Wednesday, November 14, 2012

This is Halloween!!

Well its certainly been awhile... oops.

Finley picking out her pumpkins. She picked out ours too. She's wonderful.

We took Finley to the pumpkin patch to get our pumpkins. She had a great time.  I can't believe how big she has gotten. Life has been very busy for us. Finley is growing and reaching new milestones everyday. I can't believe we're coming up on her birthday. Mike is coaching and doing really well. The kids are learning and they love having him as a coach. He is so great with the kids. We're going to school, and mike works and then we spend time with family. I crochet, clean and take care of my Finley girl. Life is good. I'm planning her birthday party, which is unreal. Speaking of which if your coming let me know! I need a count for the kids and for the food. But I'll try to be better, life got ahead of me. I will blog soon.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Summer Fun!

Finley and her Aqua babies friend Rylee!
Crawling!? Some-what!
Happy Baby Equals Happy Momma

Things are looking great here with us! Mike is working hard and always working, it seems! Finley and I miss him a lot but I am so grateful for his hard work. Well Finley has been in her aqua babies class. Which she loves, Mike gets in with us and its pretty fun especially because he gets to see her during work hours! Who wouldn't love that. Finley is going to start crawling soon. I can feel it! Ha! She is so cute, she uses her head to help her move but I think it makes her pretty tired, she'll do it for only a little while then just roll the rest of the way. Yes, she is a roller. I went into the back room to grab her blanket and I had laid her down in the front room, and she's babbling up a storm just talking away, as I walk out I see her half way down the hallway! She had rolled all the way down to come and find me! I thought that was adorable. I think Finley is teething, We don't have any teeth yet, but she was struggling to get to sleep at night last week. I just about died. She is usually a great sleeper! So I was in for a rude awakening! Literally! But I think besides the lack of sleep what was the worst part was I couldn't really do much for her. But she seems to be doing much better, her runny nose is not nearly as bad as it was earlier in the week. And she is getting to sleep much easier now, though naps it seems is harder for her to go down. But that's ok. We will soon be on vacation! YAY! We will be going to San Clemente then into Utah and stopping a few places in Utah. We're leaving on my birthday (Sad), But we'll be back 5th of August. Pretty exciting! 
Isn't she just beautiful!
In her Stunna Shades!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

When life hands you...

Can't touch this!!
Well we've all heard the sayings when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. And its a great saying but I think its a little harder to put that into actions. Life is supposed to be hard right?? Well I've decided to try and make it easier on those around me. I'm not going to worry about how others hurt me, because then I would just be making me stress and nobody in this family wants that!! I recently had an incident where my actions were called into question and my feelings got hurt. But I am trying to learn from this experience and grow, but again I have to turn the other cheek. 9 times out of 10 the other person doesn't care how you feel because its not their problem. And I'm speaking in general. My experience has made me see a different side of the coin. That everyone has feelings and emotions, and when you let others hurt you and you then return the favor, it does no one any good. So I am going to start being more pro-active on what other people are feeling. I am sure that I have offended many people. And I'm going to change it because of this experience that I had, I was angry I was hurt and most of all I was unhappy. And for what, because someone wasn't kind to me. There are many instances where I have not been kind to others. And I don't know why this moment has stuck with me. But I intend to change my outlook and my actions. I'm not going to worry about what others think of me because lets face it, people judge you on the stupidest things. And it only makes me unhappy. But I am going to give others the benefit of the doubt, why?? Because that is something that I wish that I could've had in many scenarios. I am going to care about the other persons feeling, I truly want to be a better individual and I think that this is the first step in getting there. I think that having this outlook on life will help me have a better attitude and to be a better mother and wife. And most of of all make my family happy which is all I truly want. I guess its a good thing I eat lemons just like an orange. Thanks for reading this weeks epitome.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Wild Child.

Finley received this outfit from Auntie Katherine. I decided to post a photo so that she could see it.
Thank you!

I think its so cute!

Camping Trip!!

Finley is so happy. Her constipation is gone and the homemade formula is working wonders. Thank you all to have lent a helping hand. So lately we've been doing a lot. Mike is working and going to school. But recently we were able to go on a camping trip to the desert in Barstow. Finley did great. She fell asleep in the car and when we got her we put her in the pack n play, slept the entire night. Then we got up in the morning Mike went riding on the dirt bike, and then my mom watched Finley and I got to go as well. It was a lot of fun and I am excited for the summer for when we go to our family reunions. Here are some photo's of the trip:

Mike ready to go.

Finley loves the dirt bikes!

Me on my bike. ( Hadn't been able to go since before I was pregnant.)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Busy little bees!!

Visting her cousins and Elliott let her hold her powerpuff.
Oh man, we are busy, well at least I am. the last few weeks have been a whirl wind. We've started cloth diapering which I love. But these last few days have been a little hard. Finley was constipated and she was not having it! So I've stopped using the store bought formula, and have started making my own. Don't worry, Finley is doing much better now. However, I was not doing well, Fin was screaming and crying and after 3 days off not being able to poo, I was at my wits end. I called Mike in tears, saying I don't know what to do. We gave her 2 bottles of apple juice and water, hardly did anything. So Mike made a few phone calls, and I called the doctors, he told me prune juice and liquid suppositories. so Mike went and found the things we needed. So we then took her into the bath and gave her the suppositories and it worked instantly. Not to give to much information but so much came out. Derrik then came over and she received a blessing and the change in her was so fast, thank goodness for the priesthood. We then gave her some prune juice, and  the homemade formula and she went right to sleep, so hopefully she is at the ends of this. We shall see. Keep her in your prayers. I'll try and keep you all updated.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Papa and Finley have a food fight...

