Thursday, February 25, 2010

2 Month Check-up

Macy's Stats:
8 lbs 7 oz (8th percentile)
21 3/4 inches (25th percentile)
15 in head circumference (25th percentile)

She may be small, but she's big on cuteness!

She did great with her shots. She gagged on the oral vaccine, cried for the first two shots, then screamed for the last one (it was hard to watch) but as soon as I picked her up she stopped crying. I'm so glad I can comfort her.

She really likes her Mickey Mouse that Great Grandma Seymour gave her! He makes her smile; especially when her daddy makes Mickey sing and dance around.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Five Fun Facts for a Freezing Friday

(It's not really freezing outside, it's supposed to be 45 today, but I wanted to keep the alliteration going.)

1. Our ward had Enrichment this Wednesday which was about love and chocolate. There was a panel of women in all stages of marriage and they talked about tips and what they've found to make their marriage work. One sister gave a tip of finding out what your husband's priority's are and then helping his achieve those. For example, one of her husband's priority's is to go to bed early so she helps him achieve that in any way she can. I thought this was good advice so I'm passing it along to you. If you know each other's priorities then you won't be fighting with each other to get things done because you know what is important to him, and he knows what
is important to you.

The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner
2. Cooking is fun again! My sister-in-law let me borrow a cookbook titled, "The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner." The author, Liz Edmunds, is LDS and knows the importance of having family dinner so she developed great easy recipes and an easy way to plan dinner. She gave each day of the week a theme. I had heard of this before but know that I've tried it (granted it's only been a week, but I'm excited to cook again) I think I'll stick to it. Here is her schedule:
Sunday- Family Traditions
Monday- Comfort Food
Tuesday- Italian
Wednesday- Fish and Meatless
Thursday- Mexican
Friday- Pizza
Saturday- Grill

We don't have a grill so I may have to change Saturday's for now. I feel that if I know what kind of food to cook on a certain day the whole meal planning thing will be less painful. She also has great side dish, salad, bread, and dessert recipes in this book. Everything I've made from her has been so delicious! She is a keeper! I found on accident that she also has a show on BYU TV (Thursdays at 8:00 p.m., repeats Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and the following Thursday at noon and 6 p.m.). You should try her out, get the book! I've posted a few of her recipes here.

3. We are trying to get Macy to sleep in the crib instead of her swing. She's growing and sleeping in the swing doesn't look as comfortable. She cries for about 40 minutes before finally falling asleep. I'm hoping our downstairs neighbors are deaf.

4. Jonathan is starting to enjoy work. He's always liked his coworkers, he thinks they are a fun group, but hasn't liked the actual work. Yesterday he told me he actually likes it now.

5. We still have tons of snow, huge snow banks, and broken tree limbs all over our complex. Hopefully these warmer temperatures will melt the snow away soon. And I would like to go outside sometime in the near future!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Macy Movie

For some reason the movie I posted of Macy a few days ago doesn't work. So if you do want to see it, you can check it out here on our web gallery.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Miracles do Happen

Our good friends Andrew and Chelsey Jones came to visit us this weekend. Our first non-family visitors! We were so happy to have them. The four of us (Ja was working) drove around Washington D.C. Thursday afternoon to see some monuments. We mostly stayed in the car because it was pretty cold, I didn't want to have Macy outside. However, we were able to meet up with Ja for lunch at Potbelly's since it was only a few blocks from his work. We then went home and took a 2 hour nap. It was lovely.

On Friday the snow storm of all snow storms started so we didn't really go anywhere. We stayed in and played the Wii, watched movies, and TV shows. It was a lot of fun.

Saturday brought even more snow. Ja and Andrew braved the roads and went to Ben's Chili bowl in D.C.. Chelsey and I stayed closer to home and explored all the snow outside of our building. I felt like I was in Park City with all this snow!

During the night we heard a lot of cracking noises and in the morning we found this! Those poor cars.

Saturday evening chaos broke loose. Both Andrew and Chelsey got phone calls from Delta saying their flight on Sunday was cancelled. Already this was the second time their flight was cancelled. I then discovered I severely overcooked our meat for dinner. After that Ja called saying he lost his wedding ring in a huge pile of snow. All of our spirits were low at this point.

Right then I loooked at Macy and she smiled at me. It melted my heart. She is so adorable and sweet. Here is this innocent little child who doesn't have a care in the world and she reminded me that little things like burning dinner or a lost ring doesn't really matter. Suddenly all was right in the world.
Chelsey and Andrew eventually figured out their flights. They so badly wanted to get home and see their son Truman! We ended the night watching more movies and playing more Wii.

Church was cancelled again due to the snow. There really was a lot of snow. It's very pretty. The Jones' got another phone call this morning saying their flights were cancelled again! Chelsey called about them and found out that all three airports around us are closed down until February 10th! (To make matters worse it's supposed to snow again on Tuesday and Wednesday.) After many minutes spent on the phone we decided in order to get them home before next Friday we had to drive them to the Richmond airport.

We all took the two hour drive to the airport. The freeways weren't plowed and were very bumpy with snow and ice. Traffic was horrible for the first part of the drive because of the snow and slush. We got to the airport and the Jones' made their flight. This was nothing short of a miracle. I'll explain: Our house to Richmond Airport= 2 hours 9 minutes. We left at 3:20 p.m. and their flight was at 6:30 p.m. There was a lot of traffic. I really don't know how we made it in time other than our prayers were answered. Ja said sometimes when certain things are supposed to happen time almost stands still. There was so much traffic that we almost decided to turn around and not even try to get to Richmond because there was no way we were going to make it. I'm so glad we forged onward!

We were sad to see the Jones' go home, but glad they made their flight. We are so lucky to have such great friends that would come all the way from Utah to visit! We were having so much fun we forgot to take pictures! This is the only picture I have to prove they were here; it's at the elevator on our way out the door to the airport.

Oh, and Macy enjoyed watching the Super Bowl with her dad.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Macy Around the House

These (and more) pictures can be found on Web Gallery under "Macy Around the House."

Meeting Granny Dot

Jonathan's mom (Granny Dot) came to visit her three newest grandchildren this past weekend. We were able to have her stay with us for a few nights to help out with Macy. Macy sure preformed well- she hardly made a peep the whole time. At least Granny Dot was able to get some good Macy holding in.

Thanks for coming Granny Dot!

Daddy's Big Hands


May these hands always be there to support you and help you learn and grow. May your daddy always be "big" in your eyes because his heart will always be big and open for you. You won't remember this, but these hands held you, cuddled you, soothed you, tickled you, and helped you when you were so tiny. Hopefully you will remember the love these hands will always have for you.