Saturday, June 26, 2010

Gone Camping

We packed up the tent, chopped the firewood, got the marshmallows ready for roasting and headed up to the mountains. This was our first time camping as a family, and taking an 18 month old while being 31 weeks pregnant I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous. Our camping adventure was spent with Blake, Liz, Finn, Clint's mom Sandi, and our two dogs Bronco & Molly. We found a great little campsite at Sharp's Creek Campground which was about 25 miles north of Payson.

Day 1 started at pretty good...the guys got the tents up, dinner was on the fire, and then it took a turn for the worse. Bailey choked or swallowed a grape wrong and it decided to come right back up. She started getting really clingy after throwing up and didn't want to eat or drink much after that. A little later in the evening she eat some of a hot dog for dinner, but that came back up too...and after changing her into her pj's she decided to throw up one more time just for good measure.

Day 2 was going to be great...we got the kids to take a pretty good nap, and then we were heading up to a nearby lake. Bailey had other plans & I was at this point ready to go home. She slept in the air conditioned car the whole time at the lake, and still wasn't eating or drinking. So I decided we needed to head back to civilization for an hour or two and it was the best thing we could have done. A stop at Del Taco was all it took! Once Bailey got into the AC, had her own chair to feed herself in, and a yummy quesadilla she was a changed girl! I was so happy that she had something in her system, and decided it was going to be okay to stay one more night. So back at camp we made S'mores, Banana Boats, and called it a night.

Day 3 was leaving day so we spent most of the morning packing up camp, but Bailey finally seemed to be enjoying herself and the whole camping thing. I was glad she finally came around, but I was also glad to be going home. For our first camping trip I think it was pretty successful, but next time I plan on not being pregnant and packing a lot more children's Tylenol.

I love the outdoors and camping, and I know there will be many more camping adventures to come...just hopefully with a little less throw up. Our family is getting bigger and I can't wait to make even more memories with them...successful or not! Happy Summer!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

18 Months...Come & Gone

Well this is about a month over due, but on May 26th our little Bailey turned 18 months...CRAZY! She is the cutest, sweetest, and sassiest little girl I have ever met and I love her to pieces. It has been awhile since our last update (just keep scrolling if you want to see pics), so here are a lot of new things that have happened in Bailey's life and I am sure there are plenty more too...
  • She has 16 teeth, and loves to eat almost anything & everything with them
  • She weighs 23lbs., is around 32 inchs tall, and her head is somewhere in the 70% still
  • She loves animals & can recognize and do corressponding sounds to a dog, cat, birdie, elephant, tiger, lion, snake, lizard & iguana, chicken, rooster, bear, sheep, cow, bunny, zebra, fish, whale, and probably more.
  • She LOVES being outside, sliding, swimming, and going on walks
  • Talks up a storm and says tons of words...too many to name, and understands most of what we are telling her.
  • She loves candy and will stop anything she is doing and run to you if she hears the candy jar open
  • Walks or slides up and down the stairs by herself
  • Likes you to sing songs to her while she does the hand motions...she does Patty Cake, Popcorn Popping, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Crocodile Song, & Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes
  • Loves her tongue
  • Goes to nursery and loves it, and so do mom and dad
  • She loves to color, play with mom's makeup brushes, and put on any jewerly she finds
  • Her favorite show, and don't ask me why, is Shrek 1 or 2
  • Loves to dance, especially when dad is beatboxing
  • She know what she wants and is not afraid to tell you NO or throw herself on the floor in a fit any 2 year old might have
  • Has the cutest way of saying HI when you go to get her in the morning or from a nap
  • She is super independent, listens (90% of the time), so sweet, loves to laugh and tickle, and puts a smile on our faces everyday

Photoshoot after her 1st day of nursery

She is a bundle of energy and fun and I LOVE her to death. She keeps me on my toes, surprises me with what she learns everyday, makes me laugh, and makes me so proud and happy to be her mom. Love you Bailey!