Thursday, November 29, 2007

Hide & Seek

Eliza likes to play hide and seek with me. Since she has gotten so fast at crawling - I turn away for a second and have to go on a hunt to find her. Lately I've been taking my camera with me on my hunts since she ends up in the funniest places. Take for example - the dog cage:
Or the shower:

Or climbing into my suitcase to get the box of candy (I guess she is going to inherit my sweet tooth):

Airport Fun

No trip is complete without some crazy airport story! On our way to Utah - the only problem was that our flight was delayed an hour and we had already gotten to the airport super early in anticipation of all the crowds they talked about on the news. I don't know where all those people were because it was the shortest lines ever for security. Fast forward to Monday morning when we are going to the SLC airport to get back to Phoenix. We arrive at the airport about 50 minutes before our flight due to some heavy traffic at 9:00 am on a Monday morning. We skycap all of our luggage and have assigned seats on Delta so we aren't worried. The Security Line is busy but moves very fast. Rob puts his bag through first and they take a really long time looking at it. I was teasing him about trying to sneak something on the plane when they decided that they needed to go through his bag in more detail. They thought they saw bullets in his bag so in addition to the inspector, we now have police man that come running over. Rob gets asked a lot of questions - was in the army (yes), did he have any bullets in his bag (no), etc. They take out everything and can't find anything and we have more and more security people there with us. I'm starting to get a little antsy since we're getting closer and closer to the time where we should be boarding the plane. But the security people are in no hurry. They run the bag again and this time discover that Rob did have bullets in his bag! He had taken this carry on bag with him camping a few weeks ago and took one of his guns along and apparently some of the bullets had slid down into the lining. There really wasn't a way for him to tell they were there! The security people were really nice about it but it still took another 15 minutes to fill out the paperwork. Apparently you can have up to 19 bullets before you would get in trouble. We were laughing about that one because where did they get that number? Anyway - it was a pretty funny experience. But now we are down to 5 minutes before our plane is supposed to leave. So as soon as they finish the paperwork - we are RUNNING through the airport. People were laughing at us because we were booking it - Rob holding Ellie and I have the huge diaper bag packed full. We were on a Delta connection flight so of course it's the furthest possible gate from where we were and then we had to go outside and to the end of another concourse. But we made it!

Unfortunately the fun didn't stop there. Ellie was pretty good on the flight but of course wanted to be active. Her favorite thing was to peek in between the seats at the people behind us and laugh at them. Luckily we had nice people that would smile back at her. We get to the point of descending and I start to smell something. Wouldn't you know Ellie had a poop explosion! Rob and I both had remnants of it on us which just made it worse and kind of funny that it took us a while to even notice it. Not much we can do at this stage since the plane is getting ready to land and the airport bathrooms aren't big enough anyway. So we ran her up in a blanket and just cross our fingers that we get off the plane fast before she stinks it all up! Thank goodness for seats near the front.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Cousin Fun

We spent Thanksgiving Day at my Aunt Misti's (and Uncle Bob's) house with her 6 kids and my dad, brother Tysen, and brother Trent. I think Ellie was a little terrified to be around that many kids that are so active! She got more attention than she wanted. My little cousin Tempe is only 3 months younger than her so they had fun staring at each other and making noises and grabbing each other's faces. (What else can you do at those ages?)

Monday, November 26, 2007

True Blue

Eliza experienced her first BYU Football game this weekend when we were in Utah for Thanksgiving Weekend and my dad took us to the BYU vs Utah football game in Provo. My Uncle Bob and cousin Sierra were cheering for the Utes while cousin Harrison, brothers Tysen and Trent, my dad and I were cheering for the Cougs. Rob just liked to egg on whoever was losing. :) Although the game wasn't nearly as exciting as last year's match-up, it was still fun to relive some memories while sitting in Cougar Stadium (sorry - LaVell Edwards Stadium) and see the Cougars pull off a win in the last quarter. Even though it was freezing in the shade where we were sitting - Ellie was a trooper! At the beginning of the game she had a few bursts of tears because she was facing people behind her and I think she thought they were yelling at her. Once we had her facing the field - she was a happy girl and even slept for a quarter (amazing with all that noise). Rob admitted that the Ute fans were the most obnoxious! (Especially the guy behind us who insisted on loudly clapping and/or yelling the ENTIRE game until BYU won). And we saw a fight between two 50+ year old men (that was classic).

Monday, November 19, 2007

Biscuit Anyone?

Eliza absolutely LOVES these biter biscuits! And although I think they are probably the messiest thing ever invented . .. I happen to like them too. Mainly because I can hand her one in her high chair and get the whole kitchen cleaned while she eats it. I've learned it's easier to strip her down to her diaper though since the biscuit manages to get EVERYWHERE! My dog Roxy really likes them too so I have to keep an eye and make sure she doesn't jump up and snatch them from her hand.

In other news, I finally got a good night of sleep last night since the Children's Sacrament Meeting Program was finally over! I think the best part about being Primary President is that I don't have to write the program (in our ward the 1st counselor in Primary does all of the program writing) . . . I just get to oversee it all and stress about it. Of course it always turns out better than I think it will even with most of the kids reading or having their parts told to them even though they were memorized the day before. The spirit was definitely there and we even had some children that haven't been there the whole year - come and participate! I loved that. I need a vacation now.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

9 Months

My baby girl is already 9 months old today! I had to take her to the doctor last week for what turned out to be a virus so I know she weighs 18 lbs 8 ounces (her weight gain is finally slowing down) but we'll check again when she has her official height/weight done at her 9 month appointment at the end of the month. Ellie is still a speedy demon with her crawling and sometimes thinks about walking but we're not pushing that one! Her favorite thing is seeing where she can fit and what she can manage to pull down from tables, chairs, etc.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Ice Cream

I saw this on a few blogs and thought it looked like fun. Not sure if it's true or not but I love ice cream anyway!

Sunday, November 11, 2007


We've been a bunch of "sickies" in our house this last week! It first started over a week ago on a Friday when Rob had a kidney stone. We ended up spending most of that night in Urgent Care. Fast forward a couple of days and we think that Ellie caught the little flu bug going around because Sunday morning she wakes up puking up everything! I had no idea a little body could produce so much throw up(and she was a baby that threw up a lot when she was younger). Thankfully she was really quite happy but couldn't keep much down!

The next day she was fine but we both seem to come down with a cold. And I think she has been teething all week too! I finally took her into the doctor and he said she had a virus and it's very obvious that she is teething. I feel like she has been teething for months but you can actually feel two little nubs on her bottom. I'm just ready for the little guys to come in finally! She'll be 9 months on Thursday with no teeth yet. (Although her toothless grin is pretty dang cute).

Other than that - she just manages to keep me on my toes! I was on the computer the other day and she crawled into the room with me and in a matter of the few minutes that I looked away .. .this is what happened to my garbage can and the room:

And then I left her in her high chair for a few minutes eating some little puffs cereal things and went to the other room. I came back in to realize that she could reach the console table next to her! (That is a bowl of the caramel apple suckers next to her that is hard to see)