarsely chop the artichoke hearts with the garlic and shallots.

Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Place in an oven-proof dish and bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes, until hot and cheese is melted. Serve right away.

Can be made one day in advance and stored in the refrigerator before baking. Makes about 3 3/4 cups. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Addison could walk if she wanted to, but like the whole crawling thing, she will when she's ready!!!!  She walks around on everything and stand by herself, but hasn't felt the need to make the move.  I'm completely okay with it.  She is the fastest crawler I've seen so walking (or should I say running) probable won't be any different.  We are just enjoying our time together.

This is Addison's second sucker.   She was feeling pretty special.  I got them for car ride emergencies.  She found them and got one herself.  It was pretty cute.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Baby #2

Ready or not here I come Mommy!!! This little girl (The ultrasound tech couldn't be 100%, but was pretty sure on a girl) is due April 1st.  Allen is still holding out for a boy!!!!

I wasn't feeling all that great the first of August.  I was nauseous, my body ached, and I had no energy to do anything.  The flu was going around and we had just been around a lot of people.  I decided, what the heck, I'll take a pregnancy test to rule that option out.  Well, the opposite of what was suppose to happen, happened!!!!!

We went to the doctor today.  The baby is doing great.  I thought his was such a cute first picture.  Looks like she is already sucking her thumb!!  I'm 16 weeks and in complete pain, but excited non-the-less.  (the pain part comes from two ovarian cysts...the right side is almost 8cm...I want it out so bad but the doc says to wait!!) if I can make it right

I'm starting to show so decided it was a good time to fill everyone in. (also since the bishop announced it in PEC....even though we hadn't even told him yet...he wanted to share some good news even if it wasn't his to tell) I guess nothing gets past him!!!  No big deal though, good way to spread the news!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

I think I was more excited to go to the pumpkin patch than anyone. As you know I love the fall and all that it incorporates.  It was going to be so fun to take Addison, let her ride in the wagon, and find some pumpkins.  It was such a beautiful day and right when we got there, you guessed it, the wind kicked up.  It wasn't to cold just annoying.  Once we found Addie one just her size she made sure it was right there with her.  It was really cute.  She had the cutest smile on her face the whole time.  I love seeing her so happy.  Well that only takes her being outside.  I'm kinda sad winter is coming...It's gonna be a long one!!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Yesterday Allen and I decided to take a drive to Jackson to see all the colors and breath the mountain air.  It has snowed the two days before and had melted just for us.  It was still on the mountains and on the peak before coming down into Jackson Hole, but everything was so beautiful.  FALL Really is my Favorite time of year.  We ate lunch, walked through the shops, got a parking ticket...which we are not paying because we were not in the wrong, and had a treat at our favorite little bakery (cherry pie and Ice cream).  I was a very nice day and think we're going to make it a tradition to drive to Jackson every year to see all the fall colors!!!!!!  We might have to take a different car so not to be impounded or something like that...

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Every Day is an Adventure...........

 I just can't help but love this face. 

We tried curlers for the first time.  They worked really good.

She loves to help me with the cloths and it just takes twice as long.

 This picture makes me so happy.  She has a pretty good laugh on her.  It's so cute.

We almost have to bottle gone, but her eye teeth are coming in so she needed some comfort and I was okay with it!

We had a visitor the other day and loved it.  We need to see more of him!!!

When October hits, I get hungry for Navajo Tacos.  I get a little homesick for home, it reminds me of Halloween, Homecoming and FAll all wrapped into ONE. 

I hate the smell of grease in my house so we used the burner on the grill and made the fry bread out there.  It worked really well.  For not being a native, I think I did pretty good!

Mommy was sick today and not looking her best, but we still had a good time going to the fish hatchery with the cousins (Allen's side of the family).