Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Daci's First Christmas

6:30 am on Christmas morning. She was so excited!

Christmas Eve night she opened a present from my Grandma (Daci's great-grandma). She absolutely LOVED the book!

Opening a present with Mommy on Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve after she opened her present from us of pajamas and a book. She loved playing with the paper!

Christmas morning with her stocking that I made for her

She got a tigger stuffed animal and LOVES it!

Grandma Pedersen got her a stacker

Grandma Roberts got her a little pony to ride. As soon as she saw it she pointed it to it and said, "Bob!" We decided she must have wanted to name him Bob :)

It was so much fun to have Christmas with a little one. I'm sure they will be even more fun once she gets older and knows what is going on more. We hope you all had a great Christmas!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Exciting News!

Rick is in his final year at BYU where he is studying Information Systems, he will graduate in April. Since August he has been applying and interviewing left and right for a good job for when he graduates. He has done really well but unfortunately in this economy not many people are hiring and if they are they are only taking one or two out of a hundred or so applicants. Well, we are excited to announce that last Friday he got an amazing job offer from Pariveda Solutions, an IT Consulting Firm and we will be moving to Chicago in June. We are very excited! I am a little nervous, being the Utah girl that I am, but I know it is what is best for our family. Rick is really excited because Chicago is where he served his mission and he absolutely loves the city and the people. After we got the news we went out to celebrate at Carrabbas (so good!), Daci loved eating the big-girl food :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

9 Months already?!

Daci turned nine months on the 21st of this month. She has now been alive as long as she was in my stomach! How crazy is that? On the one hand it feels like these nine months have flown and on the other I can't remember life without her, it feels like she has been with us forever!

She went to the Dr's today. She is in the 91st percentile for height at 29 inches long! Wow, she is tall! She has slimmed down a bit and is now in the 59th percentile for weight at 19 lbs 4 ounces.

She still has hardly any hair....except for her mullet in the back. Her back hair seems to be the only part of her head that grows! She points at everything and still likes to wave, but only when she feels like. She refuses to wave when we actually want her to :) Sometimes she thinks she can stand and walk all by herself and she will let go of the couch and turn to us to walk and then topple over. Silly girl :)

Our little cheese ball

Playing near the snow (not in it of course). Daci loves to be outside. She could care less how cold it is as long as she can play out there :)

We put Sam (Rick's bro) into the MTC two weeks ago. This is he and Daci just thirty minutes before he left. Daci loves Sam. She especially loved playing peek a boo with him and she loved it when he played the guitar and sang to her.

She is so full of fun and I swear she has a bigger mouth than any baby I have ever seen. She can fit ANYTHING in there! She got her third tooth today actually, she is opening her mouth up wide enough for you to see it except for it is just barely poking through so it might not be noticeable.

She loves to pull herself to standing and walk along the furniture. Can you tell how proud of herself she is?

She loves playing peek a boo!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Rick's Birthday

We had a nice dinner with Rick's family for his birthday. His mom made her traditional Christmas Eve dinner since Rick's brother, Sam, was going into the MTC the next day and was going to miss Christmas Eve. It turned out perfect because the ham with cherry sauce dinner is Rick's favorite meal too!

Rick with Daci and her balloon. When I went to the store to pick up balloons they gave Daci a free white one and she wouldn't let it go the rest of the day!

Rick, Daci and I (and the balloon) before dinner.

Daci all ready to eat....oh yeah and she had to have the balloon nearby so we tied it to her high chair :)

He got a Best Buy gift card from Carly and Micah...his favorite place!

He got a bag full of all his favorite treats from me

I made him his favorite oreo cookies

He got new jeans and a shirt too

Carly made him a nice birthday cake. Of course I didn't get any but I hear it was amazing!

Blowing out his candles

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Fun with the Chicken

Daci was an adorable little chicken for Halloween and Rick and I dressed up as her farmers :) Rick's costume was much more realistic, he worked on a farm last summer so he had the whole watering boots going on and my Grandpa lent him overalls and a real farmer hat. I ended up looking more like a cowgirl, but you get the gist of it right?

Daci LOVED her costume and she LOVED her pumpkin! We had fun taking her around to a few family and friend's houses to show her off. She definitely knew she was cute :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

8 months old and cuter than ever!

