31 January 2013

Jordan Circus

We went to the circus last week and Little Jade couldn't take her eyes off all the excitement. She was enamored by all of the pretty lights and funky sounds. It was sure fun watching Jade enjoy it.

29 January 2013

Jade Alexa's Newborn Pictures

Getting Jade's newborn pictures was quite the experience.
She wanted to be awake the whole time.
I am still shocked we got some pictures with her eyes closed. 
Janelle was so great and is so creative. We loved having her take our little Jade's pictures. 

26 January 2013

Christmas 2012

We spent Jade's first Christmas in St. George with our Glendenning family. Christmas was extra magical with a baby around. On Christmas Eve we went to my Aunt & Uncle's house for a delicious dinner and Christmas games. Christmas Eve is always my favorite part of Christmas. I love the hype, traditions, and anticipation.
On Christmas morning Tyler, Jade, and I read the story of Christ's birth in the scriptures in bed before opening presents. It's definitely a tradition we want to keep from now on. We were all so spoiled this year, especially Jade. She for sure had the most presents from Santa under the tree this year. After presents and Christmas breakfast we headed down to Las Vegas for a shopping trip & to stay at The Trump {a present my parents had given us all for Christmas}. The Trump was great as always & it was a lot of fun, a little tiring for me {Jade still keeping me up at night} but still fun! It was a very successful shopping trip. Everyone found a few things they liked. I get the biggest kick out of how much my brothers love shopping, Tyler too {don't let Tyler fool you he's a shopper at heart}.
The rest of our time in St. George was pretty great too. I spent a lot of time catching up with friends. Tyler and I took advantage of the warmer weather & got good exercise on the many running/biking trails. Every day of this winter in Orem I have wished we lived in st. George just so we could run outside on those trails. We sure do love visiting St. George. Christmas went by way too fast this year, as it always does. We are so thankful for all of our family for making it so special & so happy we got to celebrate with Jade this year.

02 January 2013

2 Months

{this is how she feel about shots}

Jade Alexa
She got her 2 Month shots- she didn't love it, but did better than I thought she would. 
she has been pretty fussy because of them.
she weighed 9 lbs 11 oz and was 22 inches long.
she has discovered her tongue and kicks her legs all the time.
she is smiling a lot more and her smiles are more responsive and not just "gas pains".
She has started sleeping 5-6 hours straight at night now. 
I am no longer waking her up every three hours to eat in the night. 
still loves her swing.
she is cooing and we are loving it. 
she wears new born clothes and diapers.

01 January 2013

A New Year

Happy New Year!
We had ourselves a quiet celebration ringing in the new year.
Clark and Alyssa came over for dinner and we just hung out.
It was bittersweet bidding 2012 farewell. 
Some pretty great things happened this past year. 
I survived pregnancy {and secretly miss it} and most importantly
We welcomed our sweet Jade Alexa into our family and our little Nephew Nate.
I am so excited for what 2013 has to offer. 
The first year of parenthood I know will be an exciting one.
Every day will be an adventure and will bring so many exciting surprises and emotions.
2012 definitely changed our lives forever and for the better.