Thursday, February 2, 2017

the eleventh month

Little Hot Dog is creeping up on a ton of milestones!  This nearly one year old baby is standing and scooting along furniture constantly.  She walks with push toys and sprint crawls over any obstacle in her path. 

Her ferocious appetite for food, anything food is intense.  She groans, squeals, and screams for people food any chance she can.  She is still nursing but has been put on the naughty list in the last few weeks because she started biting!!!  Because of this, I've decided to cut out one feeding a little earlier than originally planned.  

The day after Christmas she was hospitalized due to a 105 fever with no other symptoms.  We never were able to put a name on what she had, but after 3 days of IV antibiotics she was up to her old antics and released.  That put a damper of Christmas break for sure. 

As of her being 9 months old, she has been sleeping soundly through the night.  Bless her for that.  

This precious girl is spunky and happy and full of prunes.  I am dying for her to start talking and walking.  I just can't wait to see who she ends up to become.  







Friday, November 25, 2016

the eighth month

Hot Dog is so precious and ridiculous!  
She has been crawling since 7 months and is comfortably standing and scooting along furniture.  Sitting up came a little after crawling.  
I remember thinking that Callum was busy and on the go.  I don't think that anymore.  Riley tops his busyness in every way!  

She's still not even close to sleeping through the night.  I've been frustrated with this since Callum easily slept through the night at 6 months.  When I let her "cry it out", she will cry for a very very very long time.  She doesn't seem to give up.  Again, Callum never did this.  

She's an incredibly happy and sociable girl.  She has zero stranger danger and is quite happy to be the center of attention.  She adores every thing about Callum.  She responds to him and talks to him.  It warms my heart more than I can describe. 

I'd say that I'm definitely the favorite parent right now.  She breathes pretty intensely when I come into a room and won't settle for me to do anything less than hold her if I'm near her.  









Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

the glue




We have been quite purposeful in our use of time together.  In addition, we have made a firm commitment to attend the temple together regularly.  Guess what?  It's made everything better.  Just like exercising helps muscle stay in shape, TIME in a marriage will boost its fitness.  


the friendship of hot dog and motorcycle



Count your blessings.  That's what I'm doing each time these two smile and interact with each other.  Callum, reluctant at first about his sister, has become her protector, comedian, and number one fan.  Callum proudly tells anyone that will listen that she is his baby sister.  Riley worships anything that Callum does.  Callum talks to her in a mommy voice, which melts my heart.  I am so grateful for the bond they are forming and hope that they can be lifelong friends.