Monday, June 22, 2009

Have you noticed the bottom of the blog?!?

It's the number of hits LfromLV has had since we started it.  Now, granted at least 25,000 of those are from me, my parents, B's parents, and our grandparents.  But still,  I think that's a pretty crazy number and worth noting!  I am so grateful to all of you who've taken interest in our little family and especially in Caroline.  Knowing that family, friends and strangers all care about us and want to hear what we have to say has been a unique and unexpected blessing - definitely part of the huge silver lining that is raising Caro.  

Thank you very much.

Happy Father's Day!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

We had a very pleasant Father's Day - relaxing - hanging out together w/lots of yummy food (I made Bryce gf pancakes this morning w/strawberries and maple whipped cream [add maple syrup to taste instead of sugar to the cream as it's whipping - so good]). Anyway, here are some pics of Little from today with her wonderful dad (and one w/her and me). Happy Father's Day!

Getting ready for the photo shoot.

Funny expressions on these two

The littlest doll

Clapping time!

She's so happy w/her dad.

"I'm going to be able to do this on my own one day, Dad."

"Whatever, Mom.  Why play with a rattle when I can play with ...?"

" feet!"  (PS - We're so proud of Caro for grabbing her feet w/the opposite hand.  We've been working on getting her to do this action on her own since she first started PT at 5 or 6 months old.  It's so important because it shows that both sides of her brain are communicating with one another, and she's doing it all the time now!)

Our happy girl : ).

Sleepy Daddy and Daughter

Monday, June 15, 2009

We took a trip last weekend to be with Bryce's family at Powder Mountain, UT and had a great time. However, it was not exactly a warm summer vacation up in the mountains; we got snow, sleet, hail, rain, and wind! So, we spent a lot of time snuggled indoors. One early morning, we brought Little into our bed after she was fussy, and she fell back asleep there. These are a couple cute pics of Little and B:

My favorite is her hair...

Bryce is starting to wake up

Random Fun

Thursday, June 11, 2009

When we cook dinner, we'll put Caro in her high chair to have her sit w/us in the kitchen.  We give her little tastes of food while we cook.  But sometimes, she gets tired sitting up for so long.  A few weeks ago, she fell asleep in her highchair, and I thought it was very cute...

The "shoes" she's wearing in this pic are her AFO's; they are orthopedics that help make sure her feet form correctly and provide her support while sitting and standing (you can see them in the stander pics too).

In other news, on May 2nd, our stake hosted a 5k and track meet; it was so much fun.  Bryce, my dad, and I all ran in the 5k together.  My mom was nice enough to watch the Little while we were there (Little doesn't like the outdoors very much - her eyes don't handle the sun well at all).  

Bryce, of course, had one of the best time there w/a 24:03.  I came in w/a 30:30 - almost a minute better than my first 5k, so I was happy w/that.  I'm still running and hope to come in under 30 minutes one of these days.

Here are some pics after the race.  I loved being there with the two favorite men in my life (Jack, you're of course #3: ):

Bryce and me

Dad and me

Standing Tall

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lots to catch up on, but one of the best news items is that Caroline finally got her stander - it's beneficial in many ways - strengthens joints, helps w/digestion, helps w/head and trunk control, gets her in a new, more big kid position, which may help w/vision and motivate her to be more mobile. Plus she looks cute standing up!

It's pretty big to have a have in the house, but we think it will be worth it.

"I'm a big girl" (and no, I didn't style her hair - it just is naturally like that, seriously!)

Tall Little

"I'm tired, but I'm still working"

The tray gives her lots of room to play.

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