Monday, March 24, 2014

Dear Paisley













Dear Paisley, 
It has been awhile since my last letter to you and you have already grown up so much. 
You are now 22 months old and are as smart as a whip. 
You are constantly amazing me with the funny things you say.
For example:
"Get it." 
You say this when you pick your nose and want me to wipe off the boogers. 
I am thankful you arent smearing it all over my walls or putting it in your mouth. 
I am HAPPY to 'get it' for you.
"Kiss it."
When you get a boo boo you immediately come running for me to kiss it better. 
I also love it when you you kiss my boo boo's better too.
"Let it go."
Yes, even you have not escaped the craze of this song. You are constantly asking me to play it for you and when you sing along it just melts my heart. This song and movie are seriously old news but you are so cute when you sing it that I will keep playing it for you as long as you keep asking.
"Siri!"
You have a fascination with the IPad and our IPhones and Siri is definitely someone you enjoy talking to. Even though she never knows what you are saying. 
"What's dat?"
Curious little one you are. Always asking what things are.
"Lipstick" -&- "I wanna drive"
I promise you that I am not lying when I say you asked to wear RED lipstick and to drive the car all within the same hour. My little toddler turned teenager already. 

You know almost all your animals and colors. 
You know a lot of shapes and you absolutely adore babies. 
Every time you see a baby car seat or stroller, you have to go peek.
You are going to be such a sweet big sister.
I cannot wait for you to have a best friend in July August.

We are working on potty training right now and let's be honest,
It's not going well.
And I am probably to blame. 
Your little sister is sucking up a lot of my energy and to potty train take a serious amount of energy.
You'll get it. I know you can do it. 
Hopefully sooner than later.

 Paisley Jane, you are my whole life. 
You light up my world and I am so thankful to be your mama. 
You make me so happy and your little spirit is so beautiful. 
I love you so much and I know your daddy does too. 
Thank you for making our life amazing. 
You are my HAPPY THOUGHT.
Love you to the moon and back!
Your Mumsy



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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Special Announcemnet

Yup, it's official! 
My child is a special kind of movie star!
This kid is going places!



This is how we announced our special news! 
In case you dont want to watch the one minute video above, here is the announcement!


Yup! Baby number two is coming and Paisley will have a little SISTER on July 31, 2014. 
(For all you nerds out there, that is Harry Potter's birthday!)
We decided to find out early since my mom was in town and we simply couldnt wait any longer. 


Now we have to think of a name! 
Why is it sooooo much harder this time around? 



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OK and Nae-Nae

We recently got to go visit my grandparents in Oklahoma and we stopped for the night in Kansas.
We stayed at a hotel we knew had a pool.
Unfortunately, we could see it from our room, which made Paisley crazy the whole time since all she wanted to do was play, it was FULL of kids who were there for a birthday party, she was too small to do down the slide, and the water was coooooold!

She sure was cute and we had fun until...
(DUN DUN DUN!)
Bed time. 
This girl had THE ROUGHEST NIGHT I think ever. 
If she didnt, Gavin and I definitely did. 
She would not sleep, she would only cry, and not just cry...
SCREAM and HOWL all night long. 
I have never been so stressed out in my life. I ended up having to leave for a bit because it was just too much for me to handle.
I could hear her though out the ENTIRE hotel. 
Yikes. Not pleasant.





She had a blast at Grandma and Grandpa Jones' though! 
WHY DIDNT I TAKE MORE PICTURES?!
UGH! 
I am sorry Grandma and Grandpa!



Nanny was able to come home with me and spend some time with us. 
It was LOVELY having her here!
I heard of some edible cookie dough for sale from the TV show, Shark Tank and the closest place it was sold was in Witchita. So on our way up, we got some.
It did not disappoint!


Nanny gave little lady a haircut. 

I think she approved....



This girl adores her Nanny Jac!
More later...

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BYU vs Utah BBQ



I dont know if I've ever mentioned it here before. 
(Just kidding, I am sure I have)
But I cant say it enough.
We are so lucky to be surrounded by so many friends here in Iowa.
It's tough being so far away from family and we miss them terribly,
but being surrounded by such wonderful people out here has been an amazing experience. 
I am so thankful for each one of them and all the fun times we've shared. 




I am appalled at how much red is in these pictures. 
:D
Just kidding. No hard feelings.
We just like blue. :)
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Lost Photographs

Digging through some old pictures I found some that I never posted. 
At least I dont think I did. 
Well even if I did, these are too cute to pass up so there ya go.

I cant believe how much my little munchkin has grown since these pictures were taken. 
Seriously, where does the time go?!









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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Christmas Day in the Mornin!

I lied. I guess I'll start off with Christmas Eve, because let's be honest. . .
It's just as much fun, if not better, than Christmas day.
Am I right or am I right?
Amen.

We spent the evening downtown for Christmas Eve, we were able to walk around and show Paisley the lights at Temple Square, (a family tradition!) 
see the Christus, and remember what the season is really about. 
We were able to have dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and be completely spoiled. 
Thanks Mom and Dad!




Nanny was teaching Paisley naughty things and was trying to touch touching the fish.
Paisley loved it!



^^ She has more energy than her little body can contain...






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We were pretty excited this year to see how miss Paisley would experience Christmas. 
She did not disappoint!




I cant BELIEVE I didnt take more pictures!!
I am seriously kicking myself. 
Anyway, isnt that teepee my mama made DIVINE!?
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!


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Christmas Season 2013

Since we wouldn't be in our house for most of Christmas, we opted to not put up the Christmas tree. Since it seemed blasphemous to not have anything at all, we improvised.



We also got to go to Gavin's work bowling party. 
Now, I hate bowling and everything about it, 
but I had the most pleasant time with his co-workers, my beefcake and little munchkin. 
Paisley bowled better than Gavin and I combined. 
She's a genius, what can I say?


PS. We won a coveted prize...


PARTAY at the Gardner's house!!!
Just kiddin...
We gave it again.
Mormon's ya know? 
No fun.
(JUST KIDDING GOSH!)

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Flight Home for the Holidays:


Good thing they fit as a carry on! We would have had to leave her behind.
(OH MY GOSH I AM SO KIDDING. PLEASE DONT REPORT ME FOR CHILD ABUSE!)

No, the really good thing is that our little friend, Brielle was on the same flight too so they totally entertained each other during the layover. 


I was really bad at taking pictures this trip and I feel awful about it.
Mainly because I didnt even bring my DSLR camera and just took pics on my phone.
Not that there is anything wrong with that, but its like having Swiss chocolate or....
year old Halloween candy ya know? 





I'll do better taking pictures, I promise kids!


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