Sunday, August 21, 2011


Yet again I have to leave for work today. I've been gone 3 times this month so now I officially deserve the worst mother of the year award. I hate leaving... I feel like I miss out on so much. She is developing so rapidly and everyday is different.

At least I don't have to worry about Nicholas. He is such a good dad. This last week his parents were on vacation, he stayed home to watch her all week. She has a blast hanging out with him and I'm super jealous. I know he's going to be the fun parent since I always work. Boo!!!

Anyways, I have to enjoy the moments I do get so we squeezed in as much fun as we could yesterday. The park is becoming one of her favorite places. She yells and laughs at the Dogs, Points at the airplanes, crawls up and down the hills, and Nicholas was helping her walk/run in the grass. She loved it! and lets be honest, we did too!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Breaking her fever & having fun!

We had a rocky start to Baines second year. On her birthday she came down with her first fever. Poor little thing was so uncomfortable and we couldn’t do anything to help. Tylenol and Motrin didn’t really help to reduce the fever. We took her to the Doctor and he said she probably caught a virus and we would just have to wait for it to work its way out of her system. After about 3 days and 3 VERY long nights the fever broke. She went back to being her funny self. It was so sad to see her in pain but I loved that she was so cuddly.

Since her birthday we’ve had tons of new fun things to play with. She loves the Swing, tunnel and Bike seat she got.

We also got her a little chair from IKEA. Its her new favorite place to drink a bottle and watch Yo Gabba Gabba. It also makes a great place to put her toys. She loves putting her friends in the seat.

We are having SO much fun with her right now. I just love this stage. She’s really funny and thinks we are too! Here are some of my favorite recent pictures.

Last night we walked to the grocery store by our house. Baines wanted to hold an apple on the way home. Nicholas cut a chunk out of the side. She chewed on it the whole way home. Then when we got home she carried it around with her all night. She was even walking around the house while eating it.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


The roof is now papered and ready to prep for shingles! The inspector had us do a few random things/additions/corrections before we could cover but I'm stoked that the felt is up. I went with the extra heavy (30lb) felt paper since there is a lot going on this month and we will not get to actually start shingling until at least a month from now. On another note; My fathers friend and electrician came by on Saturday after they played golf and juiced up some of the rear addition. He also pulled the wire to the garage and hooked up our sub-panel in there. With all that plus the unmentioned little things we do everything is still moving forward.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Baines is 1

Dear Baines,

Today you’re a year old. I can’t believe it! Watching you walk and talk is so weird because I feel like you’re still so little. It seems like just yesterday that I was holding my newborn Bubbies. That was the best day of my life.

We found 4 days before you were born that we needed to delivery you via C-section. I remember thinking all weekend that I would probably go into labor or make myself because I was so nervous for the procedure. The night before your dad and I spend our last remaining moments together alone (it wasn’t as fun as having you there). I thought I would be up all night with butterflies in my stomach but I slept better than I ever have (no offence but you wake me up a lot).

The next morning we woke up ready to meet you. We checking into the hospital at 5:30 am and by 7:00 we were in the surgery room. It took about 15 minutes for them to get you out and when I saw your face my world changed forever.

You were and still are the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. The sound of your soft sweet cry melted my heart. You were so tiny. I’ve never really held or taken care of a newborn. I was afraid I would break you. Lucky for both of us I didn’t. Motherhood came so natural to me.

I have loved like I never thought I could. You make me a better person, a more patient, compassionate, and loving person. You have brought your dad and me closer together. I love him so much for helping make you.

You are amazing and I hope you always know how loved you are. We are so lucky to have you. I can’t wait to celebrate many more birthdays.

I love your guts,

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cool Pool Party

Baines had her first birthday party on Saturday, July 30th. We shared the day will tons of our friends and family. My Mom, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa even flew in from Utah to help celebrate. Everyone had a good time at Enterline's pool. They have a great kid friendly house.

This was the first party I ever planned so I was a little nervous but I'm really proud how it turned out. Here's some pictures of our fun day. Sorry it's really photo heavy, I had a hard time choosing my favorites. You can see the rest of our pictures here Cool Pool Party.

Passed out after all that cake

She ended a fun filled day sleeping in her Great Grandmother's arms.