Thursday, November 4, 2010

October 2010

Our little witch!!!

I have been a terrible and lazy blogger lately. I just have dreaded getting on here and posting for some reason. We have really really enjoyed it here so far. It was still a pretty warm month. Texas doesn't exactly have a Fall, but it was still cooler than the month of September, on some days.

We started off the month by going the the zoo, Rosalie was not sure what to think, but we still had a blast. She was not too into the petting zoo because she had spotted a slide right next to where we were and since she is obsessed with slides that is all she could think about.

The next day Sean started work. We dropped him off and Rosalie cried. She was not happy to leave Daddy behind. It was a slow first two couple of weeks, but things have picked up for Sean at work and he is really enjoying it now. He had the opportunity to go to a recruiting event at BYU and loved returning to Utah, even if it was only for a day.
Sean's first day of work also happened to be my birthday, so we celebrated by having Sushi and Angel food cake. I also got an amazing new phone and some sweet thoughtful gifts from Sean, diet coke, chocolate, and flowers.
While Sean was away we visited my parents in Austin and had a blast just hanging out with "Mama" and "Bapa" as Rosalie calls them. Rosalie also enjoyed chasing Elvis around the house and feeding him, as well as exploring the backyard. She loves to be outside, even if it is hot humid and yucky out.

The photos of Rosalie in the yard are courtesy of my little brother Grey, he loved following her around with the camera.

There she is feeding Elvis his dog food like it is a treat.

Then we got a few good days of cool weather and enjoyed it by going to a "pumpkin patch" aka a Baptist church with pumpkins and bales of hay, haha. We just didn't feel like driving an hour out to the really nice pumpkin patch when we didn't really have the time after Sean got home from work. We still had fun though because Rosalie was so excited about all of the "pumpies," as she calls them. She kept picking them up and throwing them like a ball though, luckily no one got hurt. She is at a funny age now where it is almost impossible to get her to sit still or look at the camera, so I did my best. You can tell that is was a very windy day, look at Rosalie's crazy hair.
running to get more pumpies, and making faces at the wind, she did not like the wind
moving so her head is a blur
here she is about to throw the pumpkin, and some ladies walking by laughed so hard.
trying to sit on a pumpie

Next on our Adventure list was the ward Halloween Carnival. It was 90 degrees and 100% humidity that day, and they did not turn the AC on in the church. We were a little miserable, but we had the cutest little monster there. Rosalie had a blast seeing all of the kids dressed up, and running around the gym. She kept saying basketball because she saw the hoops in the gym. I again could not get her to hold still or look at the camera for a picture, so all of the pictures I have are of her running, but they are fitting considering she was Wonder Woman.

Rosalie had a blast, unfortunately we didn't get to stay for Trunk or Treat because it was getting late and it was so dang hot, but she didn't seem to mind.

Something Rosalie learned to love this month is climbing, she climbs on everything, the shelves to get her movie down, the high chair, the toys at church, on the table, everything. Here I caught her in the act.

Rosalie also loves to dress up, here she is in a hat and gloves.
I don't know what to do with my hands

Lastly we carved pumpkins on Halloween, and Rosalie painted a pumpkin. We totally had a blast!

We have been having so much fun down here, at least Rosalie and I are loving it, and I'm pretty sure that Sean is too. It is great to have lots of new friends, and now that it has cooled off again we are just enjoying the weather. Life is great, we are so lucky and so happy!!!!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

September is flying by

We have been keeping busy this month by having lots of fun!!! We have explored some oHouston, but the humidity and rain has kept us mostly indoors.
We have experienced a couple of tropical storms and found that Rosalie is terrified of thunder. She just wants us to hold her every time she hears thunder, and it wakes her up.

First thing we did was enjoy the Museum of Natural Science and the Butterfly Museum. We saw the dinosaurs and jungle animals and gemstones and minerals, then we went and saw lots of bugs. Rosalie loves butterflies, she says bu-er-by for butterfly, and moves her little hands to show how the fly. We tried to teach her to do it like Napoleon Dynamite does it in the move. The butterfly museum is great for kids, they have all sorts of insects and bugs in little enclosures to look at, then you walk into a jungle like area that is filled with beautiful plants and butterflies everywhere flying free. Rosalie loved that place, and of course I forgot my camera.

Next thing we did was take Rosalie to the Aquarium to see the fish. She LOVED the fish. She even got to touch some stingrays and see a tiger, a random part at the end of the exhibit, but she thought it was awesome. We also got to ride a ferris wheel, a train, and a carousel, but she didn't think they were as fun as the fish and tiger.

Mammy's turtle!

She just kept saying wow to the fish, it was really cute, they totally baffled her.

Then we went to visit my family in Austin. We had a blast, Rosalie chased the dog around the house and fed him snacks. We also did some shopping, and then Sean came and we just hung out with the family. As usual I did not take pictures.
We have had the chance to see some friends while we've been here, and go swimming, and go to the park, and go on runs, and go to the gym. We are just loving having this time together.
Rosalie is loving going to the gym kid's center, and she has started doing all sorts of new fun things. She now colors, for a very short time. She talks a lot more. It is surprising how fast she picks up new words, and I love hearing her try to repeat us. She loves babies, and when we take pictures she demands to see the baby in the picture. She still loves animals the most, and so we have little toy animals and rubber lizards that she enjoys playing with. She has started to love doing songs with movements, like head-shoulders-knees-and toes, itsy bitsy spider, popcorn popping, wheels on the bus etc. She loves music, and dancing, and the guitar and piano. She absolutely loves chocolate, sweets, and pretty much anything with sugar.
eating a nutella and peanut butter sandwich, she thought it was divine.

