Thursday, September 3, 2009

She's a pro.

Check out Erica's very first shot on a golf course!

She struggled on the first hole but had figured it out enough to get a par on number 7.

Sorry for the poor video quality, it was shot on my cheap phone.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

We have a crawler/walker!

Gillian is wasting no time in exploring the house. She has now perfected the art of crawling around and pulling herself up on things. Her best time in the stair climb is 18.3 seconds. We'll keep training with her. She's also working on walking. She can stand by herself (she giggles when she stands for a long time, she's so proud of herself) and takes a few steps before crashing to the ground. It looks hilarious because she's so tiny.
Her new favorite thing to to is un-organize the house. If there is a stack of something, she makes sure to tear it down. Magnets on the fridge? Don't worry, she's on it. Magazines on a shelf... not for long. Pens in a cup...not to fear, she'll have those out of there in no time! It cracks me up, I just follow her around and watch the destruction. I'm sure one day she'll learn how to put everything away.
Needless to say, we've taken a lot of video of her new accomplishments. Check out her VIDEOS HERE. There are also many pictures. Check out her PICTURES HERE.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Cousin Photo Shoot

This is a little delayed in being posted, but Mike and Kristi were here with the boys for the 4th of July. We decided to torture the kids with a photo shoot. Much to everyone's amazement, they seemed to have a pretty good time! Check out how adorable they are (as if we didn't already know), click here for pics.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day

Sadly, Rhet got a tie for his first Father's Day. On the upside, it matched Gillian's dress! Yes, that's right, I made my husband and daughter matching outfits! They were quite the hit at church today (much to Rhet's dismay). I think I smell a family tradition coming on. Stay tuned. Happy Father's Day everyone! Check out more pics of the outfits here.

Friday, June 19, 2009

East Coast Adventures!

Well, we survived our trip to the East Coast. We had a great time visting my family in Tennessee, then treking onward to Virginia. It was Gillian's first major road trip (7.5 hours) and she did great, aside from pooping a record 7 times that day. Three outfits and several pit stops later, we arrived in Virginia at my parents house. We had a great week at their house, Gillian was spoiled rotten of course. We went on her first adventure to see our Nation's Capital. The new WWII memorial is amazing, I highly recommend a visit there.
I was able to go to Carley's (my best friend since 6th grade) wedding and left Gillian overnight with my mom for the first time. We had a great time and the wedding was beautiful. Now we're home again, with new pictures and videos to share with everyone. Enjoy!

Friday, June 5, 2009

My baby loves me

The girls are in DC for a week so I sent them a video where I play peek-a-boo with the camera. Watch how she lights up when I pop on screen.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Five Guys Burgers

So I am traveling home today and I got to the airport with about an hour to spare. I decided to get some lunch and the nearest option was Five Guys.
I haven't even boarded my plane yet but the meal was so good I has to post.
The burger is two quarter pound patties cooked medium well and very juicy. They also give you the choice of about 15 toppings. I stuck with the basics since this was my first.
The bun was perfectly lightly toasted and the cheese was perfectly melted. Since I always judge a restaurant by how well they make a double cheese burger, this place is now on my top 5 list.
Since I had some time I also had a full order of fries and a hot dog and enjoyed the free soft drink refills.
The fries were made from a fresh Rexburg Idaho potato sliced right into the frier (the only correct way to make fries). I was surprised to find a bottle of vinegar on my table so I poured it on with a bunch of salt and tucked in.
Once you throw in the perfect fries, the delicious dog and the speedy service, Five guys moves right up to the number two spot. Why don't we have these in Boise?
Don't you agree?

Friday, May 1, 2009

She loves her new chair

Also, check out her first time sitting up.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

I'm Ready for My Trip!

Gillian is lucky enough to travel to Tennessee and Virginia next month to see her Grandparents, Aunt & Uncles, and cousins. We're very excited about the trip and have been getting her wardrobe put together for the big expedition. A special Thank You to Megan for the adorable PJs, I can't stop laughing when she wears them, she looks so cute! Check out the new PJs and vacation wardrobe pictures here.

Also, Gillian finds my fake hiccups hilarious. You can see her new videos here. There is one of her playing in the baby doll crib that my parents made for me when I was a little girl. It was my mom's crib when she was a baby, then my older brother and I used it. Once we were done with it, my dad cut it down to doll size and gave it to me for Christmas. My mom sewed the bedding, using the same fabric she used for my canopy bed...Long Live Strawberry Shortcake! Enjoy the photos and videos.

Day family members, get excited for our trip, we can't wait to see you!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!!

Today was Gillian's first Easter complete with a new dress and hat! Unfortunately, Mom didn't get to wear a hat to church, but maybe next year. Gillian also got to meet her great grandparents for the first time this week. We went to Twin Falls to see my dad and his parents. Needless to say, she was a big hit! You can check out all of the day's pictures here. We also took lots of new video covering Easter, Twin Falls and Teeth Brushing, check those videos out here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

She thinks she's funny.

Look at her pretending to be a big girl and a tough guy all at once.

More pics here

And check out the little bouncing gummy bear along with lots more videos.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Look at her new teeth!

She isn't even 5 months old yet and her first teeth showed up.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I had my first Cold!

Gillian and Rhet had a pretty nasty cold last week, but it seems we've all survived it and Gillian has emerged cuter than ever. She even had a photo shoot with Brittany and looks adorable. Check out all of her recent pictures here. We've also been busy shooting new videos of her. You can often hear 'Get the camera' yelled at our house, then one of us goes running for the camera to capture the most recent cutest thing we've ever seen. Check out her new videos here. One of my personal favorites is when she covertly pops her cousin Maddie in the mouth...over and over again! Looks like she's going to be a scrapper like her mom.

Friday, March 13, 2009

I quit.

After 2 years of training with the Greater Boise Running Club, I have decided to hang up my shoes. I had some good times and ran the best races of my life. The only problem was that I was missing out on spending time with my sweeties.

pics here

And Check out this video
More videos at Erica's Youtube

Sunday, February 22, 2009

We're Back

Sorry for the lack of posts. We have been without a computer for a couple of weeks. Anyway, we're back and we brought pictures. Check them out here .

Also, we shot lots of video's that are available here.

Friday, January 2, 2009

That's a first.

We are officially parents now, well at least Erica is.
For the first time since I've known her, she was too tired to stay up and ring in the new year. Of course I was typically insensitive and stayed up with friends lighting fireworks, eating yellow Zingers, and watching ridiculous movies. Oh well, new year but nothing new.

Also check out Gillian's first pony tail. For some reason she has a bunch of hair on the back of her head. So I twisted it up and it stayed.