31 December 2008
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She hasn't quite grasp the concept of the rolling or cutting or playing, but she liked to touch it and try to stamp it with the cookie cutter before it got rolled out. Plus she was very helpful with my creations. We even made a "snowman" since we're not going outside to try and make one!
I think it was a sucess, and it wasn't very messy to clean up, which was nice. Speaking of cleaning up, when it was time, Sariah sang the clean up song (clean up, clean up, everybody everywhere...)almost all the way through! Yay!!
16 December 2008
...it didn't really help...
She still wasn't really sure about the whole thing, but she calmed down for a quick couple of seconds when he gave her a candy cane.
Hey, its important to get that picture with Santa, even if she's crying, right?
After our Santa visit, we headed over to the story time room for a fun Christmas themed story time. There was fun books, a puppet show, a Mickey Mouse cartoon & a reindeer hat craft! Sariah enjoyed glueing her reindeer hat & coloring it, but she didn't really want to wear it.
We wore her down eventually though and caught one or two pictures. It was past bedtime so you can see how tired she looks.
So we drove back home through the falling snow. Maybe it was crazy to go out, but I think it was totally worth it!
Here's the two videos I took. They might still be processing, so check back if they don't work right away...
11 December 2008
-Thanksgiving w/ Doug's family including a trip to the dairy farm
- snow shoveling Sariah (hopefully including video!)
-Christmas decorations (if we can ever finish getting them up...)
-My newest nephew, Jacob Hod
Okay, the list seems larger in my head, maybe because blog posting isn't the only thing I'm behind on. Like most of my extended family, we caught the evil colds of death, & mine is living in my throat. [sarcasm] Oh, but good news! Its not strep throat, so my dr. won't do anything about it... [/sarcasm]
So don't give up on us, but keep looking for new blog posts. I might even get one up during Sariah's nap today if I don't feel like working on the 2 Christmas presents I have left or my secret santa gift... ;0) Did I mention I've got a lot to do?
30 November 2008
Here's the complete list:
I'm thankful that the weather is so beautiful today so we can rake all the leaves up (again!) 2:49 PM Nov 1st from web
I'm thankful for the oppertunity to fast - it brings spiritual blessings! 6:19 PM Nov 2nd from web
I'm thankful for FHE, it def. brings our family closer together! 5:55 PM Nov 3rd from web
Is thankful to live in a land where I get to vote, even if my opinion is unpopular here, at least it is mine and I got to express it! 5:16 PM Nov 4th from web
Is thankful for Wednesday Date Night! 2:44 PM Nov 5th from web
Is thankful for a daughter who loves nap time! 12:05 PM Nov 6th from web
I'm very thankful for wonderful people (Cynthia and Steven) who watch my child so we can go to the Temple! 9:10 PM Nov 8th from web
I'm thankful for warm fuzzy blankets! 4:44 PM Nov 9th from web
Today I'm thankful for Subway sandwiches, simply because I can load them up with veggies I didn't have to cut myself! 12:01 PM Nov 10th from web
I'm thankful for lots of things to do so I never get bored (and most of them are fun!) 2:21 PM Nov 11th from web
I am thankful for online bill pay! 1:17 PM Nov 12th from web
I'm thankful to take the last pill in this round of medication 12:39 PM Nov 13th from web
Today I am thankful for happy toddler giggles :) 8:29 AM Nov 14th from web
I'm thankful for wrapping paper! 2:42 PM Nov 15th from web
I'm thankful for childern's voices. 9:43 PM Nov 16th from web
I'm thankful for Sariah, of course! 8:29 PM Nov 17th from TwitterFox
I'm thankful for modern technology - phones, cameras, computers 10:10 PM Nov 18th from web
I'm thankful for my healthy child! 12:52 PM Nov 19th from TwitterFox
Is very thankful, even if she doesn't say it for the next week 11:33 AM Nov 23rd from web
Of course there are tons of other things (some more important than these) that I'm thankful for! We are very blessed, and I'm thankful for the oppertunity to sit back and realize it. I hope ya'll had a wonderful Thanksgiving season!
