Monday, March 31, 2008

She looks like an angel

Okay, I'll be honest, Erin had a TERRIBLE night last night. I was hopeful that she would sleep through since that's what she did the night before. But no luck. She didn't just get up once like normal, either. She woke me up 4 times, and twice she wouldn't calm down until I gave her a bottle (growth spurt maybe?)

She woke up at 9:00 this morning SO cheerful. I wish I could wake up that happy after a night like that! I was EXHAUSTED and had a killer headache (like I always do when she keeps me up like that). Matt was still home, since his 9am class is no longer meeting, they're just finishing up their paper for the rest of the semester. So I put her in her bouncy and crashed on the couch. I meant to just lay there, but I actually fell asleep.

Matt woke me up with the camera, saying "look at these pictures of your daughter." They were SO CUTE. Apparently he really liked the lighting and since she was being cheerful she was adorable, and I just have to share them.
This one is cute because she's trying to find the person on the other side of the mirror. She'll be looking in the mirror and "feeling" the air behind it, and sometimes she'll peek around it trying to see if she can see the baby. It's so cute!

Look what I did, Ma!

So, on Saturday evening (March 29), Matt and I were watching a movie. I was sitting on the floor, keeping Erin company, but not *really* paying attention, since I was cutting stuff out with my new Cricut (I had rented a cartridge and I needed to return it that evening, so I was cutting a bunch of stuff). She was quiet for a moment, so I look up and was completely surprised!

We tried to get her to do it again to get it on video, but no such luck. Here's a video of what DID happen though!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Eh, who needs to crawl??

This is how Erin's getting around these days!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Baskets, Eggs, and Pretty Easter Dresses

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday this year was very interesting for me. I spent a long time in the morning contemplating what Easter means to me and what I would like to teach Erin. I thought about the Passover and its types of Christ, and what we can learn from the experiences of the Children of Israel.

I then thought about the last week of the Savior's life, as he was betrayed by a beloved friend, and found guilty of crimes He was innocent of, tortured, beaten, ridiculed, and finally put to death at the demand of those who should have loved him most. I thought about what His sacrifice means to me personally. I thought about all those things that I have done in my life that I wished I hadn't, the hurt and pain and grief caused by my actions, the actions of others, and by mere circumstance, and how through it all I was able to find strength in the knowledge that there was one Person who has been there, who has experienced it all, and who has made it possible to wash it all away.

I am so grateful that He has done what He has for me.

I'd like to share the lyrics to my favorite hymn, just because they're so beautiful and they mean so much to me.

O Savior, thou who wearest a crown of piercing thorn,
the pain thou meekly bearest, weighed down 'mid shame and scorn.
The soldiers mock and flail thee, for drink they gave thee gall;
Upon the cross they nail thee, to die, O King of All.

No creature is so lowly, no sinner so depraved,
but feels they presence holy and through thy love is saved.
Though craven friends betray thee, they feel thy love's embrace.
The very foes who slay thee have access to they grace.

Thy sacrifice transcended the mortal law's demand;
thy mercy is extended to every time and land.
No more can Satan harm us, though long the fight may be,
nor fear of death alarm us. We live, O Lord, through thee.

What praises can we offer to thank thee, Lord most high?
In our place thou didst suffer; in our place thou didst die,
by Heaven's plan appointed to ransom us, our King.
O Jesus, the anointed, to thee our love we bring!

Easter Bunnies and Spring Flowers

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A wee bitty Irish lass

It comes full circle...

My mother made this dress for me when I was a baby. It's still a bit big on her, but I had to put in her in it one Sunday, just because it's so cute on her.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Visit from Cousin Marcus

Since Sabin was out of town, Adrienne decided that she and Marcus would come up to visit! We had so much fun!

Dancing Queen

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Trying to crawl

Got the juice!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

One cool cat

Here's just a few random pictures