Thursday, September 25, 2008

Big Girl

So, Chloe is finally becoming a big girl...well, at least she thinks she is! Here are a few reasons why:

She absolutely hates laying down while she is awake and all she wants to do is stand up. She knows how to get us to help her up by looking for our hands, reaching out for them and then pulling herself up. It kills us how smart she is. If she can't see one hand you can see her trying to look all around and behind us trying to find it.

She recently outgrew her baby bathtub and now gets all of her baths in the kitchen sink. When we rinse her off, she loves to play with the stream of water coming out of the faucet and she always tries so hard to grab the water. Aaron and I can't help but laugh!

She also loves to eat! If it is something she wants to eat, her mouth opens as wide as it will go. After one bite, before we can even get more food on the spoon, her mouth is wide open again. It reminds us of a baby bird. However, now that she has her first tooth (believe me, I know...ouch!) all she wants to do is eat "real" food. She loves to eat Cheerios, bread and whatever else we give her.

It is so fun to see how she is learning and growing and we can't wait to see what she'll do next...our guess is that crawling will be her next big milestone.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Chloe's First BYU Game

On Saturday, we took Chloe to her very first BYU football game. When we left the house there wasn't even a hint of blue skies and in fact, one couldn't even see the mountains for the thick, gray we obviously took cold weather clothes for Chloe. Well, about five minutes into the game the clouds gave way to clear skies and 80 degree temperatures. It was beautiful, but with no sunscreen and no hat for Chloe, improvising shade to protect her from getting sunburned was needless to say an interesting adventure throughout the afternoon.

The Cougars offense didn't play their best football in the first quarter, and this made Chloe quite grumpy. However, things started clicking for the Cougs in the second quarter and throughout the second half and this put Chloe in a much better was either that or the bottle and nap she got.

Overall, she did great despite a rough and fussy start and it ended up being a very fun family outing. We hesitated to buy season tickets this year, but I think Chloe did good enough at the game that next season we'll consider it. By the way, for those of you living under a rock, the Cougars completed their second straight shutout by smearing Wyoming 44-0 in front of a sell-out crowd.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Cute Baby Contest

Our local Wal-Mart had a cute baby contest today and guess who won the cutest baby title in the 0-1 year old age group? None other than our beautiful little Chloe. There were about 20 other babies, but of course Chloe was the cutest. We won a $25 gift card to Wal-Mart which we will obviously spend on Chloe. I know it was just Wal-Mart, but it was still big news in our house.

Monday, September 8, 2008

6 Month Photo

We took Chloe in to get her six month pictures taken and here is how they turned out! She wasn't very smiley, but we got a couple of great pictures anyways.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Labor Day Weekend in Moab

So, we went down to Moab over Labor Day weekend with Bob and Barbara Ann and had a great time.

This first picture is of Chloe eating a baby biscuit we gave her to keep her entertained one night during dinner...though I think that we were the ones who ended up being entertained.

These next pictures were taken at the top of Hurrah Pass. We decided that on Sunday we would take Chloe on her first off-road Jeep ride on a nice little trail that took us up to a point that overlooked the Colorado River.

Here is a slideshow of of the guys hitting the trails in the Jeeps.