19 November 2008
Weight: 25.6 lbs. (I so called it!)
She's totally healthy, and doing great! She was really interested in everything Dr. Lo did & wanted to mimic it. This includes her putting the tongue depressor in my mouth - yummy. You can really tell she's a big girl now. She got to stand on the big people scale, didn't have to get totally naked, didn't have her head circumference measured. She did have a flu shot, but she was a champ about it. And we don't have to go back for a whole year! Yay!
18 November 2008
We've had a crazy two days! Sariah had a great birthday. She enjoyed going to story time where they sang to her (twice!) She was happy when Daddy came home earlier than normal, and then she opened presents. As you can see she got a ton of them (thanks everyone!) I tried to get her to pose with them all after she unwrapped them all, but well, you can see how that turned out...
We went to Red Robin for dinner where Sariah enjoyed very tasty mac n' cheese. Doug and I enjoyed yummy burgers and steak fries (which Doug was sad to find out are not made of breaded steak, but is the way the cut the potatoes thick.) Later we had cupcakes and ice cream.
I really tried to go low key with her cake this year, but you can see I failed because even the ice cream is molded into flowers...
Anyways, Sariah had a great day, she got to stay up late and had lots of fun! Today (after we helped Richard & Chrissie move in and took Doug to the airport) we took her 2 year portraits. We went right at the best time, it wasn't crowded when we went, and Sariah was in a really good mood. You can see we got some wonderful shots. These are just a couple of the good ones. They're also the "rough" shots. The lady there cleaned them up a bit before they printed them.
Tomorrow Sariah has her doctor check-up. I think she's going to be around 25lbs, but we'll have to see.
All 9 (!) videos can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/user/sisterrigby
All the photos can be found here: http://community.webshots.com/album/568749733Jpsfbp?vhost=community
17 November 2008
Here' s her first portrait, awe, just one day old...
6 months... One year! Mmm, birthday cake! Her first year portraits...
15 months...Giving Mommy a look...
In Georgia!For Grandma, a reinactment...
Enjoying Spring...4th of July fun!Super Baby!Cheese! I'm two!Such a beautiful two year old!
I took some videos this morning, so you can see how big she is and her talking (and counting!) I haven't done this in awhile because I usually have to fight the laptop, but it worked pretty well for me today! Yay! Must be birthday luck... Enjoy!
We don't have too many plans for today, we're going to story time this afternoon and then after Doug gets home we'll open presents (there's a ton!) and go out to eat, followed by cupcakes & ice cream! Yum!
15 November 2008
This is the only picture I really have of Sariah and Kaitlin and its several months old. Kaitlin is a cutie and as her hair has gotten longer, its curly on the end.
Here's the two baby dolls in wrapped in their quilts in the bags.Here they are outside the bags.
Kaitlin's doll has curly hair!
Here's a close up of the little quilts!
I'm going to give them the dolls at story time at the library on Monday. We're having a "mini" party for Sariah during story time & we're bringing some mini cupcakes! I'm glad this project is done, it was harder than I thought it was going to be, but I think the girls will like them! :)
14 November 2008
This is going to sound silly, but Austin Natural Soap makes me happy. I picked some up at Whole Foods while I was in Austin and it just makes me happy. (Here's their website: www.austinsoap.com) First off I already love long warm happy showers, but then I get this awesome soap that smells good (I'm currently using the Wildflower scent.) I'm not really even a soap person, but I can't wait to use this stuff everyday. I before this one I was using the cowboy soap that had little bumpy things in it and smelled like lime. At first I didn't like it, but now I really miss it. I'm totally buying me some more for Christmas.
Sariah makes me happy, too. She's in a very good mood today, and the way she giggles makes me happy. She loves Curious George, and its so much fun to watch the movie with her and watch her imitate her favorite parts.
Anyways, these are just a couple things, they're trival, but right now, they're making me seriously happy in a week where I felt blue. So, leave a comment! What's making you happy right now?
