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Thursday, December 24, 2009

temple square and santa

The second we sat Hayes down on Santa's lap he was mesmerized by his big white fluffy beard. As soon as he noticed something behind the beard, not so mesmerized anymore. Maybe next year.
Temple square was so cold, but Selma and Hayes didn't seem to mind all bundled in their blankets. I don't think either of them blinked the entire time.
Nothing better than a fun night to get us in the Christmas spirit!

Saturday, December 12, 2009


I’ve decided that I don’t need sleep. I think I’ve gotten used to being on cruise control and in that zombie mode my body switched into eight long months ago. What does being refreshed even feel like? I’m not complaining. Well, I'm not meaning to be. I just want to remember how long it took me to feel like life was “normal” again after having a baby. You know, just for the record ;). I wouldn’t change a darn thing though because it’s so worth it. I do also realize it’s only a matter of time before it all comes catching up to me too. So, for now I’ll go with not getting much sleep. One day I'm sure I'll look back on this time in my life and think, "If only I could go back when Hayes was a baby..."

Chris on the other hand needs more sleep. Oh man, he could use some sleep. Poor kid has been studying his butt off and working so (obnoxiously) hard lately! I have a love hate relationship with his pharmacy school. I love that he comes home and has all these neat stories (that definitely can’t be topped by my stories about baby poop). I love that he is pushing himself and actually seeing how stinking smart he is. I love how he would have given up the first week of class but he sticks with it everyday because he wants to be able to provide for our family.

I hate that he always has that little red mark on his forehead from falling asleep on his laptop. I hate that on the first day of his school they introduced his class to a suicide and marriage counselor. Above all, I absolutely hate that he has to be gone so much.

Speaking of snow (wasn’t I?). Hayes was introduced to his first snow storm the other day. At first he just looked at it with “bird mouth”. No, I’m not being a jerky mom. One of his most popular faces looks like a baby bird waiting to be fed. It’s adorable. Anyway, after a minute of open-mouthed concentration on the little flakes of cold, he decided he LOVES the snow!


In all, we are hanging in here and our little family is doing great!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

A whole lotta Hayes

What do you get when you put baby food and Hayes together? Photobucket
Colored puke!

No kidding. In our desperation to get this kiddo to keep anything down, we gave baby food a try when Hayes was 5 months old. It might have helped a little, but mostly it just added a little tint of color to his puke. Let me tell you, the kid doesn't discriminate when it comes to food! He loves it all!

I was so excited when Hayes starting sitting because I just knew he would be entertaining himself in no time. Wrong. Days after he learned to sit, he started scooting around like crazy. He has been scooting for a few weeks now but is just barely getting those darn knees under him to really get around.

So here were the 6 mo. stats...

  • Height 27 in. 80%
  • Weight 15.3 lbs. 9%
  • Head 23%

The doctor's response to these, "He's pretty small, try getting him to keep his food down...and lets feed him baby food at least five times a day." As if my life didn't already revolve around his schedule and trying to stop the puke! :)PhotobucketPhotobucket

The latest update is our little guy got his first tooth. There it was poking out on the bottom as white as could be. He got it at 6 1/2 months and I do have to say that it is quite adorable! Now he has number two pushing its way through.

The funnest thing about Hayes right now is how much he LOVES attention. His new thing is diving into people's arms when they sit down next to us. The other day he was playing in the exersaucer and just started laughing hysterically. When I looked up to see why he was laughing, he was just staring at me with I'm-so-cute-so-give-me-all-your-attention eyes. He definitely knows how to get attention.

I'm the type of mom that gets sad that her baby is growing so fast. He is so big! Seeing him just standing there makes me want to grab him in my arms and make him stay little forever. So let me just say that I do not love that he already stands so big with a little something to hold on to.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"Noddin my head like yea"

Me, my girly, and a little Miley

Girls night with my little ‘V’ (she made me laugh when she gave me permission to call her that). I am a little biased because she is my only niece, but I do have to say that Nav just might be the cutest little 5 year old ever! No joke. I just can’t get enough of her and her geniusness.

