Monday, January 25, 2010


I am home today with a sick baby. I think one of the hardest things about being a parent is having to watch your child be sick and not being able to make them feel better. The good news is that she is finally sleeping soundly and I think the worst is over.

On Saturday afternoon I decided that we needed to go outside and play in the snow. This is the first time Olivia has played in the snow and she didn't know what to think at first. She eventually decided that it wasn't all bad and sat down and started eating it.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

St. George for the Weekend

Scott's brother and his family invited us to join them in St. George for the weekend. We had a great time... we took Olivia to the playground where we played on the swings and went down the slide. In the past she has been very nervous about the slide, but now she loves it! On Sunday we went hiking in Snow Canyon and played in the sand dunes. Surprising Olivia loved playing the sand so I think she is going to love the beach in Hawaii when we go in March.

Monday, January 11, 2010

More Progress

On Saturday Mom met me at Brittany's and we spent the day working on sewing projects. I was able to complete the top of Liv's quilt and will be taking it to be quilted tomorrow. I love how it turned out! The colors remind me of Spring. I know that we are months away, but I am ready for green grass, warm sunshine, taking Liv to the park to play on the swings, tulips, no more coats, and longer day light hours. Oh well until then we will enjoy the cold and the smog :).

Here is the finished top:

Other pics from this weekend...
Cowgirl Olivia

Best Buds (most of the time).

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I'm making progress

I have been working on Liv's quilt for the last two nights and I am so excited about how it is turning out. I love the colors and it is coming together faster than I thought. You can tell I am a novice because some of my squares don't line up exactly- I don't think Liv will care.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Last year for Christmas Scott gave me a very expensive sewing machine that I have used maybe four times. One of my New Year's resolutions is to remember how to sew. When I was younger I learned how to sew in 4-H. My mom was our fearless leader. She is an amazing seamstress and I am sure she was sorely disappointed in my lack of detail. I can still remember unpicking my uneven stitches (several times) on a peach skirt that I was going to enter into the State Fair and grumbling that I hated sewing. Funny how things change as you get a little older. My first project is going to be a crazy quilt that I making for Miss Olivia for her birthday. Here are the fabrics... check back for progress throughout the month.

Miss Olivia turned 11 months old yesterday. Sometime this month I realized that she is no longer a baby-she is a little girl. Although it makes me sad to see her grow up so quickly it is also so much fun to see her little personality develop. This month she decided that army crawling was not fast enough and now crawls around exploring the entire house. She cut her third tooth and is working on four more. She has a million toys, but likes to play with the DVD player instead. She knows she's not supposed to and checks to see if we are watching and then laughs when we catch her. She laughs and giggles when she is tickled and has started saying tickle tickle so daddy will tickle her. She loves "This little piggy" with her toes. How lucky are we to have such a fun little girl in our family? What did we do with ourselves before she came along?