Monday, January 26, 2009

The Microphone

Macie was ready to be out of Nursery about six months ago and so she transitioned beautifully into going to primary. She has absolutely loved it! She loves being a big kid and she especially loves going to the same place as Grannie for singing time. It was kind of a weird feeling for me to have her go to primary. It just kind of made it real that she is a kid now and not a toddler. When Vaughn and I were talking about this a few weeks ago I mentioned that it would be really exciting and also weird when she gets asked to give a talk or something in primary. Vaughn said he could hardly wait. Well....on Sunday we picked Macie up from her class and she had this big sticker on her front announcing that she had been assigned to give the scripture the following week. PROBLEM....We will be in Disneyland. So I grab her teacher and tell her that Macie wont be able to do it next week. So the teacher rips the sticker off Macie to keep as a reminder. And Macie lost it! She was yelling "no, no, that's so I can talk at the microphone". We tried telling her that we were gong to Disneyland but at that point she was willing to give up Mickey and the Princesses and everything for that chance to talk into the microphone. It was sooo cute! Hopefully its not to long before she gets the chance again to "talk in the microphone".

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Ive been tagged. answer with one word...ready...set ..go!

1. Where is your phone? diaper-bag
2. Where is your significant other? work
3.Your hair color? brown
4. Your Mother? kind
5. Your Father? mechanic
6. Your favorite thing? kids
7. Your dream last night? none
8. Your dream/goal? school
9. The room you're in? front
10. Your hobby? scrapbook
11. Your fear? loss
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? secure
13. Where were you last night? restaurant
14. What you're not? loud
15. One of your wish-list items? swing-set
16. Love Someone? many
17. The last thing you ate? granola
18. What are you wearing? sweats
19. Your TV? off
20. Your pet? jojo
21. Your computer? annoying
22. Your mood? content
23. Missing someone? yup
24. Your car? messy
25. Something you're not wearing? shoes
26. Favorite store? HobbyLobby
27. Your Summer? busy
28. Where did you grow up? mesa
29. Your favorite color? blue
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? December
32. Something you crave? cookies
33. Why you blog? family

Now I tag......Nancy and Aimee

Friday, January 9, 2009

Renzo is 7 Months Old

I think that this is one of my favorite times in the having a baby timeline. Of course there is nothing sweeter than holding your newborn in your arms, but those days are full of a fair amount of hardships too. This time right now when babies are super interactive and playful but are not quite mobile enough to leave a path of disaster is definitely a great time.

Ren wants to crawl so bad! And I am sad to report that he is about there. He has already discovered the belly scoot and is crossing rooms that way but the past few days he is also figuring out the right hand leg motion combination on his knees that move him forward. He can only repeat it two or three times before falling on his belly but I am sure he will have it down within another week or so. And then its all over and he wont be my baby for much longer. :(

This kids favorite thing to do it eat!! Seriously...he is an eating machine. If he sees someone else eating he will start what I call "yelling" until he gets something that he can eat too. This has proven to be very annoying at restaurants. But he must have been blessed with Vaughns metabolism cuz he isn't really chubby anymore. (I really love this weird little food net thing he is chewing on. I put fruit or whatever in it and then he just goes to town chewing and sucking on it to get stuff out. Its great cuz he thinks he is big enough to eat big people stuff but he cant get enough out of it to choke.)

Ren has cut four teeth. The two on the bottom came first and then the top. We are calling him a vampire baby right now because it looks like he has fangs on top. (We probably just have to much Twilight on the brain.) He is trying really hard to cut the middle top two. His gums are swollen and his sleep pattern is bad again so I am really hoping they come soon!

It has been a really great seven months and I am really enjoying watching his little personality start to form. Every time I cuddle him I just try to take it all in and enjoy every minute. He is such a mommas boy! Sometimes I feel like it makes Vaughn sad and so I don't like that but I really do like it all the other times. There is nothing better than being a Mom and I love my kids more than I can put into words.