Sunday, August 31, 2008

Baby Steps

Mais took her first steps last night! She took 4 from my mom to Shaun. And guess what? I totally missed it because I was coloring some stuff for my mom. But she has done it a couple more times!
We just got back from our trip to Utah and are spending some time with Janel, who came to visit. On Thursday of next week, Janel, Maisey and I are headed up to Seattle to meet Shaun and watch a Mariners/Yankees game, and then the U of W play BYU in football. This has been a busy summer!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Girls Just Want to Have Fun!!!

The 5 girls just hanging out in Maisey's room!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Great News

My sister, Kelsey, made it home from Jerusalem Thursday night. Maisey got to stay up past her bed time to go to the airport to pick her up! We are so glad that she made it back safely!!!

3 years and 1 baby later... I still fit into my wedding dress. Happy Anniversary Shaun! I love you!!! So... there is a story about this. My mom really wanted my sisters to try on my mom's dress, my older sister's dress, and my dress. So we had a fun fashion show with the girls, and then I wondered if I could still fit into it! It was a great self-esteem booster to know that I can! Maybe I should try it on more often!!! This is what girls do for fun when there are NO boys around!!! :)

Today was my LAST day babysitting. I was only doing Monday's this month, but we will be gone next Monday, so today was my last day!!! Mais is going to miss her friends coming over to play.

We are seriously house hunting right now. We have until October 1st to close on a house so we can take advantage of some first-time home buyer programs. I am pretty stressed, especially with Shaun being in Seattle and I am leaving in a few days for a whole week!!!!!!!! Wish us luck!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My One Year Old!

I can't believe that one year ago from this very hour I was having horrible contractions (only to get worse) and was preparing to go to the hospital in a few hours. CRAZY!!!!
I remember the days when my baby would just lay there...
...and look so cute... and do whatever I made her do...
... NOW my baby, or actually now a toddler, is quite the DIVA...
...with an ATTITUDE...
...and the SWEETEST spirit and personality any little girl could have.

Maisey is really developing into her own person! She LOVES purses, shoes, shopping, and eating. (OK, maybe she's not her own person, she's ME!) She totally knows what she wants and is a very determined individual. I love her more than I did 1 year ago, which I didn't think was possible. She is such a blessing in our little famliy.

Sleeping in Seattle

Shaun and I had a great time in Seattle! We did some really fun things, but the best thing about the whole trip was that I got to sleep in 2 days in a row. One day til 10:30 and the other til 9:30. It was so nice! I also shopped a lot and ate some yummy food. On Wednesday night, we headed to the Cheesecake Factory for my "birthday dinner!" It was delicious as usual! Thursday, I met Shaun in down town Seattle for lunch. He took me to a place that he frequents often. It was this little bakery that had delicious sandwiches and the best Chocolate Peanut Butter cookies. We headed to the Mariner's game Thursday evening. It was a pretty slow game until the 7th inning, when the Mariner's tied the score at 1-1. In the bottom of the 9th, Rual Ibanez hit a walk-off homer to win the game. It was pretty exciting! On Friday I picked Shaun up from work and we headed to the Space Needle for some lunch. There is a restaurant on top of the space needle that rotates 360 degrees in about 40 minutes so you can see the whole city of Seattle as you eat. It was an awesome atmosphere! Definitely something I have never done before. It was a little disorienting at first, but I got used to it after a while. Here are some pics from the trip!

Our seats were just slightly to the right of home plate and about 30 rows from the field! They were AWESOME!

We were decked out in our blue and white!

The team after winning the game in the bottom of the 9th.

This was our view of Seattle from the Space Needle Restaurant!

This was our table, with Seattle in the background. It was really a neat experience.
Thanks Shaun for a great few days! I miss you!

Monday, August 4, 2008

August = The Birthday Month

Shaun's Dad's birthday was yesterday, and Maisey's birthday is next week! So we headed up to Spokane for the weekend to celebrate! It was a short weekend, but we were able to do some fun things.

On Saturday afternoon, we went boating. This was Maisey's first time on a boat. I was even brave enough to put her on a tube with me for her first tube ride. She didn't like when it got bumpy, so we stopped pretty quickly, but she did enjoy riding on the boat which put her to sleep! Her life jacket was a bit snug, so eventually we had to undo the top strap! But we had a great afternoon!

The Fam
Mais and Mommy on the tube!
The Fam again!
Mais and Mommy again!
" Thanks Grandpa, for my first boat trip!"

When we got back from boating, we had a nice BBQ with some yummy steaks. I made an ice cream cake for Maisey's birthday. We let Mais dive into a piece, but she wasn't in a very good mood because it was way past her bed time!
Yummy & Messy!

Happy Birthday Grandpa! You look exhausted!

Mais opened a few gifts from the fam! Shaun's family gave her lots of stuffed animals and a book! Mommy and Daddy gave her a baby Elmo that she LOVES, and some other fun Elmo things! She is totally into Elmo right now!

On Sunday, she enjoyed everyone's attention as she swung!

Maisey is really going to miss her Uncle Ryan in a few weeks!

On our way home Sunday evening, I dropped Shaun off at the Portland airport so he could fly to Seattle! It broke my heart to hear my little baby crying for her daddy after he left for the 6th week in a row. She really misses him and loves him so much!

My birthday is on Wednesday, so I am going to drive up to Seattle to spend a couple of days with Shaun! I am really looking forward to relaxing, shopping, eating, and sleeping! My mom is going to keep Mais for me! :) Thanks Mom!!!

Happy Birthday to anyone else who has a birthday in August!