Saturday, August 25, 2012

Grandma's Are the Best!

ZZ got a new toy today.
She LOVES it!
Thanks Grandma! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

It's Been a Pretty Fair Week. - Part 2

Fair Week in Burley is kind of a big deal.
Almost everyone comes home to visit and it is family friendly.
I think we went to the fair every single day.

Thursday night we went to the fair because Sergio was dying to see the hypnotist, but by the time it was  starting it was already time for the rodeo.

My dad picked up ZZ for me so we could enjoy it with just us big kids.
We went with our neighbors, Shana and Vlad.
It was Vlad's first time at a rodeo and it was fun listening to him and Sergio trying to convince each other that they needed to do the wild cow ride next year.
I apologize for the lack of photos.

Friday Sergio was still wanting to see the Hypnotist so we got there around 3 and ate lunch and headed over to the show.
ZZ and I didn't get to watch very much since she had other things to see.
ZZ LOVES the animals. 
Especially the cows.
She just 'Moooos' at all of them. 
She is also pretty fond of 'baaaa'ing' at the sheep. 
But I think she could live without the pigs.
They had been there all week now and were really starting to stink.
She didn't think they were quite as cool and started calling out for the cows again.
She might just be a future rancher.

At some point ZZ fell asleep so we also took a rest in the Grandstand.
We got ice cream from Al's Pizza.
It was heavenly...as always.

One of the reasons I love this little town is really shown in this picture:
How many places in the world do you know that you can just leave your blanket out to save your seat without someone not only stealing it but not even moving it so they can sit there? 
I love that small town respect for other peoples things.

That night we went to the rodeo with the whole family.
THE WHOLE FAMILY.
It was awesome.
The kids really actually loved it.

They loved the music and the animals.
It was a lot of fun. 
I just felt bad for the two older couples that were sitting right infront of us.
I think they got kicked & their shoulders patted all night long.
It was good to spend time with Sergio.
I'm glad that he likes to spend time with me too.

We had a really fun fair week.
I think we all decided that it needs to be fair week all the time.


I had to post this video so that everyone that couldn't make it to the rodeo could enjoy...and to show how awesome our little girl is.
Enjoy!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

It's Been a Pretty Fair Week. - Part 1

This morning we went to the Fair & Rodeo Parade.
They are always good, but you have to be there extra early to get a good seat. 
Miss C wasn't a fan of waiting for the horsey's to get here. 
I loved ZZ leaving her hand on her heart for the flag to go passed.
It made me proud. 
She loved every float that had music.
They are quite the little dancers.
Especially when it is I'm Elmo and I know it, with a dancing horse. (No Picture :( ) 
She also loved the candy.
If you have ever wondered how a little kid could get hit in a slow moving parade...
you have clearly never had a toddler.  

They instantly made friends with the little boy sitting next to us...mostly because he was willing to share his candy.

I am sure there will be more pictures to come.
ZZ loves the animals.
Now I have to get some burgers served for all of the lucky people that eat in our stakes booth!

We love fair week.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Happy 1 1/2 Years!

Today our little princess turned 
1 & 1/2
I'm still not sure how that happened, but we weren't going to miss an opportunity to celebrate.
She has a blast
I had made a 1/2 cake, but we decided that we were too full to actually eat any of it.

But I wanted to get pictures of ZZ with it anyways.
She thought it was pretty cool and even tried to blow out the invisible candles. 
When I went to put the cake away she was less than impressed...
ignore the blur...
It's her 1/2 birthday and she can cry if she wants to.
Once she started crying I knew that she was going to need some cake.
She pouted while I was cutting her a slice.
But she was pretty happy when she got a piece.
It didn't take long for her to dump it everywhere...
since that is what she does with anything that I feed her right now.
Then she played the balloons that mom got me for my b-day.
She seemed to love them.
They loved her too.

Tomorrow she has her Dr's appointment.
I am excited to see how much she weighs.  She's solid.
She has been a little brat lately...I keep hoping that she grows out of it sooner rather than later.
She has always been a great eater until lately.
Now I have to force feed her and the majority of what she has ends up on the floor.

She loves to sing:
Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree and will sing the words, "tree" & "eyes" with all of the movements.
5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed complete with motions and she is really good at the part that says "NO" more jumping on the bed...to her it just says No No No.
Itsey Bitsy Spider & Pattycake have been favorites since she was little, but she doesn't really sing the words.

She is starting to talk a lot more
but I never know if she says things that everyone can understand or if it is just our little secret language.

Her most used phrase is "Up Please"
She also says Please, Thank you, & You're Welcome.
She will say sippy cup.
Sippy Down.
Elmo, Nemo, puppies, kitty.
Chau,
Bye-bye.
Love you.
Night Night
See You.
Amo.

She has just started saying "no" this last week...she always said uh-hu before.  Now that she says 'no' it's not a nice sweet 'no' is a huge loud "NO."  It gets her lots of attention, especially in public, so it is quickly becoming her favorite word.
 Ice is her favorite treat.  If anyone is drinking ice water in her presence you can pretty much bank on her wanting you to share it.  She is really good at saying "ice."
Along with the basics, Mama, Dada, Papa, Grandma, Grandpa.
She is really good at repeating anything you say, but I don't know that she actually knows what she is saying a lot of the time.
She doesn't say very much in Spanish, but I don't speak to her enough in Spanish, but she understands pretty much anything that we say.

