Thursday, January 31, 2008

Mama's Girl

This will be my first real post on our blog. Last night at around midnight, I woke up and heard Eliza crying. It is a weird thing sometimes being a parent. Sometimes you wake up and hear your child crying, instead of hearing you child crying, causing you to wake up. Anyway, Eliza was crying harder than usual. Usually, when she cries at night, Emily or I(mostly Emily) will go put her binkie back in, pull her back to the middle of her crib, and give her blanket to her to snuggle. Last night, when I went to do those things, I am not sure why, but I was prompted to pick her up. This is usually a big no no because then she might think it is time to get up. I am very glad I picked her up last night because I noticed that she was very warm. We keep a heater in her room since it can get pretty chilly in there but I don't think that was causing Eliza's fever. I sat and rocked with her for a minute but she was really having a hard time calming down. Emily came in the room and after a frantic search, found some tylonol to give to her. Eliza was still pretty sad and really wanted Emily to be with her(I know some of you might think that this was an excuse for me to go back to bed, but it wasn't). I gave Eliza to Emily who rocked with her for a little while and eventually fell back asleep. Eliza really was a mama's girl last night and sometimes babies do need their mom to hold and snuggle with them. It was one of those crazy nights as parents that we experienced and made us closer as a family. There won't be a picture with this post because last night at 12:00, getting the camera was the last thing on our minds. Just to make sure I am not labelled a softy after people read this post: Big win by BYU last night taking it to Air Force in Colorado(wished I could have watched it, thanks MTN). Also, thank goodness the Jazz won last night because that would have put me in a really bad mood today.

Monday, January 28, 2008

New arrival!

My brother David and his wife Amanda welcomed a new baby boy into their family on Sunday, January 27th. Michael David Burton was born at 1:25 pm and weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz. and 20 in. long. He's a cute little guy and I can't wait to go visit him again. David and Amanda will be amazing parents and I'm excited for them to have all of the wonderful experiences that parenthood brings.

I also thought it was an interesting thing to have a new life brought into the world the same day that we heard the sad news that our prophet, President Hinckley, passed away. I know President Hinckley is with his beautiful wife again and so that is what I think of when I get sad that he is gone. It also shows me how precious children are and how much potential each of these little babies have. I wonder if President Hinckley's mother ever thought that her little baby would become a prophet of God. I wonder what Michael's life will hold. Hopefully all the happiness and love in the world. Congratualtions David and Amanda! Enjoy every minute of your new baby because it goes by too fast. We love you!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Fun tag

I give you money and send you into the grocery store to pick up 5 items. You can only pick one thing from the following departments.. what is it?
1. Produce: tangerine
2. Bakery: chocolate donut
3. Meat: chicken
4. Frozen: ice cream
5. Dairy: yogurt

Let's say we're heading out for a weekend getaway. You're only allowed to bring 3 articles of clothing with you. So, what's in your bag?
1. my favorite jeans
2. flip flops
3. long sleeved t-shirt
(Oh, and underwear…I don’t know if that was implied or not)

If I was to listen in on your conversations throughout the day, what 3 phrases or words would I be most likely to hear?
1. Hi punkin!
2. That’s interesting
3. What should we have for dinner?

So, what 3 things do you find yourself doing every single day, and if you didn't get to do, you probably wouldn't be in the best mood?
1. checking my e-mail
2. spending the day with Eliza
3. spending time with Matt after Eliza goes to bed

You have a 3 hour block with nobody around. What 5 activities might we find you doing?
1. taking a nap
2. reading
3. watching TV
4. looking at the internet
5. laundry

We are going to the zoo. But, it looks like it could start storming, so it'll have to be a quick visit. What 3 exhibits do we have to get to?
1. reptiles
2. polar bear
3. monkeys

You just scored tickets to the taping of any show that comes on TV of your choice. You can pick between 4, so what are you deciding between?
1. 24
2. The Office
3. House
4. Friday Night Lights

You're hungry for ice cream. I'll give you a triple dipper ice cream cone. What 3 flavors can I pile on for ya?
1. cherry chocolate chip
2. mint chocolate chip
3. burnt almond fudge

Somebody stole your purse…in order to get it back, you have to name 5 things you know are inside to claim it. So, what's in there?
1. a size 4 diaper
2. hand sanitizer
3. carmex
4. baby treats
5. brown wallet with my drivers license in it

You are at a job fair, and asked what areas you are interested in pursuing a career in. Let's pretend you have every talent and ability to be whatever you wanted, so what 4 careers would be fun for you?
1. Artist
2. Photographer
3. Singer (not too famous…just a local celebrity :) )
4. Chef

If you could go back and talk to the old you, when you were in high school, and inform yourself of 4 things, what would you say?
1. Don’t worry that you drive a 1985 Chevy Celebrity…it’s free!
2. Enjoy the 2 page papers, they’ll seem like nothing pretty soon
3. You’ll get contacts soon
4. Everything will work out for the best

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Perfect fit

Eliza learned a new trick today! I know it's not the best thing to do but she figured out that little finger just fits so perfectly and I couldn't stop laughing!

She also learned how to turn on the light in her room. That could become a problem because her light switch is right over her crib. I went to go get her one morning and I noticed the light was on and heard her laughing. I was confused until I opened the door and caught her in the act! Looks like we may need to do a little rearranging in her room to keep her from doing that in the middle of the night. Smart girl!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Pretty girl

Eliza is growing faster than I can believe so she and I went to the store to buy her a couple new dresses to wear to church. She's already wearing 24 month size clothes! I just couldn't get over how adorable she looked in her new dress and thought I'd share it. What a sweet girl! We even managed to keep it relatively stain-free the whole day.