Monday, November 30, 2009

4 Months!!

I can see how Millie is going to be 18 and moving out soon. Today she is 4 months, time is flying for us! Millie is an amazing baby! She is always smiling and laughing, she is already so much fun and has sooo much personality that it is amazing.

Things I love that she has done lately:
  • Laughing- This kills me!
  • Her smile, she always is smiling at us, and I love how her tongue pokes out when she is really happy.
  • How she gets excited to see us. She always has huge smiles for us when we come home. I'm glad that  she knows me and misses me too.
  • How I am excited to see her. I can't wait to get home and play with her.
  • Watching her discover. I think tonight she was learning that she can bend one finger at a time. She stared at this 30 minutes in pure fascination.
  • Her singing, she is always doing this cute little singing thing. I think this makes me feel like she has a good life so far and that she is truly happy. It also reminds me of my Grandpa Mitton and how he is always whistling a tune. How can it not make you smile.
  • She even sings when she's mad or cranky, except this singing is a little more whiney and urgent.
  • How playful she is. I'm glad that she likes me tormenting her (most the time), I can put her upside down and she likes it, swing her around. She is a lot of fun!
  • How strong she is getting. She'll be climbing in no time. She loves to sit up, stand up and feel like she is doing it by herself. I think its cute.
  • How much she likes being outside. This will make our lives much better.
  • She is a kicking machine!  She kicks like crazy when she is happy, excited, upset, you name it, she's kicking.  She can kick really fast too!
  • When she gets really excited she kicks and flaps her arms up and down really fast.  Or she takes both hands and shoves them in her mouth as she is smiling and squealing and gets her body into a ball. 
  • She loves being surprised to the verge of almost being scared.  It makes her laugh, except when I go too far and really scare her.
  • Sometimes when she is cranky and we are holding her, all she really wants is to be put down for a little alone play time.  This time to herself really makes her happy and calm.  
  • Unfortunately, she really likes watching TV.  Top of her list is Baby Einstein, Dora, any Disney animated movie, and So You Think You Can Dance.
  • She loves listening to music and being sung to.  She likes to sing along.  She especially loves music during bath time and when we put on the i Tunes visualizer.
  • She is quite the little talker.  She talks a ton first thing in the morning when she is just getting up, and before she gets in the tub at night.  But she talks and sings all day even when she is sucking on her bottle.
  • She loves taking showers with me.  She ends up falling asleep in my arms everytime.
I'll think of more later I'm sure.

These are from this last weekend's trip to St. George.
Gotta love the Pink Patagonia one piece suite. She liked it quite a bit and smiled the whole time she was in it. She must have know how cute she looked.When she was in it, she didn't move her arms too much.  It reminded me of the little boy in The Christmas Story.

Looks like someone found her toes.

Millie's BFF little Lena, getting cuter by the minute.

Millie and the Crazy Duck

Sorry if we put up too many laughing videos lately, but we love them.We'll put up pics from the weekend soon.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Lost some links to you people

Hey guys,
clearly we just put up a new template and lost a bunch of blog links. Please comments so we can get you linked back up.

Thanks, C & A

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Daily Workouts

These are Millie's daily workouts. She really hates it but I think the rewards are paying off. Check out her guns below.

Also, I took Friday off of work and chilled with Millie. It was a nice day.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Does anybody know how to slow this down

Over the past few weeks I've been thinking about how huge this little lady is and how quick she is learning and changing. She can put things in her mouth, she can talk (even though we don't know what she saying), she is getting way strong, she laughs all the time (our favorite).

Anyways, I feel like I need to slow down and absorb everything that is going on in her life. Like her drool and messy hands/bibs.:)


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

This week's discovories

Millie is figuring out more and more. The last few weeks she has been staring at her hands, this week she has been using them more and more.
 So now she is grabbing things, her hands and binky are always in her mouth sometimes at the same time, and pretty soon she'll be on her way to feeding herself.
She is also getting pretty good at laughing. The more she laughs the more we laugh. Doesn't that sound like one of those bands? The harder you rock, the harder we'll rock.

She loved reading with Alisa the other night. She was pretty excited that she could turn the pages all by herself.

The other day we put her in the shower with me and she fell right asleep. After sleeping in the shower for 20 minutes or so we wrapped her in a towel and let her sleep for a few more hours. oh yeah, ahhhh I'm wearing a swimming suite for sure.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Grandma and Grandpa Holt's 50th wedding anniversary

We just got back from a weekend in CA visiting family. It was a good but short weekend.  Millie was amazing most of the trip, and it was really great to finally see Alisa's grandparents.

While we were there, we took Millie to the beach. It was pretty funny to see how much she hated that cold water. Yes, I put her feet in it and she flipped out, much like she is on the surfboard below.