Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The One With A Big First

We wondered when this day would come since the day she was born...

Can you tell what is different about her??

Paige wore her first pony tail today!  She made it months (if not years) before I did, so as a mom, I am proud of her.  Besides, it's just so cute.  It took me the whole day to get used to, but now I love it.  

Apparently today she learned how to pose too... she loves this duck thing... and she sat like that for almost a full minute (and if you know Paige, you know that's a big deal if she sits still for that long!).

Monday, January 16, 2012

The One With The Hungry Duck

After one of Paige's surgeries, my visiting teaching companion gave Paige a ticklish, singing duck.  Paige loves it and we have already had to replace the batteries.

Yesterday, I was walking from one room to another and noticed that Paige had done this to the duck...

I guess duckie was hungry!

It's been so fun watching Paige learn how to play and pretend.

Friday, January 13, 2012

The One With Photo Friday - "Something You're Afraid Of"

For today's Photo Friday, I decided to pick 

"something you're afraid of".

There are a few things that I am afraid of, but the absolute biggest one is...

Tower Of Terror 2008

This includes, but is not limited to; standing on a tall building, going on amusement park rides, looking down from a tall building in a movie (I know...), and even sometimes looking up at the top of a tall building while I am standing on the ground.  

Wow, I didn't know how ridiculous it all was before I wrote it all down.

I have no idea why I am so afraid of it.  I know I am completely safe and won't get hurt.  

Luckily now, I can laugh at the picture above, but I was squeezing rick's arm so hard his hand fell asleep & my arm was tired for a day or two... 

The only reason why I went on that stupid ride (beside's Bryce never ending persistence, persuasion & lies) was because Rick said he would give me a diamond if I went on  that blasted ride.  I didn't know exactly how serious he was or what exactly he meant by that, but I did, and he followed through a few days later in Hawaii.  :)  

The morning after he proposed on OUR pier ;)
I guess it was worth it... ;)  

PS - Mice are a close second...

Monday, January 2, 2012

The One With My Goals Update

Last year I posted about the goals I wanted to accomplish in 2011... I wanted to update that list for myself.

Of my list from last year, these are the ones I have accomplished:

  • Throw Paige a cute first birthday party
  • Make an album of Paige's first year
  • write in Paige's journal more often
  • Make a magnetic nativity that goes on my fridge
I started most of the following goals I had, but haven't officially completed them, so they go onto the goals for 2012:
  • Make a traditions Christmas tree skirt
  • Quiet Book for Paige (started)
  • Organize my recipes (started)
  • Makes something like this to hang in my front room
  • Start a new "mommy" blog
  • Experiment with Photoshop (started... there's so much to learn on this program... it didn't help, though, that my computer died & I lost PS this year)
  • Make a magnetic alphabet puzzle
  • Take some pictures similar to this
  • Make my blog into a photo album journal for each year (started)
  • Find & use new recipes that use my food storage (started)
And here are my new goals for 2012:
  • Potty training & de-cribbing Paige
  • Starting Mommy Preschool with Paige (I'm excited!)
  • Finish decorating my room (I've taken my time with this one!)
  • Add a picture wall to Paige's room including this & possibly this.
  • Make a diaper strap... I got a new purse & the huge diaper case I have doesn't fit anymore.
  • Continue to write in Paige's journal regularly... especially as she learns how to talk & says funny things.
  • Read my scriptures more regularly (even if it's the children's picture BOM to Paige)
  • Finish an ABC book for Paige
I think that's It!  I know it doesn't look like I accomplished a lot, but considering all that we had going on this year & how much I started (even if I haven't finished it yet), I'll give myself a pat on the back.