Monday, April 4, 2011

Not dead yet...

Hello to all. Did you think we died? Some of you did. I know. You told me. Or you thought time had stopped and my baby is still 6 months old. Oh how sweet that would be. She's grown too fast. I wish I could stop time sometimes so I could love on her sweetness and babyness longer. But time has not stopped and my baby is not still 6 months old.

We have just had an incredibly busy past few months. I'll have to tell you all about it later. I'm still trying to recover, unpack, get healthy, clean, exercise and find my groove in life. That is a lot to do too. Whew. Never mind, I might not get around to telling you about my busy life. You'll just have to trust me that we're still alive and baby is getting big, not 6 months old anymore, almost one. Eek. Time flies.

We had a fantastic weekend but this quick picture is from Sunday when we headed to the beach at Skiatook Lake with some friends. It was warm but really windy.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Six Months

My baby has turned six months old. It's a bit crazy for me to wrap my brain around. I still think she's my little baby until I see her next to a newborn and I realize just how big she's gotten.

The pictures were taken on Thanksgiving day.

At her check up last week she weighed in at 17.88 lbs. and is 27.2 inches long.

This is what it looks like when I pull out the camera. She reaches for it and wants it for herself.

I love her more and more every day and I still think she's the cutest thing ever. She loves to eat her solids. She really likes fruits but that doesn't stop her from eating her veggies. And when I let her, she likes to finger paint on her tray too.

Finger painting time.

She loves to play in the water during bath time. She loves her daddy and gets so excited when he comes home. She loves to hear music. And her latest thing is to pull the blanket, burp rag, or wash cloth over her head and play peek-a-boo. She learned how to sit up on her own around 5 months and it only took her about a week of me supporting her before she was doing it all on her own.

This is when she had just learned to sit up on her own. What a big girl.

Over the past few months she's been my running partner. She loves to be outside and she does so great in the jogging stroller. Together we ran over 200 miles and trained for a marathon, which I ran on November 21st. (I'll try to get my marathon day story written up and post separately but we all know how well I've been doing at posting so don't hold your breath)

Route 66 Marathon, Tulsa, OK 11.21.10

This is her standard position when mom is running. She's all bundled up and ready for a nap or she just chills and looks around.

Now we're looking forward to going home for Christmas and Rob is definitely looking forward to a break. :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Utah Wedding Cakes Take 3

As mentioned previously, I made another wedding cake while I was in Utah. (This is the third cake, all done in Utah) This time it was for my cousin on my mom's side of the family.

First off, the cake never would have been completed had it not been for the help of Baby C's grandmas. They were full time babysitters while the cake was in process. Thank you mom and Grandma Leake.

This is my cousin on my Dad's side of the family. She was nice enough to help. Thank you Amber! Again, the cake wouldn't have been done without her.

The cake in process...... It was a long process....

And finally, TA.DA.!

The finished product.

And of course, a goofy looking picture with me in it. I think we could have done with out this one but what the heck right? :)

The beautiful bride and her handsome husband. Congratulations you two.
p.s. I loved your dress and cute little hat thingy. I'm real good with words aren't I? :)

Johnson fun in Utah

More pictures from our trip to Utah. This round is of the Johnson clan.

Hanging out with Grandpa J

Baby C met her Great Grandma G. for the first time.

We went on lots of hikes while we were at the family cabin for the weekend. The leaves were Beautiful.

Family Foto! :)

QT, MicMac, Baby C and I even went on our own hike.

We also went fishing. It was fishing in a lake on the golf course but it was still fun.

MicMac has a proud grin. This was his very first fish.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Just a few...

Blessing Day. Thanks to my friend Becky we actually have a few pictures to document the day. I was a complete air-head that evening and forgot my camera. Oops!

This is how she received her bath at my parent's house. She thought it was pretty fun.

Sitting in the bumbo being entertained by her grandma.

The two of us after a good run. (This is back in OK)

And for good measure.... say "cheese" or was it "Ahh" or maybe "Grrr." I'm not quite sure anymore. :-)

Monday, October 11, 2010

We sure know how to play

If you're wondering why it's been so long since my last post, it's not ALL due to the fact that I'm a slacker. Nope. It's not. Sure that might have a BIG part to do with it, but it's not the only reason. We ditched this joint for a bit and went to play in Utah. So naturally, I couldn't blog. :-)

We headed West to the beautiful land of Utah to ride in the LOTOJA with my family again. If you remember, it's something we do every year. Or at least when we can get back there to participate. This was yet another LOTOJA to remember. Cadence was with us this year, Rob rode even with the excruciating pain of kidney stones, this was the first year Dad actually wanted to quit because he didn't feel good (of course he didn't, he toughed it out and rode all the way to the finish line), there was an endless amount of flat tires amongst the group, Tony crashed before the ride even started and we all had a blast doing it.

Another reason for our trip was to give Cadence a name and a blessing. Rob did an amazing job and the blessing she was given was beautiful. I couldn't hear a lot of it and so I don't remember most of what was said to her, but I know it was beautiful. Her daddy is an incredible man and it was so neat to see her in his arms for such a special occasion.

We also had an incredible amount of people there to show their love and support. We had her blessing day on a Monday evening due to the fact that we were from out of town and Rob's travel dates wouldn't have meshed well with doing it on a Sunday. So she received her blessing at the church then we went outside and had a party in the pavilion. Thank you to all who were able to come and share in Cadence's special day. It was so neat to see everyone there. Sorry our baby was tired and not in a friendly mood. I'm sure many of you would have liked to actually see her and not just hear her. Oh well, such is life with a baby right?

During the week Rob was with us in Utah we were able to see many friends we hadn't seen for a while. Cadence went on her first boating outing and felt Utah Lake water for the first time. We went to the Johnson family cabin and did some fishing, hiking, games and just hung out with the Johnson gang. Had some friends and their kids over to my parents house to ride the horses. And he did eventually pass his kidney stones before his vacation was over.

Cadence and I were very sad to see him go but he had to go back home to work and we needed to stay to play some more. So we stayed in Utah for an extra week.

During our second week, we visited her Great Grandma Gaufin again. We hung out with the Johnson kids some more. We went on a horse ride with Morgan and my Mom and almost got rained on but lucked out. Went to my cousin Arial's wedding. Went on a hike at Brighton with Jamie and my Mom. And we had a weenie roast at my parent's house just for fun. .

Oh, and I made another wedding cake. I had help this time though, my cousin Amber helped me with the fondant fun. It took two full days, 5 cake mixes, 10 cups of sugar, 10 cups of flour, 5 dozen egg whites, 12 sticks of butter, 3 bags of mini marshmallows, 6 pounds of powdered sugar, vanilla, almond, some water, lots of kneading action, stirring, baking, rolling and cutting. Oh boy were we tired. My mom was there helping too. She was on baby duty and "oh we need this" duty. Thank goodness she didn't mind running to the store for us when we realized we were out of things or needed something.

The cake turned out great and it was fun working with Amber. I always think it's fun to see how others work and see how they do things different from me.

Now we're back home here in Okie and Rob's working the night shift all month and I'm hitting the road hard to train for my next marathon. So far this last week Cadence, the BOB and I have done roughly 37 miles and we've had beautiful weather. The temperatures finally decided to come down from blasted hot to pleasant. Now I'm hoping they'll hold out and stay fairly pleasant for another month.

Well I think that's it for now. Until next time. Peace out!