Sunday, July 25, 2010

Duck Fun!

So I don't know why it's underlining everything I write.... but I still want to post so, sorry.
The other day we thought we would just go out for some good old fashioned family time FUN. So after visiting a Peddlars Mall, which was AWESOME!! We went to Papa John's Park, it's just below their headquarters. It's a beautiful park with a big pond full of tons of ducks. So we got a cheap loaf of bread and went to feed them. Lydia loved it and we even caught her laughing at the ducks on vidoe.. hope you enjoy.

And I just want to apologize in advance for how annoying my voice is on camera...I even get sick of hearing those hungry ducks were a lot scarier in person, trust me.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lydia Loo Who, We Love YOU!

Lately I have been reading a lot about what mothers love most about their little ones, like things they want to remember about them. So as I sit here and read about all these adorable, wonderful things about other kids, I said to myself, "Self. The world should know what I ABSOLUTELY LOVE about lydia too. "

Here are some things I love about you, sweet baby girl of mine.

p.s. She is 4 1/2 months right now, such a cute age... in my opinion.

*She's such a talker... well, can I say screamer. Instead of cooing and giggling all the time, she does more of a high pitched scream when she gets excited or is just on the ground playing. It's hilarious. HAHA... she just did one. Wonderful.

*She growls in this really deep low who would she get that from?

*She can grab for things and loves playing with all of her toys. And instead of just looking at things... she has to stick EVERYTHING in her mouth.

*She loves sucking her fingers, she'll always have about two or three in that slobber cave of hers at all times. She also loves sucking on mom and dad's fingers as well. It's cute.

*She loves it when dadddy sings to her. JD will come home from school and serinader her with singing and guitar. She just sits there all peaceful, loving life and just stares at him.. it's adorable. (Not like when I try and play my flute for her...she gets fussy after about two notes. Sad.)

*Not to be gross or anything... but lydia has some pretty smelly toots, boofs, whatever you like to call them. I dont' know how such a small little girl can cook up such disgusting odors, but it's something me and JD just laugh about...all the time, it seems like.

*She is such a wonderful snuggler.. so cuddly.
* She gets a huge smile on her face whenever me or jd looks at her..It's so cute.

*She can roll all over the place. She is so close to crawling and she is always in a different spot whenever we look at her, after putting her down to play.

Over all she is the joy of our lives and brings so much fun to our family. We love her so much and feel so blessed to have her apart of our family. Love you LYDIA!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Hello! So this is only my second attempt at blogging... we will see how it goes. JD just told me that if I am going to blog I have to be funny... because all bloggers are funny. So with that, I will do my best. (Kelsi, I could sure use some pointers oh queen of funny blog posts. :)

We went to Nauvoo with some good friends from the ward, Meghan, Bryce and Dax and it was basically amazing. Luckily it wasn't too hot. We were also there in time to see the Nauvoo Pageant which was incredible! Along with alot of other show put on by the young performing missionaries including: High Hopes and River Boats, Just plain Anna-Amanda, Nauvoo Pageant and Summer by the Mississippi...spelling??

It was great! Our hotel though was another story.. Just give us a ring if you want to know any details... We could go on for awhile. It was quite fun actually!

But Nauvoo is such an amazing place and it has a great spirit there. JD kept on saying that he wants to live there some day. We visited the homes of apostles and prophets, and my favorite part of each home was when the missionaries would bare their testimonies.. I have to say that my personal testimony of the prophet Joseph Smith was incredibly strengthened and I am so grateful for that. I am also very grateful for all that the saints went through to keep the gospel absolutely amazes me.

It was such a great experience and I can't wait to go back someday.. here are some pictures from the trip. :)