Interesting title right... I thought so. Ok so now let me explain myself. I went over to Mike's sister's house to have her dye my hair. (I'm going back to blonde after being a brunette for a few months... I know I know). So Mike went with me this time because last time Finley wasn't working with me and making it difficult. And Rachel has two little girls of her own. I had Mike go with me so that he could watch her and be able to entertain the girls. Well all was going well until it came time for Finley to eat. We've been giving her solids now once a day and she eats the entire thing. Well apparently she wasn't making it easy on dad. She was crying so much that she didn't care about the food. So Mike gave her a bottle of juice and she seemed to relax. But when were not at home we have this nifty squeeze spoon. You put the food in the base of the spoon and it squeezes out so she can eat it. It's really handy for on the go. For those of you who haven't seen Finley eat, she wants to eat it all and if you're not fast enough... she gets angry. I think its cute but Mike was pretty frustrated. But that was her first time that she wasn't an angel with daddy... Maybe I'm just used to it? So here are photos of the end result: 

I think daddy may have won this round.

I don't know how she much she actually ate... but I thought it was adorable and made Mike take a photo.
Mike put her in the tub then sprayed her off... She wasn't too pleased with that.
I thought it was cute. Who knew that Finley could pull off carrots so well?

Oh, PS If you're looking for someone to do you're hair I can give you Rachel's info. She's great! Seriously though... I love it when she does my hair...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Swimming at 4 1/2 mo. Whaa?

So today it was 85 degrees outside and Mike and I have been waiting and waiting it seems to be able to get Finley in the pool, just to see how she takes it and Mike and I are planning on putting her in a mommy and me class in the summer. So we just wanted to test and see how she would handle the pool. We've done the bathtub, but we've never put her under. So we went over to Ontario High School while Mike was coaching and jumped in with her. She did wonderful! Mike and I dunked her and had her float on her back and pulled her through the water and it was so much fun.  Not one upset cry or tear. It was pretty amazing! She must be a swimmer at heart. I can't wait to get her in again. But as for now she's asleep from all that swimming! So now we've got to give her a bath to get that sunblock out of her hair. But I think that she was the cutest little thing in the world. A total mermaid if they existed it was great to be able to see and enjoy her first time in the pool.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Being a mom...

Being a new mom is hard work... I wasn't expecting it to be this hard, but I wasn't expecting the reward to be this great either... Watching Finley grow and reach new milestones is amazing. I cannot believe that Mike and I brought this wonderful little girl into the world. She is so... I cannot even think of the words to describe her. She already knows how to work her papa. And she laughs the most for him. Speaking of her laugh, her laugh is so contagious... I love to hear it. She loves it when I sing to her and she tries to sing with me too. She loves carrots and pears, though not together. Finley is the most important thing in my life. I cannot imagine my life with her. She is such a personality so full of joy and smiles. All the sleepless nights that we've had (are few) but worth it. She is impossible not to love. She babbles when you talk to her. She's only 4 1/2 months. Everything she does is new and exciting. I hope that when I have other children when they reach these new and great things that I will be able to feel the same as I do now. Finley is all we've ever wanted. The truth is that she completes our family. I feel like she makes us whole. Like the missing piece of the puzzle, having her as my daughter is surreal. Being a mom is surreal. I love being a mother, I truly believe that this is my greatest calling. I feel so blessed to have this amazing daughter of God to raise. Oh, how the Lord must trust us so much to be able to raise his children... I hope that I do right by him, and provide the best for her that I can. I want so much for her. I want her to succeed in life. I want her to be able to have the best things and to have a home that she can always come to. I want her to know that her father and I would do anything to make her happy. I have never thought about anyone else like this (besides Mike). I want so much for her... She deserves it. I think that being a mother brings out the best in me. And a little hard work never hurt anyone.  And like I said... She deserves it. She deserves whatever I can give her, and I'll give her everything.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Time Flies...

Time has flown by, I totally became sidetracked! Well Finley is great! 3 months and growing. I can't believe that it has already been this long. She's so big and getting so independent! She is such a joy to have in my life. She is amazing, she already sleeps through the night and has been doing it consistently for over a month now. It is wonderful! She only cries when she's tired or hungry. I think that she's doing more so now because she is going through a growth spurt. The doctor told me 3, 6, and 9 months are when they hit their growth spurts. She goes down very easy as well. She will cry for the most 10 minutes and then she puts herself to sleep. I'm telling you she is making it so that I want to have more little ones. But I know that the next one won't make it so easy on me! Mike and I have our own little place and it is so wonderful. Mike is pretty busy now. He is working 2 jobs that he likes and going to school. I am so blessed while I get to stay home and watch Finn. He truly is so amazing! And good to me. I miss him every moment he is gone! Finley is such a daddy's little girl. She sure does love her papa. We're in a new ward. The walnut park ward and it is soo lovely. The people there are so welcoming and so nice. We truly love being there and having such a great ward to call our own! Mike and I are very happy. He is coaching a  high school swim team right now and he likes the kids. Sometimes I'll get in and show them a few new things and demonstrate how to swim.. (Man am I out of shape!) I just try to help out Mike as much as I can. I'm going to try and be a little better on keeping the blog updated. And I did pretty well while I was prego... But ya.... hahha