Monday, March 12, 2012

3 Months Old

Our baby girl is 3 months old! Time sure does go by fast. She is looking a lot older these days. She has a very calm sweet personality. We just can't get enough of her!!

Annie Facts:

- 9 lbs 14oz at her two month appointment. She is probably closer to 12 lbs now.

- 22 inches long at her two month appointment

- Blonde hair, and her eyes are looking very blue

- Sleeps through the night!!

- Smiles a lot

- Not a good napper

- She is very close to giggling :)

- She loves to watch me get ready. I put her in her bouncer and she just sits and stares at me the whole time. She especially likes the blow dryer.

- Hates tummy time

- She doesn't cry in the morning when she wakes up she just lays there and sucks on her fist until I wake up from the sucking noises. She can get pretty loud!

Annie's Favorite Things:

- She still loves bath time, she loves kicking around in the water. "She is a fish like her mom", Jeff says.

- She loves her cow rattle and her bug rattle

- Her Lucy Dog! She is starting to notice her more now. She gives Lucy some pretty funny looks and smiles!

- Milk!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Yup that is right I turned a whole pack of candles today. If you are wondering how many candles are in a whole pack it is 24!! It was a wonderful birthday. I woke up to cake batter pancakes, they were delicious! I saw the cake batter pancake idea on a friends blog and thought it looked so good! Jeff was a good husband and listened to me a few weeks ago when I mentioned I wanted to try them. Jeff took the morning off of work to my surprise and hung out with Annie and I. I got my favorite Disney movie "The Lion King",and I got to go a shopping spree! We then went to Gia's, a local Italian restaurant in Logan that we have never tried in the six years we have been here. It was so yummy! On our way home we stopped off at Kneaders Bakery and I got to choose a birthday treat. I picked out two :) A chocolate Eclair, and a fruit tart!!

So much for Weight Watchers today.... Birthdays are free days right....

Thanks to my hubby and baby girl for a wonderful 24 B-day!!!

Oh and this was Lucy's present to me. A whole bunch of puke! Thanks Lucy. I guess it was probably our fault since Jeff made her a small cake batter pancake to enjoy as well!

Lunch with Cousin Steph

This week Annie and I traveled down to Layton to have lunch with Aunt Amy, Cousin Steph, and Grandma Glenna. We went to Olive Garden and chatted away like girls do! Annie and Steph had a great time meeting each other!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Annie's Blessing

We had Annie's blessing this past Sunday. It was a wonderful day! She was a very good baby and Jeff gave her a very sweet blessing. My brother Cody was the designated photographer of the day. He did an awesome job!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Now that I am home during the day I have become a fan of Studio 5. I got these two Valentines ideas from them.


I made these on Sunday morning. They turned out pretty good. Here is the recipe if wanted.

2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp French vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, butter, and extract. Add flour and sugar. Beat until smooth.

To make lacy pancakes:
Heat griddle to medium heat. Place batter into squeeze bottle. Squeeze batter into an outline shape of heart. Let it cook for several seconds before decorating with swirls.

When batter is dry, slide off griddle and turn onto a plate lined with paper towels to cool.

To make bottom pancake:
Outline heart shape, let it cook for about 20 seconds. Fill in with batter to form a solid heart.

Flip to cook other side. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels to cool.

2 cups sliced strawberries
1-2 tbsp powdered sugar
Zest from 1 small orange

Place strawberries in small bowl, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Toss to coat. Add orange zest. Set aside.
Chantilly Cream
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp powdered sugar
1/2 tsp French vanilla extract.

In a medium bowl, whip cream sugar and extract until soft peaks form.

To assemble:
Place whole heart shaped pancake on plate. Place a small amount of berries in the center of the heart. Pipe cream in swirls around the edges. Place lacy pancake on top. Dust with powered sugar.

Makes 4 servings


I made these to take around as a Valentines treat!
¼ C butter or margarine
4 T light corn syrup
½ C granulated sugar
1-3.5oz box flavored JELL-O (don NOT use sugar free)
7-9 cups popped popcorn (I like air popped, but microwave works great, too)
Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place popcorn in an extra large mixing bowl.
Place corn syrup and butter in a sauce pan on medium heat. Stir until butter is melted. Add sugar and Jell-o and stir to combine. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Pour over popcorn and stir until all the corn is well coated. Spread mixture evenly onto prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and let cool to room temp. You can then break the popcorn apart and serve in bags or jars, prepare for gift-giving OR just dump it in a bowl and eat it all yourself!
Our favorite flavors are raspberry and lime, but pineapple and strawberry are REALLY lovely, too. The possibilities are endless.

And of course here are some of the latest pictures of Annie!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Super Bowl!!

Jeff and I love football. Isn't he lucky to have a wife that will come home from church on Sunday and just sit and watch football the rest of the day with him!? Thanks to DVR we are able to attend our Sunday meetings without missing a game. Yes I will be honest before we had DVR there were a couple of times that we stayed home to watch football. Naughty Naughty!

We were some what bummed about the Super Bowl this year since neither of the teams we were going for made it. Green Bay was our first pick but they sure blew that game. Once they were out we were cheering for the 49ers to go all the way, but that didn't happen either. Even though we did not care for either team in the Super Bowl we still had a great time. My sister threw a party with plenty of delicious food to eat!!!

(My football and Turf Cupcakes)

(The wild Indians of the evening!)

(Emily and Annie)

(The Girls)

(Olivia and Brookie Jo)

(Chase and Grandma)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

7 Weeks of Annie

I can't believe seven weeks has already come and gone. They are not joking when they say it goes fast! Annie is doing very good. She is the sweetest little bug. I just can't get enough of her!

-She loves to be held
-She enjoys her sitting in her bouncer and staring at the kitchen lights
-Bath time is her favorite part of the day!!!
-She always smiles when I tell her she is a pretty girl!
-She hates getting lotion put on her
-She sleeps best in her car seat
-She loves her vitamin D drops

-Suga Monster
-Missy Sue
-Annie Bananakins
=Buba Gump
-Munch Mouth
(These are all my nicknames for her, Jeff is not nickname kinda guy!)

(Annie and her cousin Mason. They are only three months apart)

(First nap in her crib. It lasted seven minutes!)

(Annie and Lucy)

(Annie and mommy headed out to the mall!)