Wednesday, December 28, 2011

More 5 Month Pics

Faye at 5 Months:  She's growing faster than ever before!  I swear she's grown 2 inches and 2 pounds in the last week alone.  Faye's just about sitting on her own, though she's still trying to sit up from laying down.  She loves to be lifted in the air and to "fly" around! 

Miss Hollers made this sweet little dinosaur jumper for Faye.  We love it so!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Moments

Merry Christmas!  Here are a few quick moments from our Christmas Day:

Alan helped Faye learn how to unwrap her present.  Coincidentally, this was the only present under our tree that was wrapped in paper.

Church on Christmas was the most wonderful thing this year!  We had to bring a clean baby, though.  This is the first time I've ever felt guilty for saying bath time was over.  


Faye's a pretty smart girl.  Yes she loves to play with the water, but she understands that the handle makes the water turn on and off.  If the water isn't on she spends most of the bath trying to reach the handle to turn it on.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Charlie Brown Christmas

I've had mixed feelings towards the upcoming holidays this year.  Between family events, end of the semester for Alan, getting sick, spending each day at home with the wee one, and our small present budget it just hasn't felt like the holidays for me.  I have been feeling so indifferent towards Christmas and the holiday season.

That all changed thanks to Charlie Brown.  In attempts to have a Christmas atmosphere in our home tonight we watched Charlie Brown's Christmas.  It helped me feel better about our very poor Christmas we'll be having this year.  It's not about trimmings or presents, but about remembering the Savior and all that he has done for us.  I'm excited to go to bed tonight and read the Nativity story again.  Hopefully this year's humble Christmas will be something I'll always remember.  I want to be able to help others who are less fortunate to have a Christmas that is warm and cheerful.  Let it be written, and let it be done!

Merry Christmas in just a few moments!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

5 Months!

I can't believe Faye is already 5 months old!  She's a doll and is learning to become more independent.  She can now roll over, eat "solids," and hold a bottle on her own.

We managed to get a few 5 month pictures for Faye, but I forgot to bring the sign down to Riverton.  So don't you worry, there will be more on the way!

Life of a little one!

I pulled out the camera to take a few pictures of Faye enjoying my Mom's livingroom:

Dear sweet Ann made Faye this darling Hello Kitty hat!  I'm so excited for Faye to grow into it a bit.  Thanks Ann!

Christmas with the Dudleys

Alan, Faye and I went down to Riverton for the Dudley Christmas get together!  Loads of fun!  One of the highlights include playing a fierce game of Clue during which Mr. Plum was replaced by a decapitated Magneito, who managed to be the murderer twice. 

Mom fell asleep during our game and would mumble things like "I want to play, too!"  And Heidi reached her energy wall for the day and announced that her nose was above her eyes.  So much fun.

It was great to have time to visit with out having to rush back to Logan for school and work.  We even got some time in to visit friends!  It was really a great trip.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

New discovery!

Faye discovered her tongue and the joys of sticking it out!  I think it's one of the cutest things to find her sticking it out.