Tuesday, August 28, 2007


This weekend Blake, Molly and I went to Houston for Tyler and Andrea's wedding (my brother and his fiance). Unfortunately Andrea got very ill and the wedding has been postponed. But we made the best of a sad weekend and hung out with our friends from Tampa that moved to Houston. Scott Jackson played for the Tampa Buccanears but moved his family to play for the Houston Texans last summer. Since we weren't going to a wedding reception on Saturday, Scott and Ashley invited us to the Texans-Cowboys preseason football game. We had a BLAST to say the least. With Scott and Ashley you get the royal treatment. It was hard to remember who we were rooting for. The Cowboys are our home team, but we wanted to root for Scott. The Texans won and everyone was thrilled. Scott took us out onto the field after the game and gave us post-game reception tickets. We felt like celebrities. My mom bought Molly a Texans cheerleader uniform and when we were going to the post-game activities we ran into the real Texan cheerleaders who thought Molly was the cutest thing ever.

It was fun to see my family who came down from Seattle. They had a great time with Molly and was amazed at how much she's grown. She turned four months on Saturday. Although it was sad not to have a wedding, it's nice to have another excuse for a family reunion.

Friday, August 17, 2007

My dog is smarter than I am

Dog Training... harder than childbirth! This new puppy of ours is consuming my life! When I was little I just couldn't understand why my parents wouldn't want a puppy. Who wouldn't want a puppy? Now I understand why. They are SO much work! I refuse to have a bad behaved dog so I am commited to dog training. It'll take time but it will be worth it in the end. Any suggestions???

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Grease Lightnin'

Angel face, but what to do with that hair??? It literally has a mind of its own. Every time we get out of the tub I have to shape it so it doesn't end up all over the place. But then we get crazy days like this when it's too radically cute that I don't want to tame it.
Molly's been going through a very fussy stage--all she wants is mama. I feel a little overwhelmed when she can't be set down or passed to anyone else. Even Blake at times is rejected. So I purchased a hot sling. I'll have to post a picture in my fabulous new find. I saw a woman carrying her child in one at church and immediately knew I needed one. Molly fits snugly in the stylish sling and I am able to go about my day with her glued to my belly. I've tried other slings before but this one takes the cake. Keep it in mind for the next baby shower you attend!
Please post a comment if you have any ideas to help tame the beast that is my child's hair, lol.

Monday, August 13, 2007


The day has come... Blake got his dog. His boss got a pure bred German Shepherd 3 months ago and just found out that his kids are allergic to the dog. When asked if he would take the dog, Blake jumped on the chance. Of course he asked me first, knowing that I would be the one spending all day with the puppy, and I couldn't say no. He was like a five year old asking for a treat at the grocery store. Her name when we got her was Reign and we changed it to Zoe. She is adjusting well and LOVES the baby. She loves to lick Molly in the face and protect her from the cat. Jinx, our cat, is a different story. She full on attacks the German Shepherd who is three times her size and is establishing her place on the totem pole. Although they have both come a long way since we first got Zoe, they still need to focus on loving one another. Molly thinks Zoe is hilarious and laughs when she comes to visit her in the swing. This pushes the dog to do more funny things and get into crazy mode. I feel like I now have three children. I have to keep the dog away from the cat and give enough attention to everyone. But we love the change and are excited about having a dog. Blake loves to be Cesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer and make her be obedient. I, on the other hand, need to learn how to be a "pack leader".

Friday, August 10, 2007

Pool Day!

The summer has officially started... Molly's first pool day! I decided to call up the girls from my ward and get together for a fun day in the sun. My friend Bethany has a resort-type pool at her apartments so I figured that would be the best spot to meet. I hunted everywhere for a swimsuit for a three month old and had no luck. So I made my peace with an over sized hat and a swim diaper. She had issues with the hat but I made it work. When we first got in she was shocked by the temperature ("Hey, this isn't the tub!") but quickly got used to the water. By the end of the day she was screaming if she wasn't in the pool. We only had one diaper blowout and thank goodness it was outside of the pool. I could just imagine the office having to shut down the pool because my child pooped in it (oh but I'm sure it will happen one day). All in all it was a lot of fun and the moment she was strapped into her car seat she was out like a light. Now I know the real reason why mothers want a pool in their backyard.

Creating our blog

Blake and I have decided to join the myspace/facebook generation and start a blog. He wanted to do a family website, but I like the idea of having someone else do all the work like google blogspot.com. Maybe we'll get around to the family website when we have more time. I hope everyone enjoys our pictures and comments.