Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Baby's First Vacation

So I forgot to mention the other day that this was Tara's first plane ride; the flight from Portland to Boise. She did fairly well, she was calm and happy the entire time. Then she decided to pull a trick on mommy halfway through the pilot's descent into Boise. I had her on my lap, facing towards me. She was smiling and cooing for us, and all of a sudden she erupted. Spit up was trailing down her onesie-completely normal one might say. She is a baby, and she does spit up; often in fact. But this time, it was a scheme to distract mommy from what she was REALLY doing. All of a sudden, I heard a "pop" and felt a movement around my waist. With her little foot, she had slyly unbuckled me. I looked at her, and she just grinned. Sean and I cracked up, of course; and I handed her to him so I could re buckle my seat belt for the remainder of the landing. She's such a sweet little girl...


On other fronts, vacation's been nice. Sean's family is really into cribbage. Since our arrival in Burley, Sean's played quite a few games with his brother; as well as his mom. However, the score between Sean and Jake still remains 0-0. Same with his mom, 0-0. That's because in this family, when they get close to losing; instead of watching their fate play out, they simply flip the board...First game of cribbage with his brother on Saturday night Sean was gaining on him, and all of a sudden Jake overturns the entire cribbage board. Sean starts laughing hysterically of course, as well as the rest of us. The same scenario tonight, except this time with his mom. It's hilarious...Sean's been know to do the same on occasion; it must be a family thing :)


So we're kinda sad that our vacation's almost over, not really looking forward to returning to the normal routine; ya know? However, we know that we'll be returning again in two months for Christmas. It makes leaving a little easier, knowing we'll be coming back so soon. Anyway, I'd better be off to bed. We want to get to Boise a little early tomorrow so we have time before our flight to hang out with Kayla and Rylee at their place for a while. See you guys soon~

Monday, October 19, 2009

Another fun-filled day in Idaho...

So today was kinda long, but nice...Sean and I spent most of the day taking care of Tara while chasing after our niece Rylee. She was kinda cranky all day, on and off; so it was interesting to see how Tara reacted to constant crying and screaming. She proved once again to be the most patient baby on the planet, she genuinely handled it so well. We got a taste of what it might be like with two little ones, and boy; we're happy with our one little baby right now :) Rylee's a sweet girl though, when she's calmer she's SO good with Tara. She'll keep walking over to her and saying "nice...nice..." because we have to continually remind her to be gentle with the baby since she can't defend herself. She can't exactly duck out of the way when Rylee's making a beeline for her head. Rylee's so cute though, the way she strokes Tara's face; and say's "Hi baby." They're adorable together, we've got some cute pictures of the two of them. I'll try to get them up here sometimes in the near future...


Sean's brother Jake got off work today at around 3:00pm, and drove the two hours from Boise to Burley. Tara got to finally meet her Uncle Jake. Later in the evening when she was getting ready to fall asleep again, Jake was holding her in his arms. She was making her googly eyes at him, and "talking" to him. It was so precious...

Well guys, I apologize; but I have next to no energy after today. I'm signing out, but I'll be sure to write again soon. Take care guys!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Low expectations...







SO this is our first post-yay!!! We have some friends who have been urging us for ages now to get a blogspot, so this is it guys :) It's true, myspace is dead. I'm brand new to this, so I'm still figuring it all out...So I beg of you, have low expectations of my blogging abilities while I set this all up; I'm not going to be on here every day, sometimes not even every week; but I will vow to do my best to never let a year go by without letting everyone know how we're doing. Are you ready for your first update?

We are in Idaho right now-Burley, to be exact. We flew in yesterday to visit Sean's side of the family. His sister met us at the Boise airport, and we drove the two hours to his parents house in southern Idaho. Sean's mom, his brother Jake, his sister Kayla and her daughter Rylee had come to Eugene for the birth of Tara. Our daughter however, decided to be a week late; and Jake and Kayla had to get back to Boise for school and work. Sean's mom stayed in Eugene with Rylee, and they ended up being there for the delivery; and then flew out the next day. So my mother in law, and our 1 1/2 year old niece haven't seen our baby since she was a day old; and Sean's dad, brother, and sister hadn't met her at all. So this was a great opportunity for them all to see her.

I can't believe she just turned three months old. It sounds so cliche, but I swear it seems like she was born just the other day. Then at other times she seems like such an old soul, like we've known her forever...But she's been such a blessing. Words honestly can't express how much we love this little girl, we couldn't have imagined how sweet an experience it would be. She's so advanced, and so strong; physically, mentally, and emotionally. In her three short months on this earth, she's shown to have more patience in her tiny little finger; than I have in my entire body. How is that? She's inquisitive, charming, sweet, loving, and unbelievably entertaining. We love her to death, and can't wait to see who she becomes. I know that there are some of you on here who haven't even seen her newborn photos yet, so I wanted to put just a few on so you could see them; and hopefully soon I'll be able to show you how much this little girl has grown...

So my apologies, but I must be off to bed. It's late, and I think my migraine is returning. Yay for me...Hopefully I can wish this one away?