Monday, March 31, 2008

Elmo Fascination

I don't remember when Morgan was first exposed to Elmo but about a month ago she surprised me and started saying his name perfectly. So like any parent who shouldn't spoil their daughter but does anyway I promptly went out and bought her a couple of Elmo books and a week or two later I bought her an Elmo movie.

Since then all I ever hear is Elmo. First thing in the morning Morgan asks for Elmo (to watch him) then again after we have gone for a walk we read the Elmo books over and over again--I literally can 'read' the book with my eyes shut. Before bed she begs to watch Elmo again, sometimes if she is persistent enough she even gets her way :)

This last Saturday we spent the day with Grandma and Grandpa, while at the grocery store there was a great deal on Easter things--everything 50% off so Grandma bought Morgan an Easter Elmo doll which Morgan has been in love with ever since. Whether it is nap time or bed time she has to have Elmo to sleep. She has never been one for a favorite toy or blanket but now she has to absolutely have Elmo before she lays down. Here are some pictures of her sleeping with Elmo.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Day

We started the day by letting Morgan go through her Easter basket, I even made all the chocolate candy in the basket!!. It is hard to know what she really thought, but I do know that she was happy that there was candy that she could eat!

We then got ready to go to Church, but before we left we found time to take some way cute pictures of our 'little bunny'!

After a nice quiet dinner with just the three of us, we enjoyed the almost 60 degree temps and went to the park. While at the park we realized that Morgan is quite the dare devil--there was a really high slide that she wanted to go down. It was my turn to take her down, I'm grateful no one was at the park because it was quite the site to see a big pregnate woman climb up and then go down a big curly slide.

All in all today was a wonderful family day. I'm very grateful that families are eternal and that through the death and resurrection of our Savior we will be able to live with one another forever.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Coloring Eggs

Today we invited over our friends in an attempt to allow the girls to dye eggs. I was pleased to see them have fun and even enjoyed the mess that accompanied the activity!

This is what Morgan's hand looked like after we were finished. Luckily the green dye did come off--but doesn't her hand almost look like the same color of the incredible hulk?
And when we were done with the eggs, mommy's back became the perfect coloring surface!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Another Miracle!

Many of you may know that Jason and I am expecting again. I thought since this pregnancy was so different from Morgan's that this baby was a boy. Was I ever surprised when during the ultrasound we were told we are having another little girl! Though I was shocked we were and are so excited.


Whenever I look at new little babies, I am amazed by how miraculous they are. How can anyone ever deny the existance of God when the act of creating a child is such a precise and intricate process that it can only be done by the helping and watchful hand of Heavenly Father.

I am so grateful that we have been blessed with such a beautiful and healthy baby, she is one of the biggest blessings and gifts Jason and I have ever received.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Grandma's Easter gift

This evening we went to Jason's parents' house to watch the BYU and Texas A&M game. Grandma and Grandpa had an Easter gift for Morgan which she loved--a baby that could take a bath with her. It came in a little purple backpack, when Morgan had it on it looked like she was a minature five year old going to school.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

After much prodding

Jason has been pushing me for some time to make a blog for our family but I have dragged my feet. I really don't know how I feel about sharing my thoughts and what is going on in my life with whoever reads this--but finally decided to give in. Hopefully this will be easier to keep friends and family in touch with what is going on in our family. Apologies now for the lack of creativity and excitement.