Tuesday, December 11, 2012

5 months ago...

5 months ago, I was so blessed to have little Kaiya enter into Joshua's and my life.
We were full of awe, joy, love, and (yes) a little bit of fear.
How are we going to take care of this thing? This living, breathing, little human life?
The task seemed so overwhelming at the time. (Hormones may have played a part in that.)

There were so many unknowns, and there still are. But I feel more and more confident in my role as Kaiya's mother every day. She is a little piece of Joshua and I that I will treasure for ever.

And to celebrate Kaiya's 5 months of life, I decided to take lots of pictures of this cutie patootie to document how much she has grown!

For some reason, she reminds me of Santa Claus in this picture...funny, huh?!

Ooooo, camera!

Just chillaxin'. And no, I did not place her hands there. She did that all by herself.
She's that cool.

 I love my big, 5-month old baby girl.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cookies and baby teeth and rice cereal, oh my!

So, this past week has been quite eventful! Between getting ready for finals, being sick, and taking care of a sick baby, I haven't had much time to post about what's going on. So here's a quick recap of the past few days:

First: Friday was the Church Christmas party! We had so much fun baking THESE yummy cookies for it

and dressing Kaiya up as one of Santa's little helpers.
Cutest baby on the block?
I think so.

We also discovered that Kaiya has her first baby tooth growing in! She hasn't been super fussy or anything...she just likes to chew on, well, everything. I'll have to take a picture of that little tooth of hers.

In other news, Kaiya tried rice cereal for the first time today! She wasn't quite sure what to do with it and seemed more interested in the bowl and the spoon. She'll get it eventually, right? Video here.

And what are Joshua and I up to...?

...not putting our baby in the laundry basket, of course! ;)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Happy National Cookie Day!

In the words of my husband, 
"I like cookie day."
I mean really, what's not to love about a day devoted to cookies?!
So, I did the best thing there is to do on National Cookie Day...

and made these delicious goodies! Seriously, there is nothing better than lighting
my favorite Holiday Wreath Yankee candle, turning on some Christmas music, and baking cookies. 

Hope you got to eat some yummy cookies today!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

The first time I met you...


    This afternoon we attended the BYU Folk Dance's Christmas Around the World performance. And it wouldn't be so much of a big deal... if we hadn't met on that same stage 2 years ago.

Me and Joshua two years ago during Christmas Around the World 2010
Seeing the show today reminded me how excited I was every rehearsal and every show to run onto that stage with you, hand-in-hand. At that time, we were just good acquaintances. Nothing more. I secretly thought you were WAY cute (even with all that stage makeup on). I didn't think you thought anything of me, really. Didn't think I had anything interesting to say that would grab your attention. Didn't think you'd EVER like me like me. 

I was wrong, obviously.

Two years later, we are married and have a baby girl together. I love you more now than I thought I ever could. Thanks for being mine. Thanks for asking me to be your dance partner for Christmas Around the World two years ago. And thank you for seeing it with me today and reviving those memories.


My little, growing girl

Kaiya amazes me with how fast she grows.
It makes me sad sometimes,
but extremely excited to see her developing into such a sweet little girl!

Kaiya thinks she's a big girl who can drink out of daddy's cup! 

She also likes to eat daddy's finger...

...hold her head up like a big girl...

...and make new friends! (Cousin Hannah on L, Kaiya on R) These two were so excited to play that they ended up grabbing each other's faces and clothes. Too cute!

By the way, Kaiya will be 5 months old
in a couple weeks!

Oh my, the time does fly.
So I just try to soak in every precious moment.

Hope you have a wonderful day.


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