Saturday, April 24, 2010


Well, I don't know what has happened lately but I feel I have an addiction to creating things. I truely need to settle down and get my booty packing since we only have 3 weeks left! Oh well, I must feel like this is my last chance to do anything "fun" until we are settled in Snowflake. Poor Malli is wondering where her Mama has gone. Porter has been teasing me that whenever I am MIA I am working on my "board". I made this room divider since Mom and Dad have so graciously offered for us to live in their room upstairs, at least for the first little bit. The room has a slanted ceiling and we will need to block light from Malli's crib so we don't wake her so... whala! A custom made room divider.
This side will face the "nursery" (I am not an artist! I should have done vinyl but oh well)

This side will face "our room"

And the hindges I installed even work correctly! I love my "board". haha.

Malli sporting the new leg warmers I made her (thanks for telling me about this pattern Marti! soo.... easy!)

Leg warmers and fabric petal flowers for clips/brooches

More fabric flowers I made with Mom and Britt (thanks for the pattern Kiara! I think this project is what ignited the frenzy)

Now.... off to the not so fun stuff for the next few weeks. Urg... havn't we moved enough???

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Don't scare us like that Malli!

Yesterday afternoon Mallory and I were running around the house dancing a “Splish Splash” Sesame Street CD.I stood her up at her activity table which makes music and lights up. She is getting pretty good and standing on her own. I ran into the kitchen and on my way back into the room I saw her leaning and about to fall. I ran to catch her but didn’t get there in time. She fell sideways and landed on her side and on her shoulder and then her head hit the carpet later. The fall didn’t look too hard but I swear I heard a weird crack noise. She started to cry and I rushed to pick her up to comfort her. She cried for about 10 seconds and then she suddenly stopped crying. I noticed her eyes rolling up in her head, her body went completely limp in my arms and she was not breathing. At that moment so many things rushed though my mind. I started shouting her name and shaking her and trying to get her to wake up as I ran to the phone to call 911. I was so worried something happened to her neck since I heard a crack noise and she went limp. I continued to call out her name and try to wake her when after about 10 more seconds I noticed her eyes start to open but she looked really out of it. She was so dazed and I was so frightened still. She was breathing now and sitting up on my lap. I gave her a picture book and she slowly started to flip through the pages. Since she was doing better I thought I probably don’t need to call 911 anymore but hurried to call Porter. Luckily he picked up and I told him what was going on. My heart was still racing and I was shaking as I told him what happened and scared Porter half to death. She still was not herself completely but as each minute passed she seemed to be doing a lot better and acting more alert. We decided not to take her to the Dr. since she was acting fine at this point.
As the day went she seemed like her usual self but at it drew closer to her bed time I began to worry about putting her to bed. I talked to Britt and she thought I should take her in to the Dr. just to be sure she was okay to go to bed. Plus, it just didn’t seem normal for her to go limp and stop breathing. So, I took her in at 8 o’clock. The Dr. said he can’t be positive without doing a CT scan but that she looked good and since she had been eating well and not showing any abnormal symptoms like throwing up, fussiness, or eye dilation she was probably fine. He said it sounds like she is a “breath holder”. I guess some kids hold their breath when they are really upset and faint. He said it can be very scary but they usually wake up fine after a few seconds. I guess it is a blessing that is all it was. I am just hoping she doesn’t do it again.
I felt I had lost my little girl. I was so scared and felt so helpless as I prayed for help in the terrible moment. Ever since this happened I can’t stop thinking of what a blessing Mallory is in our lives and how precious she is. I am so grateful we have a happy ending. We love you Mallory. You scared us to death yesterday!!!!!!!

And... here you are today braving the activity table again! :) I love your dance moves! :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

These boots were made for walking

Look at me! I am in my first pair or rain boots and I have enough hair for my first pony tail today!
I am such a big girl. I can stand up now too!

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

WE ARE MOVING TO SNOWFLAKE next month!!!!!!!!!!!! Porter has an awesome opportunity to work as a Physical Therapy Tech so he can earn work experience hours prior to applying to PT school. So, we will most likely be there for a year!
p.s. If anyone knows of anywhere super cheap to live let us know!

I will miss my Sister and her family soooo much when we move. I still can't even bare the thought of leaving. :(

She's not ugly (of course not!), but THIS RASH is...

Look at that awful rash. It breaks my heart every time I look at her poor skin. She had a few little bumps on her face Wednesday night and we thought it was a heat rash. Then, this is how she woke up yesterday. We took her to the Dr. and found out she had an allergic reaction to the amoxicillin. She started that 8 days ago though, for her ear infection, so we didn't think it could be that. The Dr. said a reaction can happen at any time. Poor baby. She is covered from head to toe with this nasty rash. The pictures don't even do it justice. Today I see a small improvement but she just doesn't even look like herself. Hopefully she will feel better soon. I hate how meds take one problem away but start another! Ah.

She was still up for a swim at the pool with her cousins. Rash and all. Doesn't she look hilarious in those glasses.
Love you Malli. Get better!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

She makes me smile

Dad buried me in the sand. Brynlie helped... and loved it!

Cheering daddy on to graduate from ASU! One more month! You can do it! Doesn't she look so big standing against the wall?

Clapping her cheers! She learned from her mama.

First Easter! Look at that mischievous grin!

This is how we rolled at the Easter egg hunt. Daddy and Malli made a good team.

Getting the goodies.

Playing in Snowflake

Playing with my cool cousin Brewer.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

My baby is 9 months old!

I can't believe how time flies. Malli is now 9 months old! It seems like we just had her.
9 Month Appointment Stats:
Weight: 16#9oz - 10th percentile
Length: 27 inches - 25th percentile
Head Circumference: 17 cm - 75 percentile So, I guess she has lots of brains! :)
We also found out she has an ear infection. I had no idea because she didn't show any symptoms. Poor girl.
We love you so much Mallory. You bring us so much joy.
Love, Mom and Dad