Monday, June 30, 2008

The fun sides of Savanna

So any of you who know Savanna really well, knows that she HAS TO BE IN HER BED to sleep. She is a great little sleeper, but she needs her 4 walls to do this. Well recently, she has started to break this habit. The other day, she actually fell asleep int he car, let me get her out, and then went back to sleep on my shoulder... this was monumental! And last week, she feel asleep watching, of course, Enchanted on our couch. I had to capture this on film so I could actually believe it. Finally, after 19 months of sleeping, she will sleep somewhere other than her crib!

This next picture is of her sporting her new sunglasses. I have been walking/running outside a lot lately and so we got her these so she could protect her eyes. As you can see, she also likes to protect them while inside. And I don't know what it is, but she likes to where them upside down :) You can't help but just smile at her!

Nothing like the fun of your own backyard

We finally got a pool!... well it doesn't exactly fit Josh and I, but Savanna sure LOVES it! We filled it up with the hose and of course, she froze, so I heated up some water on the stove to make it a little warmer! Other than her blue and purple lips, she had so much fun!
I love my little family and I love having time with just the 4 of us... 4 if you count Lucky which we do :)
After, Daddy snuggled with her so she would be all warm!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Mommy & Savy day!

So this weekend Josh had to go to Buffalo, NY for a work conference. Savanna and I were really bummed... we hate when Daddy has to travel. My friend Ashleigh called and invited us to this "splash pad" in Herriman so we would have something fun to do (thanks Ash)! Unfortunately, Savanna HATED the water area. She hated how when you touched the water, it would splash all over her... go figure. Luckily, there was a little play land next to the water area that Savanna enjoyed playing on. I can't help but post these pictures of her in her swimsuit. I mean, I would just love to be that little again and look so darn cute in my swimsuit. We had a great day playing in the sun and spending time as just the girls!

My little model... I asked her to turn and smile and this is what I got!

Look at that cute BUTT!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Shoes, shoes and more shoes

Savanna has recently discovered how to put on shoes. Well, at least she tries to put them on. But the catch is, they are a particular pair... her FAVORITE pair... her crocs. The first thing she does in the mornings is take off her bottoms (I have no clue why she does this) and then she puts on her crocs. She will just walk around in them and play in them... it is so funny. These pictures are her struggling to put them on! When she can't get them on standing up, she then goes to plan B which includes Luckys bed. For some reason, she LOVES to play in his bed. This would be yet another reason why she loves him but he doesn't always feel the same way in return!

Attempt 1... try to step into shoe.
Attempt 2... "put hands on ground" method.
Attempt 3... Lay down in Luckys bed.
The End result... shoes still not on, but a big smile on her face!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Fathers Day

Today my husband celebrated his 3rd Fathers Day. Although technically we have only had a child for 2 Fathers Days, we still celebrated it when I was pregnant as the "Happy Father To Be Day!" All in all, I think he had a nice day! Savanna and I gave him some nice new NON WORKING clothes. Hopefully he will listen to me when I say he is not to work in them. I know it's pretty boring but he has ruined all of his other clothes and when we want to go out on a Friday night he has nothing to wear (I know... I am such a girl!) Anyways, we have not only had a great day together as a family but a great long weekend. It was so nice that Josh was able to take Thursday and Friday off from work so we could play for 4 days straight! He is such a hard worker! He works his butt (and a very cute one I might ad) off for us and I love him so much for that. He is an amazing father to Savanna and she absolutely ADORES him. He has been a wonderful husband, soul mate and best friend. Happy Fathers Day honey!
I am bummed that my dad is out of town so I have not been able to give him a big hug. He is off playing in Mexico with my mom and some friends. I want my dad to know how much I love him and appreciate all he has done and still does for me and my family. He saw to my every need growing up and worked very hard to make sure I had a great childhood. He continues to give and give to me and I love him indefinitely for that! Thanks dad and I love you! I can't believe I don't have an updated picture of my dad and I. I will work on that for later post!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Willow Creek County Club

Today was the first "warm" day in a long time and we decided to take full advantage of it. Josh has seriously worked 7 days a week for the last month and so he finally got some well deserved time off and we wanted to PLAY!!! My parents belong to Willow Creek Country Club and it has an awesome pool. I am horrible at golf so I figured I better at least use the pool! Because of that awful sickness that went around last year in a lot of the pools, Willow Creek has a new policy that any child that is still in diapers must 1.where a swimmer and 2.must where this protective swim truck that goes over the swimmer. Well by the time I got both things on Savanna, her cute bottom to her actual swim suit wouldn't fit over it all! So we kind of have a miss match thing going on, but she still looked cute! At first, she was really tentative to get in the water but once she figured out how fun it was, we couldn't get her out of there. Some of these pictures are really cute and really funny and it just goes to show you our Savannas very vibrate and expressive personality! Such a fun day!

Whenever someone tells me that Savanna is looking more and more like me, I get really excited.... and then I see a picture like this and I think "NO WAY"! She really is a mini Josh!
She had so much fun splashing the water all over her and daddy!
"THIS IS FUN!!!" ...and check out that awesome farmers tan on my hubby :)

Savanna loves to talk and tell you all about everything (which is usually a bunch of nothing) but every time she would get out of the pool, she would come over and inform me of everything that had just happened. This is the expression on her face as she is trying so hard to tell me all the details! PS check out that messy fry sauce face she is sporting!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Our Sleeping Beauty

Savanna has always been a GREAT sleeper during the night. When she was first born, I had to wake her up to feed her because she would just sleep forever! At 3 months she was going to bed at 8pm, waking up 1 time to eat and then sleeping until 9am. Now, sleeping during the day is another story... she has been a horrible nap taker. She is very sensitive to sound so her naps never lasted more than 30 minutes. These days, she just converted from 2 naps to 1 nap and it has been lasting anywhere from 2 to 3 hours! Can I even begin to tell you of my overwhelming happiness? I can actually "DO" things while she is asleep instead of just get into something and have her wake up! Happy mommy means happy everyone :)

Is she really mine?...

Do you ever have days where you look at your child and think "is she really mine?" Today I had one of those days where I am in awe that Savanna is mine... that Josh and I created her... that she is my baby girl! I love her so much and I can not believe that an 18 month old can bring such enormous joy to my life. I am so grateful that I have been given the chance to be her raise her and be a witness to her every day adventure. I love you Savanna!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

My New Scrapbook

So, thanks to my friend Nicole, I have recently found out that I can print out my blog and have it bound into a book. How genius! I have always done scrapbooking and have really enjoyed doing it. But, thanks to my sweet daughter, that hobby has been put on hold seeing as when I pull everything out, it takes me longer to cleanup after her then it did to scrapbook 1 page! I have decided this blog will be my new scrapbook until I can return to the good old fashion way! So what does this mean... I will probably post a lot of boring things that mean a lot to me but not much to any one else. I don't want to forget cute little moments that happen and simple pictures I capture! For example, my husband had a bullet bike before we got married. He and Mike decided they needed to prove their manhood by buying one. He ended up having to sell it to buy me an engagement ring... sad for him, not so sad for me! Ever since then, he has longed to have another one and I am sorry, but it just is not at the top of our priority list these days! Yesterday, he saw one and of course complained again how much he longed to have one. As I sat there feeling guilty he had to sell it for me in the first place, he turned to me and said "being married to you has been worth selling my bullet bike. I love our life together!" Now for some, that may seem like not that big of deal but he really loves motorcycles so it really meant a lot that he said that to me! I would normally scrapbook that with some cute picture of the 2 of us so I would never forget it. Instead I am posting it for everyone to read and embarrass my sweet loving husband! Love you baby!