Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Anniston's 3 Months

Every month with this little one truly just keeps getting better and better.  We love watching her grow and change so much each day. 
  • At 3 months, Anniston is now 14 lb 4 oz and 24 in long and is in the 85th percentile for height and weight. 
  • Went on her very first vacation to Utah. 
  • Her colic seems to be almost completely gone but now she is teething.  Oh joy! 
  • Never wants to stay home.  Always wants to be out and about.  So little time and so much to see is her motto.
  • Has turned into quite the creeper.  She enjoys just staring at people for like 20 min without blinking.  This particularly creeps out my friend Heather.  Gabe and I however find it hilarious.
  • Fridays have become her favorite day, because it's library day.  Our trips go like this; I show Anniston a book. If she smiles, then it's a keeper. If she gets upset or seems uninterested, then it goes back on the shelf.  
  • She is amazed by the little animals on the feet of her pajamas.  She will laugh and stare at them for like 30 min.  So cute!!
  • Is holding her head up so well.  Seeing the world is much easier when you are sitting upright. :)
  • Can completely roll over with the help of gravity.  I'm not sure if that counts or not. ha 
  • Is always chewing on her hands or a blanket.  She has started to develop calluses on her fingers.  Freaking teething!! 
  • We also found out that she has an intolerance to cows milk, which we believe she got from me, because I also have a hard time with dairy.  Since Anniston was born, I have had to supplement with formula, because I don't produce enough milk. She is now on a hypoallergenic formula that makes her a much happier camper. :) 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Attempted Apple Picking Trip

My friend, Heather and I, had been planning a trip to Julian to pick apples for about two months now.  We both were super excited about it!  I'm really not sure why, because if you think about it, it's kind of ridiculous to pay two times what you would pay in a store to go and pick apples yourself.  People back in the day would basically laugh in our faces if they knew. I digress. Anyways, we were so excited that we called ahead of time to make sure we were prepared. We knew what time the orchard opened and closed and all those other important details, or so we thought.  The day of, I was running super late (still getting used to packing the whole house everywhere we go to make sure Anni stays clean and happy), so we left a little over an hour later than we wanted. We figured it would be no big deal, because we would still have plenty of apple picking hours left in the day.  After an hour of windy roads on our way to Julian where the orchard was, we were all starving, so we ate outside the orchard and fed the little ones. Then we started to venture to the orchard, where a lady promptly told us we could not enter, because they had just closed.  Now we were very upset to say the least, because it was only three o' clock and we were told 4:30 PM over the phone.  However, after pleading with the orchard worker, she allowed us to walk around the orchard until everyone left.  What a kind soul.  Unfortunately, we were unable to pick any apples, but Anniston was perfectly happy just staring at the trees (which are her absolute favorite by the way).  Gabe ate a few apples off of the ground and Heather's dad, Butch, managed to sneak in and pick enough to fill up a bag for all of us. All in all, even though we weren't able to actually pick the apples, it was a fun experience and it was nice to go up to the mountains to see all of the beautiful trees.  It reminded Gabe and I of Boise, which was nice, because I have been having some serious Boise withdrawals lately.  The moral of this story is, if you want to go apple picking, get your butts up there super early so A; All the good apples aren't gone and B; You don't get locked out of the orchard.   Oh well, better luck next year, right? I'm sure the little ones will enjoy it more when they can walk anyway.

N & A's Wedding

A few weeks ago, we went to Utah for Gabe's baby brothers wedding.  I use the term "baby" brother, because to me, Nathan is still so young.  Being the youngest of three, I never had a younger brother or sister, but when I met Gabe, Nathan kinda became the little sibling I never had. When I met Nathan, he was already 15 years old, but I feel like I have watched him grow so much.  And to me, it is still crazy that little baby Nathan is MARRIED! I think I might have been in more shock than Nathan's actual sister. Ha. To me, Nathan is still that little 15 year old that I bought squeeze bottle mayonnaise for his birthday.  However, my adopted little brother did find a very sweet girl to marry.  She is basically the female version of Nathan. They are so much alike and it's adorable. I can honestly say that I am very happy to call Nathan's wife, Ari, my sister-in-law. Welcome to the Lawrence family, Ari.  We love you both and are so very happy for you guys! 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Vegas, Baby......

On our way to Utah, for Gabe's brother's wedding (more about the wedding later), we stopped for the night in Vegas.  This was Anniston's first ever vacation and our very first as a family.  We were in such a rush to get to the hotel the night before that I didn't process how exciting and monumental this trip was for our little family, until the morning when I woke.  Gabe was singing to Anniston in the bed and she was just laughing and laughing at her father's silly song.  In that moment, it processed to me how blessed I am to have these two lovely people in my life. I cannot wait to take many more trips together to show Anniston how amazing and large the world around her is. For now, she just has to settle for the waterfall and wilderness decor that our hotel had to offer. And she seemed pretty content with that. Love my little tree hugger.