This is her 'cheese' face...she thinks she is smiling...
ZZ loves to be outside.  She can't wait for her daddy to get home so he can take her out to play.  She especially likes to pretend like she is driving.

Sergio's favorite thing that she does is when she takes a drink of water or milk she almost always lets out a big, "ahhhhh..."  She knows it is funny too.

I love her curly hair.
Sergio and I both have super curly hair.
I am not sure if it is a curse or a blessing.
She hates for me to do it right now and says "ow" if I even touch it.
Hence why she almost always has crazy hair.
When we aren't going anywhere it's not worth the fight.

Miss C and her are still partners in crime.
They are always getting into everything.
I don't know how I keep sane...or if I am still sane for that matter.

None the less...
I think she is pretty perfect.
A little crazy...
but you can't be perfect without a little crazy.


August 2011

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Last 3 Months in a Nutshell

Here is my confession:
I haven't been an MIA blogger.
I have been a horrible picture taker.
I haven't been able to find anything worth while to tell the world.
Or I forget.
Or I don't have a picture to go with it and I am a strong believer in no picture...no blog.

So here is my last few months...with the pictures I can find...
and I found more than I thought I would.

May:
On the 14th of May my mom had her 2nd heartiversary.
All of her friends mailed out cute little heart shaped cards for her.
She was so surprised and so happy.
She was also given a heart attack...but the good kind...by one of her good friends.
That night we had a little dinner. 
And then that evening we sent off a lantern in memory of her donor. 
It was awesome to watch the lantern float off into the sunset. 
We are still so grateful for her donor family that we know nothing about except that they were willing to donate the organ of their loved one so that we can keep ours.

A couple of days later we headed to Salt Lake for my mom's annual check-up.
She got an A+.
In fact it was the best biopsy that she has had since her heart transplant.
Her doctors at the Murray IHC are amazing.

Of course we had to celebrate...
With SEAFOOD!
ZZ's a fan.

We also went to the Church History Museum
where ZZ typed on the "computer"...

It was a good trip.

Also in May we got to rock our welding helmets and watch an amazing solar eclipse
Even though the clouds rolled in almost exactly when the full eclipse occurred...
We still looked awesome anyway.
Look at the way ZZ admires our coolness.

In June:
We started the month of right with a youth temple trip to Idaho Falls.
Since we were spending the night for a wedding the next day...ZZ and my mom got to come too! 
Isn't she precious? 
She loved running around and chasing the geese...
Which is good since right outside of our hotel there were plenty of geese...
We fed them popcorn.
It was so interesting because in the first picture you can see that there are all of the big geese...
all of a sudden one of them started honking and all of the big geese stepped back and all of the baby geese came in front so that we could feed them.
It was so fun! 
We also got to do a little bit of swimming.
She's a natural... 
She wouldn't get in the hot tub though.
She would just put her toe in and look at me and say...Owww...owww.
It made me laugh. 

That next day my cousin Tyson married his new bride, Kate.
They had a really nice ceremony. 
The looked so happy.

ZZ & Miss C's favorite part?
The swings -- obviously!

After the wedding we got to go visit my dear friend Marci and meet her new baby boys.
They were precious!
Doesn't she look amazing for just having twins???  
I always love getting to hang out with Mrs Marci.  She always makes me feel important.
She just has one of those addictive personalities that you just want to be around.
I love it.
ZZ had their house destroyed in no time.  I think she was just trying to show them what they had to look forward to in the next few months. 

July:
I really don't have hardly any pictures of July...
For 4th of July we were going to go to AZ with my family but I kept getting this crazy feeling that I shouldn't go. So we stayed.
I guess that feeling was right since by Monday ZZ had blisters all over the palms of her hands and feet.
I called the doctor first thing in the morning and got her in.
Miss C had been sick too, but I hadn't seen her because of the weekend to know what kind of sick she was.
It turns out that they both had hand, foot and mouth disease.
I don't have any pictures of what it looked like, but this is what it looks like almost a month later:
She was pretty miserable.
When she would walk she would tip toe and "ow"
It broke my heart.
Our doctor made it really clear that we were not to be around anyone until she didn't have any more blisters left.

For 4th of July...we kind of broke that rule, but we still stayed away from people.
We went to the Albion parade.
Which might I say is the best parade every year.
It's just the small town kind of parade.
This is the only 4th of July picture I have.
The girls picked up candy from the street.
ZZ kept picking up rocks thinking they were just as exciting.

Then that night Sergio BBQ's for us and we went to the fireworks.

Over all it was an excellent 4th.

The next few weeks were really boring for us.
We spent a lot of time in the house waiting for the kids get get better.
If I need to buy groceries Sergio would wait in the car with ZZ and I would run in a get what we needed.
She is doing much better now.

Last week we had Girl's Camp
Which you can read about in my past posts.

And that has pretty much been my July
and my last couple of months.