Charlie Chaplin goatee thingy from a chocolate bar she ate, so funny.

She loves bubble baths.
She loves this box, it is her playhouse.

She loves playing with her bows and shoes.

She puts on her own shoes, except for her boots which she hasn't figured out yet. She sometimes pretends to be shy and puts her head on our shoulders and won't look at new people, or she doesn't want me to put her down and will cling to my neck and arms, so cute. She hates when I do her hair in ponytails or pigtails, but I try anyway. I can't get her to keep headbands on anymore, but she calls them pretties because I called the pretty to try and get her to keep them on.
She doesn't really enjoy the weather here, and neither does Sean, nobody loves humidity, but we will get used to it. It is really fun being near my family so that she can spend time with them. I haven't been this close in proximity to my family for a few years, so I'm enjoying it. I just wish the world were smaller sometimes so that we could be closer to all of the people we love, someone needs to invent an easier way to travel fast.
We still have a few fun things we haven't gotten around to because of weather or diaper rash preventing us. We plan on going to the beach and to the zoo and to the children's museum. I have found on Tuesdays and Thursdays after a certain time all of the museums and stuff are free, so we have taken advantage of that. We have also been trying out lots of places to eat, so far our favorite was an authentic New York Pizza place, gotta love Houston and the food diversity choices.
We have plenty of room here for visitors, so if anyone wants to come see us in Houston we would love to have you. That's all for now folks...

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Move

Somehow we survived the move. It was a crazy week leading up to our trek to Houston. Linda came to visit and help us pack, we are so grateful, and we had so much fun.
We went to Sammy and Ben's wedding.Rosalie got to meet Abuela Marcia at the wedding. It was such a long day and Rosalie was a really good sport about it all. We were happy to have the opportunity to see family one last time before leaving Utah.At first Rosalie enjoyed the packing and all of the boxes, she loved to climb in them, and use them as her little huts. By the end of the 2nd week of intense packing she was more than annoyed and concerned. Every time I would put things in a box and start taping it shut she would start to cry. I think she did not like us putting everything away that she knew and was comfortable with.

My mom came to bring my little bro Stephen up to BYU and move him into the dorms.
The morning of the day we left we sent Rosalie off on the plane with my mom, thanks a million for taking her. Then some awesome guys from the ward, my little bro and his roommate, Sean and Rick all did the heavy lifting and got everything into the truck before 1:00 pm. By 2:30 we were on the road to Texas. We made it to Gallup, New Mexico the first day and stayed there for the night. Then we got up as early as we could, we were all exhausted, and drove all the way to San Antonio. We stayed really close to the River Walk and the Alamo. Rick went and ran on the River Walk, and as we were leaving we drove by the Alamo. Sean's comment was, "that's it." He couldn't believe it was so small and felt that we Texans talk it up. I think that he just doesn't understand the history behind it, I never said it was a big building.
We arrived in Houston on Monday, and after a little delay in the apartment office, we proceeded to unload the truck, in the pouring rain. Sean's friend Jamie came to help, and he was awesome, we could not have done it without him. We were done by four and started unpacking boxes. It was great to get so much done in such a short time. Rick left on Tuesday, and Rosalie came back home on Wednesday. We tried to get a lot done before she got here so that it would feel like home. She has adjusted pretty well, she has her moments where I'm sure she is worried that something is wrong. She has found her way of beating the heat here, it is pretty much refusing to wear a shirt, and trying to pull it off once I get it on her. We walked around WalMart getting some essentials with her shirt halfway up, as she struggled to remove it. Silly girl! I will post apartment pictures as soon as I feel it is cute enough to document. Below is Rosalie's heat technique.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Got my hair cut, what do you think? I got new bangs, I hope I don't look weird. Give me some feedback please, I can take it. Sorry the picture is not great.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mischief Managed

Rosalie loves to get into things she is not supposed to, especially the pantry. Here she found herself some chocolate chips and was going to town. We always know she is up to something when it gets really quiet in the house. She was so pleased with her loot.
The other day she came out of our bathroom with the toilet brush in hand grinning like she had just won a big prize. She found it pretty amusing that I was so disgusted and ran it back to the bathroom.Just now it got quiet and I turn around and Rosalie is attempting to play Sean's guitar.
She looks up at me with the funniest smiles when she gets caught.
Here is a grumpy Rosalie, but with cute pigtails, that was the best picture I could get of them, she climbed on top of me and was flailing her hands in front of the camera.
And now, here is the little flyer. She has finally figured out how to push herself around on the little airplane. It is so stinkin' cute! She sits on it and says wee, and pushes herself backwards. She can only go a little bit forwards, but she is definitely getting the hang of it, and has a blast.
Mischievous smile.
Watching her show while riding the plane. Funny girl.
Another new favorite of Rosalie's is to hide in this closet. Ever since I cleaned it out to pack things for our move she has used it as her own little club house. Here she is playing peek-a-boo with me. Silly girl!
We love our silly Rosalie. She definitely adds to our family and creates entertainment/chaos. She is also learning so many new words and tricks. She spins and plays Ring-around-the-rosies, she walks on tip toes, she sits on the big balls and bounces like a trampoline, she says movie and proceeds to bring us dvd's and even takes them out of the box, she loves to play with little friends, she brings books and sits in my lap and loves to have me read to her, and she loves to take out all of the things from the fridge every time it is opened. She keeps us busy and we are so lucky to have her.