Sunday, January 29, 2012

our very own pet prairie dog

Did you know that a prairie dog lives at our house? Begging for food or any kind of treat or potty or wants to play! She is our little miss beggar and I call her our prairie dog. 

Don't you see the resemblance? 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Two weeks of Christmas

I know this is way past Christmas but at least it is still in January! The week of Christmas was spent in Snowflake with my family. I kept Eisley away from everyone to keep her safe from germs and in her car seat a lot of the time. It was fun to see all my family and to spend time with them. Anthony and I got the very best Christmas present! A little cute baby! 
 Our little family on Christmas :)

 Grandma Mills, who is the best mom and grandma!

 My oldest niece Hailey and I. I love her so much and can't believe she is turning 11 this year! She is so sweet and I love to talk about books with her think it is awesome she likes to read! Keep it up Hailey!

Anthony always joins in the Fun! 

As you can see he still is joining in the fun with his family too! They came the week after Christmas to visit and see baby Eisley! It was so fun to have Craig, Marni,(Texas) Riley, Madison, Lauren, Jordon,(Round Valley) Kelsey, & Kasen(Oregon) here in Mesa!
Kelsey and Anthony playing Just Dance. It was so funny!

Thank you for coming to visit and for spending time together! I can't wait for this coming Christmas to do it all again! Eisley loved meeting everyone for the first time and we miss you all so much! Sorry I didn't get pictures with Marni's girls! I am so bad at remembering to take pictures! Love you ALL! 

Eisley loves you too! I think she has a reddish tint to her hair. What do you think? 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Where did her legs go?

When I went to wake Eisley up this morning from her early morning nap this is what I found. 
Here she is asleep and I reached for her legs to turn her over....
 They were gone! She had them pulled up inside her pjs and curled under her belly! 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Christmas Lights

At the beginning of December my mom surprised me with Christmas decorations! She bought me a cute little tree and Shawna gave me some garland and wreath! They are so sweet! It made me happy to have the feeling of Christmas in out house. I kept the lights on all day for the whole month! 

Now prepare for some pregnant pictures. I am so grateful my belly is pretty much gone 
and that I can sleep on my back now! 

 This was at the Temple lights they day before I went to the hospital. I love seeing all the beautiful lights and of course just being on the temple grounds is always nice. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

the grass is greener on my side

Yay! Our little backyard is finished! It looks amazing! I never took before pictures but let me tell you it is a million times better. Before it was just plain dirt and cats would use it quite regularly and hence it stunk very bad! We tried sprinkling cat repellent on the dirt and it seemed to work for a little bit but sadly they came back. So far grass has seemed to ward them away! A big thanks to Craig, Anthony's dad, who helped lay the brick. I just love looking at my little patch of grass and lets give a big round of applause to Anthony who is the best husband ever! He laid the sod, made a little planter so I can have pretty things to grow, and bought cool succulent plants! It does need a few more though but I want to go and pick them out. Thank you Anthony for making our home a better and more welcoming place to be! Happy Day!

Anthony even stained our gate and painted it. It looks so much better! 
I just love my backyard now! It makes me happy and I might even plant some flowers. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

a surprise, a great gift, and being a mom

While Anthony was in Texas this summer he worked on a big surprise for me! A BIG Secret and he wouldn't tell me. With the help of his Dad and Marni they built me a changing table from scratch! They used real wood and it is super nice! Since Anthony didn’t get to finish it while he was there his Dad and Marni finished staining it and I am so grateful! It has been so nice to have a place to change diapers. I thought I would not use a changing table that much but it is nice since I have a Tilly dog who likes to sniff sniff sniff. 

Tilly has done very good with a baby only is a little sad with the lack of attention but I am sure all older siblings feel that. She hasn't even licked Eisley just looks at her. I think she understands how important Eisley is to us. Thank goodness the transition hasn't been too bad.

I am learning a lot and getting the hang of being a mom. It is sometimes challenging like when we have to go out and she poops 4 times. Changing diapers in the car is kind of difficult especially messy ones! I have been pooped all over and today Anthony got spit up on. I am sure there will be many more times to come of all that! Eisley is growing and is more awake and alert everyday. I gave her her first real bath a couple days ago and she screamed the whole time. Poor thing didn't like being naked. She love loves to be wrapped tight and warm. Today Anthony helped me give a real bath another try and she actually liked it and didn't scream till the very end. Hopefully she will learn to like it more and more. More about being wrapped up, I wanted to talk about an amazing gift I was given at my baby shower. Anthony pulled it out the other day and it is wonderful! A Moby Wrap given by my awesome cousins Angela and Anna! Thank you Thank you! Since Eisley loves to be wrapped up tight she loves it and falls asleep so quick! She likes to fight going to sleep and so when I put her in it bam she is out like a light! Best gift ever! Plus I can walk around and do what I need and when she falls asleep I take her out and put her in her crib. This has made life much easier!

She has been doing really good at night too. She usually only wakes up once. I put her to sleep around 9:30-10pm though. She then will sleep to 2:30 or 3 and then wakes up between 7and 8. I think that is pretty good for only being almost a month old! Hopefully she will be able to sleep longer as she gets older. I am always tired but try to take naps when I can. I am so grateful for her and especially Anthony. He helps out and will always change her diaper when I ask. He helps out more on the weekends because I don't want him to be tired for work and school. He is already the best Dad! 

This is how Eisley sleeps. According to doctors, and all the papers from the hospital babies are supposed to sleep on their backs. However the first few days home from the hospital she wouldn't sleep well and this is the only way she will sleep. If she lays on her back she wakes up. She is just like her daddy! It has been fun to have a sweet little spirit in our home and I feel so blessed to have her in our lives! :)