Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Father's First

the other night I came home not feeling so great.  I'm not the type of person to throw up.  I will do ANYTHING to get around it if possible actually.  So when my tummy started to feel the urge I knew there was nothing I could do.  Of course naturally the next day was Father's Day.  Thanks to the food poisoning or stomach flu (not sure which) I spent all night with my best friend the garbage can.  Since we didn't want to get Gabby sick, Scottie's Daddy skills kicked into action and he quickly thawed some milk he found in the freezer, fed Gabby, dressed her in her PJ's and rocked her to sleep.  Too bad for him it was one of those odd nights when Gabby didn't sleep well and was up again at 1:00 and didn't want to go back to sleep till 2:00.  I was so grateful for him while I was sicker than a dog.  The next morning things continued as they had and I still wasn't feeling good which was sad because I was planning on making Scottie breakfast in bed but instead Scottie again, fed Gabby, gave her a bath, dressed her for church, put her down for a nap to prepare for the primary lesson, then off to church he went.  When he came home I was finally feeling better.  I felt so bad that of all days I happened to get sick on Scottie's first Father's Day.   Lucky for me he told me that he really enjoyed getting to do everything for Gabby and that he loved spending all day with her.  Boy oh boy did I find a good one.  He really is the greatest dad to our little G.  Every morning when he is getting ready, he always wants to be the first to go get her out of her crib and when he gets home from work I hear the same phrase over and over about how cute his Gabby girl is.  Sometimes when she is asleep for the night he asks me if he can go wake her up so he can play with her and for a bit and while he's at work he wants the update on how shes' doing and wants a daily picture text. He really loves his little  "Gabba Rue Rue" and I  am one lucky girl.  Happy first Father's Day of many to come babe.  I promise next year will be better. 

And a Happy Father's Day to my Fabulous Daddy.  Scottie always tell me how much I am like my dad and I find that as the best compliment I could have.  I love you! 
Oh, by the way Scottie, I think I see a hint of Gabby in this picture.  I knew she was in there somewhere.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Urban Challenge Anyone???

Urban Challenge for MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION

have you heard of the Make A Wish Foundation? They make DREAMS come true for children with life threatening illnesses. well i know what your thinking....pretty cool, right? My mom is a Wish Grantor and gets to work with these kids first hand and make it happen for them.

Make A Wish foundation is asking for the communities help by putting on a Urban Challenge (June 25th) that YOU can participate in! kinda like the Amazing race except everyone who signs up gets to do it! AND you don't have to be in shape to win the grand prize. did someone say "GRAND PRIZE??"

 drum roll please...

A TRIP TO AKUMEL MEXICO!!! for 4 people!! 

click here to find out more!


each child gets to raise a star after their wish is granted.

meet my sister's sweet friend Brigham. he had a wish granted to him. read his tender story below.

the witching hour

Bedtime at our house starts at 7:30 (for Gabby that is).  But if she doesn't go to bed between the magical hours of 7:30-8:00 it's a lost cause.  Well one night we were out running errands and didn't get back in time for bed.  So consequently Gabby was laughing up a storm and was squealing in delight!  I had never seen her like this before and it was quite hilarious.  We eventually put her in her crib and thought she'd go to sleep.  I at the time was being a paranoid new mom and noticed that she would nuzzle her face into her bumper and I was nervous that she would fall asleep all relaxed and suffocate. So I pulled the bumper up around the crib so there was a gap where her mouth and nose were.  After we put Gabby down I went to check on her and this is what I found....

She just couldn't get enough of her new view and finally fell asleep an hour later.  Silly girl.