Tuesday, November 10, 2009

9 Month Stats

Here are M's 9 Month Stats!

Height: 30 in. (95+%)
Weight: 21 lbs. 10 oz. (90%)
Head circumference: 17 in. (25%)

Also, I read this article in the October Ensign a while ago(look at the bottom for the Blogging Safety Tips), and I have decided to be a safer blogger by just using our baby's initial (M) instead of her whole name. I have considered changing our blog to private, and I may still do that in the future, but for now I will keep it easy to access for everyone.

Monday, November 9, 2009


I was lucky enough to go to the BYU Battle of the Bands last Friday night, thanks to Chris having so much homework that he couldn't come(sad) but could stay home with M(yay!). I took a few pictures of my brother Tom's band, Atl Atl, performing. They did such a great job even though they couldn't hear themselves in the monitors! It was really fun to go and see them play and see some friends. I have gotten to see them play at Peach Days and Weber State's Battle (where they got 2nd place based on three judges doing the scoring). Since they are pretty recent to the Provo scene, they didn't place at BYU's show, which was an audience vote. But if you live in the Orem/Provo area, you can see them tomorrow nightat the Battle of the Bands at Muse Music.
Here's Tom playing the old Fender and singing.
Go Atl Atl!

And for the second part of this post, I will revert back to what I know: M. Here are some pictures from the last month or so that never got posted.

M has a shape sorting turtle that comes apart, and the shell fits perfectly on her head. Sometimes we put it on her head to tease her and see if she can get it off, but the other day I found that she had somehow gotten it on her head by herself. It was quite hilarious.
These next photos are the most recent of M. I can't believe how long her hair is getting! It's starting to look like an Anime character.
Lastly, here's M showing off her two bottom teeth! We thought she had more coming in, but we were finally able to wrestle her down last night, and we couldn't see or feel any more. She has her nine month checkup tomorrow, so we will see how she's doing on her growth charts.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! We had such a great time with all the festivities. As you can tell, we dressed M up as a giraffe this year. Chris grew out his beard(before is above) and shaved it like Victor on the Wolverine movie(after is below). He didn't get to it until Saturday night, but I think it still counts. I just put my Tigger ears headband on that I got from Disneyland forever ago. I know, pretty lame, but the costume just didn't happen for me this year. We didn't have any costume parties to attend, so maybe next year.

Here is a rare photo of M in her natural habitat. . .
We also hosted my mom's birthday party last Tuesday. It was a lot of fun! We had some great food, friends, and fun. Photos are thanks to Tom and Shauna taking turns with the camera throughout the night.

Here's A and her graham cracker haunted house.
This is the house that Mom and I worked on together.
Here is Shauna's lovely piece.
And here we have Tom's creepy hobbit-hole.

We had a rootin-tootin' rootbeer wrangler on hand!

I ordered M&M's with personalized birthday messages printed on them.
Tombstone cake! Perfect for Halloween and 50th birthdays.

We also had cardboard tombstones upon which to write birthday wishes:
Thanks to everyone for coming to the party and helping with the food/decorations! We had such a wonderful time and are so happy to have a place to hold these kinds of things.