Monday, December 31, 2007

Planes are viral depositories...

Well... I think I'm finally feeling better after battling my "Plane Virus". It seems that everytime we come home from a trip on the plane, I get sick. And this time, it hit my GI system. Yup... I puked for the first time ever (a few times). I would be happy if that never happens to me again, and I'm sure Daddy feels the same way considering his shirt was on the receiving end of one of my "episodes". The good news is that I got to nibble on Cheerios all day, which is one of my favorite foods. AND I got to watch a lot of Baby Einstein, where usually I'm only allowed one show a day. Unfortunately now this bug seems to be working down in my lower intestinal system. 'Nuff said...
Yesterday Mommy got to take photos for a wedding of some friends from church. She wanted the experience and they were on a tight budget, so she was happy to help with the caveat that she's an amateur. I missed her but it sounds like it was a great learning experience. Watch her blog in the next couple of days for photos of the event!
Anyway, that's the latest from us. Hope you all have a happy and safe New Year. We're probably going to watch a movie and go to bed early tonight! Sounds relaxing to me!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Back from Portland...

Hey there everyone! We're back from Portland and we had a fabulous time. I really enjoyed seeing my cousin Hailey and wanted to hug and tickle her ALL the time. I think at times I may have annoyed her a little. Note in the photo below that Mommy and Aunt Christie dressed us in matching outfits. It's probably a good thing that we don't live super close to one another, because something tells me we'd be in matching outfits regularly.

Our trip had several highlights. One of my favorites nights was when Uncle Scott broke out some of his musical instruments. Hailey jammed on the guitar and I pounded away on the drums. Even Mommy picked up the guitar, which she hasn't done in years.

And of course Christmas Day was fabulous. Santa found me Portland, which I was gravely concerned about until Mommy informed me that she emailed him our forwarding location. Hailey and I got a load of presents, and I even helped Mommy and Daddy open theirs!

After we binged on presents, we all went for a walk. Both Hailey and I were pretty exhausted after all those presents and neither of us saw the end of that walk. But the cool thing is that shortly after we got back home, it started SNOWING! Isn't that festive?

Some other highlights of our trip included cuddling with Grandma and Grandpa, watching Daddy and Uncle Scott play Lego Starwars on the Nintendo Wii, chatting (meowing) with/at Hailey's cat, swimming in the hotel pool, and eating the birthday cake Aunt Christie made for Jesus! Can you have a more fun packed vacation? I don't think so! Mommy would probably say that the only thing that would have made the trip better was if I slept better at the hotel. Can she blame me? I was excited! Of course I would want to be up at 4:00 in the morning!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry CHRISTmas...

Well, our family boards the plane for Portland this afternoon and I just wanted to write a quick note to wish you all a Merry Christmas. Mommy and Daddy have been trying to explain Christmas to me and here's my synopsis. This is what Christmas is from the perspective of a one-year old:

We get presents... because it's the birthday of a very important person. His name is Jesus... and he's God. He loves me more than Mommy and Daddy and all my grandparents and aunts and uncles put together. He was born on Christmas in a barn. Can you believe God came here to hang out with us? And if I believe He came here and trust Him with my life, then He and I get to be buddies and hang out together FOREVER! Who could pass up hanging out with God? So Merry CHRISTmas!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

These are a few of my favorite things...

As we draw near to Christmas, I have been reflecting on how much God has blessed me. He has created some pretty amazing things for me to enjoy. I have an amazing family, a place to sleep, great food. God must really like me. Anyway, I thought I'd share with you some of my more "random" favorites.

#1 - All things animals. I just love God's creativity with this one. There's just so many cool animals and I'm pretty much obsessed with them all. I now make around 15 different animals sounds (I know more animal sounds than actual words) and I like to cruise around the Christmas tree and kiss all the animals I see. Here I am kissing the bear ornament.

#2 - Pacifiers. I LOVE my pacifier. Some might say I'm addicted. Mommy and Daddy call it my "baby crack". I just call it soothing...

#3 - Dolls. Yup... I'm a total girly girl that loves her dolls. I love to talk to them and cuddle with them. They're my friends.

#4 - Flashlights. Have you seen one of these things? They're amazing! I am totally transfixed by this small object that throws light onto the walls and ceilings. God said "let there be light", and there was. I wonder if He used a flashlight?

