Thursday, April 11, 2013

Preslee is 1!

I'm a big blogging slacker. I thought I would blog a lot more when I had kids, but free time or during naps is precious cleaning, reading, resting time for me. I have posted pictures and updates on facebook and I feel like that's a journal of sorts, but I'm sure I need to blog a little better. Already I'm forgetting milestones that Preslee has reached but I can't remember quite when she reached them. When kid 2 comes along, I'm sure I'll be mad at myself when I can't remember exactly when Preslee reached a certain milestone.

We had Preslee's first birthday last week! It was so fun to plan everything and fun to have a cute party for her! I can't believe my little baby is already a year old! Time is so precious with her.
Here is a picture overload of her birthday:

This is the table with decorations. I made a cute banner that said Happy Birthday that hung over the window but you can't see it very well in the lighting.

 More of the table and decorations
 Preslee's high chair. This banner says Preslee. :)
 The tables so everyone can eat the yummy veggies and fruit pizzas. We also had vanilla punch and carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. The food was a big hit!
 Dave and Dad watching basketball and all of Preslee's presents! Thanks everyone!
 This is her smash cake I decorated. We cooked it in a bean can so it would be small enough for her to smash, but bigger than a cup cake. It turned out cute, I thought!
Also, I planted grass seed in little pots about two weeks before her birthday. They turned out really cute and worked well with the spring theme. I loved them!

 Birthday girl!
 Grandma and Preslee

 Mommy and Preslee
 Grandpa and Preslee
 Daddy and Preslee

 Yummy yummy carrots!
 Preslee loved opening presents!

 She kept playing peek-a-boo with this dress. She giggled every time!

Preslee liked her smash cake! It took her a while to get into it, she just liked eating the frosting, but she figured it out and loved playing with it! Here is a little video I edited because she did take a long time to smash into it. I condensed 20 minutes of frosting licking, confused looking Preslee down to three minutes of fun. You're welcome!

 More pictures of smashing the cake.

We had so much fun! Thank you so much to everyone who came and everyone who was there in spirit. I know it's hard because we live far away from family for everyone to come, but we sure love you too!

Here are some pictures I took of Preslee a week before her pictures. She is such a doll. We love our little One Year Old!


 Sniffy face
 We sure love our blue eyed girl!
Preslee is at such a fun age. Grandma and Grandpa gave her a little play puppy that she could push around and it sings and makes fun noises. She absolutely loves it and loves walking around behing it. She's so cute she looks like a little shopper with a shopping cart. She likes to walk when we hold her hand, but doesn't really want to try it by herself. She could stand up by herself if she wanted to, but she's so good at crawling and scooting that she just sits down and isn't really interested in standing by herself yet. She'll get there! I'm not too anxious for her to start walking. She is active enough to keep me very busy already!
She is a ham. She loves watching people and when they make eye contact with her, she grins and giggles at them. If they start making faces or playing peek-a-boo she yells and laughs at them. She loves attention. At the same time, she can amuse herself for a while too. Dave and I were going on a date and our babysitters cancelled because their baby was sick, so Dave and I just took Preslee with us. I gave her a celery stick to chew on and she was happy and content for over 20 minutes! We got to have our alone time! She is so funny. 
Preslee is signing "all done" to me and she tells me to "come here" with her hands. She waves sometimes. We're working on that. She says "Muma Muma." and "Dadada". We are also working on saying "up" and "hi". It's so fun to watch her learn! She has her two bottom teeth and no more in sight. I'm sure they'll come through eventually.
She likes to feed herself and eats pretty close to everything we put in front of her. Some days she doesn't eat a whole lot of anything, some days she eats everything! It's kinda hard to get her into a pattern. She likes baby food still but she is starting to like bread and scrambled eggs and other things that we eat. She is still nursing but we are going to try to transition her over to whole milk pretty soon. The doctor said that would be healthier for her.

Yesterday I took her to the doctor to get her one year old shots. She had been running a fever for a day so I'm glad we got to go in and see the doctor. She did not have a fun time, which was strange, she usually does really well at the doctor's office. I knew that she wasn't feeling very well at all. When our doctor checked on her, he told me that she had an ear infection in both ears. Poor baby! She is on antibiotics for ten days and a follow up visit in three weeks when she'll get her shots. She is already starting to feel a little better, but we're going to keep her home and comfortable for a few days.
Preslee's stats from the doctor:
Height: 28" 25%
Weight: 16.15 pounds (5%)
Head circumference: 17.5 inches (25%)

Dave is doing well in school. He has an architecture project that is giving him some problems now, but I know he'll pull through. We are looking for an internship for the summer. We want to keep our apartment here in Moscow because we'll only be gone for three months. But in order to do that, we can't pay rent anywhere else. So anywhere Dave gets an internship, we have to find family or friends to live with. It's going to be hard, but if he gets an internship, it will take place of one of his studios, so his Senior year will be MUCH more manageable. Also we really really need the money.

I'm doing well. Just taking care of Preslee. I was going to crochet and start a business here at the Moscow farmer's market, but we don't know if we're going to be here, so that has been put on hold. I'm still in the Primary presidency and I enjoy doing that. However, our primary has shrunk to about 3 or 4 kids so it will be kind of interesting. Hopefully some more kids will move in at the end of the summer. We'll see.

Hopefully that caught everyone up. We'll see if I can keep this blogging thing up. :)

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