Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Before Evelyn was born Grandma & Grandpa Baxter said they'd fly us down to sunny Long Beach to meet the baby so that's what we did the weekend of March 12-14. We got in Friday afternoon after a great flight with Evelyn. Friday we had a good time catching up and watching VERY old family videos and playing with the baby, of course.

We stayed with our good friends, the Winns, in the trailer in the backyard which was great! We had our own space and didn't have to pay for a hotel! Thanks Winns!
Saturday Caleb and I got ninja turtle ice cream things from the ice cream man. Yes, in March. It was a gorgeous weekend!
Saturday night was spent with Uncles, Aunts, Cousins & pizza. Nothing better than that!

Uncle Stacy & Babes

Aunt Cheryl & Evelyn

Crazy Aunt Lori & Evelyn

Me, my Grandpa Max & Evelyn
It was so much fun to see the family since most of them I haven't seen since Caleb & I were married.
Sunday morning was Daylight savings and our flight was supposed to leave at 7:20 am. We got up and finished packing at 4:30 am, ate breakfast at Grandma & Grandpa's then headed to the airport. We got there a little early and what happened, you ask? The flight was delayed an hour! It wasn't too bad, but it would've been nice to sleep in a little.
Evelyn did great on the flight again but I wasn't feeling so good because of turbulence. It was freezing in Utah and on the way out to the car Evelyn decided to explode her diaper. I felt bad. It was so cold outside she was holding her breath so I wanted to get her in the car and be on our way so we went straight from the airport to my parents house to bathe her and get a nap.
Thanks Mom & Dad for helping with the babe while we took naps! Evelyn also had a long nap with Grandpa and was in a pretty good mood. Here are a few pics!

Thank you Grandma & Grandpa for the great trip! It was a great weekend!

Monday, March 8, 2010


So this weekend was a bit crazy! Friday afternoon we drove up to Blackfoot, ID for cousin Charyn's wedding reception. Evelyn did fantastic on the ride thanks to my antibiotics in a bottle to shake and keep her entertained. :) She also took a binkie every once in a while. If you've been around Evelyn enough, you'd know that as a newborn she took a binkie but as of late she won't take one. She knows better. So on the ride after being fed and trying to not fall asleep, I tried it and ta-da!

We got to Aunt Madge & Uncle Dick's place and a few short hours later were on our way to the middle of nowhere reception center. It was a beautiful venue and Erika and Serena did a great job on food. Congratulations to Mike and Charyn! By the end of the night after a long trip there and back (about 45 minutes each way) we were pooped.

Here are a couple pictures of Evelyn, the only ones taken this weekend. We had already taken her headband off and didn't want to put it back on for pictures so we just set it on her head.

Saturday morning we left Idaho to get to Nephew Remington's baptism in the afternoon. We ran home, changed cars, and were on our way to Spanish Fork. I felt horrible for Evelyn, she cried almost the whole way. She was sick of the car seat and had exploded her diaper, so I don't blame her.

The baptism was great and lunch was had back up in Highland afterwards.

Sunday was normal until we got home from church and got a voicemail from Mom saying that Dad was having his gallbladder removed and was in surgery. Sheesh. Dad and his insides...... first it's exploding intestines a few years ago, now it's the gallbladder. He's all good now. He went in Saturday night and was back home and ready to eat at Uncle Brian & Aunt Kristy's by 4 pm Sunday. He's just enjoying a little time off work. Who doesn't?

So that was our eventful weekend.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Roll over, roll over....

Evelyn rolled over today for the first time! Caleb noticed her lastnight in her play pen almost turned over but the blanket stopped her, (yes, we put her to sleep on her stomach GASP!) so today I let her loose and over she went. A little squawking was involved but she survived. We'll just have to be sure not to leave her anywhere where she can fall.

Tomorrow we head out to Idaho for Caleb's cousin's wedding and drive home Saturday morning to be at our nephew's baptism which is in the afternoon. It's so fun to visit family! I'm really hoping Evelyn does ok on the 3 hour drive. I'll let ya'll know in a couple days and will hopefully have some pictures. :)


Tuesday, March 2, 2010


The past month or so, Evelyn has been opening her mouth real wide when she's happy but nothing comes out. It's pretty funny to watch. Finally today while I was playing with her she laughed at me! It was adorable! We've heard her laugh before but only when she's asleep. She's cooed before but that isn't laughter. So it was so fun to hear her laugh for the first time, on purpose! I'd try to get it on video but when she sees the camera she just stares until it's put away so it may be a few months before she gets over stage fright. :)


Monday, March 1, 2010

Funny Things

My mom has decided to do family dinner once a month. She decided that the last Sunday of the month was going to be the day. We were at her house last night, and while changing Evelyn's diaper, my nephew Coleton came up and looked at her and told me that she didn't have a weenie. He told me that he had a weenie, and his brother Gage had a weenie, but she didn't. He's a funny kid.

He was also downstairs with my mom last night and my mom said she thought she heard a storm blowing in. She asked if he could hear it and he said "lets ask my mom, she's not dumb"

Laura was fighting an infection this weekend. She got some antibiotics on Friday, and slept most of the day Friday and Saturday. I'm grateful that her mom was willing to let us hang out at their house all day on Saturday. Laura was there most of the day Friday too. Good thing that her little sister had her wisdom teeth removed on Friday so Nurse Jill could take care of them both. We love Laura's family and we're so happy that they are close to us and can help us when we need it.