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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ready to Learn

Provo Mommas: Listen up!

Yesterday, Kristi and I took 'Ihi, Jetta, and Reagan (a 2 year old Kristi babysits) to the Utah County Health Department for a class called Ready to Learn! I heard about it through a nurse that made a house visit a couple months ago when 'Ihi was just a month old. The class was great! Basically, from what I understand, they have a different topic to discuss every month (the class is on the 2nd Tuesday of every month) and then they have activities and books that correspond to the topic. This months' topic was math. First, the teacher had a lesson to refresh our memories on patterns, sequences, and other math concepts. Then she read a couple of books with counting or patterns in them. She had tons of different books to show every example imaginable. Then she gave us some crafts and pointers on how to implement counting and other developmental activities into our childs' life. It was very informative. The best thing was that at the end, we got to pick out a book and take it home with us! I have a feeling this is really going to help us build our library of books for 'Ihi. I can't wait to find more activities to do with 'Ihi so I can teach her as much as she can fit into her little brain! :)

If you are in Provo and would like to come with us next month, please let me know! We would love to have more friends there!

For more information go to: http://www.unitedwayuc.org/welcomebaby

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

3 Blissful Months

Yup, our little girl is now a 3 month old and not so little anymore. She is seriously the happiest baby around. The best word to describe her I think would be "chill". I guess she gets that from her daddy :) Words cannot describe how much I LOVE her and I know Kahili feels the same way. She is learning a lot every day and is growing way too fast (but I guess I always say that). Here are some new things about 'Ihi that we love (and some that we don't haha):

*We went to the doctor last week for a bump that turned out to e nothing serious but I guess the advantage was that we got to weight and measure 'Ihi. She is now a whopping 13.02 lbs and 24 3/4 in long! She is growing so fast!

*She has the most contagious laugh! I seriously find myself trying to make her laugh all day long because I love the sound of her deep giggle. It's the best sound in the world.

*She has a love/hate relationship with her car seat. When I take her walk/jogging with me a couple times a week, she loves it and falls right asleep. However, she hates riding in the car when I am driving and she is in the back all alone. She screams her head off til we get out or she falls asleep. whichever comes first.

*She rolled over from her tummy to her back for the first time on November 2nd (when she was about 2.5 months old) and then just about a week ago she did it like 10 times in a row so I was able to catch it on film. yay!

*Her sleeping patterns have pretty much been the same as last month. She will go about a week with sleeping through the night and then for whatever reason, she starts waking up once during the night again. This might be because of growth spurts but I haven't really been able to figure it out yet.

*She has adjusted well to napping in her crib. Most of her naps throughout the day are in her crib but she will sleep in her car seat if we are out shopping or what not. I'm so glad I am able to put her down a little drowsy and she will fall asleep without me having to do anything special.

*She is drooling a TON. It's almost like she's a leaky faucet. We think she may be teething (already?!) but the doctor said sometimes they do start teething this early but you won't actually see a tooth for another 2 months or so.

*We bought her a Baby Einstein video and she loves it! This morning I played it for her and she was kicking around and squealing. It was fun to watch her.

*She is getting some personality and I love interacting with her. She is so fun to play with and sometimes we just sit and make faces back and forth at each other.

I am so grateful for a husband who works so hard so I can be at home to raise our little princess. Not only does he work really hard, he makes such a diligent effort to take 'Ihi for a couple hours when he is home so that I can make dinner or sew or do other things that I haven't been able to get done. 'Ihi and I are so lucky to have him! And Kahili and I are so lucky to have 'Ihi because she makes us better people every day.



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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Work

Well, it's official. As of today, Kahili has been hired by BYU Police to be a Training Supervisor over the MTC security guards. Kahili was a security guard at the MTC for 4 years before graduating in April (it was a student job and since he was no longer a student, he couldn't work there anymore). Kahili absolutely loved his job and loved the people he worked with. Soon after he was finished, they made a new position that is 3/4ths-time. He now has the privilege of working at the MTC again.

Kahili is very excited about this new job! I, however, have mixed feelings. Kahili will be working 30 hours a week at the Marriott and 30 hours a week at the MTC. That means 'Ihi and I will have much less time to spend with him. We talked and prayed about it though and think it is the right decision for us as a family right now. I am so thankful to have a husband who works so hard for our family so that I can be home with our baby girl.

That being said, I need a new hobby! Anyone have any ideas of things I could do with a 3 month old?!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

She did it!

Today we were skyping with my family in Cali and I laid 'Ihi on her tummy so they could see how strong she was. Before I knew it, she had rolled over onto her back! Seriously! Ask my mom, Coco, or Daylene...they all witnessed it! I was so sad Kahili wasnt there to see so, when he got home from his church meeting, I put her on her tummy again. Guess what?! She rolled over again! I'm so proud of my little girl! She is growing up so fast!

Remember when she was just this little:


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trick or Treat!

We had so much fun for 'Ihi's first holiday, Halloween! About a week before, Kahili said instead of spending lots of money on costumes, I should just make them... so, that's what I did! I don't really like dressing up for Halloween but Kahili loves to and since we now have a baby to dress up, I did it. I told Kahili he could pick what we were going to be but he couldn't come up with anything so I looked online and decided we were going to be Fred, Wilma, and Pebbles Flinstone. Making the costumes weren't that bad even though I only started a week before.
Wednesday night we carved pumpkins with our friends, the Packards. They made a Darth Vader pumpkin and Kahili carved us a Mario pumpkin.
On Saturday we went to our ward Halloween party and chili cook off. Although Kahili didn't win the chili cook off, the food was good and we had a lot of fun seeing everyone dressed up.
Monday, Kahili's work had a Halloween party for all the employees and their families. We stopped by there before heading out to Highland to go trick or treating with my cousins. We really wanted to take 'Ihi trick or treating (mostly because Kahili wanted candy) but she fell asleep right before we were gonna leave so we left her home with my aunt and uncle.

Happy Halloween!