Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fourth of July Week

We were able to go down to Rigby for the Fourth of July. My family was getting together with the Labrum family (my dad's cousins) for a big reunion and of course, the Dahl family fireworks! The Fourth of July is definitely my second favorite holiday (after Christmas) because we always light off awesome fireworks! I LOVE this family tradition!

Preslee doesn't like family pictures very well.

 Dad is being pretty weird. :)

 Aww Mom! Stop your kissing!

Too much partying! Preslee crashed in the middle of all the fun!
I was a little worried that Preslee would not like the loud fireworks and she would get scared, so I bundled her up really well and sat with her on my lap. Well, after the first few went off, she didn't even jump or startle or even make a peep. So I handed her off to my mom and went to help light the fireworks (which is the vast majority of the fun of fireworks). I kept checking back with my mom to see if Preslee was ok, but she said she was fine! So I stayed and helped light the fireworks off. During the final box finale, Dave and I were able to hug and kiss under the fireworks and it was pretty awesome.

When I got back to my mom and Preslee, Preslee had fallen asleep! Yes, with all that booming and ooing and ahhhing, flashing lights and everything, she was konked out! Our kid really is bomb proof!
It was so good to see everyone and to be home for a few days. I miss being close to family so very much.
On Friday, we got to go to Rigby Lake with a few of my friends. Ariel and her little sister Olivia and Ariel's son James came. Also Kayla and her husband Aaron and their three kids, Eli, Koryn, and little Ezra. It was so fun to get in the water and play with them! Even Preslee got her toes in the water! It was so cute! Her first little swimming trip!

 Her hat was a little too big. Also, her tongue is too big for her mouth. She's always sticking that thing out.
I think Preslee liked it. She didn't cry, at least! So that's a good thing. She's a pretty even keel baby. 

Here is a short little video. Sorry for all the shouting, it was pretty busy at the lake.

After we went swimming we hung out under an umbrella at the beach.

And pretty soon Preslee fell asleep! She's such a rock star.

Preslee is growing so much! She is so much fun! She eats her hands all the time and tries to fit her entire fist in her mouth. She is a morning girl for sure! She gives the biggest smiles in the morning and giggles in the morning too. She is starting to find her voice more and more. We both love her so much!
Can you believe she is three months old?! She is such a blessing in our lives. Can't get enough of her.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Preslee's First Few Months

Being a Mom is busy! I thought I would be posting on this blog all the time, but as soon as I get Preslee fed and happy, dishes done, house somewhat clean, and settle down to write in the blog, Preslee is up and wanting fed again or needs a diaper change or something. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love every second with her. She is such a doll. But it's also not like I sit around eating bon bons all day and taking naps. Being a stay at home mom is tough work! But by far my favorite job I've ever had. Ever.
We went down to Southern Idaho to visit my family when Dave got done with school at the end of May. It was awesome to be down there and lots of people hadn't met Preslee yet, so she got to meet lots of family! We decided to have her blessing down there in my parent's ward because it would be easier for both of our families to make it there instead of up here in Moscow.
Here are some pictures of that weekend: 

 This is on her blessing day, May 20th. It was such a special day! Dave blessed Preslee with some amazing things including an attitude of work, ability to discern truth and a love of music. I'm so thankful for a worthy priesthood holder in our home.
 This is a four generation picture.
 Preslee in her sweet dress.
 Grandma and Preslee

A few of my friends came over to hang out. This is Preslee and her friend Ezra (Kayla's son). He was born in February, so just a few months older than Preslee. It was fun to see them!

Preslee and Bridger! They are good cousins!
It was awesome to see everyone!

Here are more pictures of Preslee and some fun videos we have taken:
 Preslee when she is one month old.
Preslee when she is two months old.
My mom gave me this outfit to put on Preslee. My grandma Judy made it for my mom when I was born and I wore it when I was Preslee's size. Now Preslee can wear it! It's so cute!

 Preslee has LONG eyelashes. She's so beautiful. I get asked all the time if I have considered entering her into modeling or cutest baby photo contests. Haha... I always say no.
Her cute little nose and precious lips.

 She's doing really well on her tummy. This is her superman pose. I wish I had taken a video of her on her tummy because she is hilarious. She does NOT like tummy time very much. She gets soooo mad. In this picture she is screaming! It takes me about 10 to 15 minutes to calm her down after she's been on her tummy. But the doctor said that this is the only area where she is a little behind in developing, so she has to be on her tummy more. Sorry Preslee!
This is July 1st after church. She is so cute! She's finally fitting into her 0-3 month old clothes, now that she's 12 weeks old!

Fun videos:

Preslee is so smiley and precious. She is starting to coo and grunt at me more and we have a lot of good conversations. On June 30th she giggled at me for the first time. It absolutely made my day and melted my heart. She loves it when her daddy comes home and will coo and smile at him for a good 30 minutes when he comes home. She likes her baths and is starting to splash and play in the tub. It's so cute. She does NOT like it when I get her out of the bath or when I clean her ears. Preslee is such a great baby and will sleep from about 10:00 at night to 4:00 in the morning and then usually goes back to sleep from 5:00 to about 7:00 or 8:00. She is a great eater and is so content. She's a very chill baby. We love her with all of our hearts and can't believe how lucky we are.