Monday, February 26, 2007

Little Miss Chew-a-Lot

So I always thought that Addison was the cutest baby in the world, but I figured I might be a little biased since I am her mom. However, this week our ward proved that Addison is, in fact, the cutest baby in the world. :o) On Sunday, I was running around collecting rolls and telling all the teachers it was 5 min. to the end of church. While I was doing it, six people stopped me and said, "I just have to tell you, you have the cutest baby in the world! And She's ALWAYS happy! It seems like she's always smiling and laughing!" So now it's official, Addison is the cutest baby in the world...te he he.

Addison is also chewing on EVERYTHING. Her hands, her feet, toys, our hands, the table, her swing. Anything she can get to her mouth (or her mouth to) she chews on.

She is continuing to make funny noises. While Bart was gone this weekend, I had her in her swing and was working on the computer when I heard a weird noise coming from the swing. She was pushing her lips together and blowing, which resulted in a sort of wet raspberry without a tongue. Every once in a while she'd stick her tongue out and try to do it, but she hasn't quite got that down. Although after Bart got back, he was playing with her on the ground and started doing it to her, and she'd do it right back! It was so cute!
Bart enjoyed his weekend in St. George. I think he was most excited about learning to make a Raku (apparently not Raccoon as I initially thought) Kiln. He went down with one of the other art teachers from his School, and apparently they talked the whole way there and back! Thanks again Rebecca & Chris for letting Bart stay with you while he was down there. He had a great time. He was really excited to see his little girl when he got back though. :o)

As for me, last week we had a relief society activity about organizing
your house. They gave us a website that a lot of the ladies in our ward have used to get ideas for their cleaning routines. The website is So far I have found it VERY useful. I am really enjoying finally getting in habits of cleaning a little bit every day instead of waiting until the house is a disaster and then spending all day cleaning.

I really enjoyed the nice weather this past week. I took Addison out for a walk every day that it was nice. Needless to say, once again, I was very upset about the snow!

Work is also still going well. :o) Bart's cousin Emily watches Addison for
about an hour and a half each day between when I have to go to work and when Bart gets off work. She is soooo wonderful! I am so grateful she is here and able to watch Addison. Every time we go over there she just gets so excited to see Emily. I know she absolutely loves it! I'm going to be really sad when she leaves for Texas with her husband at the end of the semester. On Wednesdays, Emily also watches a little girl named Audrey. She set them next to each other last Wednesday and they started holding hands, so she took some pictures. :o) It was really cute.

Well, I guess that's all for now. Have a great week everyone!

Monday, February 19, 2007

The Big Mouth Frog

So Addison has decided that when she likes something instead of smiling she just opens her mouth really wide. It is just about the funniest thing I have ever seen! I really have no idea where she gets it from...

She has also discovered the great variety in the human voice. In the mornings in stead of crying I hear her making all sorts of funny sounds that range from a soft "ooouuu" to a banshee cry (but she's not crying, she's just making the sound!) It's crazy.

Bart is gearing up for the Utah Art Education conference in St. George this weekend. He's really excited.

As for me I was really enjoying the warm weather. I cannot tell you how sad I was when I woke up this morning to three inches of snow on the ground! I HATE spring! It's such a tease. One day it's 50 and you're driving around with the windows down the next there are three inches of snow on the ground! Oh well. C'est la vie.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Maybe I can keep this up

Okay, so I have a friend who is really good about keeping her blog updated with what's going on with her family and has inspired me. So, here's the quick update:

Addison: Well, she was born in September and has done nothing but grow and get more and more cute!!! She is becoming such a daddy's girl. Whenever he's in the room she just watches him, and when he holds her, she arches her back so she can look up at him and tries to grab his face! I swear it's the cutest thing ever!!!
She's also rolling, smiling, and laughing more than ever!!! She is so much fun. All I want to do these days is get down on the ground and play with her!
Bart: Bart's still teaching. I think it'll be good for him to get this year under his belt. He has lots of plans for this summer and next year.
He's also still doing tons of stuff with NAEA. It is so time consuming, but It's giving him awesome opportunities, and great experience. He's gearing up right now for the conference in New York next month. It should be a ton of fun.
Rebecca: I'm back working part time. I thought I'd hate it, but I am absolutely loving it! I have the mornings to play with Addsion, clean, and run errands, then the afternoons I work. I feel super efficient. It's great!
I've also taken up sewing as a hobby. I loved to sew in jr high and high school, but in college I could never find the time. Now that I'm only working part time, occasionally I have time while Addison's napping to sew! So far I've made her a sleeper, a bundting, and a dress with bloomers and a hat! Well, the hat's not quite done, but it will be by the end of the week! I love it!
Well, that's all for now. Have a great day!