Friday, February 22, 2013

We are still alive, I promise!

I haven't posted in a while but I promise you we're still alive and well. The past couple weeks we have been pretty busy so I will update a little bit. Last Wednesday night I was desperate for Andrew to go to bed so I could surprise him with this valentine's day candy gram I had made but he just would NOT go to bed. It was finally midnight, baby still awake, husband still awake and I was already tired from a busy week. I "nicely encouraged" Andrew to go to bed...haha ok ok...I sent him to bed telling him that he would be grumpy tomorrow if he didn't go to bed. Then I fed Scarlette stuck her in her swing and got to work. Long story short it took me about 2 hours to make the candygram, write on it/stick chocolate bars on it and hang it up on the wall...all whilst trying to put the baby to bed. I finally got into bed around 2:30am and was just about to doze to sleep when I heard something drop upstairs. I figured one of the chocolate bars had fallen off but I was way to tired to put it back on...Andrew would be able to figure out what it said in the morning. Then about 15 minutes later I heard a KABOOM!!! I ran upstairs and a bunch of the big packages of candy had all fallen off (the sweetarts, nerds, mints etc). So I started reenforcing the tape and that took me another 30 3:20am I finally lay my head down to sleep. Scarlette woke up at 5ish and then again at 7:45ish with gas because I had eaten so much chocolate the day before so I figured I might as well wake up with Andrew and see his face when he saw the candygram. He probably already knew but he made me feel special anyways for doing something thoughtful for him. Andrew bought me a box of chocolate and got me a card which was super funny. I will have to take a picture of the card when I get a chance.

Then on Friday night Andrew and I went out to celebrate out anniversary....we tried to catch "Safe Haven" but Andrew had lost track of time at work and we missed the 6:40 showing. Since I hadn't pumped a bottle we decided just to go out for dinner and then see what to do from there. We got to Moxie's and had a delicious meal where we both got to eat at the SAME time and we chatted about life....Andrew even asked "how is Scarlette doing?" I think he is starting the parents discussing children on dates tradition. We then went to this little frozen yogurt place for the first time and got some dessert. Andrew put the toppings in before the frozen yogurt and didn't realize that it was priced based on the weight so he had a bunch of random candy in his bowl and then put the frozen yogurt on (yuck). I tried the different kinds and went with the chocolate with some strawberries, rasberries and coconut sprinkled on top (yum). Anyways, we drove around for a bit because it was nice just being the two of us but then we headed home because we missed Scarlette.

Saturday-- We went a did a little photoshoot with my sister, she was DYING to get photos done and I asked her if she wanted to do a stylized grad shoot and she was totally into that. It was fairly windy that day so I asked if she wanted to reschedule but she was down with the wind and we went out anyways. The fields were pretty windy so we went out to beaver mines to get some cute Andrew wanted to see if he could go dirtbiking out there already but it was too snowy.

Sunday--- Was my Grandma's 65th birthday. I really didn't know what to get her and thought about framing a really nice picture of her and Gramps that I took a couple days before Gramps died (at Uncle Dave's funeral). Anyways, I decided that I will do that for another time because it is still really hard for all of us to believe that he is gone. Instead, I got her two cards. One is from Andrew and I, which I put a gift card from cinaplex in because since Grandpa passed away, mom, grandma and I have been going out to the movies every couple weeks. I also got her a card that said "great-grandma" on it and we painted Scarlette's hands and put handprints in the card for her. Sunday was also Andrew's parents Anniversary. We went over there and visited with them for a while and they loved on Scarlette haha.

Monday- Family day we headed out to Waterton and did some sledding. I got some really great shots of the mountains which I will stick up here in a couple days. I took a few that I would like to frame, Andrew wants to display my photographs in our home haha...he is so proud of me and I'm not even good!! We had some lunch then headed back home.

Tuesday-Our actual anniversary--We both were so pooped from the weekend that we didn't really do anything for one another. Andrew didn't want to go out and I kinda wanted a night away so believe it or not, I went to see "Safe Haven" with my mom, grandma and sister. It was actually the BEST anniversary gift Andrew could have given me. I had a couple hours to myself, got to see the movie I had been dying to see and Andrew didn't have to sit in a theater full of girls admiring him! When I got home Andrew admitted that Scarlette had slept the whole time I was gone so he got to chill and watch Netflix while I was gone. Scarlette didn't wake up once the whole night so we both got a great night sleep as well. Thanks Scarlette!!!

Anyways, the rest of this week has been pretty normal. Laundry, dishes, bathroom cleaning etc. I am going out to take some pictures of Joseph and Jordan tomorrow as requested by their mothers for their missions. Also, Pie/Movie night with Bre and Kevin tonight...and boy does Bre make good pie!!

Now you are all craving pie aren't you.....Also, I am way to lazy to read through this and look for grammatical errors so have fun making sense of this long post!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

6 Months Old

So my baby is 6 months old on the 13th and I cannot believe how fast the time has gone. Scarlette just went to her 6 month check-up yesterday and had her 4 month shots today (whoops I'm a bad mom haha). Scarlette is currently an ounce shy of 17 lbs....yeah she is a solid girl...but apparently that is the 56 percentile so pretty average. Her head circumference is in the 82 percentile and her length is in the 46 percentile. So overall she is pretty average for weight and height but has a pretty big noggin! I think in my last post about Scarlette I referred to her as a "devil child"....well I scheduled her 6 month check up a week early because I really wanted to know why she was fussy all of the time...and all of a sudden, last week, she was fine. Of course I go into the doctor and have nothing to complain about because she is finally on a schedule and semi sleeping through the night (it is hit or miss with her). Anyways, this is my little peanut at 6 months old---

Scarlette can now sit up but I still hover around because I don't want her falling on her head too many times. She rolls over whenever you put her on her back but she cannot figure out how to flip from her belly to her back. She is starting to expand her vocabulary with sounds like "bah" and "mah" and "nndah" but she doesn't really know what she is saying. She always has a finger or toy in her mouth and I am quite surprised she hasn't cut a tooth yet with the way she was gnawing on my chin the past couple weeks ( I even had a chin hickey to show for it!). Scarlette loves books and can turn the pages, she loves listening to me sing but apparently the Chinook Jazz Choir is not her style of music (she cried after she heard them sing haha). Scarlette is pretty strong with her legs and prefers to stand over sitting (typical--always wanting what she she can't have). I just love her to death though and sometimes when I think back to before we had her I forget what it's like. 

As for me, I am a T.V. addict and finished 2 seasons of Pretty Little Liars and got caught up in the 3rd season in one week. I am also caught up in Vampire Diaries and Grey's (though I have to admit I am quite bored with the last two). Any suggestions for another good TV show? preferably on netflix?

Hopefully I will post again soon so I don't have to write a novel of a post!