Friday, November 18, 2011


I've always heard and believed that the veil is very thin for babies, but I don't think I've ever truly witnessed how miraculous this is until now. At church we have paintings up all over the hallway walls. There are several with Christ, but some without. Every time I walk through the hallways with Lila it's amazing how she just knows which paintings have Christ and which person is representing Christ. Whenever we get to one with Christ that is the only face that she looks at and stares at for such a long time. She always ends looking at His face with a smile. It strengthens my testimony every single time. Then, when we were on a tour of Welfare Square in Salt Lake they showed a video at the beginning of what they do in the program. Parts of it was scenes of Christ serving the poor. EVERY time the actor that portrayed Christ came on the screen Lila would coo at him as if she were talking to him. It was so sweet! I love my little girl and even in this small way she is already an example to me and makes me want to be better for her. What a blessing it is to have such a great family!

Monday, November 14, 2011

I love...

I love Lila's little hands. Especially when she puts one on each of my cheeks, "pulls" me toward her and gives me kisses. They are the wettest, sweetest kisses ever. Perfect little girl!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

5 Months

Time really does fly when you're having fun! I guess it probably seems that way also because my last post was about her at 4 months. Anyway, that's right... our little bean is 5 months! She is adorable and angelic as ever.

At 5 months she loves:
her exersaucer
her daddy... he makes her laugh the most
her momma... she has the biggest smile when I get home from work. It melts my heart.
her first two fingers for sucking
rolling over... that's right! My baby is a master roller. :)
having raspberries blown on her tummy... she laughs SO hard when this happens
rice cereal... at least today she did (it was her first time).
going out with her mom and dad

Things she no longer really loves are:
her swing... she's just getting too big
laying down... she gets way too squirmy
that might be it.

Can I just say that I love my little girl so much and also that I have a new found respect for working mothers. Don't get me wrong... I completely recognize how much work it is to stay home. I by no means mean to take anything away from you. I only did it for a few months, but it was incredible work. I just mean that because I never expected to work and be a mother I think I underestimated how tired I would be, how emotionally taxing it is, and how unmotivated toward work I can feel sometimes. It's a good thing I love my work and that Micah is such a great caregiver. I know Lila is in the best hands and it only makes me work harder knowing that if I do, I can return home to my sweet baby that much sooner.

Life is so beautiful and I can't think of a better place to be right now. It's not perfect, but it is our dream.

**We took family pictures so as soon as I get them I'll post them. I'm excited!!**