Saturday, May 23, 2009

Many adventures of a 1 year old

So it may be a Sat. night, but I am sitting at home by myself as Tim helps his mom rescue the family dog, Dotty. She decided to get into the garage and lick some De Con, rat poison, So off he went to help take her to the Doggy ER. She'll be ok, she does have an iron stomach and has definitely eaten her share of doggy no no's.

So I thought I would blog and show off some of the pictures we have, since I went a little camera crazy and took a lot of shots and even filled our memory card.

This past week Shyler has had many adventures and big moments. She's had to say a lot of goodbyes and also gone to new places while doing a lot of the same old same old.

Last week started with a goodbye to our good friends the Tucker's. Derek got a job with the Navy and they now live in Florida. We will miss them so much!! I really want to go visit, and maybe we will get to this fall to see their new little one!

A 7 month pregnant lady golfing. She still beat me too! No handicap needed. Then there is Derek and his dad in the background. Can you tell they are related?

I bet you could have guessed how mini golfing would be with a one year old. She stole all of the balls, put them in new places, and stood in the way, on purpose. Luckily everyone was very understanding of the inevitable and we all had fun!

Saying goodbye after a yummy dinner at BeauJo's The four of us

Then on Thursday Shyler had to say goodbye to her boyfriend! So sad!! One of my really good friends here in Thornton is moving. We are happy for them because they have a really great opportunity ahead of them and they can be near family, but we are still sad to see them leave. Shyler and I have been walking and running with them since she was born. Holli has been such a great person to talk to and get advice when it comes to being a mom and just a great person. Did I mention I'm going to miss them?

The 2 of them sitting in their joggers, such a great invention. I love having this!

Shyler now loves the swing at the park and the slide, sometimesHolli and Hyrum

Those other suitors for Shyler better watch out!

Last Sunday Shyler decided she needed to wake up screaming and wouldn't go back to sleep unless Tim stayed with her. So he did but then he came back to bed and left her on the floor. When I went in to check on her this is what we found

What was even funnier is what was underneath the pink blanket. Notice the duck and the baby and blanket all securely tucked under her and her little sleepy head and the boppy she insisted sleeping on

On this note. I have some super exciting news and one last goodbye for Shyler.....

She is WEANED!!!!!!!! On Monday and Tuesday night I had to work so we just decided we would do it now. She gave up the morning fairly easily the week before and this last week wasn't too bad. She's been a little fussy, but that's not new. We have other things we do at bedtime that help her get ready for bed so even when I put her to sleep on Wednesday she went pretty willingly. It was kind of sad for me but also really nice too. I know I'll have others and I don't miss the whole dependency part since she wouldn't take a bottle, but I do and will miss the bonding time. I am also grateful I got to do it for 14 1/2 months, I remember being pregnant and hoping for 6 months!

Fun hike and bike tour! Today Tim went on a bike ride with his friends from freshman year of college. They all bike to the brewery's in Fort Collins and tour them. He enjoyed the company and some root beer! We don't have any pictures, but he did get soaked as he rode out to Budweiser.

We on the other hand stayed dry as we opted to hike up to Horsetooth Falls with my mom.

Touching the tree
The pond, so tempting

So tempting in fact she dove right on in! Face first!
We had to take off the pants and outer jacket and wrap her in my sweatshirt for the hike back. Pretty funny, but poor baby!

I loved these flowers!! They are purple and I think they have such a cool shape!

Our fun week!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Our House

So we finally planted flowers and our garden and I took pictures and we have our finished product. We are pretty happy considering we don't really know what we are doing. Here are some before and after shots!

Our garden boxes

The Dirt

Our garden

The yard before with the hole
Boring dirt

The hole
The mostly dead tree from the hole
Our new peach tree! (the towel doesn't belong there)
Our new and improved yard!
My fault for taking it with the sun glare.
Tim and Shyler playing out front
New rock, tree, and flowers!
Fun stepping stones to the water spigot

Flowers in the front planter
The whiskey barrel with flowers
Our new yard!!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!!


We're trying to teach Shyler to tell us that she is one year old

After a bad experience on her birthday of NOT touching her cupcake, she got another chance and really does like them, who wouldn't it's a bunch of yummy sweetness!

Today has been a great day. I have the best husband who totally let me slack off today and do nothing!!! He slaved in the kitchen to make me homemade cinnamon rolls and tonight he is making me my favorite parma rosa pasta! He also let me sleep in!!! I didn't even wake up to nurse Shyler! (We're trying to get rid of that one) It's a great day to be a mom!!!

I am also so thankful for all of the other mother's in my life. My own mom is so great. She is so helpful and loving and caring. She tried so hard to teach me and give me all that I would need when I was growing up all without the help of a husband. Even today she is there for me whenever I need her help. She is always there to lend a helping hand!! I Love you Mom!!!

My other mom, Tim's mom is also so wonderful. I couldn't have asked for a better mother-in-law! She also has many of the qualities my mom has, but she raised Tim to be a worthy priesthood holder and encouraged him to follow his dreams to be the man he is today! Thanks, we love you!

I also am so thankful for all of my sisters, aunts, cousins, and friends who are mom's or who will be a mom one day. You are all such inspirations and truely amazing daughters of God. Thank you so much!!!

We did get new rock and a new tree put in our front yard, I did not take any after shots yet. I also need to plant some flowers and then I'll be proud of our work!! So we will keep you in suspense a little longer.