Thursday, May 27, 2010

Addie At Play

Adelyn turned 7 months on the 22nd and we can't believe it's flying by this fast! I look at baby pictures of her when she was just born and can't even remember her ever being that little anymore! And it's only been 7 months!! It's so amazing how quickly babies learn and grow so fast, all their accomplishments are so fascinating to watch. I am so thankful to be a mom and to have a husband that can support us so that I can stay home and raise Adelyn while she goes through all her monumental changes.

Adelyn's been having a blast crawling everywhere and standing up using walls, couches, and mirrors. Just yesterday she started playing peek-a-boo with me by taking her blanket and hiding her face until I said "Where's Addie?" then she would uncover her face and laugh/smile with the "Peek-a-boo!". It is so cute! I'll have to have Jared record it since whenever she sees the camera she wants to steel it and eat it. Addie has also recently decided she likes sand and water. When we took our family pictures on the beach, she was kinda freaked out by the sand. But our apartment has a beach entrance into the pool (sandy entrance) and she actually really enjoys splashing in the water and sand! Here are some pictures of our little squirt on the move.
Addie's just loving the extra attention from her Grandparents and uncles! You can see her youngest uncle, Wesley laying down in this picture- they are great pals! She gets the cutest grin on her face whenever she sees them, she just loves them to pieces!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hasta Luego California!

Just as we predicted, the week before we left was busy and hectic. Last Monday we packed and a man from our ward took some pictures of us at Little Corona Beach. Perfect location for pictures and that exact beach is the picture they painted in the Newport Beach temple! So that was neat!
Tuesday we spent with Ben and Sunshine Lee...last chance! We plan on going back for both Addie's and my birthdays in October- hopefully we can! While walking around, we found Kenigh(no idea how to spell) and Koda from "Brother Bear". Adelyn absolutely loved them! We thought she'd be afraid- but they were tickling her and she just ate it up!

Wednesday I took Adelyn for her doctor's appointment and got not-so-fun news. In addition to her 5 shots and double ear infection, she's not really gaining weight. She only gained 1.5 lbs. since her last appointment 2 months ago. At almost 7 months she should be around 17 pounds instead of 14.5. So the doctor instructed us to give her 3 jars of baby food a day, with snacks in between the food. If she doesn't pork up within a month they want to do blood work to see what the problem is. Thing is, she's never been really fussy at all in these past 2 months! So they made it seem like we've been starving her, when she hasn't made a peep besides nap time, nursing time etc.. So that's frustrating and sad because we never knew! Physically and mentally she's of course doing great! P.S. she's crawling.
Thursday we (Jared) packed, packed, packed to be ready for our ward members to come and help us load up the moving truck that evening. After they started loading the truck up, it was pretty obvious we hadn't gotten a big enough truck for all that we had. So Addie and I said a little prayer, and miraculously it all fit! The Lord is really willing to help us if all we do is ask, even on seemly small problems.

Friday, my parents flew in that morning and we headed out to Phoenix! We REALLY appreciated their help!! Even though Adelyn did really well with the car ride, it would have been really difficult to do without their help- not to mention they also found us our apartment! Thank you!
Saturday, members of our new ward, my family, and Jared, brought in all our boxes and started unpacking! While my mom and I were going through boxes, we discovered that Adelyn had the runs....on top of all the change, ear infections, more food, and new house- this poor baby had to be sick! So for two days she was under the weather. She's doing loads better now and we are nearly all the way unpacked! She's only in a diaper below, because she'd blown out yet another outfit....
Here are some things we like about our new apartment:

-It's extremely quiet....almost eerie in fact
-It's newer, nicer, and bigger
-Adelyn has her own bedroom AND bathroom!!
-There is a beach entrance into the pool (extra bonus for when we're missing Cali) complete with waterfalls
-Security to get into the complex
-Security system arming our apartment
-Apartment doesn't get hot even though its 95 outside...and we have AC just in case
-Lots of storage space
-Full size washer & dryer in our apartment!!!!!!!!
-Lake flowing all through the complex
-Stove with a timer on it, digital temperature gage, and beeps when it's pre-heated
-We get more, clear, and better channels with our bunny ears (TV)
-Mormon neighbors next door, and apparently all over this complex!

As you can probably tell, we like living here so far! We do miss all our friends in California though, and look forward to going back soon enough. The past two days at work have been good for Jared. He likes the work environment much better and is enjoying the challenge of different (yet similar) work.

I'd like to take a second to thank my wonderful, handsome husband for all he does for us/me. This move put a lot of pressure on him and I appreciate all he is and has done. Jared had to do most of the packing since Adelyn wanted to be entertained, and not a single thing got broken! He also took care of all the moving details and company politics of switching companies. Though this was an opportunity for a better work environment, Jared wanted to take this job because he knew it would make me happy to be close to my family. Thank you sweetheart, I love you so very much! You are still that sacrificing, caring man I married- and I love you for it.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Working hard or Hardly working?

We've started packing up! And as you can see, Addie's enjoying all her fun new toys! Boxes!

Peek-a-Boo! We also discovered something while she was playing in her box- she can slightly pull herself up! This is good/bad news...until yesterday, we didn't know she could do that. Moving will be a great time to go through all the hassle of lowering her crib mattress.

While we were packing up some of the bathroom stuff, guess who scooted herself right into the bathroom to play! Why do babies always have an obsession with the bathroom??? Why do babies have to love everything dirty, stinky, noisy, or messy?! She was having too much fun in there, we just couldn't tear her away:

Friday, May 7, 2010

Scootin' and Scootin'

Adelyn pretty much has the scootin' thing down...

Now she's just trying to incorporate her knees in the "army crawl" mix.

Busted! The above picture is of her being caught red-handed because recently this is her favorite hideout. She loves to scoot under the end table and play with the extra keyboard. It cracks me up how much she is dedicated to finding this spot! No matter where I put her on the floor- she always ends up in there! I just love that she's exploring everything now! It's pretty fun :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Disneyland Fun get two days at Disneyland, two good friends, and you get too much fun! As a last hoorah for leaving California (if you don't know by now- we're going back to AZ on the 15th) we wanted to go to the "happiest place on earth" and our friends Stephen and Chelsea coming into town was just the right excuse! They were also celebrating their last hoorah before their little bundle comes in October! We are so excited for them!

Thanks for driving down and going with us!

After the 2 days, we decided that for 20 bucks more we might as well get season passes...we have the hook-ups with friends close by to come visit again- plus we're still here for 2 weeks! So guess where we're going all week.....

Addie did really good considering she didn't get much napping in (only 30 minutes on the second day) but as always, she loved looking around at everyone and everything. I never thought it was very loud...but going on some of the rides, I realized it was sort of loud for little babies. She probably liked the Tiki Room the was hard to tell.
For those of you who didn't know, The details of our move are: Jared was offered a job in Northern Phoenix, and he took it because he loves me and a happy wife is a happy life! :) No, my family lives there and we have been wanting to move closer to either of our families who don't live in an expensive state. So this was an answer to our prayers to have a chance at what is better for our future and current family! We're sad to leave some aspects of California like our ward, friends, weather, and beach. But it is exciting to have a way cheaper rent and bigger living space with my family 15 minutes away. So we are happy and looking forward to starting over somewhere else! :)