Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What a Nasty Bug

So yesterday was a very exciting day. I spent the entire day sleeping or kneeling over the porcelain princess. I think that I picked up the 24 hour flu from a patient at work and was lucky enough to bring it home with me. Luckily Sandy came and spent the entire day with Mercedes so I could sleep. A few hours after Sandy left however Mercedes started to throw up too. She woke up every 20 min last night until about 1. She finally slept and seems relatively happy this morning except for the explosive diarrhea. Well on a happier note Mercedes got to celebrate Christmas early this year. Steve and Sandy gave Mercedes her Christmas present on Thanksgiving because we will not be around on Christmas day. She got a jumper! It was so fun to help her open it but as you can see from the pictures she was just as excited about the bow as she was the jumper. I love that children are so easy to please!

Here she is enjoying such a bright and colorful bow!

The box was bigger than her so we just put her on top.

Look at this really girly pose.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Haloween and More

Here are more pictures from Halloween. As you can see I am a beautiful flower and Mercedes is my cute little bee. Please notice the high quality and great craftsmanship of my costume.

Here is Mercedes very happy to go to church

We recently bought her a coat and she is way to small for it right now. Don't worry she will grow into it by the end of december.

These are some pictures that I have been wanting to post. These were taken when she was just a week old. My favorite one is not up here but these are still cute.

Look how cute she is even on her way to bed.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

So here is a recap of the last few weeks. We finally settled down into a new ward and we are very excited that it is a family ward! As you can see in the pictures below we were so happy to have Dad come out for Mercedes's baby blessing. She looked so cute in the huge fluffy dress. Mercedes has also officially been to her first BYU football game, GO COUGARS! This week we decided to carve pumpkins and make Carmel apples for family night. They were so good and we finished just in time for me to put Mercedes down for bed and head out to work.

Here is the pumpkin that Josh carved while I made the apples. If you can't tell in the picture the pumpkin is a mummy.

THis is sme and Mercedes just before I am off to work.

Here is Josh showing off his handy work

This is Mercedes and Dad relaxing before game day.

This is Mercedes dressed up in her bee outfit just before we went to a party.

Mercedes has started to give a sneaky smile and this is a mild form of that smile.

We often like to nod off in the middle of the day.

Here is beautiful Mercedes in her blessing dress.

Mercedes now likes to put anything and everything in her mouth.

Mercedes and Grandpa

Happy girl

Mercedes loves to look at the camera. The only problem is that she stops smiling the second that we pull it out.

Four generations

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Adventures


Can you believe Mercedes is going to be 8 weeks old next week! Now that we are parents we have learned a thing or two. I would have to say that we have had our share of all-night parities but all in all we are alive and well. Luckily I worked the night shift up until Mercedes was born so it was not to bad for me but Josh had to quickly adapt. Well these last two months have been so fun for many reasons. We have officially moved out of married student housing and we should be closing on the townhouse sometime in the near future. Today was also Josh's first day of law school (go BYU) and he is really excited. We also have had so much fun watching and learning from Mercedes. I just love how babies think that everything is so interesting. It is so fun to just sit and watch them discover everything around them. This week Mercedes has started to smile in response to things that we do. I have tried to catch her smiling in the pictures below but our camera is delayed so some of them are only half smiles. Mercedes has also discovered that if she moves her lips and tongue just right that she can make spit bubbles. So most of the day is filled with eating, sleeping and making spit bubbles. Just look how much she has grown in the last two months!!


Discovering the Camera


Good Morning

Hanging out at Grandma's
Bed Head
Waking up
Hanging out at home
Deer in the headlights

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Housing Update

Many of you have asked how our house is coming. We are hoping to be in at the end of this month or beginning of August. We are getting so excited!!! If you want to see what the model home looks like, click here.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

More Baby and 4th of July Pictures

First bath

Mercedes already has the touchdown signal down!

Zach enjoying far too much cake