Wednesday, February 28, 2007

A year ago today

We just wanted to wish our great friend Patrick Meegan a Happy Birthday! Today (well, the 29th actually) was his special day! We wanted to reminicse for a minute and show what we did one year ago today. We had a little party for him while Brighton was still in the belly! Gracie was still a baby, while now she's a toddler. And, you'll notice the Paul doll we included (How could you forget something like that?!) If only we had one of those dolls for each of our friends when we got lonely! Well, we miss the Meegans along with all our other friends we gained at BYU- Idaho and hope everyone is doing well.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Knitting Katastrophe

I started a new hobby over Christmas break. I'm now in love with knitting! I've been working on hats, scarves, and sweaters non-stop lately. Well, today I was working on a knitting project and I got up for a minute. Brighton, being the sly little girl she is, crawled over and within one minute completely unravelled the entire ball of yarn! I think she was interested in learning how to knit. She's such a curious girl. She's always wanting to know what mommy is doing. Maybe for her first birthday I'll get her a pair of knitting needles!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Trouble in the Last Frontier

Well, we had a rough President's day weekend. Brighton started getting really cranky on Friday. By Sunday evening she had a fever of 102 and had been throwing up (which is out of the ordinary for her) and had diarrhea. At 2:00 in the morning, she started screaming at the top of her lungs and ended up having a temperature of 104.2

Needless to say, we were kinda freaking out. So we called our doctor and she let us know it was a viral infection and she could be teething even more. Today her temp. went down which gave us a relief, but she has still been kinda beastly. Hopefully she'll be better soon!

Anyway, I posted this pic because speaking of teething, Brighton has gotten a ton of teeth and I don't have any great pics of them but you can kind of see the two bottom ones in this pic. Now she has 4 and 2 more coming in! I'll have to take another pic so all the other ones can be seen. As you can see, she not only loves to flash her 2 pearly whites, she also loves to splash in the tub!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Winter walkabout

So last weekend we decided to take the inaugural hike with our of new baby backpack. It was pretty fun! We found a trail that lead to waterfall, but on the way back we decided to go "off the beaten path" and hike up this hill. The snow was pretty high when we left the trail as you can see in Kyle's picture. It went all the way up to his thighs and my waist! Anyway it was a ton of fun and a memorable activity for us to start with our kids! Brighton will definitely be an outdoor baby! We can't wait for the summer when she can walk!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Tag stops here

Well, my friend Clarissa blog-tagged me a little while ago so now my assignment is to list 6 wierd things about me. The unfortunate part about this game of tag is that I honestly don't know any other bloggers who haven't been tagged already. So here's my list but sorry for the end of the fun.
1. Before I met Kyle, I hated feet with a passion. I couldn't have anyone touch my feet and I hated to touch them myself! I thought feet were the grossest thing in the world, but I realized I had to get used to them when I got married, so now I'm okay.
2. I have this paranoia that my eyelashes are the shortest in the world. I can't leave the house without making sure they're curled.
3. When it comes to chips I have a certain eating order. I have to eat the smallest chip to the largest. It's like the last one is the biggest reward. I know it's pretty lame.
4. When I was in high school, I didn't shave for an entire summer! I boycotted it and as a result I saved a lot of time but also as a result, I didn't get many dates! What a gross way to take a stand!
5. I am very open when it comes to burping or farting. My philosophy is that if you say "Excuse me", it makes everything okay. I'm sorry that I'm a sicko, but it's true and I'm sure a few of you out there can attest to it.
6. This is probably the worst of all, but I get a kick out of people getting hurt. America's Funniest Home Videos is my favorite show and I love watching the many people get pummled with baseball bats or falling off their skateboards. I keep telling Brighton she's going to earn her college fund by doing something funny and catching it on video so we can win the money on the show. It's messed up but everyone has their wierd quirks right? And I was definitely dealt with my fair share of them!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Where's the love?

I'll tell you where the love is! It's in Eagle River, AK! Kyle did a great job this Valentine's day. First off, I've been working these past 2 weeks so today I had to get up early. He got up with me and actually made me pink Valentines blueberry pancakes! They were even in the shape of hearts! Next on the list of fun things in the spirit of the day, he made Brighton pink oatmeal for breakfast. It was a fun tradition to start. Also, Kyle spoiled me with chocolates (which is my vice!). He was so good to us! We love him and wanted him to know it!

Friday, February 02, 2007

On the verge...

Brighton is probably the laziest baby ever! Either that or pretty spoiled because she has yet to actually crawl. I think it's the fact that when she wants something, her grandparents or parents give it to her instead of making her go get it. For the most part, she gets where she wants to, but it's only by rolling and sitting up and flopping on her belly. She can't go very far but she doesn't seem to mind. The thing that bugs me is that I know she can do it! I mean she can pretty much lift herself up onto things and loves standing for pete's sake, but I think she just doesn't like to crawl. Anything to get out of it for her. The bad thing is I hear if babies just skip the crawling and go right onto walking (which she seems to want to do) they tend to be clumsy in the long run. That could ruin my plans for Brighton becoming a cheerleader! Just kidding! Well, clumsy or not, we'll still love her to pieces!