Sunday, March 29, 2009

Doctors & Dancers

This past Thursday Bailey turned 4 months, which meant it was time for her 4 month check-up with the doctor! At 4 months Bailey wieghs 14lbs. 2oz. (67%), is 25in. long (90%), and her head is 16 1/2in round (78%). From the looks of it so far we think she has inherited my grandma's genes which will make her tall and skinny...I'm sure she'll thank me later! It has been 4 months with her and I can say that I really do love her more and more everyday, she is becoming so much fun and I know that will just keep getting better! Here are a few new things happening in Bailey's life...
  • She had a schedule and then decided it was time to change she is now eating about every 4 hours.
  • Has found her upper octave and serinades us with high pitch squeals
  • Can roll from her stomach to her back, but doesn't do it very often
  • Goes to bed around 8:30pm, gets up once and then goes back to sleep til around 7:00am
  • Pushes from her elbows up to her hands while doing tummy time
  • Smiles so big every time she hears hers daddy's voice
  • Still wears 3-6 month clothes, but the 3 month stuff is getting too short for her long legs
  • Started playing in her exer-saucer and so far so good (she needs to be just a little taller and she will be bouncing away)
  • Loves facing outward in the Moby wrap...she loves to explore and watch the world around her (especially her dog Bronco at the dog park)
  • Will finally let me rock her to sleep while listening to her Baby Mine lullaby cd
  • Loves to take naps with daddy

Friday night I had the chance for a night out without the little one to see some old friends dance. This last year before Bailey came I had the oppurtunity to dance with the Ririe Woodbury Dance Company based out of Salt Lake City, UT. I was a part of a special tour that they do featuring the work of choreographer Alwin Nikolais. While dancing with them I got to perform in Wickenburg, AZ, St. Louis, MO, Philidelphia, PA, Durham, NC, and 3 cities in France! Obviously, since I had a baby I would not be able to dance with them again this year, but as luck would have it their tour brought them to AZ. The company got in on Tuesday and I picked them up in the minivan on Wednesday to meet Miss Bailey and dinner at In-N-Out. It was so great to see them all and their concert was made me want to get in shape so that I can start dancing again. I had such an amazing time dancing with the company and they have become some of my best friends and given me AMAZING memories!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Has my life really come to this...

That's right, I am a proud owner of a MINIVAN! I really never thought that this day would ever come...okay I guess I knew it would come just maybe not this soon. Two Saturdays ago we traded in the Equinox and bought a Honda Odessey minivan. We quickly realized after the trip to Cali for Christmas that the Equinox was not big enough for our family of 4. We talked about getting a full size SUV, but the van allows room for Bronco to roam around while driving and let's be honest it is all about the dog. In all honesty though I really do love the minivan! It gets great gas mileage, it is super easy to get Bailey in and out of with the automatic doors, has tons of storage room, a DVD player for when Bailey gets to turn around in the bigger car seat, and he may not admit it but even Clinton likes to drive it! So I guess I have officially become a mom and I even have the minivan to prove it!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Happy St. Patty's Day everyone! Our day wasn't super eventful, but around 1:30 I decided that we needed to do something fun for this Irish holiday, so I called the family to see who could come over for dinner. Melissa and Reese would have come but were home sick and Kevin was in school, so we had Blake, Liz, Finn, and Liz's mom Cheryl over for a "green" dinner. We had our traditional Irish dinner of Corned Beef and Cabbage on Sunday at Blake's house, which was delicious, so I decided that tonight we would have green colored food (it was more difficult then I thought it would be). Our menu for the evening included green salad, green apples with green fruit dip, cheese raviolis with chicken in a green pesto sauce, and mint green chocolate chip ice cream for dessert. It turned out great and was fun to have people over to celebrate with.

Our "Green" Meal
Bailey had a couple of St. Patty's outfits so we did a little photo shoot in each and the results are pretty cute, if I do say so myself! Love this little Irish baby!!!