Monday, November 24, 2008

Lucy Mae is 6 Months Old

Sorry I haven't posted lately, it just seems nothing terribly exciting has been happening. Brad has been more infuriating than funny, so I haven't wanted to share too much of what he has to say. He's in a "testing boundaries" phase and it's not too fun.

One exciting thing has happened and that is that Lucy turned 6 months old on Friday! Happy Half-Birthday to Lucy! I took her to the doctor today and she's 15 lbs 3 oz and 26.5 inches long. The doctor said she's "perfect". She's been laughing and screeching a lot and is a very fun little girl. She's eating oatmeal and bananas and I think we'll let her try some mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving.

On Friday night during the big game (Go Utes!) I went shopping. I just cannot stand to watch that game. I want the Utes to win SO bad that I just can't stand it if it's even close. Those Cougar fans are so dang cocky and I can't handle it. Anyway, I went shopping and just checked the score on my blackberry. I found the cutest outfit for Lucy including a hat. I've decided she's a hat girl. On Sunday I got her all dressed up and took some 6-month-old pictures of her. I think these are the first portraits I've taken that I'm really excited about. There are 3 different pictures, but edited a couple of different ways each. I would really love to hear which is your favorite!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Brad's first Soccer Game

A couple weeks ago I found out that our local rec. center was having sign-ups for indoor soccer, and they have a division for 3-5 year olds! I was so excited because I've been looking for some good physical activities for Brad this winter. Running around our 1400 square foot home just isn't going to cut it.

Last Saturday we went to the organizing meeting and met his team. There are about 7 kids on his team and he is one of the youngest. Some of the older kids have played before, but the level of skill is pretty basic. If you've never attended a soccer game for 3-5 year olds you are missing out. His first game was on Thursday and here are some fun pics:

Getting ready to go:Everyone has to wear shin guards for safety.
Stretching before they start.

Huddle with the team. The coach is one of the boy's dads. His name is Daniel and he's very patient with the fact that Brad's attention span is like 1 minute long.
An action shot:
Not sure what he was doing here...not going after the ball though.
This is Tasha, shes also really young so Brad gets along with her well. Once again, he's always the ladies man...
This is my favorite picture. Brad is the kid right in the middle with his arms out behind him. At this precise moment he's opening his "wings" and preparing to yell "To infinity and beyond!" before running to the other end of the gym. Hey, whatever works.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Brad-ism of the day 11/7/08

Tonight I had to work. I don't like working more than my scheduled 20 hours a week, but sometimes it's a necessary evil. Anyway, tonight I was doing registration at an event at the Grand America Hotel and my family came to spend the night at the hotel so that they wouldn't be too far away from me. At one point they came down to the ballroom to visit me for a few minutes and it just so happened that it was at the same time that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir was lining up to go on stage.

Brad saw all the ladies lined up wearing something very similar to this:And he said, "Mom! Look at all the Princesses!"

There were several of the ladies who heard him and got a real kick out of it. I bet it made their whole night. Once again, he's shaping up to be quite a ladies man.

I'm not quite sure what to think of the fact that he thought a line of middle-aged women in overly modest dresses were princesses, but maybe that explains why he tells me I'm beautiful at least once a day.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Lucy gets Oatmeal and a Hat!

Last night I finally reached my wits end with Lucy's constant nursing.  I decided that even though she won't be six months for a bout 3 more weeks she's ready for solids.  I really wanted to make it to six months, but I just cannot keep up with the girl!  So anyway, last night I fed her about a tablespoon of oatmeal.  She LOVED it.  I wanted to get pictures with it all over her face, but the fact is that she just swallowed most of it right down.  This blob on her chin was the best I could do:

She was very excited about playing with the spoon, so I let her do a little bit of the feeding herself.  

I also wanted to show you this darling hat my sister Tenille made for Lucy.  It's one of the first things she's crocheted but you would never know!  People have been stopping me to tell me how cute it is (in addition to how cute Lucy is) so I totally think she should sell them!  Lucy would be willing to model.

Finally some pictures

Hi Everyone! My friend Angela who hosted the Halloween Party last Monday was kind enough to send me some pictures they took of all 4 of us dressed. Sorry we didn't even come close to all looking at the camera!

Our idea for Joe & I was to be either Joe & Jane Six-Pack or just plain Trailer-Trash, however after seeing this post by my friend Kristina, I think we should have told people we were Dog the Bounty Hunter and the Huntress Beth! Who knew we were copying them without even knowing!

The Bakers had the most amazing spread of food and even a dry ice pumpkin. Besides, any meal where the majority of the food is designed to be dipped in cheese has got to be a favorite of mine!