Monday, April 12, 2010

Emma Kathleen Sweeney

My brother James and his wife Erin had their little baby girl last friday! Oooo she is SO perfect and precious! We went and visited them in the hospital a little so much just to see this sweet little brand new baby! Congratulations to them! We are so excited that we have a new cousin in our family!

Emma Kathleen Sweeney. Born Friday April 9th, 6 lbs 14 oz, 19 inches

Ok i wanted to just write about how much i love the book Eloise! If you have not read it, you must! :) I have always loved this book ever since i was a little girl. I would do sleepovers with my aunt Amy, who is only 6 years older than me, and i would make her read it to me pretty much every time i slept over. It just makes me laugh. Eloise is a little rambunctious girl who lives at the plaza. She loves causing trouble and she loves room service- "and charge it please, thank you very much!" I think every little girl should have a copy of it in their picture book collection.

Lastly, the last 2 weeks i have been getting the same little cracks on the side of my mouth in each corner! Ah! I put neosporin on them and chapstick constantly, but they both keep coming back! I have never had one last this long before! Maybe i should use it as an excuse to not eat so much! Oh it is just so frustrating! I'll think its gone and then i open my mouth to talk or eat and one or both sides just split open again! Owwwie!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Update- could she be any cuter?!

Mike is graduating in a couple of weeks and we are so excited to be done with school! Good luck with finals babe! (anyone seen the office episode where Michael and Jan have a dinner party and they call each other babe like every 5 seconds :)
Look at that face! Halles just smiles and smiles all day long! Oh it touches my heart! She is so adorable and sweet and happy! As you can tell we were in the middle of a feeding, and she decided to throw her head into my spoon full of food, instead of aiming it at her mouth like usual. And although it may not look like it, her hair is growing in, slowly but shirley.
Mike loves to tease Halle (that what dads are for right?). She's getting a little too big to put into her littl toy basket :)

We had a few balloons at our house from a baby shower for my sister-in-law, and of course Halle loved them. She would get all tangled in the ribbon and then not know what to do, and then they sank by the next morning and she just crawled all around playing with them.

Merry Christmas!! ...oh i mean Happy Easter! This is what our house looked like on easter morning! Good thing i didn't spend any money on an easter dress for our little princess. We spent the day at Mike's parents house watching conference. It was such a great weekend! My favorite talks were from Elder M. Russell Ballard, Elder L. Tom Perry and Elder David A. Bednar. Look them up here. I am so grateful for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and for living prophets!

I never really planned on making homemade baby food (mostly because i'm just too lazy) however, when our local grocery store had a sale on Halle's favorite- sweet potatoes- i decided i should. I made all this (over 30 oz) for $1! ONE DOLLAR! Yipee! Thats the same i spent in the past on 5 oz of gerber. Anyway, so i'm pretty excited about it and i am convince that its a good idea to do homemade- at least on some foods. I also made strawberry jam with my mother-in-law last week and it is so delicious i think i all will be gone in a couple of weeks!

Taking an awkward nap on mommy