Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Goodness

White Chocolate Oreo Bark... need I say more? This is the easiest, yummiest recipe ever!!

Makes for great neighbor/friend gifts!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Splish Splash I Was Taking a...SHOWER???

When I get home from working a grave yard shift, I am exhausted. Usually McKay is just waking up and wants to play. I just want a shower and my bed. Guess who wins? Not me! But, I did have the genius idea of sticking McKay's Bumbo in the shower with me so I could fulfill one of my desires but be with him at the same time. Come to find out, he LOVES the shower! I don't know why I was surprised. He loves his baths but you should see him in the shower. He is constantly reaching up and trying to figure out where this steady stream of water is coming from. When he gets too slippery for me to hold, I stick him in his Bumbo, turn on Gary's shower head (wow, looks like we needed double shower heads after all!!!) and let warm water fall on the little guy. He is entertained for the length of my shower...which is quite long after a night shift. I love watching him try to discover his surroundings.

Yes, my baby looks like the white Michelin tire guy...look at all of those rolls! His eyes get so red because he sticks his head forward right into the stream of water, then jerks back when he realizes he can't breath in the water! It's kind of funny to watch. He is a regular little water bug. Do we have a swimmer on our hands? Maybe so...! For now, I will enjoy my showers with my little guy until he gets too big to be showering with his momma.


This is a late post...but our Thanksgiving was unique this year. I was supposed to work the night before and the night of Thanksgiving. So we were not able to go to Idaho with the rest of my family to spend Thanksgiving with our extended family. We opted to go out to eat...which in my family is a travesty. But I wasn't going to make dinner just for the 2 of us. Lucky for us, my brother Chris decided he didn't want to make the long trip up to Idaho just for the day. So he went to dinner with us. We decided to go to Little America. I was STUNNED at the number of people waiting in line to eat. I guess staying home to eat a home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving isn't the norm that I thought.

Chris was around McKay for the second time since he was born. His comment, "When did he get a personality?" You should come around more often older brother. Your nieces and nephews would love to get to know you and your hilarious, fun-loving personality.

I ended up getting called off for both of my shifts, lucky me. It was nice to be with my little family.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My dad was nice enough to babysit McKay for me and Gary so we could go to dinner and the Jazz game last night. In fact, come to find out, he had his own Jazz tickets for the game and gave them up because he said he would have rather babysat Mr. MaGoo. After he left, Gary and I go into McKay's room to check on him and this is what we found...

Um, DAAAADDDDD???? Blankets are NOT ALLOWED to be on baby's faces! We called him to give him a hard time (jokingly) and of course he seemed devastated! He said he had checked on him a half hour earlier to make sure this very thing had not happened. He claimed McKay was just trying to get him in trouble! Ha ha. We love you Dad and appreciate you always willing to help us out! McKay told us you are a very fun babysitter and he also loves you very much.

Friday, December 10, 2010

I'm a Big Boy Now

My favorite son in the world was 5 months on December 6th. He is such a big boy. He sucks his thumb when he is tired, can roll to his back if I try to get him to do tummy time, sits up by himself for a time while playing on the floor with his toys, LOVES, loves, LOVES to drink water out of a cup, and holds his own bottle if his momma isn't there to give it to him. I love bed time because that is when he is the most cuddly. I will be devastated the day he stops wanting me to hold him close! He loves to smile and will go to anyone but I think he likes his momma best?! His aunt says, he is such a "laid back" baby, and that he is! Love you forever little one!

5 months old today (taken 12/6/10)

This is how he sleeps, head to one side and arms out straight

Such a HUGE Cougar fan!

"Drink please momma!"

Hamming it up for the camera

I can hold my own bottle

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Gary and I decided we didn't really need individual gifts this year for Christmas. We really wanted to start capturing McKay "growing up." We never had a camcorder in my family and we realize how fun it would have been to go back and see home video's. So this is our Christmas present to ourselves. We got it as to not miss any more AMAZING things our son does. We feel so blessed to have everything we need and to have so little wants.