Wednesday, August 31, 2016

School is back in Session

School is back in session and that means a new schedule for B and I. I'm so lucky she is such a good baby and can go with the flow. I'm having a much harder time with the schedule than she is. I'm so grateful that I get to stay home with her part time though. I cherish our fun mornings and evenings together so much. I'm trying to make the most out of every day with her.

This little girl LOVES her Daddy. She knows the sound of the front door opening and gets to excited to see her Daddy walk through the door. We got a little impatient one day and waited outside for him. She watched every single car go by and gave him the biggest smile when he walked up.
 Our little girl is such a good sleeper. Every night I go sneak in and rub her little head and say I love you. Lately she has been holding her own hand while she sleeps and it's so sweet. Mark and I couldn't miss out a photo opportunity. I held a flashlight above her while he snapped some pictures.
 7 months- about 14 lbs.
Little, but full of personality!
 B got her first cold a week ago. I hated seeing her with a stuffy/ runny nose, but she handled it like a champ! It was Bring your own cup day at 7-11 so we got slurpees and walked around the lake in search of ducks. As always, she was all smiles.
 Baby fingers, holding mama's hand.... I love her!
 She is getting pretty good at holding her own bottle. I laugh though because this bottle is almost bigger than her!
 She is getting better at being on her tummy and has started reaching and scooting for things around her. Once she starts crawling we are in for trouble!
 B and I went and fed the ducks the other night. She loves ducks so much and was thrilled to see so many of them at the lake. Plus check out her fuzzy hair! I'm in love with it even though half the time she has crazy bed head.
 B use to sleep in until 8. Now she is getting up around 7:15. While she nurses she usually falls asleep and takes a little cat nap on me. I worry a little bit she is forming a bad habit, but I LOVE these morning snuggles. It is easily the best part of my day.
 That smiles just melts me
 Aunt Cami got B this awesome old school phone when she was born. It was a favorite toy of ours as kids and she is obsessed with it now! I think this will be what gets her to crawl!

I'm sad summer is over, but I can't wait to celebrate Fall with this cutie!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Doesn't get better than SUMMER!

I'm dreading summer coming to an end because I have enjoyed every single minute with my little best friend. We have grown quite attached to each other.

Sometimes you just need to snuggle.
 Pool date with Ellie and Max!
 It cracks me up that she does use her pacifier how it's suppose to be. She just loves to chew on it! She also had her 6 month check up and shots. Shots so far have been pretty easy for us. Thank goodness. I'm hoping teething is the same way. Ha ha

13 lbs 15 oz
25 inches
TINY BABY, but growing healthy and strong
 We spent one Saturday downtown. We couldn't skip the Cheesecake Factory on Half off day! B really wanted a taste, but Daddy just teased her with a bite.
 Church History Museum for the win! It was really cool. I couldn't believe how many awesome things they had. I was really glad we went and know that we will be going back again soon!
 Sundays are hard on all of us. B's longest nap falls right in the middle of church. If we were at home it would be 2 hours. At church it's 30 minutes and only if it's quiet. Mark usually ends up in the hall during Sunday school rocking and snuggling. I caught them both napping a couple weeks ago.
 Brooklyn and I stopped by Wheeler Farm. I had never been, but heard there were animals. We spent most our time in the shade (I hate Utah summer heat) looking at the geese. As you can tell by her expression they were pretty great.
 I've jumped on the bow making train. It started with me not being able to find a 4th of July bow I liked so I tried making one. I since have done a few new tutorials and have gotten pretty good at the bows. I'm still working on perfecting it though. Lucky for me I have a great stash of fabric to practice on! This is seriously why I never throw away scraps!
Brooklyn has gotten VERY good at kisses. If you kiss her and ask for kisses she will often give them back. I think it's pretty dang cute.
We haven't gotten the snakes out much around Brooklyn, but Mark wanted her to see Mackey the other day. She was so excited by it. She kept wanting to hold it and grab at him.

