Sunday, August 29, 2010


I just was reading Jade a book before her nap and it was SO cute. I got to a page and she finished the sentence for me. In the book it says, "they all go up to EXERCISE" and she said exercise. It was so cute I made Dan run in to film her do it again. What a smarty pants!

bye bye paci

Last night I decided to go for it and take the pacifier away. They say to make sure that it's gone before 18 months and if you don't do it before then to wait until they are 3! She is only 15 months but I thought it's going to miserable anytime so I might as well get it over with. She only has it when she sleeps but she does love it so I was very nervous. I cut the top of one and gave it to her and told her that they were all done because she knows that word. She kept trying to put it in her mouth and twist it around to make it work. When she realized that she was not getting any ones that worked she started the screaming. Now, I have done a lot of research and have lots of experience with sleep training so I was prepared for what could be hours of screaming. Jade screamed for only 15 min and then just laid quietly playing with her sock for an hour and then fell asleep. I could tell she was so tired and wanted to sleep she just didn't know how without the paci. It is weird to think that for her entire life she has ALWAYS fallen asleep with it in her mouth and now she would have to learn to do without. She slept the whole night with no cries and woke up at her normal time. Sunday is a bad day for day #2 because her naps always get messed up because of church so hopefully today will go as well as last night. This morning when she saw her broken paci crawled over and picked it up and kept saying, "all done!" Nap #1 starts in 20 min so wish us luck!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sleepy head

What is wrong with my little girl? Jade has been so weird lately. She just is tired ALL the time. It's not like she's not getting enough sleep either. She has been sleeping a ton! For the past week or more she has been sleeping 12 hours at night and then she takes a minimum of two 2.5 hours naps. (usually I end up waking her up from both) The other day I put her down at 10 am for nap number one and I ended up waking her up at 2:45! Maybe it's a growth spurt, the roasting heat that she's been sleeping in, or still recovering from our vacation. I guess I could have worse things to be complaining about right?

This was Jade this morning. She woke up at 7:45 am and this is only one hour later. After being so cranky and crying at her crib for her paci and blankie I gave them to her. This is what she did until I finally gave in and let her just go back to sleep.

She did some of this:
And a little of this:

I swear she has been waking just to eat.

Birthday BOY!

Or should I say Birthday MAN! Dan turns 29 today!!! Wow we are getting old!
Have a great day babe.

haha...when I was looking through pictures of Dan for this post I came across this one and had to put it up. It always makes me laugh thinking back to that day. If you don't remember look back through my older posts to learn more. This is why we love him so much! He always makes us smile!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Jade, Nate, Macy, Westin

It has been awhile since I have posted any play date pictures so here are some from the last couple of months. We are so lucky to have such great friends!!

Jade and Macy!

It's looking like Macy might be Jade's BFF

Macy, Nate, and Jade

Ella and Jade

Aunt Sierra

My little sister Sierra now lives in Santa Barbra (which is only an hour and 15 min w/o traffic) so we decided to spend the day with her last Saturday. We all went to the zoo! It was a lot of fun but Jade wasn't feeling too great. We kept making her get out of her stroller to see the animals but she was just miserable. We had a fun day with you Sierra and we will definitely be coming up more often!


Wow, it's been a long time since my last post! We have been super busy!! Jade and I were able to go with my family to Colorado. It was fun to be able to see where my dad grew up and to hear so many stories from him childhood. We were able to see the town were my parents met and were even able to see the house in Dillion that we use to live in. I was born in Denver but moved away from CO while I was still pretty young. I have very few memories from this house. I do remember the huge half pipe that my dad built in the backyard and I remember falling down the steep staircase that leads down to the house.

view from porch of the house

(Imitating the fall, now imagine lots of snow and ice)

We went to some very beautiful places on our trip. We went to the Maroon Bells (the mountains you see behind us). We took a bus up there. It was about 20 min of screaming babies and once we got out of the bus it started pouring rain. We were only there for about 15 min but we still had fun.

Jade did not like the rain or the bus ride up!

After two weeks all over Colorado we met Dan back in Provo for the weekend. I was so glad to be back with Dan. It's was hard not having him around to help with Jade. We spent our weekend with Dan's entire family. It was nice to have everyone together. I am so glad to be home and back in our regular routine.