Tuesday, April 26, 2011

good things

i know all my posting have been for Q lately, and although she is pretty much our life now, there are a few other things going on.

last month brady got a jeep. he has been wanting a jeep for a long long long long time. he found this blue beauty on ksl and got a great deal and he LOVES it! he has a list of things he wants to add to it and im beginning to realize why people say jeeps are money pits. but we are really enjoying it and its alot of fun for cuisin down the canyon. its been too muddy to take up on any trails yet, but we are excited for this summer.
a few weeks ago we went to st george again. it was just brady, Q and i and we had a lot of fun relaxing. it was 82 degrees when we were there and we were dying! we arent used to that yet so we actually spent most of our time inside watching movies and relaxing. we did go to the park for a little bit to swing with Q and we also went swimming and on a little hike. we only went for about an hour because Q was starting to get sunburned on her arms. we stopped and got her a hat but didnt think about her arms. we still forget about those kinds of things. kids need so much stuff! we always have so much fun when we go down there. thank you thank you thank you duff and amy for your generosity in letting us use your house!in march i ran (aka walked) my first 5k! it was sooooo windy and cold that day. it was hard, im not going to lie. i havent exercised much since i had Q and i am really really out of shape. it took me a long time. im not going to say how long, but there were 10k runners passing me at the finish line. now i have a time to beat and i cant wait to get in shape and do another one. i know a lot of runners and i hear about their races and it sounds so rewarding. i doubt ill ever be as gung ho as they are but it feels good be in shape and its something i can do with Q.not much has changed around the house for us. we are just still working and playing. brady is still doing landscaping and is loving being on the fire department as well. he has done a few shifts at the jordanelle station and would love to go full time someday. i feel like we have adjusted to being parents and we are loving having a little person in the house. we have a lot of fun with her. the other night brady was looking at something on his phone and i figured he was looking at jeep stuff or houses or something and he was looking at a pink powerwheels jeep! haha it was so funny! he is already excited to buy stuff like that for Q.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

month 7


today you are actually 8 months old, but i am a little behind. so heres month 7 and month 8 will follow shortly.
in contrast to last month this one has been one of the best! we have successfully gone an entire month without an ear infection! you have been so happy and healthy this month and it has been wonderful. you have also developed quite the personality. you are very strong willed and know what you want. you are starting to express how you feel and have been laughing alot. you are also doing things that you think are funny and laughing at yourself. it is so cute! lately when i lay you down to change you or dress you, you have been kicking me, just one swift kick, then laughing at yourself like you are so hilarious. i grab your leg and tell you to stop and it continues till we are both laughing. somehow you remember this game and do it almost everytime i lay you down. its pretty funny. you are also getting to where if i take something out of your hands that you want you throw a little fit and squeal. you dont like it when you are left in the room alone and prefer to keep me in your sights. you are pretty good about playing by youself when i set you on the floor surrounded with toys. you especially love your little stacking cups. you are now eating baby food like a pro. you have tried a lot of different fruits and veggies and your favorites are peaches, pears, yams and sweet potatos. you like the sweet stuff best. you eat most foods ok but you really really don’t like carrots or zuccini. we will work on that. your hair is growing like crazy, but mostly just a chunk down the middle in the front. if you were a boy you would have a killer mohawk, but since your a girl it just looks funny and awkward all the time.
you are still a wonderful sleeper and consitantly going to bed between 9 and 9:30. lately you have not been wanting to be rocked but just put in your crib to play for a few minutes before you fall asleep. you are getting so active and it kindof makes me sad that you dont want to cuddled as much but it is fun to watch you grow. you always wake up pleasant with a big smile on your face. and when you are ready to get up you talk louder and louder until we come get you. you talk so much! i can really see the risenmay gene in you already!
Q, you are still such a joy to brady and i. you make us laugh continually and we still adore every little thing about you. you are my best friend and we go everywhere together. everything is more fun with you around. you are the best!

love you lots.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

my marathon: 18 hrs 15 min

warm up started at 4:45 am with a cry from the little one. we did a quick diaper change, fed a warm bottle and went back to bed for a couple hours more of much needed sleep. at 7:30 am the alarm sounded. off to a quick start, i jumped out of bed and showered. Another cry from the little one threw me a little off course. while trying to entertain Q i continued to get ready. change a poopy diaper. get dressed. get her dressed. make breakfast. make Q's food for the day. make Q's bottles. feed the dogs. water the dogs. put food from the freezer to fridge for dinner. make a grocery list for brady. out the door. thanks goodness for a little prep the night before, my lunch was already made which shaved a few minutes off my time. i picked up the pace, dropped off Q at daycare and continued on to work.

the terrain changed at this point as i went from mom to loan officer, vault teller and member service representative. the next 9 hours went as follows: 2 hours of teller transactions. order cash. answer phone calls. answer questions. fix cash machine. rearrange scheduling issues. process 3 loans. open an account. 15 min lunch break. member service transactions. file atm deposits. 3 more hours of teller transactions. balance cash drawer. balance vault. close branch.

about 6:15 pm i returned to similar terrain i started this marathon with as i headed back toward home. i reached home around 6:20. cuddled and giggled with Q. got Q's dinner ready. changed my clothes and again picked up the pace as i headed to the gym for a workout. my good friend megan joined me at this point which made this leg a bit more enjoyable.

at 7:30 pm things slowed down a bit as i cooled down and headed back home for the final stretch. i made dinner. ate dinner. cleaned up dinner. did laundry. folded laundry. fed Q snacks. washed dishes. played with Q. bathed Q. put Q to bed. made lunch for the next day. changed the bed sheets and settled down Q again after she discovered some toys in her crib. i could see the finish line as i layed in bed about 10:30 pm and watched a much anticipated show on the DVR. i crossed the finish line about 11 pm as i fell asleep.

what a great race! i have done quite a few of these marathons and i think i will do another tomorrow.