Thursday, December 27, 2007

Almost Laughing

Occasionally we will hear a little giggle from Em, but she is not really laughing yet. On Christmas day I was playing with her and I had the hiccups. Every time I would hiccup she would laugh. It was so cute and fun. I tried to recreate it and video it, but she wouldn't laugh again. She did however smile a lot and if you listen close you can hear she is on the brink of laughing. I thought it was worth sharing.


Christmas was great this year. Ryan, Em, and I spent Christmas Eve with my mom and dad. It was just us, so it was very mellow and low key. The highlight was watching Em play with her new toys, especially watching her rock on her new elephant that my mom bought her. Emily LOVES to rock. When she sits in your lap she rocks back and forth constantly. People who hold her for the first time are always surprised. Ryan got me an ipod nano. It is awesome. We are going to St. George this weekend to load it up with music from my brother-in-law Steve.

Here are some of my favorite photos from Christmas.

FYI: for those of you using Adobe photoshop, I found this awesome site with really cute free brushes...

I used them on several of the pages above.

Monday, December 24, 2007


Emily’s feet are her newest discovery. She is fascinated by them. She pulls on them, she sucks on them, and she stares at them. I think she is trying to figure out how they work!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Santa Baby

This weekend we had a little Christmas preview. Ryan's parents came for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert and we had a nice family Christmas dinner. Afterward Emily got to open her present from her grandma. It was fun watching her. With a little help she really got into it.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Happy Baby

Emily smiles all the time, but I have not gotten it on film. This morning I set out to capture the joy of being a baby. I think the results are pretty cute.

I also thought it was pretty cute how intensely she was watching this little wind up toy. So I captured this photo, right before it fell over, hit her on the head, and she started screaming hysterically. Got to love being a mom!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

I have been meaning to post all week, but Christmas activities seem to have taken over my life. Below are some of my favorite photos from the week. I LOVE my USC Christmas Tree it has taken several years to perfect, but I am very happy with it now. Yes that is a football on top of my tree. There is also a football helmet and photos of my favorite football plays over the years on the tree. Fight On! Also you can see photos of the massive snow storm we had last week. I'll post more later.

Last week we found out that USC will be playing in the Rose Bowl against Illinois. It should be another beat down. We were hoping to slaughter the Buck Eyes, but it seems they lucked into the national championship and are going to be pummeled by LSU instead.