09 November 2008
1. Go to your pictures.
2. Upload the fourth picture from the fourth folder.
This is Doug's birthday, August 2007. He was sporting the mountain man look at the time and Sariah was only 8.5 months old! Sniff, sniff. I can't believe she'll be two in almost a week...
Tag #2 from Cynthia & Jenny...
8 TV shows I love to watch:
3.So You Think You Can Dance
4. Stargate SG-1
7. Grey's Anatomy (although I don't know why)
8.Dancing w/ the Stars
8 favorite places I love to eat:1. Olive Garden
4. Mesa Rosa
5. Chinese place near the library
8 things that happened yesterday
1. Drove to Chicago
2. Paid tolls (yuck!)
3. dropped Sariah @ Cynthia's
4. attended the Temple
5. ate at KFC in the Oaisis
6. drove home
7. took my pill
8 things I look forward to:
2. Utah/BYU football game
3. Thanksgiving w/ the in-laws
6. new craft projects
7. watching Sariah learn new things
8. having more kids
8 things I love about Fall:
1. pretty leaves
2. cooler temps
3. pumkin treats of all shapes and sizes
4. halloween costumes!
5. my birthday!
6. holidays to spend time w/ family
7. Sariah's birthday
8 things on my wish list:
1. better health
2. organization stuff
3. a maid, seriously, I hate cleaning
4. more time as a family
5. more time to do things I enjoy
6. a way to upload video to my computer
7. time, money and oppertunity to go back to school
8. more kids
My 8 Obsessions right now...
2. Sariah's birthday
3. Christmas presents
4. holiday stuff
6. SYTYCD tour
7. feeling good about myself
8. pumkin treats
8 words or phrases that I use often1. boogie bear, booger, boogs,
3. this is most certainly true
4. with/the love
5. Sariah, get down please!
6. no way!
7. I love you
8. "hi mommy!" Hi Sariah!
8 things I want to do before I die...
1. go to college
2. visit Japan
3. meet my grandkids
4. serve a mission with Doug
5. sing with a "professional" choir
6. be more Christ-like
7. go back to Europe
8. support Doug in whatever he wants to do
8 things I want or need right now
1. more sleep
2. more time
3. an excercise buddy
4. yogurt -seriously!
5. less stress
6. to get to bed
7. someone (people) who wants to play guitar hero: world tour with me
8. another answer for this question...
Yay! That was fun. Feel free to play along. Oh, and sorry if this formats wierd, its being difficult. Also, a big thanks to everyone for their meal ideas, we'll be eating very well this month!
06 November 2008
HUGS! and Thanks!
31 October 2008
Monday: We had our annual Halloween playgroup where we all get together with the kids in costume.
We were over at Susan & Tessa's house & they have this indoor slide thingie that Sariah loved to climb all over. Seriously, she should just be a monkey every year, because she's one everyday.
Yes, I put my costume on for awhile for this one, I mean, hey, I made it, I should get some use out of it!
This next pic is what happens when you try to get two almost two year olds to stand next to eachother & smile.
Wednesday: We had our Ward Playgroup party. I didn't get any pictures, but my friend Heidi did, so I'll post some when she sends me them.
Here's Sariah during the "Parade of Costumes" at the Library, yup, I'm back in mine too...
The rest of these are from the Trunk or Treat. Because Doug was home so last minute, I didn't have time to make him a pirate costume. Instead he dressed up like a Nerd Herder @ the Buy More from the TV show "Chuck" (Seriously the best show on tv right now, and nobody watches it because nobody got his costume...)
Arrr maties! We may not be fierce pirates, but we're cute!
Look its Doug vs. The Pirates! (Its how they name all the Chuck episodes... Chuck vs. the Ninja, etc.)
This though, was the best costume of the night.... Look, we had Shrek at our party!
Its been a crazy week, but we've had lots of fun. Tonight we've got the Neighborhood Halloween Party & then maybe it'll be a little quite for awhile (or at least till Thanksgiving!) Happy Haunting Everyone!