Saturday, April 30, 2011


We finally blessed our little G on Sunday April 10th.  Scottie gave such a sweet blessing and I am so grateful to him for honoring his priesthood so he could be the one to bless our little girl.  Afterwards we headed back to our house to celebrate her big day with lots of family and friends.  

 Auntie Megs and Unlce Tanner with Gabby

Mr. Lincoln can't say a whole lot of names yet, well ok maybe just his brothers, but loves to point and say Gabba every time he sees Little G.

Ethan and Elliott.  Elliott is my nephew and his best buddy from school just happens to live right behind me and I sure love his mama Joy.

 Chelc and Tyler

Grandpa Steve

 Lacey and Nate

Yummy cookies
 lots of warm yummy goodness

 Grandma Jo

Poor little Gabs was so tired.  She fell asleep just as sacrament meeting was getting out and then she woke up as we put her in the car seat.  Then as we got home she never had a chance with all the hustle and bustle.  As I was holding her she kept yawning and head bobbing and then all of a sudden she just collapsed on my shoulder and she stayed that way until everyone left.  I sure enjoyed the snuggle time.

 I on the other hand was tired as well.  I don't know why I always tell myself that it won't be that hard to make several food dishes and make it to bed at a decent hour?  I finally went to bed at 2:00 and you can definitely tell in this picture just how tired I was.  I was secretly excited to take a nap when it was all said and done!

you can never get too many kisses

Gabby in her blessing dress.  
 In fact, she wore my blessing dress
My sister Amy's blessing dress
My niece,  Kenzie's blessing dress
My little sister Megan's dress

 That's right we all wore the same blessing dress.  My mom also was so creative and timeless to stich all of our names and blessing dates on the inside of the slip.

just a little bright out...

Scottie, me, Gabby, and my parents: Grammy Gramps 

 Scott's brother Uncle Tommy was up for some training at Camp Williams and was able to swing by for a bit.  Too bad he leaves for his second tour of Iraq in June :-(

Gabby was ready to get out of her dress and take a big looooong nap.  And indeed she did.  After everyone left and she was in her lounge clothes she took a four hour nap!
We love you little G and yes, we are so blessed to have you!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

sleeping beauty

This is how my little G likes to sleep.....


 she must have been playing the piano in her sleep hehe

and remember this little rockstar aka Little G?

It never seems to fail!  She just has to wiggle those little armies up and above her head or right by her face.  Guess that's why the swaddle just never worked for her.  Even the nurse at the hospital 
{who I am very sure was a pro at the swaddling technique}
could not get her arms to stay down.  For some reason she just had to wiggle them free like so.....

one time I went to check on her while she was asleep and found this....

I just stood there and stared for a minute thinking "what is wrong here??   Something just doesn't look right?"  Then I realized that her hands were down at her sides.  She must have just been super tired and had zero energy I guess. 

So maybe that's why towards the end of my pregnancy I always felt like my lower area was a punching bag.  She was just a wigglin those armies free!  

But I don't mind because for one thing, I think she's adorable and second of all...

She's a sleeping beauty

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Every morning (it seems like lately) I walk into Gabby's room when I hear her morning calls and I find this little girl has scooted and cornered herself.  But she doesn't seem to mind...

...and now when I put her on her belly for tummy time she rolls over!  I couldn't believe it the first time, it just had to be a fluke.  So I put her on her belly again and again and she kept doing it!

...and then there's the need to stand.  She just loooooves to stand! 

I love that she is getting, but at the same time it's bittersweet. For some reason every time she does something new, I think what??? Already?  I guess I just can't get over the fact that she is no longer a newborn but a THREEEEE month old and that everyday she is getting closer to new things.  My goodness they grow fast.  

Slow down little girlie! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

bits and pieces

This little girlie has...
Long fingers like her mama. Yes, I may have longer fingers than Scott but his hands are bigger.

Big eyes like her mama and auntie megs.  I have to be careful because this little girl could ask for anything she wants and flash those eyes and I'd instantly give in.  Boy if looks could kill.


Long leggies like her, well both mom and dad.

 Luscious lips. I remember looking at the ultrasound thinking  boy oh boy will I have to fight of the boysies when this one gets older! Question is, where can I get some chops like those because she sure didn't get them from me or her daddy?  People pay good money for lips like those!

And toesies like her mom. I have nice big spaces in between my toes that when I go get a pedicure, they don't even bother putting toe seperaters in my toes?  They are naturally spaced haha
But get this!  Even though Gabby has bits and pieces of me....she is a spitting image of her daddy.  
Who would have thought?