Mark's work does a Lagoon and day and we invited Camden to come out to go with us. Grandma and Grandpa drove out with him and were nice enough to watch Brooklyn for us so we could enjoy.
 We also went to Dripping Rock in Spanish Fork which was awesome. Super quick walk and then a great place to hang out and cool off.
 My little monkey enjoying her bottle.
 We stopped by the Provo City Center Temple as well. It is such a beautiful spot. Loved sharing it with the family.
 Camden had a good time hanging out with B in the water. They are best buddies!
First time on a slide and I think it was a success!

We wish the whole crew could have come and that everyone could stay longer. We can't wait to visit again though!

 Brooklyn just started making this face ALL. THE. TIME! It's so funny. Sometimes she will do a sniffing noise with it, but other times she will give you this mean mug look.
 B watching the Olympics. We are big Michael Phelps fans over here
She was really getting into the games
What mom?
 Here is the progression of the mean muggin' face
 Even after sleeping 10 + hours a night she still is sleepy. Often she will eat breakfast and then take a cat nap on my lap for about 15 minutes. Then she wakes up and is a happy camper!
 I can't even explain the amount of love I have for her.
 Daddy surprised B with her very own ball pit. She loves balls and is always trying to hold on to this small beach ball. He figured this way she wouldn't get upset when a ball got away from her because she would have so many!
 Brooklyn testing out the new quilt we made for her cousin coming any day now!
 Mean Muggin' in the bathtub!

Daddy planned a fun day at the zoo for us. We both were excited and were even more excited when Brooklyn loved watching the animals. She would cheer and chat with the animals as they moved in front of her. She got pretty excited.
 Watching the monkey

 I was so glad we stopped by to see the giraffes one last time while Brooklyn was awake. She couldn't contain her excitement. I can't wait until we take her back and let her feed them!
 I don't know how I got so lucky with these two!

Summer is coming to an end with me starting back to work this week. We will just have to make the most of our weekend adventures!

Summer Lovin'

We LOVE summer! I've loved having a long summer again. It has been so fun to make memories with Brooklyn. 

The #1 comment I always get on pictures is about all of Brooklyn's expressions. She is hilarious. I'm glad I'm not the only one who loves and sees her cute personality.
 Laynie came over one day to try out our new pool
 6 months old. Happy Half Birthday Baby Girl!
 We hung out at Draper Days one Saturday. It was super hot, but we had yummy food, saw lots of cool animals, enjoyed Bahama Bucks for the first time and even got to see the fireworks from the car while B slept! I'm learning to be more flexible with her schedule. She has proven time and time again that she is a trooper no matter what we do!
 The family headed to Storm Mountain for tin foil dinners one Sunday. B and I spent most of our time hanging out by the water. She loves being outside and if there is water, she is extra happy!
 This is how I find Brooklyn EVERY SINGLE MORNING! She wakes up happy and talking to herself. I usually can get up and get a few things done before I even go and get here. She just chats and kicks the back part of her crib.
 I love my happy girl
 Cousin Scarlett had an ice skating party. Daddy skated and then thought Brooklyn needed a turn in the stroller. This little daredevil was loving it!
 Now that Brooklyn can sit up so well on her own she has enjoyed the splash pad. She sat here and played in the fountain until a boy ran past and scared her. She just loves watching the water and isn't phased by the fact that it is freezing.

Vernal Trip
If I were going to live in the middle of nowhere in Utah, Vernal would be my place! I seriously love it there. I'm pretty sure it has more to do with the family that lives there, but I love the scenery too. Aunt Liz put together a fun rafting trip for anyone in the Urry family. B and I skipped the rafting, but had a blast hanging out along the river. Mark had a great time with his cousins and we can't wait to do it again hopefully next year!
This spot was dreamy!
 Cousin Max! oh how we love this guy! He was nice enough to share toys and we shared snacks. We can't wait for all the fun these two will have growing up!
 Normally we stay with Aunt Liz, but since so many people were coming up for the weekend we stayed with Aleece and Kray! It was perfect! They had extra room, a gorgeous view, and understood SHHH the baby is sleeping!
It was seriously hard to leave. I wish it was a little closer so we could make it a monthly trip!