Sunday, April 10, 2011

It's about time

It's about time I made a new post for those of you who are wondering how my life is going and how Lizzie is growing. Lizzie now weighs 35 pounds and is as tall, if not taller than her 4 year old cousin. She's solid and continues to insist that "she holds me". That's her way of saying," hold me, mom!". She is very much a little actress, she repeats words and actions to all her favorite movies. I really should video tape her one of these times. Her current favorite movie is Tangled. She loves her stuffed animals, Froggie, Mickey Mouse, Pooh, Doug, and Goger. Lizzie is a very persistent and determined little girl when it comes to all her endeavors. She has a perfectionist mentality ( I have no idea where she gets that from ;) ).

 She takes extra precautions, even when it may not be necessary. 
(I found her like this-couldn't resist!)
 She loves the camera. "Cheese!"
 She loves her grandpa great.
 She loves her Jennie! (Dustin's girlfriend) 
Lizzie tends to get oobers amounts of energy any time Jennie shows her face.
  She loves the family cat and lately has triumphed in controlling Cali's every move. This poor cat gets carried around everywhere.
 Lizzie loves to be a princess! It's princess everything these days. She loves her "smells" (perfume) and her "lips" (chapstick). She even enjoys having her hair done- which I love.
 Obviously, in this picture, she's a bit bored of it by now :)
 She loves Chocolate Milk!! In this case, she made her own by letting her Oreos soak in her milk before attempting to drink it.
 She makes a very cute cowgirl and loves to go "Yee-haw!"
 My Lizzie has personality like you would not believe. Along with that comes sass, attitude, defiance and loads and loads of LOVE!

So, with that being said, you may be able to imagine what my day to day is like. It's trying some days but absolutely worth it others. I love Lizzie and wouldn't change a thing about her.
 Besides my life being all about Lizzie and the parenting difficulties and joys right now, it's pretty crazy hectic on top of that. The last couple of months have flown by mainly because we've stayed so busy. It's been helping my sister pack and move her things to deep-cleaning the entire downstairs from cleaning carpets to painting baseboards, doors and walls. Then it was moving our stuff to the basement as well as the ongoing process of organizing and preparing for a new little baby boy to join the family. Now, I've moved on to my projects to be completed before the baby comes as well as helping with the organization of my other sisters room, who will be returning from her mission the day of my due date. Whoo! That was a brain even hurts a little from that whole thought process :)
So, that's my life...for now.
 For those of you who are wondering about Rick. He's doing amazing as usual. Working, going to school and taking care of us. He is acing his classes and being Lizzie's best buddy. He is the ultimate daddy and husband. I have only good things to say about him. He's amazing!!


*Aliese* said...

She's adorable, Shayanne!

Chris and Tara Stanley said...

You are so awesome! Love you Shay!

Kelly said...

Such a wonderful girl. I miss her like you wouldn't believe!!! It's good to hear about your every day life. I wish I could be a part of it. :( Give Izzy a big squeeze form Auntie Kelly.
Love you guys, kel

Ruskan*Kami*Ryker said...

Super cute :)