Saturday, November 29, 2008

Computer Hog

Due to Richie's recent hour long Power Point presentation, I have not gotten much computer time around here. I normally like to post when Mylie is down for the night (naps are too short--30 minutes tops!) but since Richie has been so busy with homework on the computer, I have neglected my duty.

There's so much to post about though!

On November 5, Mylie and I got to fly to Oklahoma to spend time with family. Oh how wonderful it is be at Mom and Dad's house! However, Mylie developed a condition called "Back-of-the-Head Hair Loss." I hear it's pretty common among babies though, so I'm not too concerned. Unfortunately she got a little cold as well, but not too worry, we treated her with a humidifier, saline nose spray, and a "nose-sucker." She didn't enjoy the treatment but is now healthy and happy once again!

She got spoiled with hugs and kisses,

24-7 attention,

new clothes new toys!

She met a new friend named Kenzie--my friend Robyn's baby. They got along so well that Kenzie allowed Mylie to suck on her hand.

Thanks Mom, Dad, Cassie, and Lisa for a wonderful time in Oklahoma!

Daddy and Mylie were so excited to see each other and hang out on the couch again! Yay for cool Dads!

When we got home we had to take Mylie to the doctor for another set of shots. Poor little Sweetie. She was so tough and did such a great job though!

Lucky us we got some very special visitors for Thanksgiving. Mylie finally got to meet her Uncle James and Aunt Michelle. They drove from Rexburg and Provo. What a sweet sacrifice!

Michelle and I tried to take Mylie swimming. Unfortunately the pool heater was not working yet, so we enjoyed the jacuzzi for a few minutes.

Mylie was always happy with James holding her. He even taught her how to Break Dance. (More about that in a later post).

We saw "Twilight" Thanksgiving Day. Seeing a movie while the turkey cooks is one of my family's Thanksgiving traditions. I liked the movie a lot. I liked Bella, but did not like Edward. He was quite a disappointment to me. I also really liked Alice and Charlie. The rest of the characters were fine, but not fabulous!

We had dinner at the Dinsdale's home. We were also joined by Ryan and Schuyler of course. Thanks for the yummy food everyone! I made our traditional Sweet Potatoe Pie or Yummy Yam Casserole and Strawberry Pretzel Jello Salad. Mmmm yum. Let me know if you want either recipe. They are delish!

We got to go on a little hike with James and Michelle. Okay, it was more like a desert stroll. But we had fun anyway.

The sign "Stay on the Trail" kind of confused us. The trail went left and right. Which trail was it talking about?

BIG Cactus!

What else you ask? Aunt Rachel sent Mylie an adorable hat, and Aunt Michelle brought her some tights/leg warmers. Check out our stylin' little chica!

Lastly...more about Mylie. We LOVE this little girl! She's such a sweetie! It's amazing to see how much she learns every day. She can roll pretty well now. She often rolls from back to tummy and right on to her back again. We call it the double roll. She coos and babbles a lot and LOVES to interact with Mommy, Daddy, and even strangers. She's a little smiler and has got darling chubby cheeks, dazzling dimples, and a contagious smile! She's sleeping through the night and even falling asleep on her own. She's still a horrible napper, but I'm happy to have the nights free of wakings and feedings.

This is often what I do with Mylie while I put on my makeup. She likes to eat the faucet. Must taste like milk or something.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sweetheart Tag

What is your husbands name? Richard Newman Whitaker

How long have you guys been married? 2 years 3.5 months

How long did you date? We dated for 6 months and were engaged 6 months.

How old is he? 25.

Who is taller? Richie by a small margin!

Who can sing best? Richie hands down!

Who is smarter? Richie by far. I always tell him he's smart and I'm a dummy.

Who does laundry? Mostly me. Sometimes when we're out of whites though, he throws them in.

Who pays the bills? Bill pay pays the bills. Easy as pie.

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Facing the bed, Richie claimed the right side long ago.

Who mows the lawn? We don't have one, but when we do, hopefully Richie (even though he loathes yardwork!)

Who cooks dinner? Me, which is too bad because I'm not a great cook, but Richie's even worse. Lucky me though, he does the dishes every night!

Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Hmmm. We're both stubborn and usually just agree to disagree. I boil a little longer while he's ready to hug and make up.

Who kissed who first? Richie kissed me, but I gave him all the signs that I was ready!

Who wears the pants? It's shared, but some things Richie just WON'T bend on.

I tag everyone who wants to participate!