Monday, December 24, 2012

City Creek!

We finally visited City Creek!
We went to the MoTab mini concert!
Mina met Santa!
She got a cold! (Probably not from Santa)
Mina got a NoseFrida as an early Christmas present. It sucked in the best way.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Merry Christmas!!!

Mina met Santa Claus at our ward party tonight. He was really nice and she was well behaved.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

4 Months Old!

Mina had her four month check up yesterday and she is in great shape!

Our miniature girl
  • weighs 12lbs 10oz
  •  is 23 3/4" tall
  • has a 16 1/4" round head
  • wears size 3 month clothes with a few lingering 0-3 month items still in the mix
  • wears size 2 diapers.  We recently switched over because we had a massive box of size 2 diapers and she was close enough so we made the switch.
  • usually gets up once a night to eat, sometimes twice if it is a bad night.
  • takes 4 naps a day
  • smiles and coos.  On Sunday she giggled at another baby, it was so cute! Her laughs are a rare treat for us.
  • drools like..something that drools a lot.  No teeth yet, just lots of drool.
  • loves to stand, assisted, of course. 
 I tried to take a sitting up picture for her 4 month milestone, it didn't go over very well.
 She kept grabbing the paper...
 It wouldn't balance on head...
 Finally I just pinned it to the blanket and told Lauren to keep Mina steady.  I worked out.  I guess.
Mina has been making some really funny faces lately.  She made this one while she was sitting in her Bumbo chair.  I think she was upset over her shots earlier that day.
 She loves to play with her Dad, especially if it involves death defying stunts.  I absolutely adore watching James interact with Mina, it is the best thing ever. 
 I'm guessing by his expression that James enjoys it too.
This was when we realized that Mina has been growing.  I SWEAR that onesie fit the week before...

Coming up next:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Now that the show is up I have time for my family (and myself.) I did a bit of Christmas shopping for Mina. She will get a jumper and more pairs of BabyLegs! I'm going to make some things for her as well.

It's so nice to be done with the show!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

3 months old!

It is hard to believe that three months ago Mina was born. She is so much fun even when she is screaming because she doesn't wasn't to go to sleep but she is soooooo tired. It looks like our little lady has a temper.
I wonder where she inherited that.

  • is 23 inches long!  We measured her and it looks like she has grown an inch and a half in a month!
  • wears size 1 diapers
  • still wears 0-3 month clothes
  • probably weighs more than 10 pounds, 5 ounces; we're assuming she has grown since last month.
  • smiles all of the time.  She has also started to smile with her tongue sticking out.
On Sunday she officially rolled over, from her stomach to her back.  James saw her roll over twice when she was really upset and she rolled over for me once when she was really mad. This time she rolled without white hot rage involved.

She holds her head up really well, as evident by this picture of her on the table.  Now we're going to work on the rest of her body.

Speaking of which, I was playing with her once and I noticed how funny it looked if my hair looked like it was coming out of her head.  On Sunday Lindsey and I tried our hair on Mina.  It was pretty funny.
(I hit "publish" instead of "save" on my phone, I have since edited the post.  I wasn't just going to leave it without any actual stats!)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Halloween, BabyLegs and Family, oh my!

Lots of pictures ahead!
Mina celebrated her first Halloween a few weeks ago.  I made her a Dalek costume, James came up with most of the costume.  We really worked together on it, in an idea sense.  I did the actual sewing, although James is pretty handy too. We had a family party where we debuted Mina's costume and on Halloween she went Trick or Treating at Brent's office.  She had to take a meal break during the outing but she did pretty well otherwise.  We had a lot of fun with Brent, Candice, Perrin, Jessie, Phoebe and Dawson.  
Don't let the face fool you, she had fun.

At the family Halloween party

Halloween evening we visited her great-grandparents.

Great Grandma and Grandpa Arbuckle

Mina and Great Grandma Keller

Mina and her uncle Steve
And one more Halloween related picture, her cute season outfit.
Speaking of outfits... I bought Mina a bunch of BabyLegs.  They are usually pretty pricey $12-$10 a pair. When I saw that there was a big sale going on last month I bought her seven pairs.
I think the original price was $82 for the whole group and I paid less than $30 including shipping.  I felt like my sister Hilary when I got such a good deal!

Wearing the standard size...a little too big

Wearing new born sized...much closer to fitting
Mina is starting to move so much more.  She loves to wiggle when she is lying down, especially in her crib.
Moving so fast her hands are blurs

She is also grabbing her her toys and playing with them.
She is no longer scared of her butterfly toy!

We also had family pictures taken at Memory Grove.  My talented friend Becky from Ravenberg Photography took time out to take our pictures.  Here is a preview...
We were sort of worried we wouldn't be able to make it happen before the weather turned because James has been working a lot of Saturdays lately.  Okay, he has worked all the Saturdays since Conference.  He was able to get away and meet us in Salt Lake.  I didn't care that he was still wearing his workboots, I was just glad that we were all together as a family!