It was so fun to spend the day just the two of us. We went to dinner and then rocked out at the Miley concert. It took her a little bit to get used to her crazy aunt jamming to the music before she started getting into it herself. Next thing you know she was dancing in the aisle.

The funniest part of the day was seeing my little social butterfly in action. We saw some of her friends while we were eating dinner and our aunt Meri when we were in line getting a shirt, so she knew her friends and cousins were among the million of other girls in the crowd. The entire night she kept searching for her little friends, hoping to see them again.

After the concert…
Navie: “Um, can we just wait here on this statue for a minute?”
Me: “Sure, how come?”
Navie: “Ya know, I just want to sit and look for a minute.”
Me: “What are we looking for…your friends?”
Navie: “No, just looking.”
Long pause. Deep concentration as she obviously looks into the crowed pouring out of the Delta Center for her friends.
Navie: “Kaitlin was wearing a red shirt, wasn’t she?”

Lol! She is a hoot! On the way home I was asking her about her favorite part and before she could answer, the sweet girl was asleep. She was so tired after all the excitement! Oh man, I love that girl!

Dude, blogger keeps making my pictures blurry too. What the heck?

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Wanna know a secret?

I have another blog.

I couldn't keep it from you any longer. Check, check, check it out.

I know I only have a few posts so far, but keep checking back because I have tons more to upload!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Hellooooo world! Meet Mitzi!

This is me. Not the old me, the new me. I think I kind of lost myself for the past little while, but its way past time for my reappearance. So I figured while I'm taking the time to find myself again, I might as well find a new/improved/better me.

Hummm, what do I want the new me to be like?
  • A girl that isn’t so scared...
  • Someone full of goals and ambitions...
  • A person who can do something for just herself and love every minute of it...
  • Someone that laughs out loud (often and annoyingly loud)...
  • Someone that stands up for herself...

Don't call me lame for quoting Dr. Laura, but I listen to her radio show whenever I can. I think I like her so much because a lot of her strong personality traits are my weaknesses. Do you think Dr. Laura needs validation? I don't think so. She's a woman, hear her roar! I'm just a girl that sounds more like a squeak. Anyway, she said on her program that we are the architects to our own lives and we can really build whatever we want. We can be who we want and do whatever our hearts desire and at the end of the day if we don't like who we have become, we have the power to erase the blueprints and draw up some new ones for tomorrow.

The new me is taking some risks for MYSELF (well and my little family). There is no reward without risks, so here I go. I’m going to risk it up. Risky, risk risk. I decided I am not going to just sit and watch Chris fight through this school situation by himself day after day. I can help us. No matter how vulnerable or nervous it makes me, I want to help out our little family. I want to grow, stretch my mind, and do a few things that I can feel good about at the end of the day. Old Mitzi, meet entrepreneur Mitzi. Call it a quarter life crisis, but la-de-da, it's a dang good one!

It feels good to write my thoughts down again and think. I hope I (we) like who I find at the end. This might be a little scary, but a whole lotta fun!

Bare with me, and I beg you to stick around to see where I end up. I’m curious myself.

Why am I all of a sudden singing Bon Jovi? "It’s my life, it’s now or never. I aint gunna live forever…"

Thursday, September 24, 2009

A new trick!

We've been working on it a few weeks now, and he's still a little wobbly...
awww, but isn't he cute!
Last month we mastered rolling both ways, this month is sitting, next month sleeping through the night, right little buddy!?!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I just realized how much time we have spent outside this summer.
My baby loooves it!
Here are a few random pictures from our summer. outside at the air show at the beginning of summer
Hayes' reaction to these... ...was so funny! He wouldn't even blink!

watching dad and pop-pop golf in a derby

a little drive in fun

hanging out in Park City and at the cabin

Look really close at the outfit my dad bought Hayes. Yankees, Chris' family just loved that one!

and tons of swimming

(these ones are from a day at the pool with some teacher friends at Davis, I miss them already)

Summer was so fun! Now bring on the hot chocolate, chilly nights bundled in blankets, cozy sweaters, and (finally) some good TV!