Anyway, those are just a few of the random things that God has blessed me with and that I appreciate to the fullest. I hope you find time to enjoy the little things of life this Christmas!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas came early...

Hey everyone... Well, as our family is preparing to fly to Portland this Friday, Mommy and Daddy have been contemplating which gifts we'll bring and which we'll leave behind. One particular gift from them to me was in a rather large box, so it definitely wasn't going to make it to Portland. So instead they gave it to me early! Whoo whoo! It is a complete canvas play structure including three tunnels, a tent, a house and a circular hide-away. We don't have enough room inside the house to put it all up, but Mommy and Daddy set-up a few of the pieces for me to play with. The rest can go in the yard when it warms up. The good thing is that because it's canvas, it packs away relatively small and doesn't take up much space. I love my new hide-away, and like to drag my toys and books into it and hang out in there.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Christmas parties and snow fun...

Hey there everyone! So much has happened that today is going to be a BIG post. On Thursday we celebrated Christmas with our "Thursday Night Family" (a.k.a. - our Bible Study Group). It was a blast. Mommy cooked her very first turkey and a meal with all the fixings! We'll be eating leftovers from the feast for a few more days. There was 18 of us in total and I had soooooo much fun that I didn't get to bed until 9:00!

And then today, I got to experience snow for the very first time! My Auntie DeAnna and Isabelle invited our family to join them on a trek up the mountain. Isabelle's grandparents also joined us from Reno. We had a blast! I was quite intrigued by the whole "snow thing". It was cold and wet and slippery. But when Daddy broke out the plastic sled and started hauling me around, I was decided that being a little cold and wet was worth the adventure!

But I have to say that my favorite part was the fact that I could eat the snow. It felt great on my sore gums! And, after all our fun in the snow, we went out for lunch together. To be honest with you, the drive was almost as much fun as our time in the snow because Isabelle has a DVD player in their van!!! Although on the way home, neither Isabelle nor I couldn't keep our eyes pryed open for long. Thanks Isabelle and Auntie Dee Dee for the awesome day!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Mommy's much better...

Hey there everyone! Well, I'm happy to report that Mommy is doing much better now. Her first round of antibiotics didn't kill everything so today her doctor put her on another round. But otherwise she's feeling WAYYYYYY better. The doctor shared all of her lab results from her trip to the E.R. Mommy didn't realize how bad the kidney infection had gotten, including a temperature of close to 105 and blood pressure of 198/96. No wonder she felt so miserable! But she's almost all better now!

While we were stuck at home, Mommy figured we should have a "at home spa day". She painted our toes and curled our hair. I was soooo good and didn't touch my toenails until they were dry. I could get used to this "girly" thing!

This weekend was all about celebrating Christmas. Saturday night Mommy and Daddy went to a fun Christmas party and I got to hang out with my friends Kirk and Marianne. And then Sunday night was our church's annual Christmas party, known as the Figgy Jiggy. It was a lot of fun! Great food, great entertainment, great friends. We still have a few Christmas celebrations to go, and I'm particularly looking forward to this Thursday's Life Group party. Mommy will be cooking her first turkey "unassisted", so keep her in your prayers. Hope you are all enjoying this Christmas Season! Love ya!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Mommy's getting better... slowly...

Some of you may know that Mommy thought she had a pulled muscle in her back and had a bit of the flu. Well, Sunday night I got to hang out with my Auntie Jenny when Daddy took Mommy to the emergency room. Her back pain had become unbearable and she spiked a temperature of over 104 (not to mention chills, nausea, dizziness, etc). Anyway, at the hospital she was diagnosed with a kidney infection and they pumped her full of morphine, antibiotics, antinausea drugs and fluids by IV. They got to come home Sunday night, but Monday Mommy was pretty much KO'ed (and Daddy was back at work) so I got to play the entire day with Auntie Jenny again! Anyway, she's slowly getting better, although the antibiotics are working much more slowly than she would like. Please keep her in your prayers. I'm trying to be a "low maintenance" toddler for her right now... but it's REALLY hard...

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Christmas Dance Party...

Hey there everyone! Many people have commented on my awesome dance moves from past videos. So this year I have compiled "Molly's Christmas Dance Party", a video that highlights some of my more recent moves. That way you too can dance like me at your next holiday party! Have fun and keep on dancing! Word out...