Daci turned 8 months on the 21st. I can't believe how time flies! She has been so much fun this month and its hard to believe, but she gets cuter and cuter every day! Some new things about Daci:
1. She stands up to everything! She has taken a few spills but they aren't too bad and she is learning how to get down easier with each new fall :)
2. The other day I went in to get Daci from her crib and she was standing up to the side of it. She had white flaky stuff all over her face and I couldn't figure out what it was, then I looked to the back side of the crib railing and she had gnawed her railing! The white stuff was paint flakes on her face. What a goober!
3. She is never happier than she is when she is on her daddy's shoulders. She absolutely loves to be up high. She either puts her hands in his hair and pulls as hard as she can or, my favorite, she holds on to each ear and wiggles them. So funny!
4. She loves to be you can see in these pictures. She is very interested in the fall leaves right now.
5. Daci now has two teeth, she got her second one on October 10th.
6. She has the most adorable new trick...she waves at everyone!
7. Her three favorite things are kitties, her pumpkin, and the "big buck" hanging in Grandpa Pedersen's house. Whenever she sees these three things she goes "oh! oh!"
8. She still says "mama" and "mom" but no sign of "dada" yet :) Don't worry, she still loves him as much as me :)
9. She has developed a bit of stranger anxiety. It was cute for the first two days but then it got annoying :) If you want to be her friend, however, either wear a necklace or have strings from a hoodie hanging down and she will love you for life as she slobbers all over your front :)
10. We love our little booger and can't believe how fast she is growing up!

She puts absolutely EVERYTHING in her mouth!

She loves to be outside...can you tell?

Mom and her cute little booger :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Punkin' picks her Pumpkin!

Daci picked out her first Halloween pumpkin from Great Grandma and Grandpa's pumpkin patch yesterday. As you can see she is very excited about this big, orange, round thing :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Daci's First Cold :(

Daci got her first cold this week. It has been so sad to watch her nose drip like a faucet! Wednesday was the first day she was sick but it was just a runny nose (these pics were taken on that day) and that night was definitely the worst. She went to bed with a slightly stuffy nose and woke up a half an hour later with a fever, scared to death and gasping for air! She screamed and screamed for about an hour, which only made things much worse. It was so sad! Rick immediately went to get Tylenol and a humidifier and they did wonders. She is still sick but surprisingly happy. I hope it is over soon!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Seven Months and Growing Too Fast!

I can't believe another month has already passed by! My little Doodle is growing way too fast! A few things about Daci this month:

1. She turned 7 months on September 21
2. She got her first tooth on September 22
3. She hates all the food that most babies are supposed to love (peaches, pears, bananas, applesauce)
4. She loves all the food most babies don't like (carrots, sweet potatoes, and squash)
5. We have decided that she is a lot more Greek than we thought. She LOVES spinach! She can't get enough of it. She actually screams at you if you don't shovel it into her mouth the second she finishes her bite before.
6. She pulls herself up to standing now! She started doing this about two weeks ago. The first time she did it she pulled up to a laundry basket in the family room. It was about to tip but we caught it right before it did.
7. The other morning I put her down for her nap and she was crying so after a few mins I went in to check on her and she was standing up to the side of the crib and half way over the rail! If I had walked in two seconds later she would have fallen right out of her crib!
8. Her mouth is GIGANTIC and she puts everything in it! One time she was crying in her crib so Rick went in to check on her and she had gotten her whole binkie in her mouth! It was the kind with the ring on the front and Rick said when he walked in Daci was screaming and with the whole thing in her mouth except the ring was hanging out. I wish he had gotten a picture but its probably good that he got it out as soon as he could :)
8. She is such a "go-er"! She just wants to be going all the time. It makes for a very exhausted mommy :) We love her to death though and wouldn't have it any other way!

For the most part she is a REALLY happy baby!

This is typical Daci fashion. As soon as she gets anything in her hands she opens her mouth as big as she can and tries to stick it in there :) As I was looking closer I saw that her new tooth (that actually popped through the day I took this pic) is showing!

One morning I went into check on her and she had snuggled herself into the corner of the crib and was all tucked in comfy and warm under her blanket. I thought it was adorable!

Here is Daci eating her pureed spinach

See, she loves it! Crazy girl :)