Saturday, March 29, 2008


Sorry I have not up- dated in a while, it has been pretty crazy around here. Things are finally starting to settle down just in time for finals. Dreaded finals!
Juliet is doing really well on solids, the new difficulty we have run into is the foot. Apparently feet are much tastier than anything I can whip up. Dinner consists of "Peas, foot, peas, foot, peas, foot." It makes for a messy meal. She gets distracted really easily when she's eating which has been really frustrating for me. It takes forever for her to eat anything. She's crazy!
Easter was a lot of fun. We had fri- ends over for easter dinner and dying easter eggs. We had roast and potatoes and artichoke appetizers which was a lot of fun. Juliet wasn't that interested in Easter pictures so I didn't get any that I really really liked. Oh well.
Bath time has been a lot of fun since she is more active than ever. She actually rolled over in the tub this week. Can't take your eyes off her for a moment!
We are doing well. Brett's projects are going great. It has been nice having the drafting table because even though he is usually busy when he is home, at least he's home. I don't think we'd ever see him otherwise. I am excited and very nervous to go back to school full time this summer. We found a nanny who's going to be taking care of Juliet while I am at class, and that has been a huge relief, but I don't know how I am going to manage a house and get all my homework done.
I'm sure everyone has seen this video, but if not, it goes to show how truly advanced Juliet is.

We love you all and miss you.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Rolling! Scooting! Baby Proofing!

Poor little baby sickee!! It is so sad when babies are sick because when adults are sick they can just lay in bed all day, but babies want to play and snuggle and laugh and they just seem so sad! Juliet woke up on sunday with a terrible cold and this really weird swollen eye. I took her to the doctor on monday but of course the eye was normal by then and the doctor thought I was a dork. oh well.

In the face of all that adversity Juliet learned to roll over. She's rolled over a couple times before this but now she does it very consecutively. She's an old pro! She's also learned to scoot around on that silk blanket. She doesn't move very fast but she has surprised me a few times. Yesterday I came back from washing dishes in the kitchen and she had scooted more than 10 feet to chew on my leather scriptures. I guess it is time to baby proof! Or maybe I'll start making loud scary sounds everytime she scoots off her blanket so she will never leave it. Give that baby a complex!

Yesterday I was feeling skinny for the first time in a long time, so Juliet and I decided to have a mini photo shoot. It was a lot of fun but I didn't realize how hard it is to take pictures of yourself while holding a baby. So not a lot of them turned out. oh well.
I don't have a lot of recent pictures of Juliet and Brett together. We don't see him as often as we'd like, and I know it's only going to get worse. He's never home during the good light. We don't have any family photos either. I think we have one when Juliet was maybe 2 weeks old. I'll try to remedy that this saturday.
I was going to post pictures of the nursery today but since Juliet was temporarily moved into our room while she was sick, it's reeeeeally looking like a storage closet in there. No crib! So give me one more week and hopefully I'll get those next time.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Yay for weddings! Not really.

This baby is just getting more and more fun. It is sad that she is growing up so fast but also exciting how much more interesting she is!! I can't believe she is already 5 months old!
She has outgrown her bath. We use the newborn sling as a pillow but other than that we just stick her in the bottom of the tub. Her eczema was getting really bad so I drastically changed her life style -- but now that it is getting better I don't know what it was that was causing it! I guess the smart thing to do would have been to change one thing at a time gradually, but I just couldn't stand to see her little chappy elbows. So, we took her off rice cereal, I stopped giving her apple juice, and I started bathing her in oatmeal. Maybe I'll start reintroducing things into her diet and see if it comes back.
This week another roommate got married. Now all of us that are here in rexburg are married! Mom, you remember Chandee I'm sure. It was fun and kinda awkward to go, but oh well. Wedding's are more stressful than they are worth. If I could go back I would take the money dad offered and just elope. The big bow seemed like a good idea at the time. Looking at the pictures now it just looks a little silly. I have a hard time getting any kind of picture of her without a foot in her mouth these days. At least she doesn't try to sneak one in while she is eating -- I could see how that would get messy!
Kelli we love the silky -- thankyou!! It has been exceptionally fun to watch Juliet play on it. She just kind of slides around and every once in a while looks up surprised to find herself in a totally different place. I don't think she knows how it is happening. I'm sure it will be even more fun when she figures that out!!!
I just moved Juliet into her own room today. I'm trying to decorate it so that it looks a little more like a nursery but right now it looks like a storage closet with a playpen in it. Oh well. I'll post pictures of it next week.