Friday, August 31, 2007

Football season is here!

I thought I better post before tomorrow's game in case BYU loses. I won't be in the mood if that's the case. I don't know much about the team and I have no idea how good they'll be, but I'm hoping for a decent season. We'll get a taste tomorrow afternoon. I'm excited to have something to cheer for again after the Jazz's great playoff run. This is a fun time of year.

The Utes had several bouts of bad luck last night in their 24-7 loss at Oregon State. In the first half they lost their two best offensive players to injury (one for the season), and after scoring first, gave up 24 unanswered points. I didn't watch much of the game, but what I saw was pretty crappy and neither team looked very good. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the season plays out.

On a different note, Ada has been walking around like a mad woman for a couple of weeks now. She looks so cute and you can tell that she is proud of herself. She seems to be a lot happier now that she can transport herself like a normal person. She's a lot of fun.

Tyler is back in school and has night classes Monday-Thursday. It makes the days seem longer. Poor Ada doesn't even get to see Tyler some days (poor Tyler too) and most mornings she wakes up saying "da-da" while walking around the apartment looking for him. It's very cute but it makes me sad. We've survived four years of school since we've been married, so I guess we can survive one more. May still seems far away though.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

All Done!

Yesterday was the first day since Ada's birth that I didn't breastfeed her. I've been trying to wean her for over three weeks now, and it's been harder than I thought. She doesn't come begging to be fed (although I can tell she really enjoys it), and my body hasn't had a hard time adjusting. The hardest part has been trying to replace breast milk with something else. The very first day I offered her cow's milk she drank it after a few sittings. The next day she wouldn't touch it, and then we left for vacation, so we stopped trying. When we got back I bought strawberry Nesquik to flavor the milk, and she drank it. The next day she wouldn't touch it. In the meantime I had been dropping feedings until I was down to just one. I didn't want to just stop, though, because I wanted to make sure she was getting enough to eat. She's underweight (it will be a while before she can go in a front-facing carseat) and I didn't want her to starve. I started feeding her yogurt every day, and every once in a while she'd decide to take a few sips of milk. She still doesn't drink much, and I have to just set her cup out and let her drink it herself instead of trying to force it on her. I feed her Cheerios with milk in the mornings, and finally decided that she probably won't start wanting milk until the nursing is done. So I'm finished! It's a little sad, but I'm also excited. Even though I wasn't a big fan of breastfeeding at the beginning, I will miss it. My little girl is growing up!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Baby Steps!

So today Ada suddenly decided that she could walk. We went to my parents' house and she started walking between my mom and me. After that she would walk across the room. She took at least 12 steps several times. They were just tiny little steps, but she was definitely getting around. I almost started crying while watching her because it was just so darn cute. I can't believe how big she is getting! It took her a while to warm up before she'd do it for Tyler tonight, but I think she's actually getting the hang of it. We tried filming her but she decided to throw a fit every time we pulled out the camera. She's not a performer. She walks better on her own than when we're trying to force her to. She always has had a mind of her own!

Sunday, August 5, 2007


We went boating this weekend with Tyler's family, and I biffed it hard while waterskiing. Check out my battle wound:

The picture doesn't do it justice. The bruises aren't too dark, but they're pretty swollen.

Also, here's a picture of the pretty flowers Tyler got me for our anniversary:

Lilies are my favorite.

The Craziness we call Summer

Things have been a little crazy lately, and the state of our apartment is evidence of that. I spent this past week reading the final Harry Potter book. It was difficult to find time with Ada around, so I really could only read while she was napping. I neglected pretty much everything else during that time, which explains the mess surrounding us. I did finish it, though, and it was excellent. I'm glad to finally know how everything ended. I was not disappointed.

The week before last we were on vacation, so that made things a little crazy. To add to everything, Ada has been out of sorts the last few weeks. As soon as we left for vacation, she decided that she didn't want to eat much and still hasn't seemed to get her appetite back. She got shots the day after her birthday, and just over a week after that she started getting a fever and a rash. Her temperature got up to 103.7. That only lasted a few days, and then she had one day where she was better than I can ever remember her being. She just seemed happy all day. That soon ended though. Since then she has been ridiculously fussy. We don't know what to do with her and don't know what is wrong. Hopefully this will soon pass.

Today was one of the craziest Sundays I can remember. I had to go to church early for a temple recommend interview with the Bishop (Tyler had already been there since 6:15 a.m.), then rush to the chapel to play prelude since I was asked Friday night to play the organ in Sacrament Meeting (I don't know how to play the organ, by the way). I then had to meet with a member of the Stake Presidency for another interview, and then rush to Primary, where I had to fill in as an emergency pianist. After Sharing Time ended I had a Primary Presidency meeting that went long, and then had to rush home to get Tyler & Ada so we could drive down to Murray for my friend Kim's baby blessing. We hung out at my parents' for the rest of the day, since it was our week for dinner there anyway, so I did get a nap in this afternoon. That made up for everything.

This week promises to add to the chaos. Wednesday night I have a wedding shower, Thursday night we have a birthday party, Friday night we have a wedding reception (I'm a bridesmaid), Saturday morning we have a wedding and then a luncheon, and that night we have a baptism. The following day we have another baby blessing. Sheesh! We'll have about a week to (hopefully) relax before Tyler starts school again. Then my family comes into town for Abby's mission farewell, so there will be a lot going on then. Let's hope we can survive August.