Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Rick's BYU Graduation

Last Friday Rick graduated from BYU in Information Systems from the Marriot School of Management. We are so proud of him! Congrats babe!

Our brother-in-law Micah also graduated from the Marriot Business School

Daci was really interested in Rick's cap and tassel so we let her try it on for size :)

Right after they called his name

They got to sign a piece of the original Marriot floor and they are putting it in the Tanner Building. Rick is the tall head in the back waiting in line to sign :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A busy month with a fun little girl!

April has been a really fun month and I can't believe how much Daci's personality has blossomed! She is really a ham and loves to be busy, busy, busy! She is saying A LOT of words...probably around 15-20. She knows exactly what we are saying to her.....whether she acts like it or not :) She is walking (and running ) everywhere! She is so much fun to have around but she definitely keeps us on our toes!

She loves to climb in the laundry baskets and get pushed around. The only problem is that when they are full she will start pulling a bunch of stuff out of them (don't worry these are clean clothes :)) to get into the baskets. She also found these eye blinders that you wear for massages, etc. and has decided that she always needs one on her head :) What a silly goose!

Easter morning Daci found her basket hidden behind a chair. We didn't even have to help her find it. She is so observant and if there is anything new around she spots it immediately!

She was very proud of her basket :)

We colored eggs that morning during Conference. She got bored after just a few. She was mad she couldn't stick her whole hand in the dye :)

We have been taking her on SO MANY walks on days when it is nice outside. I think we took her on three this day and by the last one she was all tuckered out :) Look at those eyelashes! I am so jealous of them :)

Recently Daci has been very into shoes. She loves to wear her new shoes and show them off. Well she found a pair of her daddy's shoes and just HAD to wear them!

She has started this new thing where if we tell her "No, No!" She will wave her pointer finger at you and say "No, no, no!" back at us. So cute but so bad!

Rick's BYU Intramural Flag Football team won the coveted title of Intramural Champs and got "the most coveted T-Shirt on campus". here he is with our Brother-in-law, Micah.
Rick and his team
We all went to watch and the whole time all Daci wanted to do was run out on the field and get the cones and the ball. She was REALLY mad that we wouldn't let her have them so after the game we let her go play with the cone :)

This is Daci in her craziness. She insisted that I put this beanie on, then she went and found the eye blinder thing and wanted that on, then she found this necklace and put it on and then she continued to terrorize the house by pulling all of the laundry out of the baskets!

We went to a BBQ with a bunch of friends last weekend and it was Daci's first experience at a park. She loved the slide!

She loved playing in the dirt even more though! She could've sat in the dirt for hours. When we picked her up out of it she threw quite the tantrum.

My sister-in-law, Carly, had her baby shower at the house last weekend also. I am starting a baby headband business and made her a bunch of flowers for her soon-to-be baby girl. Daci was being really crazy so we decided to attach a bunch of flowers to her headband. Of course she loved it!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Rick's New iPhone App!

Rick has been working on his new iPhone app for the last few weeks. He conceptualized, designed and coded the entire app! I am so impressed. I am most definitely not a computer wiz so to see him typing all this stuff that looks like a completely different language and then to see him push a button and then it all appears on a the screen like magic completely boggles my mind! He came up with the idea to have an app that records a basketball player's shot charts for each game, it records his makes and misses from the field and also his makes and misses from the free throw line. It also calculates each players' overall shooting percentage, three point percentage and free throw percentage. You can keep track of multiple players and multiple games. The app is called Shot Charts. It is very versatile; dads can use it to keep their son's stats or coaches can use it to keep track of their players stats. Very cool! I am so proud of him :) He also plans to continue to update the app with more advanced data analysis. Check it out on the app store.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

She is ALL girl!

Daci is DEFINITELY all girl. She loves all the girly things like bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and bows. If you are wearing some of these at church you are sure to find a friend in Daci. She is not shy when she sees the "bling". Most recently she loves my makeup brushes and carries them all over the house. Then, she will stop and brush them across her cheeks...just like mommy :) I'm a little worried for this little girl as a teenager :) Please excuse the messy house..this is what happens when you have a busy girl like Daci!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter Weekend!

We got Daci an adorable Easter dress but since Easter is on Conference weekend this year, she got to show it off at church last week. We did a little photo shoot afterward. Doesn't she look so "springy" and "eastery"? I'm so excited for Spring to come and to go outside and play with Daci, I think she is getting sick of being cooped up indoors.

She is now well over 13 months old and just growing up so fast! She is walking all over the place, saying new words each day, and finally learning to take a break to cuddle for a second. I think the last one is my very favorite. She has NEVER been a cuddler. She still won't sit and cuddle with you but she will suddenly throw her arms around your neck and give you a big hug or pucker up her cute little lips and plant one on ya :) I love this little Doodle!

Can you tell how much she LOVES to be outside? Even when it is cold!

What a goofy grin.