Thursday, June 12, 2008

Remotes, Cheese and Sleeping Babeese

Well this summer has started off good. We finally got out of Utah for a break and are having a blast. Kelby is working hard at the Vet Hospital called Gentle Care Animal Hospital. He works with Dr. Opsomer and is learning a lot. The Dr. really trusts Kelby and lets him do things he usually only lets more experienced vet techs do. He works 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. So Kelby and I are no longer "night" people. Early to bed early to rise. After Kelby goes to work he will usually come home and work a few hours in the yard for my dad. He is always really helpful with Mikkelle and around the house.
My mom and I having been working on our shoes and are having a lot of fun making them. I've been trying to get my online classes completed and work out so I can lose weight (both of which I seem to be unsuccessful at). Life is good though I can't complain. Kelby and I have had group dates and double dates with some friends out here. We went to the Springfield Symphony a few weeks ago and had "taco night"

in which Kelby thought it would be a good idea to put cheese in the microwave....making it all hard and nasty.

Mikkelle keeps getting bigger and bigger still and is weighing in at 20lbs. She still can't seem to manage to grow any hair though. She has two bottom teefers and can sit up all by herself. She giggles at everything, sleeps great, eats a lot, hates to get dressed, loves the mirror (go figure), claps her hands, clicks her tongue, and can ALMOST say "mama" and "dada."

She's also almost too big for her car seat. Who said they lasted until a year anyway? I also can't figure out how she fell asleep like that anyway. She's been a great sport as my guinea pig for trying out shoes I make (she gets to keep some too haha). She is a queen at finding the one piece of paper in sight and shoving it in her mouth...On our way home from the family reunion in AZ, (which was AWESOME thanks Alicia!) we stopped at a gas station and I went in to change her diaper. She had somehow got a hold of a piece of receipt and had eaten a TON of it. I didn't however realize this until AFTER I had taken her

diaper off, so here she is CHOKING and turning blue and as I pick her up to clear her throat (in a panic I might add) She starts peeing....EVERYWHERE! I thought I was going to have a heart attack and the women in the stall next to me must of thought I was a horrible mother. But I got it out, and though she cried for a while she was fine (thank heavens). And after 18 hours straight in the car we made it home safe and sound and paper free.

So, my mom made Mikkelle a TON of super cute outfits for when we got here. I think she must know how cute she is because she smiles for the camera a lot. Maybe she was just proud that she learned how to sit up. Either way, she looks adorable.

Kelby got his haircut shortly after we got here and dyed it too. At first we did highlights and he looked like a leopard and then we colored it and he turned out a redhead! Which looked awesome, although I have to admit getting there was kinda scary! I finally got my hair cut as well and now I don't look like a 40 year old but like the 20 year old (almost 21) that I am. And Mikkelle still looks like a little bald baby. A very cute little bald baby.

Also, it's not just paper Mikkelle will eat. She eats anything and everything. Here she is enjoying a fresh remote with a hint of blue and red buttons. My little couch potato. Don't ask me where she learned this from. I think it was innate.

Mikkelle LOVES the piano and would play it all
day if I let her. Apparently she is trying to be like
Uncle Taylor!


Heather said...

Oh I loved reading about how you guys are doing! It sounds like you're having a blast. I am excited for you to come back in the Fall, but at the same time I'm totally happy for you to be away from Provo and having lots of fun. I'm jealous! I'd love to see your haircut, Amber-Rose. How short is it?

Kelby, Amber-Rose and Mikkelle said...

Not super short, but I've got really short layers. It's fun and trendy and new, just what I need!

The Sorensen Bunch said...

I treasured your time here in Cottonwood, on top of the reunion FUN!!! I have been dying to know if you made it back safe and how it went!...obviously you made it back safe and sound---yeah (in 18 hours?)!!!! Next time (FOR REAL) Girly pictures!!

Kristofer & Corrine said...

Mikkelle is SO adorable!! I love the piano playing!!

John and Cara said...

I sure miss my baby! :o) It was so good to see you guys last week and have fun. She is such a joy!