Thursday, November 29, 2007

latest pics from the phone

She is really giggly when she wakes up!
Looks like an angel! You can't tell from this angle, but she loves to sleep spread eagle... arms wide open. Very cute!

Silly Girl!

The room was really dark, so when I took these pictures the flash kept making her eyes go WIDE! It's really funny to me. I love her, she's such a ham.

She's with her Uncle Andrew, who makes her do karate! :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Here's the New Play Mat!

She scratched her face brutally this day... it looks really sad. My poor scarface!

My Pretty Girl


Friday, November 23, 2007

New Play Mat

For some reason, this stupid computer at my Mom's isn't allowing me to post any pictures! I'm really sad and I don't know how to fix it. SO, there WOULD be some cute pictures of Layla playing with her new "under the sea" play mat, but now you just have to picture it in your head.


Monday, November 19, 2007

Learning to Walk... kinda

A little wobbly
"Look Dad, I can do it!"
Taking a breather
Wow! That flash scared me!

These pictures are from home, but Layla and I are actually in WA now!! YAY! We flew in for Thanksgiving and are staying until Jan. I'm really excited, although I do miss Tanner a bunch already. He's having Thanksgiving with his sister Leah, so I don't feel TOO bad.
Well I hope to post a ton of fun pictures from here soon!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Growing like a Weed!

This is a hand-me-down from the in-laws. It's really cute, but the pants are a bit too big.
I hope her eyes stay blue
She gets scared from the flash.
(see how her pants are rolled up! I think it's kinda funny.)
Well, Layla is now weighing in at 13lbs. 5oz. What a chunky babe! The WIC lady gave her a t-shirt that says "I eat at Mom's". Tanner thought that was pretty funny. My Mom and brother will be here on Tuesday! YAY! Hopefully the weather will be okay for the drive. I think it's crazy how Rexburg is turning into a ghost town. EVERYONE is going away for Thanksgiving. I can only imagine what it'll be like for Christmas!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Baby Bow

photos from the phone

Her tounge likes to poke out when she smiles :)
New Headband (makes her look like a present!)
I love my sweat suit! Thanks Emily!

I realize that I take WAY more pictures on my cell phone, mostly just because of the convienience. Sorry they aren't the best quality, but I believe her cuteness shines through the blur of the photo.
Unfortunatly, some of my back/spinal problems are becoming an issue again. Being in Rexburg, a million miles away from my surgeons and doc's back in WA, makes treatment a toughie. So, Layla and I are waiting to hear back from the professionals to know when I need to be seen. As soon as they set up an appointment for me, we'll be on our way up! Even though it's not a fun reason for going home early, it will still be nice to have family around to help!
Don't worry about me though, I have full confidence in my medical team and I'm sure that they'll fix me up in no time!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Even More

Random Pics

Biting her nails already?
Too cute!
Talking to Nona Cindy :)
Stylish Dad

Stake Conference

Wow... that flash is bright!
Take me out now!

It was Stake Conference this weekend and I was very impressed! Tanner had seats in the very front, which I was a bit nervous about at first with a little baby. To our surprise, she was content through the whole thing! I was actually the one who had to get up and go to the bathroom (I can't hold it that long!!). Anyway, all the speakers were REALLY good and prepared. The stories were great and I really like our Stake Presidency here,
very efficient.
I decided that Layla is big enough for her blue dress today. I just love it! I wish that it wasn't so cold here so she didn't always have to wear little sweaters, but it's necessary. It was actually snowing again this morning on our way to church. I actually like the snow right now, because it's not TOO intense or freezing,
just pretty.
Well, I'm getting more and more excited for Thanksgiving to come!! I keep watching the Food Network and looking at all of that yummy food makes me SO hungry! I'm trying to watch what I eat right now, so when Thanksgiving gets here I'll be able to really enjoy it! So far though, I'm failing. Eating is probably one of my favorite things to do, especially when the weather starts to get really chilly. You just wanna stay inside and bake cookies...
and then eat them all!
Anyway, I'm also really excited, because Layla and I are coming up to WA early!! YAHOO! My Mom and Brother are driving down here the week of Thanksgiving and Layla and I are gonna drive back with them! That'll give us a whole month and a half of time there! YAY!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

better shot

She looks a bit more calm in this picture :)
(like the diapers on the side)

Friday, November 9, 2007

Hanging out with Mom and Dad

She pretty much hated this... but it was cute!
Wiped out with Mom
Layla is growing so quickly! I just browsed through some of our older pictures when she was first born and I can't believe how little she was!! I miss my mini baby. But I love how chunky she's getting now! It's so fun. She is smiling and chuckling a lot more now. I wouldn't exactly call it a "laugh" yet or even a "giggle" is just more of a fat man's chuckle. Huh huh huh. kinda like that. :)
She LOVES to stare at windows. No, not open ones, but windows where the blinds are closed all the way. Its SO cute. She'll be entertained for up to an hour, just gazing at the light shining through the blinds. Her little head bobbles from side to side. She really likes her cheeks squeezed too, especially if you make some sort of high pitched noice at the same time. I love playing with her! She's starting to notice toys too, especially the ones that make noise when you shake them. She still prefers the blinds, but toys are growing on her.
I'm excited for Thanksgiving, but even more excited for Christmas! My Mom and Brother are driving out to Rexburg for Thanksgiving. I'd rather spend the holidays in a bigger house rather than our little town house, but it will be really nice to have them here. Then in December, we'll be going home for Christmas!! We'll be staying for a LONG time too, from the 15th-7th of January! That'll be really fun. Anyway... Layla is waking up now and Tanner should be home soon (he's out donating his plasma for money, haha).

Thursday, November 8, 2007


How stinkin cute is that?? (she was a little mad)
Looks like she's got marshmallows hidden in those cheeks!
Little hood Another cute Layla face.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Sleepy Baby

She's so cute when she sleeps!
Her cheeks puff out a lot more while she's napping :)

I love my baby!!