Wednesday, July 24, 2013

24th of July

We started out the morning by dropping Bob off at Mapleton Jr. High so he could get ready for the parade. Olivia and I quickly found a spot by Mapleton Elementary to watch the parade. Olivia sat on her blanket and played with her toys while I was looking for my Dad's family.

I spotted my Uncle Ren's family and we soon joined them at the White Church with my Aunt Shauna's family and my Grandma and Grandpa Hales. We loved watching everyone in the parade and Olivia played with Aunt Shauna and Uncle Troy. It was fun to see Bob walking in the parade for his new job at Maple Mountain Pharmacy. We almost missed him, he was at the beginning of the parade and since we sat near the end hew as able to watch a lot with us.

After the parade we went to the park and listened to some music with Grandma Hales. Growing up we always went to the park after and played the games, ate lunch, and enjoyed the entertainment. I am so excited that I will get to carry on this tradition with my family. Bob was hungry from all of his walking and got a piece of pie. He fed Olivia some, which she loved!

We listened to a couple different performers with my Grandma. The first one wasn't my favorite, nor was it Olivia's. She fell asleep!

We spent the afternoon at my parents house before our BBQ. Bob and I watched the movie 42 with my Dad and Olivia took a nap. We put her in Andrea's old room on the bed. She had a jungle theme room so I used the animals to keep her from rolling off.

We had a wonderful BBQ and played a few games, and enjoyed the company of our family.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Fiesta Days

Today we went to the Spanish Fork Rodeo with my family. As I drove from Orem, I was happy to see the temperature drop from 100 to 90. It was still pretty hot even with a 8:00 PM starting time. We waited in a short line that took forever to get our dinner, and then we found our seats. Olivia did awesome and I wore her in the Baby Bjorn until we were done eating. Everyone in my family always wants a turn to hold her, so Bob and I were able to enjoy the rodeo. We stayed until 9:45 and then decided to call it a night since she usually is in bed by 8.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

8 Months

(July 14th, 2013)

Today you turned 8 months! Where has the time gone? Before we know it you will be 1! 
We sure do love our Livey Girl! 

- After enjoying months of sleeping through the night, you started waking up 1 or 2 times a night crying.
- Started teething and Mom can see your bottom right tooth under your gums. That is why you have been waking up the last few nights.
- You are wearing mostly 6 - 9 month clothes and size 3 diapers.
- Mom and Dad left you with your first teenage babysitter while they went to the Temple with Ayrika and the rest of the family.
- Since Mom stopped working you don't take bottles very well anymore.
- For 2 weeks you went to swimming lessons with Mom at Lindon pool. You loved laying on your back, playing with the toys, and trying to blow bubbles.
- Took your first bath in the kitchen sink.
- Celebrated your first 4th of July.
- Went to Lake Powell with Mom and the rest of Mom's family while Dad stayed home and studied for his Pharmacy boards.
- While we were there, you wore your life jacket and went boating. You loved swimming in your float, and played with Mom's cousins Dillon and Addison.
- Went on another trip with Mom and Aunt Andrea to St. George for a couple days. We swam, shopped, and ate.
- You are starting to pull up on things around the house and love to pull up on Mom's legs.
- When Mom is folding the laundry you like to help.
- You go to bed between 7:30 - 9, and wake up between 6:30 -8:00. You nurse after waking up and play for an hour. Then you take your first nap which is between 1 and 2 hours. We play until 1 or 2 and then you take another 2 hour nap.
- You are talking more and more each day. You say dadadadadada the most and a few times ma ma. But for the most part you just talk gibberish.
- Dad has been working long hours and when he walks in the door you clap and show that you are excited to see him.
- You are getting close to crawling. You rock up on your knees and then lay on your belly, but there is not too much of a forward motion. You can scoot backwards and turn to the side.