Thursday, April 29, 2010

Our Life

So we are on the final countdown before we leave for Sacramento for 3 months. Scott and I both have been pretty busy during these last weeks. This last Saturday was our stake Day of Service. We went to a VA Hospital and cleaned up the grounds. You can see that I was busy at work and super sweaty and dirty from all of the hard work I was putting in. I tell ya, it was back breaking. Okay, maybe I just watched because I had to take care of this cute bundle of joy. My friend Tiffany made this sling for me when Ada was born and she taught me how to use it for infants. WONDERFUL!!!
The seamstress! Tiffany is also really talented with photography. She took Ada's day old pictures, 10 day old, my maternity and will soon be taking our family picture next Friday! You can check out some of her work here.

I know that her eyes are closed but I just want you to see how much drool escapes her mouth in just one sitting. It is quite gross actually...but I love it!!




Ada is in love with her bouncy thing. Thanks Tiffany!


So Ada likes to chill. We walked in this morning and she had her leg up, all relaxed. And yes, once again, we still dress her in Christmas PJ's. They are just so comfy for her!








videoI can't get enough of her laugh. She is not laughing as much these days, more like squealing. She is also learning how to whine so that gets to my ears a little.

videoI just wanted to give proof that she is starting to crawl ever so slightly. It is more like an army crawl, but she did jump up on her knees today. It almost looks like she has no use to her legs when she starts the scoot.

Some other fun things are that she has 2 teeth now. I probably already mentioned that, but don't feel like checking! :)

She loves to bang things as hard as she can. While she is "patiently" waiting for her food, she will often times bang her sippy cup as hard as she can on her high chair, then just look at us with a "watch me do it again" look.

The last thing I am not sure if I am excited or a little sad. Probably mixed emotions. Ada is not really interested in nursing anymore. I think she realizes that she can get what she wants a lot faster and a lot more from the bottle. I just don't produce enough to satisfy her hunger. On the positive side, that means I will get to eat dairy again. Okay, besides cookies and chocolate cause I have already been "sneaking" that. I have not really had cheese since before Christmas. I did take a little bite a few days ago and it was delicious! I will need to be careful not to hoard all that dairy when I officially stop nursing. Don't wanna pack it on :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Just For Scott

videoAda truly LOVES her Daddy!! She is even saying his name!!

Thank you Scott for all that you do for us. We love you!!

(And for all those that are wanting to say this...we KNOW that she doesn't really know what she is saying yet, but we love to pretend that she does!!! Just so much fun) :)

Another thing...I saw A LOT of Foley in her watching this video. :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Little Bit of Everything

Not a whole lot has been going on around this neck of the woods. Scott has been busy with school and Ada, and I have been busy with Ada, Mary Kay, my calling (when I write this it sounds like Scott does not have a lot going on, but he has a lot going on with school).
Ada is changing everyday and we are having so much fun. She moves and scoots around a ton. We strip her down before she eats and she will usually end up taking her naps in just a diaper. I try to be very careful now and at least throw a onesie on her. She scoots around so much that her diaper comes un stuck. This particular morning there was a surprise waiting for me in the diaper. Good thing it was contained!
We sometimes race to the room and pretty much call dibs on who gets to get Ada up from her nap. As you can tell from her toothless grin, she is all smiles after a good slumber.


This is the newest of Ada's discoveries. She has learned that when she pulls down the bumper pads, she can see us. The other day, Scott did not realize that Ada was peeking through the bars at him and when he walked away she cried the saddest cry ever! She also LOVES to kick her legs against the bumper pads and mattress. She gets a kick (no pun intended) out of it.

Scott got a much needed haircut today (I love his long hair, but just getting too long for church and school).



He still looks good to me.





videoOkay so yeah, I may talk a little baby talk here and there, but it is SO worth it when I get those fun reactions.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Pictures

After our Easter Dinner, Conference and Ada's naps, we took a quick drive to a nearby park to take some pictures of Ada in her little Easter Dress. Okay, it wasn't really an "Easter" dress, more just a cute, $5 dress that I found at Wal-Mart and I wanted to document a little of Ada's first Easter.
We are not photographers in any way. So just enjoy the pictures...no critiquing required. :)
Don't you just love that tongue!? She is always sticking it out. And now she does this new thing. She suctions her tongue to her gums and makes a clicking noise. Not that big of a deal, but it sure is entertaining for us.


Ada is really learning how to ham it up for the cameras. She knows to smile when I point it in her direction.





Since you have seen some good close ups with both parents with Ada, does she look more Foley or Lovell? I am starting to think that the Foley side is starting to really pull through. Thoughts?





Consider Me Domestic...Kind Of

So, I was feeling all ambitious about making a huge Easter Dinner for Scott and I (no joke when I say, "HUGE!"). He didn't think that I needed to go all out, but growing up, my mom always did, and even though it was just me and Scott (Ada was there too, but eating her strained fruits and veggies) I felt like having something good. Since Scott is not a huge fan of ham (which is what my family usually did for Easter Dinner), I bought us a beautiful Turkey instead...a 13 pounder! Ha! Don't even ask me what I was thinking. I found a decent recipe on AllRecipe and spent the morning/afternoon: Preparing the Turkey
Making rolls (My mom's rolls which I have not yet mastered. Not even a little).

Starting fires. I was boiling water and the rag that I had covering the roll dough caught on fire. Scott and I were in Ada's room and both smelled something burning. I ran into the kitchen thinking that some food just got on the burner. NOPE...


Ada visiting me while I was slaving away in the hot kitchen.



Making Strawberry pie
Scott has been requesting our Sister-in-laws mother's Strawberry pie for months...I dare say even years (We have been married over 2 years now). I never make it, maybe I did once. So, I got all excited when I was at the store yesterday when I thought about making that yummy dessert. Too bad I accidentally added 3 cups of boiling water to the strawberry jello instead of 2/3 cup. So I did what any person making a huge dinner for 2 would do, panicked! I almost sent Scott to the store to get some more Jello, but didn't. Instead I called a neighbor who actually had cherry flavor. I was so grateful she had Jello. That is something you would never really find in our cupboard.
Too bad I didn't actually use our Sils recipe. I thought the one I found online was the exact replica. As pretty as the pie was, the taste reminded me of Whips yogurt. Still good, just not the Larsen's pie.



Making My Mom's rolls
The disastrous rolls. The dough is so dang sticky. I felt like cursing while I was attempting to roll the dough into crescent shapes. They were just a globby mess. Even though they were not very pretty, they still were pretty good. I am going to learn this summer how to properly roll out my rolls.






You can see the little piece of missing turkey. I needed to taste it to make sure it was up to par. Too bad I didn't wait until AFTER I took the picture.






The final meal. I wasn't originally going to make stuffing cause that would be too Thanksgiving. However, Scott wanted mashed potatoes ( I was going to do roasted) and so I wanted stuffing cause I like stuffing and mashed potatoes together with my Turkey. The only thing we were missing was my moms cranberry walnut jello.







See, I told you that the pie was pretty, just didn't taste the same. We still both had two pieces.
So, what I decided about this big, extravagant meal: It was a lot of work for just 2 people. I will probably do it again, just not SO much food. I went a little buck wild and now we have crazy amounts of leftovers.
One thing I was thinking throughout the day is that I am no master chef as much as I would love to be. I am just Okay at cooking. I think that I don't spend enough time really learning how to do and make certain things, I just do it. Then it takes making that certain thing many times before I have mastered it. Oh well...there are many holidays to come.
Happy Easter Everyone. Hope you had a great day!